Past Meetup

Tech Meetup #12 - Giraffe Startup

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16 people went


Time: 16h00 - 17h00
Venue: Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Atrium Venue- Ground Floor)

Software Arkitex is proud to present Bradley Cowie from an up and coming startup called Giraffe which has already chalked up many prestigious accolades. Bradley is a the lead developer behind the technology stack required for Giraffe to work effectively day to day. Bradley Cowie holds an MSc in Computer Science from Rhodes University and has worked in both the telecommunication and banking industries.

Brief Introduction to Scala and Play Framework?

Scala is a Java virtual machine (JVM) based programming language that merges functional programming with traditional Object-oriented programming (OOP). With Scala, one is capable of combining existing Java libraries with powerful functional methods such as map, filter, fold and reduce. This presentation briefly discusses the language features and environment of Scala and provides a few practical examples.

The Play! Framework is the brain child of Typesafe Inc. This modern, reactive web framework was inspired by Ruby on Rails® for Java or Scala. The demonstration which follows will illustrate the ease with which it can be set up and used to build web applications.

What is Giraffe ?

Giraffe is a revolutionary new recruitment app that helps you find the best staff for your business. Focusing on medium-skilled jobs in retail, admin, hospitality, security, construction and many other sectors. Simply post your job vacancy on Giraffe’s website, and Giraffe’s intelligent matching engine will automatically identify the most suitable candidates for the job, notify them by SMS and schedule interviews.

Note to attendees:

- Seats are limited ! So RSVP today.

- Secure underground parking is available. Please ensure you RSVP for this event on this meetup group for security reasons.

- Halaal catering and standard drinks will be served.