Andela Hosts Ghana Tech Ecosystem at Media Connect, Remote Heroes Events

Andela Ghana Media Connect

Andela, the engineering-as-a-service business that helps companies build teams quickly and cost-effectively so they can ship faster, hosted experienced software engineers and tech journalists in Ghana, as it looks to recruit more experienced engineers and scale its Ghana operations in 2020.

Following the launch of its marketing campaign – Grow with Andela, the “Media Connect” and “Remote Heroes” events are part of plans to connect with the Ghanaian media landscape and attract more senior engineers.

In 2017, Andela scaled its remote operations to Ghana in a bid to hire more experienced engineers, to help the organization meet the growing market demand for engineers. Over the past two years, Andela has successfully hired over 50 experienced engineers in Ghana whose careers have grown tremendously from working with global companies like GitHub, Coursera, PlutoTv, and ProdPerfect. Andela’s deliberate move to directly connect with the Ghanaian senior engineers and press with its events are informed by a need to hire more senior technologists.

At the media connect event, Solomon Apenya, Principal Engineer, Andela Ghana said in his fireside chat session: “In all my 12 years of being a software engineer, the experiences I have gathered over the last 3 years as an engineer at Andela are my most valuable and I have seen my skill grow tremendously. Andela isn’t just the home of the best engineers in Africa, our engineers are some of the best in the world.”

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Oluwasola Obagbemi, Andela’s Senior Communications Manager for Africa shared Andela’s compelling origin story and the company’s direction going forward. During her presentation, she stated that “Andela is home to some of the world’s best technology talent, and engineers who join us will not only be doing meaningful work that enhances their careers and gives them access to amazing global opportunities, they’ll also be tapping into a community of great engineers who they can learn from on their journey to becoming world-class.”

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Andela announced the launch of its “Grow with Andela” campaign in November 2019 and hosted a Remote Heroes event across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. On the 8th of February, Andela hosted its Remote Heroes event which was attended by key stakeholders and leading technologists in Ghana such as Edem Kumodzi, CTO at Africa Foresight Group, Ivy Barley, CEO of Developers in Vogue, Williams Adu, Principal Engineer at Andela and Stefan Froelich, Principal Engineer at Andela who all shared insights on “Toolkit & Essentials for Engineers on Becoming World Class” at a panel session.

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