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DevConf 2018 to include Cape Town

Developers' conference and exhibition, DevConf, will be held in Johannesburg as well as Cape Town in 2018.

DevConf 2018 to include Cape Town

evConf organisers Robert MacLean and Candice Mesk said that DevConf 2017 was expanded to meet popular demand, with the second event attracting over 750 software developers from across the country. Expert talks across five tracks covered technologies, trends, case studies and everyday challenges faced by local software developers. From algorithmic bias, blockchain, coding challenges and local hacking, to drones and beer brewing, the latest trends and technologies came under the spotlight.

“We will take the event to Cape Town next year, extending our reach and delegate numbers to well over 850,” says MacLean. “With seven tracks at the Johannesburg DevConf and two in Cape Town, the event aims to cover key themes including crafting code, database, devops and automation, tools, teams, people and methodologies, security, IoT, machine learning and AI, and mobile.”

Call for papers

DevConf has now issued a call for papers for the 2018 event, seeking expert speakers capable of delivering talks on code, technology, platforms, methodologies or trends that inspire, educate, and entertain. Speaker submissions close on 1 October 2017, and the final agenda will be published in late October. To submit your proposal, go to

DevConf 2018 will be held on Tuesday, 27 March, 2018, at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg and on Thursday, 29 March, 2018, at River Club in Cape Town. For more, go to

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