Sponsors

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.


Citiq Prepaid Silver

Citiq Prepaid is South Africa’s premier prepaid meter and vending system provider. We supply landlords across South Africa with electricity and water meters.

We are constantly innovating - we have created a vending system from the ground up that enables clients (landlords, property owners, developers and managing agents as well as tenants) to access detailed reports to track and manage utility consumption.

We are proud of our in-house software development team that builds solutions that rapidly and directly respond to market needs. For us software development is a key enabler for relevance and efficiency in this space. We are proud supporters of Python, and all of our critical systems are built in Python 3.5.

Website: www.citiqprepaid.co.za


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.


Afrolabs Patron

Afrolabs: Create the world.

We help tech startups create great products. Guiding ideas along the path to building the right thing, and to building the thing right.

The Lean Iterator process we co-created starts with ideation and exploration, helping products journey from thought, through customer/market experiments, to iteration planning. This approach is based on Customer Development and Lean Startup.

The Afrolabs Core dev & design team then builds and tests working software as the product grows and adapts based on discoveries. Our teams work their magic in a lean-agile way, based on Scrum and Extreme Programming frameworks. Our server-side technologies of choice are almost exclusively Python and Google Cloud Platform, although there are other stacks in adopted projects.

After helping a product into the world, our TeamBuilder approach helps grow the right development team with great people and culture. Coding is a super-power. To help people in Africa learn to use this superpower, LevelUp (our NPC) is a local organiser for CoderDojo, CodeCombat in the township, CodeRetreats and Lean Iterator. This helps grow talent from 7-70+.

"We are creating the world we want to live in: products, work-places, communities."



Thinkst Patron

Thinkst is the company behind the Thinkst Canary (https://canary.tools) a software (and hardware) product built in South Africa, servicing the world.

Our Canaries are deployed on networks on all 7 continents and are pretty widely loved (https://canary.tools/love). Our people have been at the forefront of both offensive and defensive cyber security research for almost 2 decades and have presented research (or keynoted) at most of the reputable conferences world wide.


BusinessOptics Patron

BusinessOptics was founded by a team of actuaries, mathematicians, data scientists and computer scientists to deliver significant business value to organizations by enabling smarter business decisions. Using it’s cloud-based computational platform combined within the a variety of open-source data science tools, BusinessOptics can quickly build and deploy scalable solutions across financial services, telecoms and retail, although the focus is mainly in financial services.

Our solutions can be deployed to automate and support real-time decisions through embedding the solutions via API in our customers’ business processes as well as strategic analysis running sophisticated models using distributed computation over big data. Examples include:

  • Digital financial advisors to provide much higher quality, personalised and scalable financial advice
  • Personalisation of customer onboarding experience using machine learning models
  • Merchant financing credit models for informal traders using airtime as currency
  • Chatbots leveraging NLP to automate large portions of customer service conversations