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Roderick Lim Banda's Discussions

Next time you go camping, be inspired to innovate.

It amazes me that South Africans who enjoy the outdoors and regularly go camping on holidays are accustomed to a level of comfort and can create temporary spaces for good quality living. They put up…Continue

Started Nov 15, 2013

Internet Appliance Competition at CPUT - Getting Involved

Last year I asked Prof Jorn Messetter at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to adopt the concept of Internet Appliances as a project for his masters students and the Interaction…Continue

Tags: Design, Software, Week, CPUT, Industrial

Started Jun 14, 2012

Computing Workshops for Teens in High School as a SiliconCape initiative
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I would like to find out if increasing interest in computing amongst teenagers and in high schools is an initiative that the SiliconCape community would be interested in. It is a big issue because…Continue

Tags: school, software, programming, high, teenagers

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Gombay Jun 15, 2012.

 

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Roderick Lim Banda and Herve Bagalwa are now friends
Oct 17, 2013
Bridgetti Lim Banda [CIO FORUM] commented on Roderick Lim Banda's blog post Are You Ready to Set a World Record at Software Week in the SiliconCape?
"May I PLEASE ask that anyone who is attending Software Week and has not yet booked to attend specific sessions go to the website http://www.softwareweek.co.za, click on the session/s you want to attend and reserve a seat. We are closing…"
Oct 11, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda and Brandon Chetty are now friends
Sep 24, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda commented on Tefo Mohapi's blog post OPINION: The South African IT skills conundrum, a matter of perception
"The Cape IT Initiative and SiliconCape are hosting sessions including "Building as Sustainable Skills Pipeline" at the Software Week at the CTICC on the 13th of October. It is aimed as revisiting some of the work that has led to a skills…"
Sep 22, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda commented on Roderick Lim Banda's blog post Umonya and Python Training to High School Students
"Hi George,  There has always been a strong Microsoft skills pool in the Western Cape largely because of many enterprises invested in Microsoft as a development platform while using ERP systems as their main business systems and back office. By…"
Jul 31, 2012
George Gombay commented on Roderick Lim Banda's blog post Umonya and Python Training to High School Students
"Hello Roderick, There are some who would argue convincingly that Visual Basic could have served just as well. Moreover, it is likely to open more doors to employment for someone wishing to start out as a developer."
Jul 31, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda commented on Roderick Lim Banda's blog post Are You Ready to Set a World Record at Software Week in the SiliconCape?
"Thanks so much for the software developers and programmers that have already signed up to participate. We have one third of the developers we need for our target 100 free seats already. "
Jul 23, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda and Andre Carstens are now friends
Jul 13, 2012
George Gombay replied to Roderick Lim Banda's discussion Computing Workshops for Teens in High School as a SiliconCape initiative
"Those are good points you raise, Roderick. Thank you for your detailed and thoughtfull response."
Jun 15, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda replied to Roderick Lim Banda's discussion Computing Workshops for Teens in High School as a SiliconCape initiative
"Thanks Coenraad, will follow up"
Jun 14, 2012
George Gombay replied to Roderick Lim Banda's discussion Computing Workshops for Teens in High School as a SiliconCape initiative
"Hello Roderick, Wouldn't any undertaking to impart computing skills to those disadvantaged kids be constrained by the availability of computing equipment in their immediate surroundings,  including their schools?"
Jun 12, 2012
Coenraad Loubser replied to Roderick Lim Banda's discussion Computing Workshops for Teens in High School as a SiliconCape initiative
"Hi Roderick, ask your ICT manager Sam Bimray about the Delft Schools Project and hook up."
Jun 11, 2012
Roderick Lim Banda and Natasha van Rooyen are now friends
Mar 14, 2011
Roderick Lim Banda is now friends with Andre Steffens and Landi Groenewald
Feb 10, 2011
Roderick Lim Banda and Zulfiq Isaacs are now friends
Apr 15, 2010
Marius van Niekerk commented on Roderick Lim Banda's event '3rd Software Engineering Colloquium'
"Think it will be a boost to CITi to go, to learn, to grow"
Feb 26, 2010

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Who are you?
Co-Chair of the CIO Forum, Enterprise Architect and Software Architect
Where can you be found on the web, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc?
www.kase.co.za, www.cioforum.co.za

Roderick Lim Banda's Blog

Why Entrepreneurs Should Establish Their Own Non-Profit

There are a number of compelling reasons why tech-entrepreneurs in the SiliconCape should start their own non-profit. Firstly, most tech start-ups don’t register as a company until they have developed their product. They typically grind away for at least six months to a year. One generally avoids the bureaucracy of having an entity until the foundations are in place. So why would starting a non-profit make any sense for someone trying to avoid the cumbersome nature of any enterprise other…

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Posted on October 17, 2013 at 5:30

Limited Free Seats and Priced Half and Full Day Sessions Now Available for Software Week Events and Activities

We have completed our delegate registrations and reserved seating for participants. We have now opened our public half day sessions and limited free seating so you can book for specific event sessions. These include the following: 

1. Conference Workshops (Half Day Access - Limited Free Seats, Priced Seats at R500) 

2. Cafe Conversations at the Cafe Lounge (Half Day Access - Free Free Seats, Priced Seats at R250)

3. Business Sessions (Half Day…

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 4:17

Inaugural Software Industry Awards and Gala Awards Dinner on the 15th of October

The CIO Forum and the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry are launching the Southern Star software industry awards. We opened the nominations online and wanted our inaugural year to be more about stories that demonstrate an evolving software industry rather than being about winners and losers.

We will be launching our categories which include 2 international awards at the Gala Awards Dinner on the 15th of October 2012.

To view the nominations please see the…

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 3:09

Umonya and Python Training to High School Students

Umonya is an amazing initiative that will be providing Python training during Software Week in October. It was started as an initiative by students from University of Cape Town and has been held at Stellenbosch University and now at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 

Umonya is an initiative that primarily aims to expand the availability and accessibility of computer science in South Africa. Allowing children who would usually not have the opportunity,…

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Posted on July 29, 2012 at 0:34 — 2 Comments

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