With yet another successful Open Night under our belt, the year ahead looks very promising for Durban’s dev community. Our Open Night last week drew a fairly eclectic crowd of with a large gathering of students in the audience.
These budding digital ninjas joined us at our head office for a night of beer, pizza and engagement with some of Durban’s hottest talent. With two of our own developers presenting on the night, we were also lucky enough to have an external guest speaker, Matt Cavanagh, enlighten all of us on what Windows 8 has to offer.
Our very own Jitesh Nunnan wowed the audience with his demo of the new iPad, allowing most of the audience to view it firsthand for the first time. Siveshnee Moonsamy followed him with a nostalgic journey through her career, inspiring many potential developers and assisting them in understanding both the requirements and benefits of being a Durban-based developer in this day and age.
Open Night Programme:
- Introducing the new iPad – Jitesh Nunnan
Jitesh is an iOS Developer at immedia, who writes both iOS apps and APIs. He also conducts research into current app trends and technologies. Having assisted with the successful website launches at immedia, he has also represented us at WWDC and wrote the most downloaded immedia app, SABC News. Jitesh aspires to gain greater knowledge in all things mobile.
Follow Jitesh on twitter: @jiteshnunnan
- A developer’s journey – Siveshnee Moonsamy
Siveshnee shared her experiences as an iOS Developer. She is a lover of all things tech and is the first female developer to have an app in the App Store.
- An introduction into Windows 8 – Matt Cavanagh
Matt is a full-time Windows Phone Developer, living in Durban. He writes apps for the marketplace,as well as dev articles for WPCentral.com, and works with the MetroTwit, teambuilding great social apps.Follow Matt on twitter: @roguecode