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The Nigerian women in technology train continues to gain momentum, and the Andela institute is the most recent organisation to get on board. This December, the talent accelerator will run an all-female technology bootcamp for young Nigerian women who want to become software developers.

Total tech novices are welcome. No experience in technology is required, says the official release. After the training, the best participants will gain admission into the Andela Fellowship, where they will continue their learning, work on live projects, and earn an income while they are at it.

Twenty percent of Andela Fellows are female, and the startup is looking to increase the proportion.

“There is a view among some that women in Nigeria are not interested in technology, but not only do I believe that is not true, I have seen it is not true during each Andela recruitment cycle”, says Andela co-founder Iyinoluwa Aboyeji. “Extremely bright, passionate Nigerian women make the case for their inclusion on our highly selective fellowship programme. And once there, they thrive.”

The bootcamp is free, and will run from the 1st through the 12th of December. Lunch is served, but participants will have to cover their own transport. Applications are open, and the deadline for submission is the 31st of October. Successful candidates will be contacted in the first week of November.

More information is available at

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