In July of 2014, Andela put out a call for aspiring software developers in Nigeria. Through Twitter alone, we received 700 applicants, interviewed a few dozen, and accepted six to join Andela’s first cohort in Lagos.

That month, we also met Pule Taukobong. A few weeks later, as head of…


By Russell Okung

Editor’s Note: Russell Okung is the founder of Be Greater, a foundation that creates opportunities for inner-city youth and undeserved populations. He’s an investor in Andela through CRE Venture Capital and also an offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos.

Andela developer Adeleke Togun leading a discussion at Andela’s Lagos HQ.

Nigeria has been in my heart since childhood…


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a Medium post by Oyebanji Jacob, an Andela developer who’s currently using Node, React and Redux to build out an internal application for engineering team management. …


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a Medium post by Andela co-founder Iyin Aboyeji. While it’s certainly bittersweet, E is forever a part of the Andela family and we couldn’t be more proud as he embarks on his next adventure building the future of the continent.

Over the past…


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a LinkedIn post by Adam Lupu, Andela’s new VP of Learning. Formerly the Head of R&D at Udemy and the Curriculum Director at Udacity, Lupu will help Andela scale its talent development program. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team!

Adam with some Andela developers & staff at The Dojo, Andela’s Nairobi HQ.

So many…


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a Medium post by Olaide Ojewale, a Lagos-based Ruby on Rails developer who is currently working with an early-stage wearable health tech startup through Andela. …


As Andela launches into Q3 with incredible momentum, we’re thrilled to announce that Wambui Kinya has joined the Andela team as Chief Strategy Officer.

With over eighteen years’ experience in digital, mobile marketing and technology consulting, Wambui is uniquely positioned to lead Andela’s growth strategy across Africa in the coming…


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a blog post by ’Tosin Adesanya, a trainer and lead software engineer at Andela who manages the Android curriculum. Passionate about learning and teaching others to learn, Tosin likes to spend his free time reading and playing guitar or piano.

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Continuous software delivery…


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a blog post by Rowland Ekemezie, an Andela developer who’s currently working alongside the 2U team. A youth mentorship and education advocate, Rowland is especially interested in machine learning and geographical information systems. …


Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a Medium post by Andela co-founder Iyinoluwa Aboyeji.

Last week was a huge milestone for African startups.

A company jointly founded in Nigeria and the U.S. …

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Andela is an elite group of software engineers based in Lagos, Nairobi, & NYC. We work as distributed team members for tech companies worldwide. www.andela.com

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