OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Community
Fighting the Imposter Syndrome: Lessons from a Self-Taught Developer
Being a self-taught developer can be scary and intimidating. For me, skipping university turned out to be the right choice anyways: Here’s what I learned.
by Arrie Pieterse - 3 July 2018
Topic: Community
Prioritise Like You Mean It
Once we have estimated the time and cost for our software project, how do we decide what to build first? Here's a simple method based on the value, cost and risk of a feature.
by Juan Urrego - 1 June 2018
Topic: Community
DIY: Growing Chilli-Plants with an Augmented Reality System
A simple project in my living room that grows chilli plants is a perfect case study of how you can leverage the power of big data and the cloud to integrate technology in...
by Dries Cronje - 25 May 2018
Topic: Community
Literate Programming: Empower Your Writing with Emacs Org-Mode
Literate programming can make your programming more expressive and give your writing the powers of your favourite programming language. Here's how it works.
by Justin Worthe - 14 May 2018
Topic: Community
Want to Build Your Own Chatbot? Here's How We Got Started
Building chatbots doesn't have to be scary. We've built a banking assistant with voice interface - all without special training! Here's how we did it and what we learned.
by Simon van Dyk - 7 May 2018
Topic: Community
Estimating Software Projects’ Time and Cost Like a Pro
Only 3 out of 10 projects finish on time and budget & only 10% of big projects survive at all! Here's how to estimate your project's time and cost like a pro.
by Juan Urrego - 4 May 2018
Topic: Community
Programming on the Ethereum Blockchain
Of all blockchain projects, Ethereum is by far my favourite because it puts the power of the blockchain in the hands of regular developers. Here's why that's exciting.
by Wogan May - 20 February 2018
Topic: Community
Inside Investec’s Development Teams
The day-to-day experience of developers varies a lot among different industries. To learn more about developers working in the banking industry, OfferZen talked to Shabhana...
by Helené van Tonder - 12 July 2017
Topic: Community
Fostering Talent - CodeX on Training the Next Generation of Coders
Tech in Africa is disrupting many key industries - starting from communication, banking and energy all the way to health, agriculture, education and logistics. At the same...
by Anne Gonschorek - 30 June 2017
Topic: Community
Giraffe’s Mobisite Links Workers and Jobs
Giraffe is a recruitment platform that bridges the gap between job opportunities and jobseekers. The service focuses on medium-skilled workers earning R3 000 to R15 000...
by Helené van Tonder - 19 May 2017
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