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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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.

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.

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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 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.

‘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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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.

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Well-designed user research is a big success – tips & tricks from Tunga

User research: how can you get the assurance that you are looking for, but maintain the flexibility needed for software development to actually work.

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Niluk app built by Tunga devs: “A match made in heaven!”

Tunga has been working on the development of the Niluk app since the beginning of this year. Niluk is a mobile app to combat loneliness. Elena Köstler, the founder of Niluk, explains.

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300 remote software engineers: how we manage them at Tunga

“When you’re working with more than 300 developers across Africa, you spent a lot of time onboarding remote software engineers on different projects and for different clients.”

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“Face to face not always better. It’s all about teamwork.”

“I thought this was the major downside of outsourcing; that you need face to face contact to truly understand each other. Guess I was wrong.” Insights by Tunga COO Reinier.

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