The Tunga Blog

On our blog we document our journey to unleash Africa’s tech talent. So here you can find insights in the global staff augmentation market and info about Africa as a source of offshore software development. In addition, there's lot of data on topics like software developers salaries. Further, you can find updates about our free software development courses and coding tests. And background posts about Tunga and the people behind it.

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How To Win A Global Health Hackathon: MadiroHacks 2022

Madirohack, hackathon, mobile Software Developer, Software Developer,robotics, software engineering, Computer Science, software development, virtual event, hackers, solutions, developers, global healthcare, African tech talent, tech frontier, experienced software developers, mobile developer, software programmer, tunga, Madiro, aviro health, Community health entrepreneurs,

12 tips to boost your international tech career

Yes, you can! Cracking the international market as a software developer is no easy feat, but it can be done. Hey, that’s kind of our thing, remember?! In this blog, we share 12 tips that will help you set your growth path to succeed across the border.

Video: Tunga’s client rb2 on selecting and onboarding Tunga developers

Our client rb2 explains what to keep an eye on when applying as a developer and what to look for in a developer as a hiring party.

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IT Staff Augmentation 2021 report: a comprehensive overview

This report gives a comprehensive overview of what IT staff augmentation is, how it is best organized and what countries are attractive for IT augmentation services.

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African Software Developers: Best Countries for Sourcing in 2021

This research article describes in detail which countries are most suitable for sourcing African software developers and why.

Chilling with the big boys: A remote software developer shares his experiences as a Tunga coder

On the left side of my Zoom screen, a bespectacled Mark Akampurira – a full stack software developer of four years – sits against the backdrop of white walls. He first smiles brightly and then laughs. “Do you mean working for Tunga or in general,” the 26-year-old replies, sounding amused as he leans forward in […]

Why proficiency trumps perfection when building a career in tech

Indeed, the legends are true. Somewhere in this vast cosmos “that someone” resides. All we know is that they are perfection in of itself in the world of software development. Yes, they are everything that you only wished you could be as a software developer in your wildest dream.

Staying close while working remotely: Tunga’s mission to Lagos

After some two years of being separated, Tunga finally had the opportunity to reconnect with our Lagos network in real life. We also made a lot of new friends. Read more about our mission in the Nigerian tech scene.

Developer salaries in Africa in 2022

One of the hottest topics in developer land: salaries. Tunga uncovers the latest salaries for the top 17 software development countries in Africa. Read all about it in our latest blog.

Female developers in Africa are starting to catch up

There may be confusion about the actual numbers, but everyone agrees that female developers in Africa are on the up. Read our new blog for tips on how you can join them!

Peter Kakoma on the 2021 job market for African developers

The African developer market is evolving quickly. In the latest episode of the Tunga Dev Hour, industry veteran Peter Kakoma shares his views and gives advice to those eager to enter the global scene.

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How To Win A Global Health Hackathon: MadiroHacks 2022

Madirohack, hackathon, mobile Software Developer, Software Developer,robotics, software engineering, Computer Science, software development, virtual event, hackers, solutions, developers, global healthcare, African tech talent, tech frontier, experienced software developers, mobile developer, software programmer, tunga, Madiro, aviro health, Community health entrepreneurs,

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12 tips to boost your international tech career

Yes, you can! Cracking the international market as a software developer is no easy feat, but it can be done. Hey, that’s kind of our thing, remember?! In this blog, we share 12 tips that will help you set your growth path to succeed across the border.

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Video: Tunga’s client rb2 on selecting and onboarding Tunga developers

Our client rb2 explains what to keep an eye on when applying as a developer and what to look for in a developer as a hiring party.

Articles

Chilling with the big boys: A remote software developer shares his experiences as a Tunga coder

On the left side of my Zoom screen, a bespectacled Mark Akampurira – a full stack software developer of four years – sits against the backdrop of white walls. He first smiles brightly and then laughs. “Do you mean working for Tunga or in general,” the 26-year-old replies, sounding amused as he leans forward in […]

Articles

Why proficiency trumps perfection when building a career in tech

Indeed, the legends are true. Somewhere in this vast cosmos “that someone” resides. All we know is that they are perfection in of itself in the world of software development. Yes, they are everything that you only wished you could be as a software developer in your wildest dream.

Articles

Staying close while working remotely: Tunga’s mission to Lagos

After some two years of being separated, Tunga finally had the opportunity to reconnect with our Lagos network in real life. We also made a lot of new friends. Read more about our mission in the Nigerian tech scene.

Articles

Developer salaries in Africa in 2022

One of the hottest topics in developer land: salaries. Tunga uncovers the latest salaries for the top 17 software development countries in Africa. Read all about it in our latest blog.

Articles

Female developers in Africa are starting to catch up

There may be confusion about the actual numbers, but everyone agrees that female developers in Africa are on the up. Read our new blog for tips on how you can join them!

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Peter Kakoma on the 2021 job market for African developers

The African developer market is evolving quickly. In the latest episode of the Tunga Dev Hour, industry veteran Peter Kakoma shares his views and gives advice to those eager to enter the global scene.

Press Releases

Press release – Fresh, New and Open: The Tunga Hub

“The Tunga Hub is a place where we can house, inspire and help flourish our growing Tunga community.”

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Press release – Analysis: the TOP 20 most in demand software skills for 2021

To give aspiring developers an idea of what software languages to focus on in order to start a career, Tunga created the TOP 20 of most in demand software skills.

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Press Release – Research: Africa offers attractive tech talent sourcing options

Global sourcing of tech talent from African countries has taken a flight. IT-staffing company Tunga now published a research report about sourcing software developers from Africa.

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Press release – Tunga launches new e-learning platform for software developers in Africa

Determined to make a meaningful contribution to Africa and to create more opportunities for African developers, Tunga has now launched an e-learning platform.

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Press release – Tunga receives DGGF funding and launches international growth plans

Tunga has received a Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) loan to build capacity. The investment enables Tunga to solidify its African operations, allowing the launch of growth plans in Europe.

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Press release – Dutch tech talent company Tunga opens second office in Africa: Lagos, Nigeria

Tunga in Nigeria. Booming Lagos tech scene seeks alliance with global companies

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Press release – African tech-talent the solution for IT-professional scarcity

Tunga published a report about sourcing African talent. The countries that are most suitable for finding software developers are discussed.

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IT Staff Augmentation 2021 report: a comprehensive overview

This report gives a comprehensive overview of what IT staff augmentation is, how it is best organized and what countries are attractive for IT augmentation services.

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African Software Developers: Best Countries for Sourcing in 2021

This research article describes in detail which countries are most suitable for sourcing African software developers and why.

News Features

FairTrade software: how our story took off in the Dutch media

Het Parool was the first Dutch media outlet to write about Tunga this year in a piece about FairTrade Software. It was soon picked up by others.

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Tunga has started a women-only software development course in Uganda

Globally 17% of software engineers are women. In Africa this percentage is 2%. Tunga starts “women in tech” coding classes to increase this.

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Reinier van Scherpenzeel new operations director at Tunga

Since january 2019 this year Reinier van Scherpenzeel (32) is based in Kampala as our new Operations Director.

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Outsourcing to Africa: the last untapped tech talent pool

Interview with Ernesto Spruyt and David Semakula of Tunga. They talk about pioneering the development of outsourcing to Africa.

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Video: Advanced female coding classes started by Tunga

We are proud to announce that together with Kampabits we are providing an advanced coding course to 15 girls. Our goal is to promote diversity within Tunga and in the tech ecosystem.

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African IT talent: startup Tunga founded to give them a podium

Tunga founder Ernesto Spruyt was interviewed by BNR on how and why his startup aims to give a podium to African tech talent.

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Youth unemployment in Africa: it’s not about aid, but economics

BNR Radio invited Tunga CEO Ernesto Spruyt to discuss what role European companies can play in addressing youth unemployment in Africa.

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12 tips to boost your international tech career

Yes, you can! Cracking the international market as a software developer is no easy feat, but it can be done. Hey, that’s kind of our thing, remember?! In this blog, we share 12 tips that will help you set your growth path to succeed across the border.

Articles

Developer salaries in Africa in 2022

One of the hottest topics in developer land: salaries. Tunga uncovers the latest salaries for the top 17 software development countries in Africa. Read all about it in our latest blog.

Articles

IT Staff Augmentation 2021 report: a comprehensive overview

This report gives a comprehensive overview of what IT staff augmentation is, how it is best organized and what countries are attractive for IT augmentation services.

Articles

African Software Developers: Best Countries for Sourcing in 2021

This research article describes in detail which countries are most suitable for sourcing African software developers and why.

Articles

Video: Tunga’s client rb2 on selecting and onboarding Tunga developers

Our client rb2 explains what to keep an eye on when applying as a developer and what to look for in a developer as a hiring party.

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Your career in Africa: how to crack the code to working remote [Tunga Dev Hour]

Building your career in Africa as a software developer for European or North American clients has some great benefits. But how do you get there? Check out this episode of Tunga Dev Hour.

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Why more companies hire IoT developers from Africa [Tunga Dev Hour]

In this Tunga Dev Hour we meet David Boxshall of POD Group. David explains why they are interested to hire IoT developers from Africa.

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Video: Tunga in Lagos, spending quality time with our local devs

In this video, Ernesto & Bart travel to Lagos, Nigeria to spend quality time with the existing Tunga software developers community there, and to host a meetup for aspiring developers.

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Video: Why Tunga is important according to CTO David Semakula

David, CTO at Tunga, explains that the local market in Uganda doesn’t offer modern technology and doesn’t apply to the skills of African developers.

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Video: CEO Ernesto Spruyt about the company culture within Tunga

In this video Ernesto explains how in the Tunga culture people can be independent, in their strength and have room for fun.

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Video: Tunga meetup at the Greek Campus in Egypt

In this vlog, Bart talks about the great dynamics that arise when bringing developers, with different backgrounds, together.

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Video: Tunga meets an investor and CTO David about his role

In the latest episode of our video series (4m) Ernesto visits Kampala to meet an investor. And David explains what it is like to be CTO of Tunga.

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Video: Challenges and opportunities in the IT sector of East Africa

Tunga has started a series of short vlogs to illustrate our adventures in Europe and Africa. In this edition: our recap of the East Africa Business Dialogue hosted by the Dutch government.