On 11th November 2017 I got the opportunity to be part of the renowned community of developers, Andela. Where we had a great time interacting with other like-minded developers at JKUAT, Nakuru Campus. If you are in the tech space then you definitely know how fun it is being involved in any Andela programs.
Andela will be in Eldoret for 2 days where they plan to reach out to the large student community in Moi University and University of Eldoret. During these days they will host the Andela Tech-ing Over event in Moi University as well as participate in the inaugural DevFest RiftValley 2017 scheduled for the 18th of November still in Moi University, main campus.
This particular Andela Tech-ing Over event is the last in a series that has seen them go to Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa and now Eldoret. The events are aimed at raising awareness about the Andela Fellowship and growing a stronger developer community.
Software development as a career path is increasingly becoming popular due to the numerous tech communities around the country, the ability to start doing jobs even whilst in university as well as get hired in prestigious organisations. Kenya dubbed as the African silicon valley rightfully gets its name from the increasing number of tech startups and innovations that have the world looking to it as a pioneer in the region.
Andela, a tech company that builds high performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers strongly states that “while the digital revolution may have begun in the silicon valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala and cities across Africa”. Since their launch in Kenya in June 2015, they have since hired over 200 developers for their fellowship program and is home to over 300 employees.
According to Joshua Mwaniki, Country Director at Andela Kenya “The day-to-day at Andela revolves around finding the brightest talent on the continent, exposing this talent to world-class learning material and experiences, and then placing this talent within companies where they can contribute as distributed team members, and in the process, create an ever-increasing talent pool that are the next generation of global tech leaders.”
It seems they are now in Eldoret to find the brightest talent. To meet them in Moi university on the 17th, register here: http://bit.ly/AndelaInEldoret
This is one of the opportunities you should not let go. So grab it and ride with it. There will be so much to learn and experience from both their workshop and the DevFest RiftValley 2017.
With that said, let’s meet in Eldoret 😉