If you are an active software developer or tech enthusiast by any mean, and you leave in Lagos, you should have heard the word andela at some point. But let's assume you have not, this post is all about Andela - their mission and how you can stand a better chance to join their fast growing pool of talents.
One of the common quotes by 'andelians' is "talents are evenly distributed, but opportunities are not". This is the philosophy andela is built upon. Africa is full of amazing talents seeking to be tapped, while there are so much opportunities in the west with insufficient manpower. There is the saying that the world needs a million more developers than we currently have.
Andela is an African software development manpower outsourcing company. They connect developers in Africa with companies in America and Europe. They hire both experienced and entry level developers. Even though they hire entry level developers and sort of train them internally, you stand a better chance applying as a skilled developer, especially when you have the platforms they love the most.
Disclaimer: This does not mean they don't hire for .net core, java, php etc They do. But their clients make the most demand for those two.
But if you are thinking of getting into AI or analytics in addition to web development, then python is your friend!