Sponsors

Takealot Platinum

We’re takealot.com, and we’ve built our business on the simple principle that our customers come first.

Our business is retail and we strive to have the widest range of products and the best possible customer service on the African continent. We’re doing it by employing great people and developing innovative, cutting-edge tech.

But that’s what we do. It’s not who we are. We are all about our customers. We want to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa – to make online shopping so easy and seamless that everyone will feel comfortable doing it.

We want to know our customers. We want to be a part of their lives. We want each experience they have with us to leave them with a smile, whether it’s a confirmation email, an added detail on the packaging or even the return of an unwanted or damaged order.

Sure, we’re only human and we make mistakes, but when we do, we confront them honestly, openly and immediately, doing everything we can to make things right.

Most importantly, we always say it like it is. We don’t hide behind terms and conditions and we don’t do asterisks.


Oracle Gold

Oracle is shifting the complexity from IT, moving it out of the enterprise by engineering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud and in the data centre. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers — 400,000 of them in more than 145 countries around the world — to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers.

Oracle is committed to Cloud and at the Oracle Cloud Development Centre in Cape Town, we are growing an ace engineering team to accomplish our ambitious cloud goals. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Management Services team designs and develops the Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform that drives Oracle Cloud and Oracle's Engineered Systems offerings.

Key focus areas include scale, performance and reliability. We work in Python, Java and Twisted to build our cloud infrastructure management product in a Linux ecosystem.

At the Oracle Cloud Development Centre, we are tackling some of the most interesting problems in tech today. The work is always interesting, challenging and skills development is guaranteed. Our team is comprised of highly skilled, motivated software developers, that span from Cape Town to Silicon Valley, and beyond. Working at Oracle allows you be part of something big!

We offer visionary leadership and innovation in a fast-paced, challenging, and always evolving environment. We know talented individuals drive success, and when we find good people we work hard to keep them. For that reason, Oracle invests in its talent, from providing extensive training and professional development to ensuring our employees enjoy excellent benefits and opportunities, from a flexible working environment to health and medical benefits.


Google Gold

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's mission in Africa is to make the internet an integral part of everyday life in Africa, by increasing its relevance and usefulness, eliminating access barriers for potential users, and developing products that are meaningful for the countries in the region. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Google seeks to inspire developers everywhere by providing them with information and resources, training, and entrepreneurial support. Google works with many developer communities, and most closely with the independently led Google Developer Groups (GDGs). There are 8 GDGs in South Africa (Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, RLabs, Stellenbosch, Vaal University of Technology, Johannesburg and Wits University) and over 104 more on the African continent. These groups meet up, to organize boot camps, workshops, hackathons and bigger events like Barcamps for the wider technologist community.

For more information on Google's developer offerings visit developers.google.com.

For more information on our activities in Africa, visit our Africa Blog, google-africa.blogspot.com or follow us (@googleafrica) on Twitter.


OfferZen Silver

The best way to find your next software dev job

As a developer you're in demand. We believe it should be easy for you to find a meaningful job that pays well.

On OfferZen instead of applying for jobs, companies send you interview requests with upfront salary details. You decide which companies to interview with by comparing salary, the work you’ll be doing, learning opportunities, work environment, and perks that companies offer.

We made OfferZen to be exactly what we would want:

  • No recruiters involved ever - deal directly with the company.
  • We manually approve all companies to make sure only awesome companies are hiring on OfferZen.
  • You get multiple interview requests with upfront salary info - so you can see what you’re worth.
  • Your email isn't shared with anyone - no spam ever.
  • Your profile is hidden from everyone except from companies we’ve approved.
  • Your current employer is blocked from seeing you.


Python Software Foundation Silver

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meetups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference.

Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. In 2014, we changed the bylaws to make the PSF an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit www.python.org/psf/membership.


Jumo Silver

JUMO uses the cloud and behavioural data from mobile usage to give people financial identity. Our technology allows MSMEs to get instant working capital via their mobile phones. Our customers can then access a world of choice where Banks compete to provide the best savings product or working capital to grow their business. For 80% of our customers it is the first time that they are interacting with a bank. We believe technology provides the opportunity to connect everyone, everywhere with great choices. Everyone deserves to realise the value of their own digital footprint.

We currently have 5 million customers across 6 countries in Africa and we are working on broadening our offering by including savings products. In 2017, JUMO was one of the first African companies to be selected for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator.

For more information, visit www.jumo.world.

Follow @JUMO_WORLD on Twitter.

Follow JUMO on LinkedIn.

View the latest jobs at JUMO.


Prodigy Finance Silver

Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.

This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has processed over US$250 million through the platform to fund students from 118 nationalities, with repayment rates in excess of 99%.

Our team of 110 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London but the majority of the team are based in beautiful Cape Town. We also have an office in New York plus team members based in Europe and Asia.

One of our goals is to build one of the top Fintech technology teams and cultures anywhere in the world. Our tech stack consists of Ruby on Rails/Python, Git, React, RabbitMQ, CircleCI, PostgreSQL, Amazon AWS and Terraform among others.

View the latest jobs at Prodigy Finance.