How African developers are building a world-leading community

In late 2021, Andela commissioned the Africa Developer Survey, designed to shine a spotlight on the often under-represented continent of Africa, and the plethora of talented technologists operating within. From insights into education, remote work, and the start-up culture permeating the industry, the report captured the DNA of Africa’s technologists, emphasizing the untapped potential of […]

Africa Developer Survey: The next frontier for global skills

The shift towards remote work has had a significant impact on IT developers across Africa, opening up new opportunities and enabling them to start working with some of the world’s largest companies.  This is one of the key findings of Andela’s Africa Developer Survey, which polled over 1,000 developers across the continent in September last […]

The Future of Andela

We started Andela five years ago to solve a simple but pervasive global challenge: Brilliance is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. While our mission will never change, our strategy to achieve it has evolved as we’ve grown and learned more about both our market as well as the structural challenges that prevent brilliance and […]

Prologue: Designing for Human Transformation

The Future of Learning & Technology In June 2015 I said goodbye to life as I knew it and moved to Africa to build the future of learning and technology.   I was living in Trenton, the small, destitute capital of New Jersey. For two abundant and harrowing years, I designed education programs at an […]

Who Will Power Africa’s Technology Revolution?

Africa is going to be the next economic powerhouse.   Africa’s momentum, combined with the current digital era, suggests that Africa could leapfrog all other continents by solving many of our problems with technology. But on our current path, this prosperous future is elusive. Right now, we just do not have the technical manpower to […]

Is Africa Hiding the Next Mark Zuckerberg?

By Jeremy Johnson and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji as published on The Wall Street Journal   On May 14th, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg was born in Westchester County, N.Y., to a dentist and a psychiatrist. Twenty years later, he launched the initial version of “Thefacebook” out of his Harvard dorm room. In August, a decade after opening to […]

Tech Talent Born in Africa Will Play a Transformational Role in IT

By Gary Beach as published in CIO Journal of The Wall Street Journal   By 2025 I guarantee every chief information officer reading this column will employ staff in Africa in some capacity.   My unorthodox prediction is based on data culled from “The Skills Gap Almanac,” a project I manage on Twitter at #skillsgapalmanac. […]