Andela Officially Expands Operations to Uganda

Andela launched officially in Uganda on 24th May, 2017 with offices located at The Innovation Village in Ntinda, Kampala.

The company recruits the most talented developers on the African continent, shapes them into technical leaders, and places them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups.

Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Andela has offices in Lagos, Nairobi, New York and now in the capital of Uganda - Kampala.

800 developers in Kampala  signed up for Andela after the first call for applications from which 8 were accepted into Andela's first ever cohort in Uganda. Operations have commenced in the Uganda fellowship and applications for the second Uganda cohort are currently open.

Andela trains software developers for six months and then deploys them to tech companies around the world that need their skills. It places a high premium on vetting and has received over 60,000 applications since launch but only 0.7% of those have been accepted.

According to recent research by Indeed, there will be 1.3 M jobs created for software developers over the next 10 years and only 400,000 domestic grads to fill them. To continue combating the tech talent shortage, Andela has resorted to using the African talent.

Uganda, the second youngest country in the world with 70% of its population below the age of 25, has a couple of tech and innovation hubs spread throughout Kampala. Andela sees this as an opportunity to equip the next generation of technologist and innovators in Kampala with the expertise they need to accelerate the advancement of their communities through technology.

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Since 2014, when it was founded, over 400 developers have been hired. To date, they have placed full-time developers with more than 80 tech companies, which range from high-growth startups like Gusto, Seatgeek and Zapier to industry leaders like IBM and Microsoft.

If interested in joining the Uganda chapter, you can apply here.


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