Obie Fernandez

Obie Fernandez | Supercut | Andela talent accelerator | Brilliance distribution | 4 year apprenticeship | Developer bootcamp | Obstacles | Female bootcamps | Paid apprentices | 100K devs | Transforming Africa | PayPal mafia | thoughtbot | Stellar team | thoughtworks

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Obie Fernandez

Questions:
- Can you tell us what’s your responsibility at Andela?
- Is it for profit?
- Can you talk a little bit more about the long-term vision of Andela?
- Do you have any plans for sharing your curriculum and other resources in an Open Source manner?
- Does the name Andela have a special meaning?
- Can you go a bit more into detail how the program works and what it consists of?
- And how does the day-to-day look like? Is it 9-5 or longer? How many hours are the students coding? Stuff like that…
- What are common problems that your students have to face before, during and after the program?
- And what are some obstacles that especially female applicants have to face in a place like Nigeria when they plan to attend a developer accelerator like this?
- What were the reasons for doing a female only bootcamp and what lessons have you learned from that approach?
- In general, what do you think are key aspects of accelerator programs like Andela, apprenticeships, developer bootcamps or whatever, what makes them work?
- Recently thougthbot partnered with Andela. Can you tell us more about this partnership? 
- How would you describe education done right in the future? And what is broken about education from your perspective in the present?
- What would you say are great strategies for developers to improve their skills? 
- What made you choose to work on this project?
- How are you splitting up your time between the States and Nigeria?

Links:
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Hashrocket
thoughtworks
Other books from Obie Fernandez
Obie’s book The Rails 4 Way