• JHB: Help me WebUSB, you're my only hope /How we started & are doing DevOps

    Agenda · Welcome (start 16h30) · Session 1 (start 16h50) - 30 min · Session 2 (start 17h15) - 40min Session 1 Title: How we started and are doing DevOps at MicroFocus Insights from how MicroFocus moved to DevOps internally and how we include Security in the process. Facilitator: Stephen James Smith Stephen James Smith is a 35 year veteran in the IT industry. He started in the Mainframe hardware arena as a systems engineer. He has experience in IT hardware, software, networking, security and end to end management of all of the above. The last twenty years he has worked for major IT vendors and in so doing has gained wide exposure and experience in a number of disciplines. He gained certifications in disciplines such as ITIL, training and SAFE. He has been happily married for 33 years and has 4 grown children and now 1 grandchild all of whom bring him great joy. He has a number of hobbies including building model planes and lately riding his adventure bike wherever he can. Session2 Title: Help me WebUSB, you're my only hope Description: If I told you this talk is about USB, you would probably think of something mundane like a mouse, keyboard or printer. But these are not the droids we are looking for. What if I told you it is about USB on the web? For me, USB devices running on the web include adventures with ActiveX, Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP. USB devices whose drivers only run under very specific and relatively old conditions, but are still a requirement. We have one of three options: We settle for what we have been presented with, we splash out and replace all of the devices, or we find a new, more creative, cross-platform solution. JavaScript: A new hope! In this talk I would like to tell you about the WebUSB API, what it is, how it works, and what it means for web developers. Using some devices I have had to deal with, I will show you how to connect to them directly from the browser. The WebUSB API gives us hope for the future of integrating hardware and the web. Facilitator: Gergana Young Gergana Young is a software developer, adventurer, and Star Wars geek extraordinaire. Intending on making a career of reprogramming astromech droids with JavaScript, she abandoned the Imperial Academy and defected to BBD. After a tour of duty in the banking sector, working on .NET, JavaScript, Angular and Meteor, she finally found her place in the R&D team. In her spare time she builds cool software and "things" for her other passions: rock climbing, running and, of course, Star Wars.About the talk 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: What Civil Engineering Taught Me About Being a Good Software Developer A year and a half ago, I was working as a civil engineer and had a scholarship to complete a PhD in chemical and environmental engineering. I left my job as an engineer to turn my passion into a career. While I am really enjoying development, there are a lot of aspects of engineering that I still care about, and from which I have learnt a lot of valuable lessons. I’ve found that being aware of certain things has given me a unique perspective and really helped me grow in my new role. I will go into detail about my insights into each of these and what they mean for every software developer. Facilitator: Bhekani Khumalo I am a Software Developer with a background as a Civil Engineer and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I'm currently working as a GIS Developer at Esri South Africa. I am very passionate about learning and about finding ways to learn more effectively and efficiently. I really love working with geo-spatial technologies because it offers the opportunity to interact with many kinds of problems from different fields. Besides software development, engineering and GIS. I am a sketch artist and painter. I am also a co-host of the Just Livin' Life podcast and the Just Livin' Life YouTube channel where my fiancee and I talk about all things to do with relationships. 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/).

  • Cape Town - Moving to DevOps & TBA

    Entelect - Cape Town

    Agenda · Session 1 - · Session 2 - ======================================================================= Session 1 Title: Insights from how MicroFocus moved to DevOps internally and how we include Security in the process. Facilitator: Stephen James Smith BIO Stephen James Smith is a 35 year veteran in the IT industry. He started in the Mainframe hardware arena as a systems engineer. He has experience in IT hardware, software, networking, security and end to end management of all of the above. The last twenty years he has worked for major IT vendors and in so doing has gained wide exposure and experience in a number of disciplines. He gained certifications in disciplines such as ITIL, training and SAFE. He has been happily married for 33 years and has 4 grown children and now 1 grandchild all of whom bring him great joy. He has a number of hobbies including building model planes and lately riding his adventure bike wherever he can. ======================================================================= Session 2 Title: TBA Facilitator: Ezra Jivan

  • 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 Title: What Civil Engineering Taught Me About Being a Good Software Developer A year and a half ago, I was working as a civil engineer and had a scholarship to complete a PhD in chemical and environmental engineering. I left my job as an engineer to turn my passion into a career. While I am really enjoying development, there are a lot of aspects of engineering that I still care about, and from which I have learnt a lot of valuable lessons. I’ve found that being aware of certain things has given me a unique perspective and really helped me grow in my new role. I will go into detail about my insights into each of these and what they mean for every software developer. Facilitator: Bhekani Khumalo I am a Software Developer with a background as a Civil Engineer and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I'm currently working as a GIS Developer at Esri South Africa. I am very passionate about learning and about finding ways to learn more effectively and efficiently. I really love working with geo-spatial technologies because it offers the opportunity to interact with many kinds of problems from different fields. Besides software development, engineering and GIS. I am a sketch artist and painter. I am also a co-host of the Just Livin' Life podcast and the Just Livin' Life YouTube channel where my fiancee and I talk about all things to do with relationships. Session 1 Title: TBC Facilitator: TBC TBC Session 2 Title: How to become the most sought after IT Professionals in South Africa Vanessa will look at the most in-demand skills – both tech and soft skills, in South Africa at the moment. She will help you get the audience to an understanding the benefits of standing out from their peers on social media as that is where recruitment is happening! Recruiters are hand picking Thought Leaders off Social Media platforms and placing them in exciting new roles! Facilitator: Vanessa Raath I am determined to bring the ‘Human Element’ back into today’s Recruitment Process as I believe it has been lacking for too long now! I believe that people are the core building blocks of every business but that doesn’t mean that we can treat every ‘block’ the same. I have over 13 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry and I have specialised in the IT Applications space for most of this time. Before starting my career in Recruitment, I taught unruly children in London; operated a chairlift in the USA and taught people to Scuba Dive in SE Asia. I have recently decided to flex my entrepreneurial muscle and I have launched my own Sourcing Training Business. I am passionate about raising the standard of Sourcing in Africa so that we can get up to speed with our global competitors. I also love presenting about Sourcing, career branding and sharing my knowledge, and experience, with others. My mantra is “Life is too short to work in boring jobs….” The same attitude can be applied to the way I have lived my life and how I tackle each day. When I am not in work mode, you will probably find me having a lekker braai with family & friends, preferably in the Bush or at the Beach :) You are most welcome to connect with me on Twitter & Instagram too - @Van_Raa 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 Session 2 Title: How to become the most sought after IT Professionals in South Africa Vanessa will look at the most in-demand skills – both tech and soft skills, in South Africa at the moment. She will help you get the audience to an understanding the benefits of standing out from their peers on social media as that is where recruitment is happening! Recruiters are hand picking Thought Leaders off Social Media platforms and placing them in exciting new roles! Facilitator: Vanessa Raath I am determined to bring the ‘Human Element’ back into today’s Recruitment Process as I believe it has been lacking for too long now! I believe that people are the core building blocks of every business but that doesn’t mean that we can treat every ‘block’ the same. I have over 13 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry and I have specialised in the IT Applications space for most of this time. Before starting my career in Recruitment, I taught unruly children in London; operated a chairlift in the USA and taught people to Scuba Dive in SE Asia. I have recently decided to flex my entrepreneurial muscle and I have launched my own Sourcing Training Business. I am passionate about raising the standard of Sourcing in Africa so that we can get up to speed with our global competitors. I also love presenting about Sourcing, career branding and sharing my knowledge, and experience, with others. My mantra is “Life is too short to work in boring jobs….” The same attitude can be applied to the way I have lived my life and how I tackle each day. When I am not in work mode, you will probably find me having a lekker braai with family & friends, preferably in the Bush or at the Beach :) You are most welcome to connect with me on Twitter & Instagram too - @Van_Raa 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/).

  • Cape Town Monthly

    Entelect - Cape Town

    Agenda · Session 1 - · Session 2 - ======================================================================= Session 1 Title: Facilitator: ======================================================================= Session 2 Title: Facilitator:

  • 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/).