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As the only major independent developer conference in SA, DevConf 2018 aims to attract 700 professional software developers and programmers to get hands-on access to the latest development tools and technologies. With seven tracks at the Johannesburg DevConf and two in Cape Town, DevConf aims to cover key themes including crafting code, database, DevOps and Automation, tools, teams, people and methodologies, security, IoT, machine learning and AI, and mobile.

DevConf, DevConf, the developers' conference and exhibition tol be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this year, will feature internationally and locally renowned speakers such as keynote David Hussman, Devjam's agile guru and international speaker. Hussman will speak at DevConf on 'What Developers Can Do to Make the World a Better Place' and leave a lasting impact beyond their code.

Also on the extensive line-up across five tracks, Amy 'Codes' Chen, a software engineer at Rancher Labs, will talk on Kubernetes, the de-facto standard for container orchestration; JavaScript 'preacher' Chris Nwamba will examine the need to build offline apps for the next billion users; Griffiths Sibeko, Windows client team lead at Zapper, will outline a .net standard future for everyone; and .NETdeveloper and Mensa member Gerard de Jong will demonstrate how to break into a WPA2 secured wireless access point live on stage.

Nigeria's Neo Ighodaro, CTO at, will talk on 'Building for the bad guys'; UK-based software consultant Daniel Irvine will outline the secrets of successful mentoring; founder Arjun Khoosal will talk delegates through making the magic happen in a startup; and Rebecca Franks, engineering lead at DVT, will present a testable approach to Android development. In line with its successful formula, DevConf serves to inspire software developers with a range of topics applicable to software development - from keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends to tackling the challenges of working in large enterprise systems. See the full agenda here.

DevConf organisers Robert MacLean and Candice Mesk report that the 2018 event is well on track to exceed its target of over 850 developers participating, with Early Bird tickets already sold out for both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Sponsors supporting the event include industry leaders BBD, EOH, DVT, Chillisoft, Derivco, Offerzen and Obsidian, with more sponsorship opportunities still available.

DevConf Johannesburg will be held at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre on 27 March 2018, and DevConf Cape Town will be held at The River Club on 29 March 2018. For more information go to or follow @devconfza

Date of Event: 2019-03-27
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre
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