OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Community
We Can Do It! My Approach to Empowering Myself as a Woman in Tech
Women often doubt their competency, especially in male dominated fields like the tech industry. Here are a few approaches that helped me to empower myself.
by Cornelia van der Walt - 14 December 2018
Topic: Community
Automating My Development Environment: Scripting vs. Vagrant
As a backend-developer, my environment is changing with every new project. That's why I decided to automate the build of my development environment. Here's how.
by Angus Mackenzie - 13 December 2018
Topic: Community
Idris: Double-Checking Programs While You are Coding
Most programming errors are only discovered during testing. With Idris, you can check your program's behaviour while you're coding! Here are three use cases.
by Henry Steere - 12 December 2018
Topic: Community
Building a CI/CD pipeline for mobile app deployment
It used to be difficult to set up CI/CD pipelines for mobile apps. With new tools, it's now possible. JJ Niemand explains how he did it.
by JJ Niemand - 10 December 2018
Topic: Community
Creating the Trac board: Agile Board Synchronization
My team's scrum board does not only automatically synch with its digital version, it also triggers stage-relevant actions that help us minimize admin. Here's how we did that.
by Jose Pita - 7 December 2018
Topic: Community
How I Maximised Efficiency to Avoid Working Overtime
To avoid working overtime, I had to improve my efficiency. I will discuss some of the challenges that reduced my efficiency and how I overcame them.
by Shalina Naicker - 5 December 2018
Topic: Community
9 lessons from a failed startup
We got into accelerator program in Barcelona, Spain. Five months later, I was back on the job market. Here's what I learned about startups the hard way.
by Jeff Jenkinson - 3 December 2018
Topic: Community
Dealing with Decision Fatigue as a Startup Founder - The Infinite List
Starting a business comes with obvious hard things like hiring and long hours. How does one deal with the less obvious ones like anxiety and decision fatigue?
by Larissa Pienaar - 28 November 2018
Topic: Community
Undercover UX: Creating a User Research Culture From Scratch
Regular user testing is essential to any product development, but can be hard to incorporate into the development process. Here's how I started from scratch.
by Cara Winterbottom - 26 November 2018
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
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