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Wednesday, October 7
 

10:40am

Lessons Learned Crowdsourcing and Crowdmapping Xenophobia Related Incident Data in South Africa
A walk through of how reportxenophobia.iafrikan.com project started and was carried out. Lessons learned and the way forward. A look at the tools and methods used to crowdsource and crowdmap the incident data as well as analysis of data collected.

Speakers
avatar for Tefo Mohapi

Tefo Mohapi

Co-founder, iAfrikan


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
Technologist Track

11:30am

Frustrated with System and Data Integration?

Frustrated with System and Data Integration?

This breakthrough solution is simple.

  • Integration can be unnecessarily complex. And instead of enabling better and faster enterprise, it can slow you down, or even bring your business to a standstill. This is not how it is supposed to be!
  • This is why you cannot miss this presentation, because we will share real life successful and proven solutions to the most common and frustrating of integration challenges.
  • If you’re trying to move into the cloud, integrate new customers with your system, or simply and seamlessly sync your data between the Pretoria and the Poffadder branch, you need to be here.

Moderators
avatar for Wallis Buchan

Wallis Buchan

Director, Dev2

Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Technologist Track

2:00pm

Open Source Technology for non-techies: the philosophy, the offerings, the advantages for your business
Open source technology is a powerful concept. Understanding it and applying it to your business can help your business flourish. This talk will help you to get to know the philosophy behind it, as well as a selection of the products and services offered. Get to know the people that constitute the open source community, and the companies successfully using it today. Come and explore whether a world-view based on openness will help us do business in Africa better, and make our products in this unique environment successful.

Speakers
avatar for Kristien Wolmarans

Kristien Wolmarans

Co-Founder, Flickswitch


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Technologist Track

2:50pm

O3

It is the realisation that something is wrong with the world that has brought you here, reading this sentence. What is O3? Unfortunately, No one can tell you what O3 is, you have to see it for yourself. You take the Blue Pill, and nothing happens, you wake up lost in the illusion of a world in blissful ignorance. You take the Red Pill, and free your mind to be able to see the sometimes painful truth of reality. To see O3 is to take on the power to forge a new path away from a life of redundancy, and rise up Africa up to its rightful place in the world. Careful.. once you choose, you can never go back.


Speakers
avatar for Riedwaan Bassadien

Riedwaan Bassadien

Microsoft
Riedwaan Bassadien has over 20 years’ experience spanning Technical Engineering, Sales and Marketing. Born a talented computer programmer and destined to craft computer code for the rest of his life, he found the lure of business, sales and marketing too irresistible to ignore... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Technologist Track

3:40pm

CloudGate simplifies: Hybrid Cars, Hybrid Power, Hybrid Computing
The benefits of a 'hybrid' are very apparent: it helps you leverage the best of both worlds within a complex environment. Hybrid cars combine the power of combustion engines with the economy of electric motors. Given South Africa's recent energy troubles, 'hybrid power' - augmenting electricity from the grid with renewable energy - has become increasingly relevant. CloudGate simplifies 'hybrid computing', a powerful combination offering the benefits of both localised computing and cloud computing. So users get their personalised settings, apps, and more, while, businesses benefit from increased security, lower unit and maintenance costs, and reduced power consumption.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Timperley

Brian Timperley

Managing Director, Turrito Networks (Pty) Ltd
Co-Founder of Turrito Networks and CloudGate. Enthusiast of all things tech, and the phenomenal people that create it. 15 years in the Telecoms and IT industry.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Technologist Track
 
Thursday, October 8
 

10:40am

Single Devlopers with the Power of Big Corporations
In this new mobile-first, cloud-first world? What are we doing to support the future of business? The Cloud is designed to help organizations and developers navigate this era of more—more devices, more apps, more data, more capacity, more innovation…more speed.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Samodien

Brent Samodien

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Passionate technologist who enjoys designing and implementing innovative solutions which deliver measurable benefits. I create value by bridging the gap between business and technology through a focus on strategy,people, processes, information and communication technology. I... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
Technologist Track

11:30am

Developing for the future
We show you how to develop apps and ideas by utilizing cloud based technologies and micro service to create an integrated experience during the application lifecycle for various teams and stakeholders with in your business. We show off key features that prove increased productivity within your delivery cycle with awareness around what is going on in a real-time fashion on projects. We also show you the benefits of elasticity that decrease cost of ownership and scale on demand as you need it.

During the session we will take you through a scenario of a simple project created for future development techniques in mind and draw some comparisons of how it compares with how it is being done in the industry at the moment

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Smit

Oliver Smit

Discipline Lead Architecture and Quality, Mint Management Technologies
Multi skilled polyglot and technologist with a big love for technology, development and electronics. Work for Mint management technologies where I am responsible for leading the Architecture stream in the Mint business, by designing and implementing best practice on all solutions... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Technologist Track

2:00pm

Meet the robots who will take your job
We look at how likely you are to loose your job to a robot. Should we fight the trend, or learn how to co exist

Speakers
avatar for Hannes Prinsloo

Hannes Prinsloo

Managing Partner | Africa, Opera Mediaworks
Hannes Prinsloo, Managing Partner of Opera Media Works Africa, the world’s largest mobile-only media player, is uniquely positioned as a core player in the mobile media market in Africa. In 2014 Hannes and his partner sold AdVine to OMW in a deal that saw them grow not only market... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

2:00pm

Why you should be a polyglot programmer
"What do you mean you don't have 10 years of Java experience?!" Let's face it, the tech industry has a bit of a hang-up about languages and frameworks. I'm here to tell you about a different kind of developer - one who defies this single-mindedness and moves between tech stacks. The polyglot programmer. Let me show you what it means to be a polyglot and which skills you need to hone. I'll tell you why it's a good career move and why employers will care. Along the way, I'll tell you some stories about polyglot coders out in the wild...

Speakers
avatar for Rouan Wilsenach

Rouan Wilsenach

Software Developer, ThoughtWorks
I'm a developer with experience consulting to clients in the financial services, health, media and education sectors. I've worked as an agile coach, helping teams learn and adopt agile engineering practices and I've helped businesses with organisation-wide agile adoption. I've delivered... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Technologist Track

2:50pm

Tech in education - Problems, solutions, lessons learned
Technology has opened up an entire new wave of education initiatives - but used incorrectly, tech in education can have little effect - or even harm the learning process. We share some lessons from 7 years of delivering online education - things to do, things to avoid, and ways to super-charge your life-long learning by using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Malczyk

Anna Malczyk

HOD: Instructional Design, Red & Yellow
I'm a Polish-South African learning addict, polyglot and serial problem solver. I specialise in helping individuals and companies design effective learning programmes that really solve their business challenges. Come chat to me about the power of education!


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Technologist Track