15 Skills African Tech Talent Must Acquire in 2012

Guest post by Appfrica CEO and metaLayer’s Founder/Director of Product – Jon Gosier. In the American and European tech space there’s a growing problem. There’s so much funding available for early stage startups that everyone and their college dropout buddy is starting-up, leaving no one out there to hire. It’s one of those first world […]

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Interview With Coders4Africa Founders

We recently hightlighted the efforts of Coders4Africa, an NGO aiming at improving the cardre of software developers in Africa. We managed to interview co-founders, Kwame Andah, Amadou Daffe and AlMoustapha Cisse: 1. Tell us a bit about Coders4Africa (C4A) Kwame Andah (Co-Founder): Coders4Africa was created in 2010 through the efforts of five friends who collectively […]

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Ghana's Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology Provides a Great Model for Developing Techpreneurs in Africa

In the latest Startup Watch segment we featured a mobile startup from Ghana that was founded by graduates of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST). Erik hersman a while back wrote on the ‘developer to tech entrepreneur gap‘, one a which holds back young tech innovators in most African countries from really moving forward with […]

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African Programmer Survey

We got a little curious about programmer demographics in Africa and so we decided to create a quick survey form to get some responses that would give us an indication of what the programmer-sphere looks like in Africa. If you are a programmer in Africa please fill in the survey below. We will compile and […]

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