OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Community
How I Get the Most Out of Hackathons
Hackathons are great opportunities for learning and growth. To tap into this, you need to consider things carefully. Here are my strategies.
by Jo Pearl - 23 November 2018
Topic: Community
How I Ensure Cross-Browser Compatibility
South Africans browse the web in a range of different ways. I will explain the obstacles to creating an engaging experience and how I overcame them.
by Dieter Buntzen - 21 November 2018
Topic: Community
How I use Jupyter Notebooks as a sandbox for building visualisations
Jupyter Notebooks let me combine live visualisation code with my notes in a single, interactive document. Here's how I got started with it, step by step.
by Shiraaz Moollatjie - 13 November 2018
Topic: Community
What I Learned From Interviewing For A New Job
Getting rejected is an inevitable part of job hunting, but it turned out to be much harder than I expected. Here's how I learnt to deal with it.
by Petrus Kruger - 12 November 2018
Topic: Community
Common Problems During Scrum Adoption And How to Overcome Them
There are still many problems and failures during the adoption and implementation of Scrum. I will discuss how to identify and categorise these problems.
by Ridewaan Hanslo - 7 November 2018
Topic: Community
Simulating The Right Thing: Property-Based Testing
Property-based testing works great in a small set of situations, such as my tower defence game bot. Here's how I made sure that my bot was simulating valid moves.
by Justin Worthe - 2 November 2018
Topic: Community
What We Learned From Rapid Prototyping
Rapid prototyping is great for growing your skill set and applying your mind to problems. These are our key learnings from prototyping an isiZulu chatbot.
by Mark Jones and Mike Harrison - 31 October 2018
Topic: Community
Reflections of a Former Developer Trying Hard Not to Be Called a Manager
It’s nothing new for a techie to move into a leadership role. Here are some of the challenges I faced, and how I changed my thinking and behaviour.
by Neil MacKellar - 26 October 2018
Topic: Community
Why I’m excited about Self-Sovereign Identity
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) promises to solve a bunch of security problems. Here’s how I’ve made sense of it for myself — and why I’m excited about it.
by Phillip Gibb - 24 October 2018
Topic: Community
How Playing Games Inspires My Software Development
Playing games is directly useful to my job as a software developer. Here's how.
by Jacob Clarkson - 19 October 2018
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