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
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
Started Jun 14, 2012
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
Started this discussion. Last reply by George Gombay Jun 15, 2012.
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…Continue
Posted on October 17, 2013 at 5:30
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…Continue
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 4:17
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…Continue
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 3:09
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,…Continue
Posted on July 29, 2012 at 0:34 — 2 Comments