Andela has announced a partnership with Microsoft 4Afrika to provide developers in Africa with basic skills they need in Azure. The new partnership is part of Andela’s Learning Community (ALC) goal which is to provide developers with the resources they need to become world-class problem solvers.
The ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020, will be available to developers in Nigeria and Kenya looking to hone and scale their Azure software development skills. The program will focus on training software engineers on the basics of Azure – Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform.
Microsoft recently launched its first African data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
According to information made available to Technext, the program will train 3,000 developers in Nigeria and Kenya and will run until the end of June 2020. The training will be in 3 batches, with each batch having 1000 developers to ensure full mentor support is available to all participants.
“Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favourite tools and frameworks.”Lawrence Muthoga, MEA Developer Audience Product Marketing Manager.
The program will be run by Andela, through the Andela Learning Community, and will be open to developers with training carried out via the LinkedIn Learning platform. Prospective developers are required to have a year’s experience in software development.
Asides outsourcing talent, Andela has also been heavily involved in developing developers across the continent. Over the last couple of years, Andela with its ALC has offered over 60,000 developers across Africa opportunities to scale their skills or begin their journey. This is in partnership with tech companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Pluralsight and Udacity.
Last year, Google offered 30,000 scholarship opportunities together with Andela and Pluralsight to train both aspiring and professional developers in both android and mobile web development.
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