SA tech events you’d want to attend this week [March Week 1]


We slapped together a cool list of events that you might want to attend this week. Cape Town is a buzz with several events including the much anticipated Offerzen Make.

Cape Town

Kotlin in a Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda @ TravelStart

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 18:00
TravelStart Block B, Longkloof Studios, Cape Town

  • What we’ll do
    Juan Urrego will be talking about “Kotlin in a Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda” in our next installment this year, again to be hosted by our friends at TravelStart.


In-app Billing on Android

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:00

  • Speakers will be covering topics such as:
    – In-app purchases
    – Subscriptions
    – Google Play Merchant Accounts
  • Light drinks and snacks will be provided.


Design System War-Stories: Memories From Folks Who Inspired A Design Revolution

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:30
If you have ever been on a team with more than one set of people who care about design/ux/css or all of the above, this talk is for you. Regardless of if you are a product owner, developer or design specialist.


Build a chatbot on the Root API

OfferZen Make
Friday, 9 March 2018 08:00
20 Kloof street, Cape Town

What we’ll do on the day: Build a chatbot

During the Make Day, you’ll learn the fundamentals of building an insurance chatbot using the following tech:

  • Root’s brand new Insurance API
  • Chat interface of your choice: Facebook, Slack, Google Assistant
  • Google’s NLP tool – Dialogflow



Docker 5th Birthday: Talks

Monday, 26 March 2018 18:00
Forest Park 2, Amazon 2 77 Armstrong Ave, La Lucia, Durban

  • What we’ll do
    We will be going through the following:
    1. Docker basic into if there are new members or people new to Docker
    2. Run DB Integration tests through TFS using Docker and windows containers.
    3. Building Angular projects in a container and why it’s a good idea.
    4. Demonstrating a real application : API , UI and DB all in containers , why the need for the container and how did we solve this using a container.
    5. Guest Speaker to present BI application for Containers



Google Cloud Fundamentals

Monday, 5 March 2018 09:00
Google Office Golden Oak House, Ballyoakes Office Park, 35 Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg

  • What to bring


Fantastic chatbots and where to find them | Up and Running with Kubernetes

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:00
JoziHub 44 Stanley Ave, Johannesburg

  • This meetup we have two very interesting talks scheduled. Fantastic Chatbots and a talk about Kubernetes.