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+)

Cape Town Monthly: CSS Grid & Getting your Python side project done done!

Agenda · Session 1 - CSS grid · Session 2 - From Zero to kind of hero: Getting your Python side project ready for deployment ======================================================================= Session 1 Title: CSS grid Since the web's beginnings, front-end developers have used all manner of techniques to control the layout of web pages. From tables to floats, positioning, and display properties, these techniques have all had one thing in common: they are by and large hacks. As a result design on the web has been difficult because of a lack of real tools for creating layouts. With the advent of Flexbox and latterly CSS Grid, we are finally getting tools to do design on the web. This talk will introduce CSS grid, a true layout system designed for web pages and applications. Facilitator: Justin Slack Justin Slack is head of design, user experience, and front-end development at NML (https://nml.co.za), a financial services software development company. He is fluent in HTML and CSS, and slightly obsessive about typography, web standards, and user experience. ======================================================================= Session 2 Title: From Zero to kind of hero: Getting your Python side project ready for deployment One evening, my little sister asked me for help with her homework at 9pm. She had already asked her classmates on a WhatsApp group, but nobody was able to help as all her peers had the same limited resources available to them. This gave me the idea for Buza (Zulu for “ask”), a platform for high school learners to ask questions that could be answered by volunteer university students in their free time. Buza is the first side project of mine that I’ve ever truly wanted to deploy. After months of coding and adding loads of features, I finally reached out to a senior developer to help me deploy my truck of features. The first thing she said was “A lot of this code will have to be replaced with production-ready code”. These are words you never want to hear. University Computer Science equipped me with the ability to write code to solve problems, but in industry extra skills were required to build production-ready software. This talk will share the valuable lessons I learned from getting this Django web app production-ready. This will start with how to choose the right tools, framework, environment for your project. I will also cover how to set up testing and continuous integration for your project. Facilitator: Sewagodimo Matlapeng Code name: Lady Sunshine Half marathon runner and python developer

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/).

PTA: Monthly Meeting

Momentum

· Welcome (start 16h30) · Lightning talk (start 16h35) - 10min · Session 1 (start 16h50) - 20 min · Session 2 (start 17h15) - 40min Title: TBC Facilitator: TBC TBC Title: TBC Facilitator: TBC TBC Title: TBC Facilitator: TBC TBC 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/).

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/).

Past events (125)

JHB: GEEK OF 2018

Microsoft Campus Bryanston

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