What we're about

We love all things developer.

We are a technology & vendor-neutral group (so we do not favour anyone or anything) which lets us share and learn on WIDE variety of topics from software development methodologies to patterns, best practices, various language paradigms and xkcd humour etc.

It's great to meet local developers and see what they are doing! From beginner to expert, all are welcome.

We meet monthly to learn about things related to software development. Our regular meetings happen in Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town every month!

We also run ad hoc special events.

Upcoming events (5+)

PTA: Lessons from Building Data Products at a Startup / A Dash of Mongo

· Welcome (start 16h30) · Session 1 (start 16h35) - 30 min · Session 2 (start 17h15) - 40min Title: A Dash of Mongo quick run through of Mongo's Bells and whistles, from cool search queries to replica sets Facilitator: Lusani Tshigabe Entelect Junior developer and a graduated from UJ Title: Lessons from Building Data Products at a Startup If you ever used Netflix to discover which movie to watch next, or perhaps you found a long-lost friend on Facebook, or you purchased a suggested product on Amazon, you have most likely used data products. But is it only these companies — with their access to petabytes of data, rooms full of PHD researchers, and massive compute infrastructure — that can take advantage of data science to improve their products? Of course not! In fact, in this talk I will argue that any company that has collected a modest amount of data, by using their existing software talent, can (and should) start building their own data products. Why? As software is eating the world, the people who make it (developers) are playing an increasingly important role in their organisations. It's not just about bugfixes, scaling, and testing anymore, but also it's increasingly about user acquisition, growth, retention, and monetisation. As these lines are getting blurred, data science is becoming an increasingly important skill for the software developer. In this talk I'll discuss how, as a software developer, you can find opportunities for building data products, how to get buy-in for data projects at your company, and a few ways that data science differs from traditional software engineering. Facilitator: Helge Reikeras Helge is a data scientist and software developer with a passion for building great data products. He's currently a data scientist at Offerzen, where he is working on data features of the product platform including candidate recommendations, role matching, and internal data tools. If you are new to the group, read our monthly meeting FAQ to answer some common questions (http://www.meetup.com/DeveloperUG/pages/Monthly_Meetings/).

Cape Town Monthly:

Entelect - Cape Town

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Special Event with international guest Magnus Mårtensson

Agenda * Intro with Rory Preddy: What’s new in .Net for 2019 * Talk and Q&A with Magnus Mårtensson: Practical design patterns in the age of the cloud About Magnus Magnus Mårtensson, of Loftysoft, is an Azure Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2000 and was MVP of the year 2012. He is recognized as Microsoft Regional Director (RD). Magnus is a global speaker with over 15 years of international speaking experience. He passionately delivers sessions and training all around the world. Magnus is a featured speaker on the first speaker page at Microsoft Ignite 2018. He is an avid community supporter and visits schools for young learners wherever he gets a chance, for instance in India and Nepal. He is one of the initiators of the Global Azure Bootcamp – a massive annual Azure community day with over[masked] attending around the world. You can safely say that Magnus is as passionate about learning and sharing knowledge as one can possibly be! Azure Wizard Workshop Magnus is in the country for a limited time and will be running a special two-day workshop called Azure Wizard, which he has run several times around the world. The workshop is a hands on approach to mastering the powerful Azure Platform, and includes a set of scripts and skills to take back to your work or business right away. Anyone who develops, deploys, distributes and diagnoses applications on the Azure Platform should attend this course! More information available at https://developerug.org.za/workshop-magnus-martensson.

JHB: Monthly Meeting

Microsoft Campus Bryanston

Agenda · Welcome (start 16h30) · Lightning talk (start 16h35) - 10min · Session 1 (start 16h50) - 20 min · Session 2 (start 17h15) - 40min Lightning Talk: Title: TBC Facilitator: TBC TBC Session 1 Title: TBC Facilitator: TBC TBC Session2 Title: Title Here Facilitator: Facilitator Here About the talk here About the speaker here If you are new to the group, read our monthly meeting FAQ to answer some common questions (http://www.meetup.com/DeveloperUG/pages/Monthly_Meetings/).

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