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Introducing Andela: The global talent network that helps companies build remote engineering teams. As the world’s first long-term talent network, Andela identifies the best software engineers in emerging markets and embeds them inside software development scrum teams at some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Since 2014, Andela has screened hundreds of thousands of engineers and developed systems for identifying talent in markets that all too often get overlooked, such as Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt. By removing the hurdles that prevent companies from accessing top global talent, Andela has become the most efficient way to scale engineering output and, in the process, changed the way great teams and products are built.

During this event, David Blair and Dave Marks will talk about:

  • Buy v. build: when do you build a local presence and when do you use outsourcing/staff augmentation
  • How does staff augmentation fit into a modern engineering organization?
  • What kind of projects can be done asynchronously and when is real time collaboration an absolute must
  • Why Africa?
About this Event

Introducing Andela: Powering the Transition to Globally Distributed Engineering Teams

Introducing Andela: The global talent network that helps companies build remote engineering teams. As the world’s first long-term talent network, Andela identifies the best software engineers in emerging markets and embeds them inside software development scrum teams at some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Since 2014, Andela has screened hundreds of thousands of engineers and developed systems for identifying talent in markets that all too often get overlooked, such as Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt. By removing the hurdles that prevent companies from accessing top global talent, Andela has become the most efficient way to scale engineering output and, in the process, changed the way great teams and products are built.

During this event, David Blair and Dave Marks will talk about:

  • Buy v. build: when do you build a local presence and when do you use outsourcing/staff augmentation
  • How does staff augmentation fit into a modern engineering organization?
  • What kind of projects can be done asynchronously and when is real time collaboration an absolute must
  • Why Africa?
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CTO @ Andela

David is a proven technology leader who is passionate about building great products and motivated engineering teams at both venture-backed and publicly traded companies.

At Andela, David is responsible for driving the technology platform that runs Andela’s software engineering talent marketplace. David’s teams develop software to run an online marketplace matching software engineers with employers and tools to support distributed engineering. David’s industry experience includes mobile, cloud, computer aided design, IoT, big data, compliance, search, analytics, distributed engineering, and remote work.

VP of Engineering @ Bleacher Report

Dave Marks is Vice President of Engineering at Bleacher Report, overseeing all aspects of engineering, including product development, people development, infrastructure, and operations. He joined Bleacher Report in 2014 following the acquisition of his startup StatMilk, a content and analytics company that delivered powerful and engaging ways for fans to interact with sports statistics.

Before Bleacher Report and founding StatMilk, Dave spent 10 years as a Sr. Architect at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. While there, he served as a key architect in the re-platforming, consolidation, and modernization of systems and software in support of the $4 billion acquisition of ChoicePoint, Inc. by Reed Elsevier (parent company of LexisNexis).

Dave was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and studied Computer Science at the University of Florida.

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10:00 AM - 10:05 AM PST
Opening remarks
Patrick Gallagher
Director of Programs and Events @ ELC
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST
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Introducing Andela: Powering the Transition to Globally Distributed Engineering Teams


December 09, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
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