DevConf;

solving today and tomorrow's software development challenges

9 March, 2017, Johannesburg

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14
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The Developer User Group is a monthly free meeting for software developers which takes place in Pretoria & Johannesburg.

Introduction

DevConf is a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually. The aim of the conference is to provide software developers a buffet of tools, practices and principles applicable to tackling current and future challenges in the South African software development environment. It's an event where attendees can learn, network and be inspired regardless of their specific technology stack and programming language of choice.

Why DevConf

DevConf serves to inspire software developers. A range of topics applicable to software development will be presented. From keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends to tackling the challenges of working in large enterprise systems – it's a buffet of experiences, ideas and pragmatic advice as well as an opportunity to connect with peers across the industry.


Speakers that inspire, motivate and challenge you.

08h00 → Registration ← 09h00

09h00 → Welcome ← 09h15

09h15 → Keynote with Terri Burns ← 10h00

Keynote Speaker
9:15
Terri Burns
Bad People, Bad Computers
You can tap on the tiles to learn more about our speakers and their topics!

10h00 → Movement, Networking, & Snacks ← 10h30

 
Vodacom Dome
10:30
Anujah Sewchurran
What is your value as a software developer to an employer?
Talk 100
10:30
Chris Tite
Agile Database Techniques – Refactoring to keep your database current
Talk 200
10:30
Brent Samodien & Dave Nel
Real World Mobile DevOps
Gig 1-2
10:30
Geoffrey Lydall
Overview of Chef
Gig 3-4
10:30
Jaco van der Merwe
Why Agile teams perform better and how it links to behaviour psychology/motivation

10h55 → Movement ← 11h05

 
Vodacom Dome
11:05
Guillaume Belrose
Batman tackles Functional JavaScript with Elm
Talk 100
11:05
Gail Shaw
Database performance monitoring for developers
Talk 200
11:05
Rachel Reese
Is functional programming just a fad?
Gig 1-2
11:05
Niel Zeeman
From Zero to Docker
Gig 3-4
11:05
Corneil du Plessis
The care and feeding of Microservices

11h50 → Movement ← 12h00

 
Vodacom Dome
12:00
Steven van Heerden
Infrastructure as Code FTW! And why it didn’t work for us
Talk 100
12:00
Michael Johnson
Why your choice of index matters.
Talk 200
12:00
Badi Sudhakaran
Introducing Blockchain to Web Developers
Gig 1-2
12:00
Dan Acton
Let's make Software Engineering great again: culture, practices and tools for innovation
Teams and People
12:00
Bukiwe Tsoeu
Evolutionary architectures

12h25 → Movement & Lunch ← 13h05

 
Vodacom Dome
13:05
Ruddy Riba
REST Assured
Talk 100
13:05
Mercia Malan
Knowing when to choose SQL and when to choose NoSQL.
Talk 200
13:05
Gareth Stephenson
Cluster Computing using Apache Spark on Raspberry Pi's
Gig 1-2
13:05
Denzil Govender & Calvin Mayo
Continuous Integration and Delivery using Microsoft Team Services: A True Story
Gig 3-4
13:05
Jacques de Vos
What is software product design?

13h30 → Movement ← 13h40

 
Vodacom Dome
13:40
Joshua Lewis
The Dimensions of Tests Model
Talk 100
13:40
Clinton van Blommestein
Slumdoc Billionaire
Talk 200
13:40
Mike Geyser
Keep Calm and Upgrade Angular
Gig 1-2
13:40
Dustyn Lightfoot
Native Cross Platform Mobile Development with Xamarin Forms
Gig 3-4
13:40
Mark Pearl
Getting the best of everyone into all the code using Mob Programming

14h25 → Movement ← 14h35

 
Vodacom Dome
14:35
Mark Whitfeld
Lessons Learned from a Decade of TDD
Talk 100
14:35
Gary Hope
Introduction to Azure DocumentDB
Talk 200
14:35
Robert Bravery
Concurrent Programming and Distributed Computing with Akka.net
Gig 1-2
14:35
Rebecca Franks
Android Things - The IoT platform for everyone
Gig 3-4
14:35
Marius de Beer
Preventing Burnout

15h20 → Movement, Networking, & Snacks ← 15h50

 
Vodacom Dome
15:50
Matt Cavanagh
All your data are belong to us: Reverse-engineering API's, web scraping, and the details of how I gained access to 7 million [company name redacted *] accounts.
Talk 100
15:50
Mark Biagio
Real world applications built with Firebase
Talk 200
15:50
William Brander
So you wanna build a service bus
Gig 1-2
15:50
Tim Lewis
NativeScript: Marrying Angular 2 and Mobile Development
Gig 3-4
15:50
Stephan Swart
Mastery: the art of software craftsmanship

16h35 → Movement ← 16h45

 
Vodacom Dome
16:45
Rishal Hurbans
AI in Perspective
Talk 100
16:45
Theo Bohnen
Flying a drone with VR, what I've learnt.
Talk 200
16:45
Rory Preddy
Visual Studio Code for the Java Developer
Gig 1-2
16:45
Brett Magill
Craft Beer and Data Science: Adapt or Die
Gig 3-4
16:45
Riaan Cornelius
A short history of keyboards (and why we need better ones)

17h10 → Drinks, snacks, cocktails & networking sponsored by EOH ← 19h00

Reach the best developers at DevConf.

Our Sponsors

Great conferences like this one would not be possible without great companies passionate about supporting the local software development community.

We would like to thank the following companies for helping make DevConf possible.

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Where was DevConf held?

DevConf will be held at Vodacom World Events, in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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