Women In Tech

Andela is currently receiving Applications for the Andela Kenya Cohort XVI

The tech field is flooding with testosterone, with a few exceptions of females here and there. Still, the numbers of females in the tech space is a far cry from anywhere near achieving gender equity. The situation is even worse in African countries, and Andela is on a mission to correct that. Andela Kenya is calling out to women (young and young at heart) to apply for its all-female-four-year-fully-paid technical leadership program.

The Andela Kenya Technical Leadership Program will transform you into an elite software developer. Andela Kenya describes its technical leadership program as one that will “dedicate yourself to the broader Andela community and requires that you apply yourself and challenge yourself to constantly improve personally and professionally throughout the four years of the Fellowship.”

The Andela fellowship will provide participants an extensive learning and work experience with leading global tech companies. Participants will also get to master the professional and technical skills required of a respected tech leader across Africa and the world.

Andela has a strong belief that despite the fact opportunities are not equally distributed, brilliance and capacity to achieve the extraordinary is equally distributed. It has thus set itself out on a course of empowering the underrepresented groups in tech and exposing them to world-class learning and career opportunities.

How to apply for the Andela Kenya Cohort XVI

Fully fill an application form, putting down details that will enable Andela to know more about you. Upon submission of the application form, Andela will email you (2-weeks after application) an online aptitude test that will gauge your logical reasoning and personality fit.

Home study session where you will need to complete an introduction to software development self-study course using Python. The course will require you to complete a Proctor test that

will gauge your knowledge of the content you have learned. After that, you will be invited to a Slack Community called ‘Open Andela’ that will give you guidance and encouragement to carry on with the process.

Face-to-Face interview session. Only those that passed the Aptitude Assessment and Proctor test will be invited for an interview in Successful applicants will be notified of the interview one week in advance. The interviewing panel will be made up of staff members and fellows at the Andela Campus.

Those that ace the in-person interviews will participate in a two-week Boot Camp at the Andela Campus. Senior developers will lead the Andela boot camp. The two-weeks will be made a one-week home-based self-learning. Followed by one-week of product development. The learning process will be both as individual and as teamwork to deliver the final product. Andela will be on the looking for work ethics, passion, and teamwork in the participants.

The acceptance stage. The participants with the highest records will be accepted into Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program.

If you think you have the passion, skills, and stamina to undergo the Andela vetting process. Then you need to apply now at this link. The application deadline is on February 15th, 2017.

Milicent Atieno

Proud Kenyan Citizen, loving everything Tech related.

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