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Things to do when you are not working in Cape Town.

Springlab.co an Incubator with a Difference

Somewhere in the suburb of Observatory, one of the many undergoing regeneration on the outskirts of Cape Town’s central business district, is the Springlab office. Unlike most technology companies it felt like walking into a warm and comfortable home. An open loft-styled expanse with a really cosy lounge area, kitchen and awesome views of Devil’s Peak. I …

mobile is the future

GovHackSA Cape Town

The #GovHackSA ran as part of an official World Design Capital Event in May 2014 at the offices of 22seven in Cape Town. It was a free,  day-long coding marathon for novice and experienced developers and coders to create new and novel solutions to problems posed to #GovHackSA by the City of Cape Town.   The event took months of planning with City Ministers and Councilmen to open data and create usable data sets that the teams could intergrate and use in their applications. This is a follow on from the new Open Data policy that is in draft stages of being passed in parliament.   There were 3 challenges set, each participant could chose which challenge they wanted to work on, and teams were formed organically. The keynote speakers for this edition was Gertus Byleveld from Journey who highlighted their partnership with Silicon Cape and encourages all developers to turn their applications in businesses.   #GovHackSA were also lucky to have the USA based team from SendGrid who are scoping out South Africa to see the current …

Sex at Cape Town Garage!

Yes, sex at Cape Town Garage. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears over the past while because openly, multiple times a …

The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and …