Welcome to the first issue of mzansi.dev 🥳
Hope your week got off to a kicker 🔥
With this being the first issue, I've resisted the urge to overcomplicate things as I'd like to see things develop organically.
Based on community feedback and input, I'd like to revise the categories and content focus.
Please help me shape a valuable resource for South African developers by sending anything of interested to [email protected]
Yours truly 🤗
Progressive Web Apps in 2021 (Frontend Development South Africa FEDSA)
Great talk by JD Bothma and Schalk Neethling around the state of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) in 2021.
Mental health in the tech industry
Mental health is the not so hidden taboo in the tech industry. Local frontend extraordinaire Schalk Venter talks candidly about his experiences. We can do more to support each other #NotAlone
South Africa's Stitch raises $2 million to fund expansion into Nigeria
South African, open banking infrastructure provider, Stitch, raised a solid $2 million dollars to bring their total investment to $6 million to go with the 4 they raised earlier this year. Founders Kiaan Pillay, Natalie Cuthbert and Priyen Pillay should be stoked 🦾
Learning from ants: ant colony optimization
Interesting article from Rishal Hurbans, founder of Artificial Intelligence South Africa(AI ZA), around real-world applications for ant colony optimization algorithms.
Flutterwave and Standard Bank partner to expand digital payments across Africa
Flutterwave and Standard Bank are collaborating to build e-commerce, card issuing, payments, collections, USSD, lending, and buy-now-pay-later capabilities for customers in Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Mauritius, Cote D’Ivoire and Malawi
Microsoft Launches VSCode.Dev, Visual Studio Code in the Browser
An almost feature-complete version of Visual Studio Code running from the browser 😱
LinkedIn rolls out its freelance services marketplace globally
This could really shape up the freelance services marketplace. LinkedIn owns the professionals online profile and this could open up the door to a whole new class of freelance services.
WhatsApp brings its Business API to the cloud to speed adoption
WhatsApp is testing a new, cloud-based version of its WhatsApp Business API, hosted on Facebook’s infrastructure that will make it easier for businesses to adopt the WhatsApp API platform.
Everything announced at Chrome Dev Summit 2021
Everything announced at Chrome Dev Summit 2021 with changes and improvements to web vitals and privacy inbound along with additional learning experiences.
.NET Conf 2021
A free, three-day, virtual developer running from November 9-11 and co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft.
Women Tech Makers: Pushing Societal Barriers. at Google Developer Groups GDG Johannesburg
Google Developers Group, GDG Johannesburg, is hosting a talk on 10 November covering some of the challenges and barriers that women experience in the tech industry, Bianca-Valentina Dumitriu will cover the topic with Sylvia Gathoni and Vuyo Mhlotshane presenting on alternate subjects.
iOS Developers 🤯
If you know of any great iOS developers, let us know 🤝 We need to urgently find some devs for large, enterprise-scale projects. You can email [email protected]