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Our modern lives use multi touch screen technology as the means of interaction

Many spheres of our modern lives use multi touch screen technology as the means of interaction. Multi touch screen solutions are far more intuitive than buttons or dials, and this is the reason why more and more people are exploring its commercial viability. From offices, homes, supermarkets, casinos and restaurants, they all want to exploit this user-friendly technology to grab the attention of a larger audience.



We’re all familiar with…

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Added by RichDing on August 14, 2014 at 5:38 — No Comments

AtomCert - SSL Certificates with Bitcoin, my latest experiment

When any developer wants to add https (SSL) to their website they are required to create a certificate that is signed by a Certificate Authority. This authority verifies and acts as source of truth as to if the domain can be trusted and is published by a specific company that it is claiming to be. This…

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Added by Johann du Toit on August 14, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Powerbank

This external device is a universal power supply that acts as a spare battery for your phone or any digital device. With high capacity charging properties, this mobile charger is an absolute necessity in today's techno-driven world. The Powerbank is a rechargeable device with a built-in torch as an additional feature. It is a need in todays world at affordable prices with a range of capacities.…

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Added by Chadley Brookes on August 13, 2014 at 19:17 — No Comments

New Discounted Coworking Rates for Under-25s

There are some pretty great things happening in the Twenty Fifty coworking community, and we want to do what we can to open that up to the younger technologists, designers, and digital nomads trying to kickstart their careers in Cape Town. 

You're still finding your feet in your early 20s, so we're offering a 40% discount on all coworking memberships for individuals 25 years old and under.

Find out more and apply at…

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Added by Twenty Fifty on August 13, 2014 at 19:17 — No Comments

Apply to be Entrepreneur in Residence at Twenty Fifty

Twenty Fifty, a coworking space and clubhouse for the creative collision of disciplines, is now taking applications for an Entrepreneur in Residence. Don't take the term entrepreneur too strictly, as long as you're working on something new that adds value to the world (or aims to). That might be a business, a startup, a social enterprise, or even a short term creative project. It might just be an idea you've been wanting to pursue, or it…

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Added by Twenty Fifty on August 13, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

"Lessons learned from Africa" - Not to be missed networking breakfast

Reminder not to miss this annual breakfast by tech PR firm, DUO Marketing + Communications. 

We’re continuing the theme of lessons learnt about SA based tech companies expanding into Africa. After the success of a breakfast we hosted on the topic last year, we have invited two more business leaders who are blazing a trail across Africa to share their stories. 

Speakers include Metacom founder and MD, Réan van…

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Added by Ronell Sharee Swartbooi on August 13, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Do Action: WordPress Charity Hackathon

WordPress Cape Town

wpcapetown.co.za

events@wpcapetown.co.za

http://www.siliconcape.com/events/do-action-wordpress-charity-hackathon

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cape Town web developers collaborate to…

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Added by Matt Cohen on August 13, 2014 at 9:36 — No Comments

Calling all IT, IS and Software Engineering Graduates - BI Internship Programme 2015

Over the past 10 years, PBT’s specialised training sessions and intensive internship programme have allowed more than 100 young and eager graduates entry into a very competitive market.

The internship programme is aimed at equipping young graduates with best Business Intelligence practices, real-life case studies, intensive training and on-the-job mentoring that will eventually culminate in their deployment in business.

We successfully use the…

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Added by Khalil Aleker on August 12, 2014 at 12:43 — No Comments

Girl Geek Dinner Startup Challenge

Girl Geek Dinner Invite

What can you win?

  • One Free Recruitment placement from Nu Beginnings to the value of R75 000
  • Mentorship from some of South Africa’s leading entrepreneurs
  • More prizes to be added soon…
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Added by Suhaifa Naidoo on August 11, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Apply now and travel to Berlin: 2014 Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is an exciting event that provides a platform for young researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals to share their breakthrough ideas and research about how society can address its more complex challenges. In 3 minute speeches, twenty young adults will seek to convince a high profile…

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Added by Mark Saunders on August 10, 2014 at 13:06 — No Comments

PHP Youth Conference and PHP Introduction Workshop

PHP is the fastest growing technology within the website and enterprise application development industry. Serving more than 75% of the Internet’s websites, PHP is a rising star. 

As PHP South Africa we recognize the future lies in our youth and that is why we are having our first Youth Conference. The conference is aimed at Grade 9-11 scholars within Western Cape. The objective of the conference is to introduce scholars to coding and design field at an early age, and increase interest…

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Added by Theo Sauls on August 8, 2014 at 13:01 — No Comments

Job creation and the green economy

Can the adoption of a green economy really create jobs and lead to sustainable development and economic growth?  South Korea’s National Strategy for low carbon and green growth is a great example of how an economic super power is transforming their economy.  If it is good enough for them, why can’t and why isn’t South Africa adopting a similar development strategy?

The strategy undertaken by South Korea illustrates the potential to move to a low carbon economy whilst not jeopardising…

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Added by Matthew Kleinenberg on August 7, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tech4Africa comes to Cape Town

Now in it’s 5th year, the annual Tech4Africa conference will be running the first Cape Town event on August 28th. Tech4Africa focuses on deep technical workshops and sessions for practitioners, and then engaging talks which impart knowledge, perspective, African context and inspiration.

The unapologetic vision for Tech4Africa is that the best tech ecosystems in the…

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Added by Zinnia Peens on August 6, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Learn to code with codeX

Want a job in tech but don't have training?



Programmers are in high demand and critically short supply. codeX is a brand new program training talented young brains to get these high paying jobs, and build Africa's digital future.

Technical skills can be learned, you just need to be a self-motivated thinker. If you believe you’ll always be learning and will stop at nothing to solve the problem at hand, we want you. 

How does…

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Added by Cara Turner on August 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

What enables your business to design and develop new products? We need your feedback

The Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) has been contracted by the Western Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism to survey the Product Design Ecosystem in the Western Cape. The aim of the research is to find ways of improving the design innovation ecosystem and with that, the ability of businesses and start-ups to create new products (physical, digital and services) and take them to market.

Please take a few moments to complete our survey. It should take you only a…

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Added by Pieter Cilliers on August 5, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Seeking Entrepreneurs to tell their life story!

Hello,

We are B.Com.(Honours) students at The University of the Western Cape and are undertaking a research project to explore the diverse ways in which entrepreneurs learn and how this contributes to the performance of their business.

We would like to interview a prospective participant in the IT industry to explore how you have learned throughout your working and personal life. Your participation will involve a face-to-face interview of 1-2 hours, at a time…

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Added by Max Kleynhans on August 5, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Pearson Launching Incubator for Affordable Education in Africa

All over the world, entrepreneurs, educators, parents and students are coming together to try and find solutions to pressing education challenges. These stakeholders are looking for ways to leverage market-based interventions focused on serving learners, to achieve more efficient and effective learning outcomes.

At the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF), we…

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Added by Gregg Alpert on August 4, 2014 at 11:49 — No Comments

Win a Trip to Switzerland - Enabling Entrepreneurs and Startups...

Stand a Chance of Winning a Trip to Switzerland, all you have to do is LIKE and SHARE this...

Are you not tired off all these competitions cluttering up you Facebook news feed?

Well, do not worry, this ain't one of them.…

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Added by Matt Pretorius on August 2, 2014 at 23:59 — No Comments

Diverse Teams Outperform Homogeneous Teams

By Kanyi Maqubela

There are plenty of modern job descriptions, for forward-thinking companies, particularly in technical roles, that ask for specific qualifications:

"must have demonstrated capacity in scripting languages, or Android front-end development experience, et cetera."

Companies fill out teams based on functional skill sets that complement each other, to fit a broader strategy.

As an example, in my…

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Added by iAFRIKAN on August 1, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Apply: W/Cape Investment Readiness Programme

Based on the success of our 2013 Investment Readiness Programme with the Western Cape Government (Economic Development and Tourism) to up-skill and connect Cape-based SMEs, we are doing it again!

Because early-stage investment requires access to knowledge, networks and funding, the programme brings together these three elements in partnership with the UCT GSB and Knife Capital. It seeks to capacitate…

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Added by Keet van Zyl on August 1, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

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