Women-In-Tech KZN joined together to raise money for Kerr house, a local shelter for women in crisis. It was an amazing event that was well attended by movers and shakers in the IT industry and made for an interesting and fun morning whilst supporting a needy cause.
Several attendees shared anecdotes on lessons learned and experiences they have had in the career. The founders of WIT KZN also shared on the vision of WIT and what they want to accomplish to support girls and women as they develop their careers in IT.
Kerr House is a place of hope, healing and new beginnings. Kerr House is the Durban Hospice for Women. Kerr House provides a safe haven for abused and destitute women. This shelter for women in crisis was launched in 1951 and is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation under the auspices of the Rectors of St Paul's and Cyprian Anglican parishes. To learn more how to support Kerr House visit the website.
KC Pivot and Kaleidocode are proud to support and sponsor WIT-KZN.
Chillisoft and Kaleidocode are co-hosting a code retreat. Come and join us for a day of fun, practice and learning. Numbers are limited so please follow the instructions below to secure your spot.
RSVP and register here: www.meetup.com/coderetreat/events/242058457/
Unit G1, 35 Intersite Avenue,
Umgeni Business Park, Durban
To secure your seat we require you to pay a R100 deposit within 48 hours of your RSVP. The deposit will be refunded to you at the event. If you've attended a code retreat in the past, please note that our banking details have changed! See below for updated details:
Bank Details for the Deposit:
First National Bank
Acc. Name: Chillisoft Solution Services (Pty) Ltd
Account Number: 6 - 2 - 0 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 3 - 7 - 3
Branch No.: 2 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 5
(excuse the funny spaces between the account and branch numbers)
Please make your "surname, first name" the reference on the payment so we can assign it correctly. (No Sql Injection!)
What you need to bring:
- Laptop (if you have one) with IDE / Programming Language Setup
- Read up on TDD (Test Driven Development)
- An open mind, willingness to learn & share
Whatever you are comfortable in, as long you can't get arrested for public indecency.
Full lunch and snacks will be provided for. If you have specific dietary requirements please email the organizers.
The event should be ending roughly between 4 and 5 PM.
Divan Visagie and Chris Tite shared at the recent Agile User Group session in June, hosted at Kaleidocode.
Divan Visagie discussed the challenges facing all of us when we need to make technology decisions on our projects. We face a constant barrage of new ideas that promise to help us do our job better, but it can be easy to get overwhelmed or even misled by the news cycle. In this video Divan points out some of the traps one may fall into and how to come to less biased conclusions about our technology choices.
Chris Tite shared on refactoring databases in an agile methodology.
Do you have dark places in your database where only the knowledgeable few fear to tread? Shouldn’t you try to change this? Treating your database as code and refactoring it as your software evolves is a good first step. Chris introduces Agile Database Techniques, looking at tools and techniques which can be used to manage your database in an Agile fashion, so that your database evolves as your software changes.