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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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.

The Top 20 Most In Demand Software Skills for 2021

We’ve taken a dive into the numbers and have made an educated guess of what are the most in demand software skills for the upcoming year.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Remote team mania: how I became a fan of remote work

Remote teams, scrum and IT staffing: Tunga COO Reinier shares some – perhaps unexpected – insights.

Lessons I’ve learned of working with remote software developers from Africa

One year ago, I moved to Uganda. It has been the year in which I have learned the most. Let me try here to share the lessons of working with remote software developers from Africa.

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

Tunga COO: the effect of traffic in Lagos on our operations

There are some things you think you know, but come to find out you didn’t really know until you’ve experienced them. One of these thing to me was the insane traffic in Lagos.

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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.

Articles

The Top 20 Most In Demand Software Skills for 2021

We’ve taken a dive into the numbers and have made an educated guess of what are the most in demand software skills for the upcoming year.

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.

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Remote team mania: how I became a fan of remote work

Remote teams, scrum and IT staffing: Tunga COO Reinier shares some – perhaps unexpected – insights.

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Lessons I’ve learned of working with remote software developers from Africa

One year ago, I moved to Uganda. It has been the year in which I have learned the most. Let me try here to share the lessons of working with remote software developers from Africa.

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Tunga COO: the effect of traffic in Lagos on our operations

There are some things you think you know, but come to find out you didn’t really know until you’ve experienced them. One of these thing to me was the insane traffic in Lagos.

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‘From grocery shop to tech career’

His mom owns and manages a grocery shop in Kampala, but the Ugandan Amos Walugembe had his heart set on a tech career. Then, in 2017 Tunga crossed his path.

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Company culture: how we mimic footballclub Ajax

Our company culture is heavily inspired by football legend Johan Cruyff. So often we ask one simple question: what if we were Ajax?

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Example of cultural relativism in business: 3 approaches that work

At Tunga we encounter examples of cultural relativism everyday. Here are three things that we have found to work over the years.

Press Releases

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.

Press Releases

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.

Press Releases

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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How Gaspedaal Used African Software Developers To Build Their New App

Struggling to find good software developers in their home market, leading Dutch car search engine Gaspedaal turned to African developers to build their new iOS and Android apps.