Friday, 28 October 2016

Are You A Female Technocrat? Get In Here!


Over the years, despite their immense contributions to computing, women have not been fully recognized for their role in the emergence of computers. Yet it is easy to see why computer science was so appealing to women several years ago. Unlike other industrial age jobs at the time, computer science did not require women to have physical strength or do dirty manual labor. They could just sit at a computer, think and type.
Today, with cloud computing and remote work becoming the new rage, women have the increased flexibility they need to balance work and the home. Many female software developers have built great careers in Computing working for technology companies in the United States. By utilizing new technology and tools that allow them work from home, they’re earning foreign exchange while taking care of their families here in Nigeria. Few other career options offer this level of flexibility and ease.
At Andela, an organization of elite software developers b
ased in Lagos and Nairobi, we believe women have a lot more to contribute to the future of computing, and this is why we are investing a lot of our resources in creating opportunities for Nigerian women in the technology industry. Despite the many challenges, we have been able to ensure that 17.5% of Andela’s software developers are female. But that is still short of our goals. To raise that number further, we’re building all female developer teams and supporting Women in Computing advocacy organizations including TechInPink and She Loves Code.
Andela welcomes ladies of all backgrounds and experiences — even those who have never seen or written a line of code themselves. Qualifications, though respected, are not required. What is required for admission into the organization is that the candidates be hardworking, detail oriented and have an interest in becoming developers.


Join the Andela movement, to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, and cities across Africa.
This one-of-a-kind opportunity is for women with an interest in technology, prior experience or education in the field notwithstanding. They are to be taught the basics of software development by a team of experienced engineers.
The only requirements are that the candidates are female, hardworking, detail oriented and have a passion for technology.
The Fellowship is a four-year, paid Technical Leadership Program designed to shape you into an exceptional software engineer. Through your training and work with top global technology companies, you will become excellent in the professional and technical skills needed to become a technology leader, both on the continent and around the world.
Watch the full video of a deep dive on Andela and you can read more about our values here.

Stage 1: Application and Aptitude Assessment
First, you’ll complete an application, which lets us learn more about you. Once we receive your application, we’ll email you (within 2-days of your application) an online test that measures logical reasoning and personality fit.
Andela does not have any degree or diploma requirements. However, if you have completed University or have a Higher National Diploma from a polytechnic, you must complete your one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before applying to Andela, unless you have been formally exempted.
Stage 2: Home Study
Next, you’ll need to complete an introduction to software development self-study course focused on Python. You can find the downloadable version of this course here. During the course, you’ll complete a Proctor test that will evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned. You will also be invited to a Slack Community called “Open Andela” to help guide and encourage you throughout the process.
Stage 3: In-Person Interview
Based on performance on the Aptitude Assessment and Proctor test, we invite a select group of applicants to interview with Andela. If selected, you’ll receive an email one week prior to the interview stage, inviting you to a panel of interviews made up of staff members and fellows at an Andela Campus.
Stage 4: Two-Week Boot Camp
Successful applicants participate in a two-week, full-time Boot Camp at an Andela Campus led by our senior engineers. You’ll be expected to learn independently as well as work on a team to deliver a final project. We’re looking for determination, work ethic, passion, and teamwork.
Stage 5: Acceptance
The highest performing participants are accepted into Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program.
For inquiries, please read the Application FAQs and Home Study FAQs. If you still have unanswered questions, please send an email to

Recruitment Schedule for Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle XVII (FEMALE ONLY)

Please note that Male applications will not be considered this cycle. Thank you. 

Application Deadline: October 30th
Home Study Test Submission Deadline: November 4th
Please study and complete the Home Study Curriculum before your test.
Interview Dates: 14th November - 18th November
Boot camp: 1st December -  9th December

To Apply, click HERE


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