• Tech4Africa Cape Town

    28August2014Pinelands

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    8&9October2014Newtown

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About

Tech, Networking, Fun.
Quoi?

August 2014, Cape Town

+ October 2014, Johannesburg

July 2014, Nairobi

July 2014, Lagos

The Vision

We think that the best tech ecosystems in the world have regular events which bring together people in tech to learn, meet new people and have lots of fun.

We don’t like suits and ties, there are no plenaries, committees and chairpeople. We focus on great content and value for all who attend, free wifi, coffee all day, fun at night, and an electric atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.

A Manifesto Of Sorts

Great content. The kind people talk about.
Inspiring. People, products and projects.
Networks. Where substance trumps style.
Death by PowerPoint. Clowned upon.
Progress. The other side of failure.
Programming. The new literacy.
Fun. Work is meant to be fun.
Suits & ties. Frowned upon.

Learning

Our simple goal is that you walk away both informed, entertained and inspired. Placing greatest emphasis on learning, interaction, engagement and discussion, we want Tech4Africa to be a place for new ideas and to encourage people to make and change things.

Who speaks?

These are some of the folks that have submitted speaker sessions for 2014:

Developer, Project rescue expert, UX designer, CEO, Quality Analyst Consultant, , Co-Founder, Founder, Managing Director, UI Engineer, Web Developer, Business Analyst, COO, Entrepreneur, Mobile Evangelist and CEO, Owner, Rep Council Member, Senior dev - DStv Labs (R&D), Technical Director, Agile Coach, Chief Operating Officer, Co-founder/CEO, Consultant Developer, Creative Director, CTO, CTO Middle East Africa IBM Ecosystem Development, Designer, Developer Coach, Ecosystem Development Senior Certified Architect & IBM Master Inventor, Freelance Android Developer, Mozilla Representative, Student, Support Manager, Tech Lead, Technical Evangelist, Consultant, Mozilla Rep, Acting CEO, Ambassador - Government Affairs, Application Developer, artist, lecturer and researcher, Associate, Beginner Black Hat Hacker (can clean browser's cookies only), Brand Activation Strategist, Business Coach, Business Development, Business Solutions Manager, CEO & Digital consultant, CEO and Co-Founder, CEO and Founder, ceo and software developer, CEO West & Central Africa, Chairperson, Channel Sales Manager, Chief Operating Officer - Africa, Chief Success Ensurance Officer, Chief Technical., Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Services Product Manager, CMO Ole! Media Group (TEAMtalk media, MobiMedia, AddSwitch, HoneyKome), Co-founder and Technical Director, Co-Managing Director, Commonwealth eBanking Advisor, Consultant, Consultant, Developer, Technologist, Contributor, Founder/Organizer, Copywriter, Creative Technologist, Data Intelligence & Onboarding, Data Journalism Advocate, Design Practice Lead, Developer, Evangelist, Community builder, Developer, Trainer, Editor in Chief, Electronics Specialist Patent Attorney, EVANGELIST, Executive Creative Director, Founder & CEO, Founder and CEO, Founder and Chief Glow Officer, Founder and Entrepreneur, Founder and Lead Developer, Founder and President, Founder, Designer and Hacker, General Manager, Google Student Ambassador and Google AdWords Certified Individual, Grand Vizier, Green technology entrepeneur & creative director, Hacker, Head of Analytics, Head of Business Intelligence, Head of Content, Head of Emerging Payments for MasterCard, Head of Innovation Labs at Quirk, Head of Inventions, Head of Operations (Firefighter), Head of Products & Services, Head of Strategic Planning, Head of Strategy, HR Manager, Innovation Lab Director, Interactive Digital Artists, Researcher, Lecturer of the Post Grad Program in Interactive Digital Art., Intern, IT Security / Developer, Lecturer in Game Design, Localizer, translator, facilitator, community engagement, Manager User Experience, Design & Standards, Managing Director & Marketing Director (co-founders), Managing Member, Operations Designer, Operations Director, Outreach Fellow, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Specialist, Program Designer, Project Lead, Public Lead, Publisher, Researcher & Lecturer at Wits University, Digital Arts Division, Scala Developer at Jemstep (most recently). Also Erlang, Smalltalk and Python., Senior Analytic Catalyst, Senior Backend Engineer, Quirk, Senior Developer, Senior software engineer, Senior System Center Engineer, Simplifier-in-chief, Social Media Mouthpiece, strategic director, Summer Fellow & Current Graduate Student at The Fletcher School, Supreme coffee drinker and programmer., Systems Architect, Technologist, TechOps Lead [Africa Region], UX Intern, Web alchemist.

Go find out more.

Who goes?

This is the company you will keep when you grab a ticket:

CEO, Developer, Student, Co-founder, Director, Founder, Intern, Consultant, CTO, Software Developer, Managing Director, Owner, Software Engineer, Mid Developer, Partner, Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, C.E.O, CIO, Community Manager, Operations Manager, Team Lead, Web Developer, AG CEO, B2B Manager, Business Development director, Business Development Executive, Business Development Leader, CEO and Founder, Chief Software Architect, Chief Technical, Co-founder & CEO, Content Specialist, COO, Country Manager, database administrator, software developer, Dev Team Lead, Digital Marketing. Manager, Director/owner, Executive, Infra Team Lead, IT, IT Manager, journalist, Manager, n/a, Project Manager, Reporter, Second Line Support, Snr. Server Manager, Startup Lover @ INSEAD, Videographer, Volunteer, Writer, Account Executive, Admin, Advisor, Advisory IT Specialist, AGENCY MANAGER, Applications Engineer, Assistant Director:ICT schools, Assistant Professor, Associate, BDM, Blogger, BPMI Consultant, Business Services, Branch Head, Bus Dev Manager, Business Analyst & Head of UX, Business Coach, Business Consultant, Business dev, Business Development, Business Manager, Business Operations Consultant, Business Support, C.E.O., C.T.O, CENTER MANAGER, CEO/Co-Founder, CEO/Founder, CFO, Chief Mentor, Chief Operations Officer, Cinematographer, CLERICAL OFFICER 1, CMO, co-founder/executive member, Communications Expert, Community Associate, Community Coordinator for Africa, Community Support Intern, Computer Technician, Correspondent, Country Manager, Nigeria, Creative, Creative manager, CSO, Database administrator, Designer, Developer Outreach Business Development Manager, developer/business analysts, developer/designer, Digital Applications & eLearning Officer, Digital Marketer, Digital Media Campaign Strategist, Dirctor, Director Operations, Director, Acceptance Development East Africa, Directorate Head, Technology & Service Delivery, eBanking Advisor, editor, Employee, Engineer, Eurokesia, Executive Consultant, Finance Manager, Founder & CEO, Founder and Executive Director, Founder CEO, Founder, Software Developer, Free Lancer, General Manager, Graduate Intern, Group Chief Executive Officer, Head Business Development, Head Managed Services, Head of Creative, Head of IT, Head of Operations and Logistics, Head Sales & Marketing, Head, Business Development, Head, Content Development, Head, Customer Care, Head, eChannels, Head, System Integration, ict, ICT Innovation Specialist, ICT4D Business Development Consultant, infrastructure, Innovation Specialist, Investment Director, IT Consultant, IT Programmer, IT Student, IT Supervisor, Jnr consultant, Kiva Fellow, Lead, Lead Developer, Lead Software Developer/System Engineer, Manager, Sales & Support, Managing Editor, Managing Member, Marketing, Marketing Associate, Marketing Manager, Marketing Manager -CA, Markets % Livelihoods Specializt, MasterCard Worldwide Research Fellow, MD, MD / CEO, mdg, Medical Director, Member, Menager, Mobile / Web Developer, NA, Nairobi Chapter Director, New Business Developer, Open Innovation & Development Consultant, Operations Director, Outreach Fellow, PhD Student, Photographer, President, COO and Co-Founder, Principal, Procurement and Logistics Manager, Product Specialist, Program Coordinator, Programmer, Project Associate, PROTOCOL OFFICER, Research, Research Analyst, Research and Partnerships, Research Associate, Research Fellow, sa, safety coordinator, Sales, Sales & Marketing Manager, sales and marketing, Senior Consultant, Senior Developer, Senior Digital Manager, SENIOR PHOTOJOURNALIST, Senior Programme Manager, Innovations for MNCH, SNR ANALYST, Software Developer / Sales, Solutions Dev. Tech Consultant, Staff Writer, Strategist, Student Partner, Summer Fellow, Support Technitian, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, systems support, Team Leader, Tech, tech artist, Tech Lead, Technical Lead, TECHNICAL OFFICER, Technology Consultant, ThreeZee - Dev Head, UX Design, UX Developer, UX Research Intern, UX/Developer, Youth champion on post 2015 development Agenda.

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Tech for the hacker generation

This is not a lowest common denominator event.
This is an assertive event.
We don't care if the fishbowl doesn't like it.
We do not merely aspire to the heady heights of conformity through neutrality, blandness and crass marketing.
You probably don't even care that this rebellious little event contains no agenda or bullshit and looks only for the finest content we can find.
Just go back to schmoozing at your mass marketed, bland, cheaply run watered down "networking functions", and close the browser behind you.
Tech4Africa is about breaking rules, upsetting trends and unsettling institutions but first and foremost, great content.
The kind of content people talk about.
If you've read this far, you should view the source. You little beauty.

It's Kick Ass ;-)

Made with

<3, passion, Skype, coffee, (mt), Bootstrap, php, phpStorm, jQuery, MySQL, optimism, persistence: bucketloads of, hamsters.

Let us know what you think: hello@tech4africa.com.
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Some of our 2014 speakers

Speak At Tech4Africa

In 2013 we opened up our speaker submission process to anyone. We received over 100 speaker submissions from people in 15 countries, which then received over 3500 votes from the tech community.

Since we've started, we've looked for speakers from both genders and all ethnic backgrounds. So we're going to say it a little louder this year ;-)

We're looking for women (and men), from all backgrounds.

By telling your story, you grow your network and increase your domain authority, leveraging a platform focused on authentic content.

It doesn't matter whether you're at a large corporate, a small agency, a freelancer, or a student.
Tell your story, share your code, showcase your product or solution, or illustrate how you've solved a problem.

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Schedule

Cape Town

Tech4Africa picks up again on August 28th, in Pinelands.

Be prepared for a day jam packed full of tech and inspiration.

Speakers

The schedule and speaker lineup is now complete.

Johannesburg

Tech4Africa ends the year in the City of Gold on Oct 8th & 9th in Newtown, for two full days of Tech over 8 rooms.

As we have 8-10 rooms this year, sessions will be every 90 minutes so there is more space in-between.

Be prepared for two days jam packed full of tech and inspiration.

Schedule

The schedule will start being updated from the 15th August.

Join us in Jozi

Don't miss out. This ain't Kansas baby! And it's not our first rodeo...

Partners

Partners play a significant role in the success of our event and the growth of tech in Africa.

We think the partners below are awesome, and you should checkout all they have to offer!

Event Partners

Collaborators

Media Partners

Demo your product, showcase your company, find new clients

Get in touch to book yourself a space at Tech4Africa, so that you can demo your product, showcase your company, or simply network smack bang in the middle of everything and meet new people. Simple!

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Johannesburg Venue

Tech4Africa Will Be Held At

SciBono Discovery Center

Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg

Contact

Get in touch

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

Contact info

Enquiries: Zinnia on +27 (0) 83 457 6935

Press and Media: Zinnia on +27 (0) 83 457 6935