Microsoft Launches first Africa Development Centres in Lagos and Nairobi

by HAL | June 9, 2019

So back in May, CNN reported that Microsoft launched its Africa Development Centre (ADC) with offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Lagos, Nigeria.

Over 100 local developers and engineers will be employed to work in the new Microsoft facilities in areas such as artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and machine learning as indicated by Microsoft, the aim is to grow this pool of workers to 500 by 2023.

Michael Fortin, Microsoft’s corporate vice president said, “Our desire is to recruit exceptional engineering talent across the continent that will build innovative solutions for global impact.”

This is so exciting; we hope our schools will start preparing our children for such technology opportunities now in Africa.

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