OfferZen Blog

Insights about the South African tech industry and software development.

Topic: Community
Using Stone Age Insights to Create Better Software
Social processes drove technological success in the Stone Age, here's how I use those insights to build digital tools as a technical product owner.
by Lauren Hayes - 15 February 2019
Topic: Community
The Secret Sauce of Technical Leadership
What's the secret sauce of a great technical leader? I went out on a quest to talk to technical leaders I personally look up to. Here are the key learnings.
by Simon van Dyk - 8 August 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Developer Salaries: Trends Amongst Top Earners
How do some developers manage to out-earn the rest? We’ve looked at the top 5% of highest earning developers to find interesting insights on trends and demand.
by Trinka Mynhardt - 10 July 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Expert Guide on How to Make a Badass UI/UX Portfolio
Portfolios are the one thing allowing UI/UX designers to stand out - even more so than CVs. Here are the tips from experts at Dropbox, InVision and Glucode.
by Marike Brown - 2 May 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Empathy Can't Be Automated: Solving Complex Problems in a Tech Marketplace
As a tech company, it was tempting to completely automate guiding candidates through the hiring process, but we decided against doing so. Here's why.
by Danté Nel - 24 April 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Developer salaries: Cape Town vs Joburg [2018]
At the start of 2017, we investigated dev salaries between Cape Town and Joburg. Now, with more data we revisit our analysis and see how things have changed in the last year.
by Matthew Sturgess - 26 March 2018
Topic: Industry insights
Why a lean UX mindset makes for better software products
Phil Barrett has been in the industry for many years and knows that UX designers still have to justify what they do and why it matters.
by Anne Gonschorek - 2 February 2018
Topic: Industry insights
This is How Long it Takes Developers to Get Hired
We regularly look at the data we have on developer jobs in South Africa. Previously, we’ve analysed salary-related data in different ways by looking at the discrepancies...
by Harry Hands - 22 September 2017
Topic: Industry insights
Bringing High-Tech Public Health Solutions to Low-Tech Environments
Jembi Health Systems (Jembi) deliver high-tech public health solutions to low-tech environments: As a non-profit healthtech NGO, they are developing health information...
by Anne Gonschorek - 15 September 2017
Topic: Industry insights
The 3 Tiers of Blockchain Applications: Currency, Tokens, Infrastructure
The volatile trading value of Bitcoin and Ether has been a regular fixture in the news. But despite the widespread excitement about cryptocurrencies, it’s really hard to...
by Helené van Tonder - 8 September 2017
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