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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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/).

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