Andela is an American talent accelerator that recruits and trains software developers and connects them with employers globally. On the 23 March 2017, netLabs!UG together with Andela held an information session on the Andela fellowship employment opportunities. The discussion was rich of new ideas of how students enthusiastic about programming and software development can change their world. Many questions were asked by the enthusiastic students and fully answered by the 4 person Andela team. A total of 134 students turned for the information session and were told that they require young people with the following characteristics;
- Passion for programming
- Willingness to learn
- Getting involved immediately.
Andela are especially encouraging female students to apply since the opportunities are evenly distributed regardless of the Gender. In order to encourage female students, an all female cohort is usually organised.