Nigeria’s technical talent landscape has changed significantly since Andela boiled the proverbial ocean. Today there are at least 25 key players in the industry.
While Andela defined a new era in the way technical talents are trained and connected with opportunities in 2014, the history of the industry dates as far back as 1963.
Tech talent training startup Decagon closed its physical offices last week Monday. Students who lived in its boarding house had vacated the previous weekend with the hassle typical of short-notice evacuation. Staff have been working 100% remotely since then. The startup’s business is time-bound in a unique way. Cohorts of developers have to be trained […]
The ‘deca’ in Decagon signals a ten-year ambition to make Nigeria a globally envied hub for software engineering talent. It’s neither novel nor disruptive as far as mission statements go. Founded in 2018, the tech talent development company “is probably the least innovative thing I have done,” Chika Nwobi, Decagon’s founder and CEO, tells me. […]