Upcoming events in Johannesburg

2009 November 6
by Ismail Dhorat

GeekMeat Chow – 10 November 2009
So at the last barcamp jozi, we conceptualized a regular geek get together for all things geeky, the first Geek Meat (Gerrit?) will be held on the 10 November. Come have a bite and listen to some interesting talks. We are planning 3 talks for the evening. One on deep IT technology, another on Web 2.x/Soft Skills and another suprise geeky fun talk.

Date: 10 November 2009
Time: 19:00
Venue: Picola Pizza Restaurant (Cnr 4th & 8st, Linden Square Shopping Centre, Linden) GPS Coordinates: X: 27°59`35“ Y:-26°8`27“
Cost: Pay for your meal
Tel No: 011 782-9707 Free Focaccia!!!
RSVP: diricia+geekchow (at) gmail (dot) com

p.s check out the awesome geek meat site as well

World Usability Day – 11 November 2009
Have you created or implemented an initiative that has used Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or digital technology to positively impact socially disadvantaged or digitally excluded communities? Or are you interested in how people go about such initiatives? Do you know what user experience is all about? Or why user experience is important?

To find out more about e-inclusion and the relationship between that and user experience in areas such as accessibility, information architecture, usability evaluation, voice interaction and mobile human computer interaction, you are invited to attend and participate in an event on e-Inclusion and User Experience at the CSIR on Thursday, 12 November 2009. The event is organised under the auspices of SAFIPA and the international World Usability Day co-ordinating committee.

Date: 12 November 2009
Time: 08:30 – 15:00
Venue: Casa Toscana, Pretoria, South Africa
Cost: None

RSVP to Lorraine Shikwane at lshikwane (at) csir.co.za to confirm your attendance by 12:00 noon on 11 November 2009.

Endeavor Enterprise Learning Circle – 11 November 2009
The Endeavor enterprise learning circle for the 11th will focus support programmes for entrepreneurs.

Date: 11 November 2009
Time: 17:00 to 20:30
Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Illovo, Johannesburg
Cost: None

TedX Johannesburg – 15 November 2009
Spaces are limited for this event and i believe there is a waiting list, but feel free to apply and add yourself to the list over at the TedX Johannesburg website.

p.s the picture in the header of the website is the Johannesburg skyline, taken by me a few years back.

Nokia Developer Days – 1-3 December 2009
The guys over at Forum Nokia annouced at the last Mobile Monday that they will be holding developer training in South Africa, the date has been set for the 1-3 December.

Attendees at Nokia Developer Days will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how to make the most of distributing their content to consumers around the world via Ovi Store by Nokia.
  • Learn directly from Nokia professionals about future technologies, trends, and market potential in South Africa and beyond.
  • Get hands-on training using Nokia-recommended technologies.
  • Network with industry peers from the developer community as well as strategic business players (including Operators, Professors, and Nokia executives).


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