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The first ever set of developers to complete their Four-year Fellowship with Andela, a company that identifies and develops Africa’s most talented software engineers to help companies scale with high-performing teams, have been celebrated.

Following their completion, the 18 celebrated developers who are now alumni of the American tech firm, are expected to join both global and local companies, start their own ventures, or take senior developer roles at Andela.

In a released statement obtained by Nairametrics, in the developers’ four years at Andela, they completed a rigorous technical leadership program, acquiring management experience and technical expertise in software languages such as Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Python, Ruby, and React Native, amongst others.

Andela also disclosed that the developers have worked as full-time team members with global companies like Viacom, Github, InVision, and Wema Bank’s ALAT, via Andela’s distributed work model.

Speaking at the completion ceremony held in Lagos, Senior Partner at TLcom and Board member of Andela, Dr. Omobola Johnson said Andela has cemented its position as the company that invests in Africa’s most talented software engineers.


“The eighteen developers who have completed their Fellowship should be really proud of themselves; I’m excited and eagerly looking forward to seeing them flourish in their tech careers. You are the proof of the Andela narrative that brilliance is evenly distributed.” Dr Johnson added.

Nadayar Enegesi, Andela Co-Founder & Director of Launchpad said over the past four years, Andela developers have played a pivotal role in building technology communities across Africa.

About Andela

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential.

The American firm helps companies build high-performing engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Backed by CRE Venture Capital, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Spark Capital.

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Andela is catalysing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

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Andela has launched centres in Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; and soon Kigali, Rwanda.


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