solving today and tomorrow's software development challenges

9 March, 2017, Johannesburg


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


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.

Learn practices, principles and techniques for tackling software development in South Africa.


Track Description
Crafting Code Sessions with a direct focus on coding. Appropriate topics could include working with legacy code, refactoring, and principles and practices to improve code design.
Persistence & Data Sessions focussed around persistence. Appropriate topics could include best practices with relational db's, transitioning to NoSQL databases, working with data as a programmer, handling schema migrations.
DevOps & Automation Sessions focussed around the culture, environment and tools used for building, testing, and releasing software rapidly, frequently, and more reliably. Experience reports on what worked, what didn't and why.
Tools & Frameworks Sessions focussed around the tools that make developers productive be they software (Visual Studio or Eclipse), and details in programming languages that are often overlooked.
Teams & People Sessions focussed around the learning from other developers, office layout or soft skills like mentoring, dealing with diversity and working in teams.

Where will DevConf be held?

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

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We want you to speak at DevConf!

We want you!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our call for speakers! Our call for speakers is now closed.

Call for speakers timeline

17 September 2016 - Submissions Open

23 October 2016 - Submissions Close

20 November 2016 - Speakers Selected. Regardless of selection or not, we will contact you via email to let you know.

27 November 2016 - Deadline for Speakers to confirm

28 November 2016 - Announcements of Speakers

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.

Would you like your organization associated with DevConf? DevConf offers a variety of sponsorship opportunites to be able to connect with the best software developers in South Africa.

Please download our 2017 Sponsor Proposal for information.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

We'd love to hear from you

Contact Us

+27 (0)73 142 5422