The Andela takes Calabar conference held at the Jade Room, Transcorp Hotel on Saturday, the 22nd of July 2017. It was refreshing to see young and passionate minds come together in the name of technology.

The event which started with expository talks by Andela team members; Femi and Kemi, was aimed at empowering the next generation of technology leaders.

The keynote speaker and birthday boy, Mr. Hanson emphasized on the need for team work, adding that there’s nothing true team work cannot achieve. He also gave an in depth of the south – south tech ecosystem.

Kate, People and Culture Operations Associate, Andela Nigeria, emphasized on the EPIC values of Andela which represents: Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration. She also explained the essence of the EPIC values.

Annabelle, Talent Operations Associate, talked about the getting into Andela process and how the recruitment process is carried out. She added that opportunity meets preparedness and it’s essential for a talent to be prepared, so when faced with opportunity, he or she is ready to excel.

The conference was an interactive learning process as participants and instructors engaged in question and answer sessions which sharpened the minds of young and aspiring tech leaders and they were able to learn from the experiences of their instructors.

Altogether, the conference highlighted and encouraged uniqueness, positive vibe and problem solving amongst young and aspiring techprenuers.

Aidee Amba – I’m a creative writer and a highly ambitious individual who is into a little bit of everything. I am creative and smart, So I incorporate it into all I do. For me, focus is major key. Follow me on Twitter @ambapeter_amber

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