DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016

Music in Africa at the Goethe-Institut
26
27 May
2 years 8 months ago

“Digital rights are human rights in this day in age and we have an opportunity and a responsibility to enable others, less technical than ourselves, to enjoy freedom, privacy, and security.” — Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire, 2014 (and at the opening keynote of DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015).

DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016 runs over two days, the first themed for Drupal business and the second themed for the Drupal community and technical / development talks.

Name: 
DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016

Day 1 of 2 - Business

26 May
Doors Open: 
9:30am
Starts: 
10:00am
Ends: 
4:00pm

GPL software business models have unique opportunities to serve the market, the public and developers better.

Name: 
Day 1 of 2 - Business
Venue: 
Music in Africa at the Goethe-Institut
Super Event: 
DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016

Day 2 of 2 - Community and Development

27 May
Doors Open: 
9:30am
Starts: 
10:00am
Ends: 
4:00pm

Drupal is a developer community as much, if not some times more than a software solution for building internet applications.

Name: 
Day 2 of 2 - Community and Development
Venue: 
Music in Africa at the Goethe-Institut
Super Event: 
DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016

Sponsors

Please contact info@dasa.org.za if you want to sponsor DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016.
Platinum: R 15 000, Gold: R 5 000, Silver: R 2 000

Venue

Goethe-Institut
Telephone Number: 
+27 11 442 3232
The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.
Music in Africa
Telephone Number: 
+27 11 442 3232
Music In Africa is an information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector. Use it to access and share useful information, improve your knowledge of the sector, find and connect with professionals, and discover African musical works.

Platinum

Burtronix
Telephone Number: 
+27 82 657 6005
Burtronix builds data-intensive websites and cross-platform mobile applications. We are a small (5 people) distributed company in South Africa. Our work features on-line for worldwide top music artists, politicians, African banks, South African banks, municipalities, parastatals and national education enterprises. We're full-stack turn-key senior developers through and through and we are ethically aligned to FLOSS software, communities and individual rights to freedom and privacy.
SpinningYourWeb
E-mail: 
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 422 2771
Now with over 10 years of market experience, our team provides innovative solutions to complex problems to many organisations throughout Southern Africa. We are a team of experienced individuals with backgrounds that span a variety of disciplines, where our solutions are being used by a diverse range of organisations, from start-ups to large government agencies.
Brave Digital
Telephone Number: 
+27 11 447 9452
Brave Digital is a software development studio specialisting in conceptualization, development and management of creative technology and software. With emphasis on staying small, lean and agile using a core team of experts, BRAVE has been able to stay in step with the constantly evolving technology and innovation of the digital landscape, and provide exceptional, personalised service to our loyal clients for over 13 years.
Rogerwilco
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 975 8181
Rogerwilco is a multi-award-winning digital agency with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Founded in 2008, it has built a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading Drupal development studios and is rated as the country’s best SEO company. Its three workstreams focus on strategy (defining business cases), technology (building and optimising platforms) and creative (delivering engaging marketing campaigns).

Gold

Ingen Media
Telephone Number: 
+27 83 650 1901
Ingen Media is a design agency providing graphic & web design, project consulting, web development, and Drupal related services. Ingen Media assists clients step-by-step through all offerings & focuses on both the experience & relationship between client & agency, as well as client & customer. We have provided services to a broad base of industries including government, non-profits and humanitarian organisations, advertising agencies, and SMMEs.
Yonder Media
Telephone Number: 
+27 12 665 1123
Yonder Media creates award winning mobile and digital work that continues to redefine the industry’s criteria for success. We specialize in creating multi-channel assets that allow our clients to create meaningful, rewarding connections with their customers and stakeholders. For over 10 years Yonder has been the leader in specialized mobile marketing and has driven the growth of mobile media in South Africa.
Telamenta
Since 2008, Telamenta has worked in Web Applications Development, providing solutions to banking systems, car rental agencies, municipalities, and international organisations. We focus on Open Source Development, and engage in various levels of the local Drupal community, from attending meet ups to being on the Board of DASA.

Silver

Deep Current
Telephone Number: 
+27 31 312 5998
Deep Current is a strategic digital agency focused on performance. In a world of free and custom platforms we will tailor a digital ecosystem strategy that delivers results on business objectives.
LeeNX Consultancy
Telephone Number: 
+27 82 653 0767
Long running startup, servicing the SME market with their many and varying FOSS needs.

In Kind

Right2Know Campaign
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 447 3007
The Right2Know Campaign is South Africa’s first post-Apartheid movement centred on freedom of expression and access to information. We are a democratic, activist-driven campaign that strengthens and unites citizens to raise public awareness, mobilise communities and undertake research and targeted advocacy that aims to ensure the free flow of information necessary to meet people’s social, economic, political and ecological needs and live free from want, in equality and in dignity.
Drupalize.Me
Telephone Number: 
1-855-976-5535
Drupalize.Me is the leading provider of Drupal training services. Our online training library is trusted by thousands of users around the world, and we support you every step of the way. Drupalize.me free online training will be raffled on the days of DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016.
Drupal Association
Telephone Number: 
503-405-1159 x710
The Drupal Association is dedicated to fostering and supporting the Drupal software project, the community and its growth. We help the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, education, promotion, distribution and online collaboration at Drupal.org. The Drupal Association is a media sponsor and partner of the DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016.
Uber
We have partnered with Uber to offer guests a safe and reliable ride to and from Drupal Camp! All new users can sign up here (uber.com/go/drupalcampJHB) with the promotional code: DRUPALCAMPJHB and receive a free first ride up to R150. To request your ride, simply download the free application for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or visit the mobile site: m.uber.com.

Travel and Stay

Day 1 of 2 - Business

26 May
Doors Open: 
9:30am
10:00am - 4:00pm
2 years 8 months ago

Day 2 of 2 - Community and Development

27 May
Doors Open: 
9:30am
10:00am - 4:00pm
2 years 8 months ago

Music in Africa at the Goethe-Institut

119 Jan Smuts Avenue
Entrance on Newport Road
Arcadia
Parkwood
2193

Map

Hotels

Holiday Inn

The Zone Phase 2
187 Oxford Road
Rosebank
Johannesburg
2196
Choose the stylish Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank hotel in the heart of commercial Rosebank with direct and secure access to The Zone Shopping Centre and the Rosebank Gautrain Station right on its doorstep. The Gautrain ensures that it's only a short 25 minute trip from OR Tambo International Airport.
+27 11 218 6000

Speakers

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Wilhelm Erasmus
Telephone Number: 
+27 72 135 6621
Job Title: 
Enterprise Security Administrator
Organisation: 
Burtronix
Sector: 
Business
Just turned 17 almost perfectly in the middle of completing my two last years of schooling in one. Hopefully I'll be able to get a head start on my tertiary studies in engineering, information technology and security. I am passionate about gaining knowledge and using said for real-life applications of the sciences. This helps tremendously in my current task which consists of formulating the technical and security strategy for Burtronix, reviewing code and best practices as well as auditing existing infrastructure and work-flow with a strong emphasis on cryptography and identity assurance.
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Dane Rossenrode
Telephone Number: 
+27 72 103 4083
Job Title: 
Small web shop owner
Organisation: 
Touchdreams
Sector: 
Business
Having graduated with a Business Science degree just 4 years ago, I've been focussed on Touchdreams since. It's been my source of income, excitement, frustration, and pleasure. I enjoy learning and teaching, so I read a lot; fiction novels, non-fiction novels, internet articles, and even comments on those articles (when I’m feeling brave). I also play a few sports socially.
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Jakes Redelinghuys
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 975 8282
Job Title: 
Principal
Organisation: 
Drupal Academy
Sector: 
Education
Jakes has been working with Drupal since 2008 and is the principal of Drupal Academy, an organization set up in early 2016 to foster skills transfer and the development of Drupal coding skills in South Africa. The Academy offers customised training to end users to equip them with the skills and insight to make the most of their web platforms.
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Eddie Hatitye
Telephone Number: 
+27 11 442 3232
Job Title: 
Director
Organisation: 
Music in Africa
Sector: 
Business
I head a non-profit pan African organization, Music In Africa Foundation, whose vision is to be the leading source of information and exchange in and for the African music sector. Among other things, we are developing an innovative music information portal dedicated to the African music sector.
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Charlie Stewart
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 975 8181
Job Title: 
CEO
Organisation: 
Rogerwilco
Sector: 
Business
Charlie is CEO of Rogerwilco, a multi-award-winning digital agency with a strong focus on Drupal. A Scot by birth, he moved to South Africa in the early 2000’s in his quest to find a winning rugby team he could support. He’s regularly cited in the media on matters relating to digital and his book on B2B marketing was published by Penguin in early 2016.
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Nelly Moseki
Telephone Number: 
+27 76 118 9688
Job Title: 
Junior Developer
Organisation: 
Amazee Labs
Sector: 
Business
Nelly Moseki is a Junior Developer at Amazee Labs. Her first encounter with Drupal was at the DrupalCamp Johannesburg in early 2015. She joined the community with lots of dedication and enthusiasm and moved from Soweto to Muizenberg in January 2016 to join the Amazee Labs team. Attending DrupalCamp Gauteng 2016 brings her back to the roots of her developer career which she pursues with great passion.
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Zoe Pedersen
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 975 8181
Job Title: 
Client Service Director
Organisation: 
Rogerwilco
Sector: 
Business
Zoe is Rogerwilco’s client services director and is responsible for defining client strategies and overseeing the implementation and delivery of their projects and campaigns. A stickler for detail and a skilled communicator, she understands how to transform complexity into straightforward executional plans.
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Denvor Phokaners
Telephone Number: 
+27 83 377 5078
Job Title: 
Business Coach and Mentor
Organisation: 
Crossworks
Sector: 
Business
Denvor has almost 20 years of international business development, sales and sales management experience having successfully pitched to investors and clients and served on executive boards and committees in just over 20 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, the United Kingdom...) around the world. He currently teaches entrepreneurs how to pitch and how to conquer the complexity of selling business to business.
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Jonathan Wagener
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 422 2771
Job Title: 
Director
Organisation: 
SpinningYourWeb
Sector: 
Business
Jonathan writes code and draws things. He codes in PHP (mostly) and has experience with both Drupal and Symfony amongst other things.
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Chimezie Chuta
Telephone Number: 
+2348165430776
Job Title: 
Drupal Developer and Trainer
Organisation: 
Lagos DrupalVersity
Sector: 
Education
Chimezie Chuta is a passionate technology Innovator, Integrated IT support professional and prolific Drupal Web Application Developer. He runs several IT firms in Lagos Nigeria. When not doing Drupal, he flies UAVs, drones and RC craft. As a very active member of Drupal Nigeria User group, he helps in building the community and fostering healthy relationships among members.
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Grant Mills
Telephone Number: 
+27 82 546 8365
Job Title: 
CEO
Organisation: 
Brave Digital
Sector: 
Business
Grant has spent 13 years immersed in the business of owning a tech company, the dizzying highs, the crashing lows and everything in-between. A self-professed geek who loves all things tech, but knows just enough to be dangerous, he has dedicated his career to learning how to get the best out of people much smarter than him. It seems to be working so far.
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Riaan Burger
Telephone Number: 
+27 82 657 6005
Job Title: 
Senior Drupal Consultant
Organisation: 
Burtronix
Sector: 
Business
Riaan works at Burtronix, developing internet-based solutions for our clients. In the '90s he taught secondary, then tertiary computer science, then opened a hand full of unconventional underground nightclubs across Johannesburg and finally, in the 2000s focused more on developing Burtronix, started in '96 as an internet software firm. He believes in the fundamental rights to freedom and privacy of all individuals.
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Renate Ehlers
Telephone Number: 
+27 12 665 1123
Job Title: 
Technical Project Manager
Organisation: 
Yonder Media
Sector: 
Business
Before changing careers in 2013 to enter web development, Renate was a professional chef from 2006. Although self-taught in the basics, she learnt Drupal under the mentorship of Riaan Burger, Andre Artus and the active SA Drupal community, where she was involved in end-to-end project delivery and active development. Renate joined Yonder Media in January to head up their Technical Project Management team.
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Dania Gerhardt
Telephone Number: 
+27 76 802 5770
Job Title: 
Founder, CEO
Organisation: 
Amazee Labs
Sector: 
Business
In her early career Dania Gerhardt was a chartered accountant and manager at KPMG. In 2007 she co-founded the full service Web development company Amazee Labs and successfully grew the startup to Switzerland's prime Drupal company that now has offices in Zurich (Switzerland), Austin (USA) and Cape Town. Dania currently heads the Cape Town office, where she lives with her family.
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Murray Hunter
Telephone Number: 
+27 21 447 3007
Job Title: 
Spokesperson
Organisation: 
Right2Know Campaign
Sector: 
Education
Murray is a researcher and campaigner for the Right2Know Campaign, focusing on oversight of security structures.
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Greg McKeen
Job Title: 
Managing Director
Organisation: 
Telamenta
Sector: 
Business
With close to 10 years experience in Drupal development, Greg has been involved in DASA, Drupal Meetups, Training and Development when he is not busy running his company.
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Seaparo Phala
Telephone Number: 
+27 82 389 9023
Job Title: 
Chief Information Officer
Organisation: 
Department of Arts and Culture
Sector: 
Government
Seaparo is an unapologetic Open Source Software advocate. Seaparo has served as an Assistant Director: Strategic Analysis, Deputy Director: Knowledge Management, as Manager Information Systems Development, is a Fellow of the 2nd African School on Internet Governance, in the Executive Management Committee of the Government Information Technology Officers Council (GITOC), as the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Information and Knowledge Management at GITOC.
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C.Lee Taylor
Telephone Number: 
+27 82 653 0767
Job Title: 
Owner
Organisation: 
LeeNX Consultancy
Sector: 
Business
FOSS Guru, cum tinker and integrator.

Schedule

Day 1 of 2 - Business

10:00am - 10:45am
Keynote: Unbuilding Your Business
Speaker: 
Grant Mills
Topic: 
Drupal Business

For over 200 years, the industrial-age business model has brought us enormous wealth and prosperity, but there is a growing sense of unease surrounding the unsustainable nature of this well-worn paradigm. Around the world, companies are experimenting with a new way of doing business, one that favours purpose, mastery and autonomy over profit, which we will explore in more detail in this talk.

10:45am - 11:30am
Right2Know Campaign
Speaker: 
Murray Hunter
Topic: 
Privacy

Getting the spooks off your internet!

11:30am - 12:15pm
Community Involvement as a Business Model
Speaker: 
Dania Gerhardt
Topic: 
Drupal Business

Amazee Labs is an active community member. Our involvement includes maintaining modules, contributing to Drupal core, presenting at and attending each DrupalCon since 2008, sponsoring and organising Camps and more. Dania shares some insights of how the global Drupal Community ticks and brings up suggestions how we can close the gap between South Africa and the rest of the global community.

12:15pm - 12:30pm
The Yonder Journey to Drupal Island
Speaker: 
Renate Ehlers
Topic: 
Unconfirmed

Yonder has been using Joomla as a development platform for 5 years. Join us on a journey of migration to Drupal.

12:30pm - 12:45pm
Plan your way to profits
Speaker: 
Zoe Pedersen
Topic: 
Business

Gartner research suggests that 75% of IT projects are considered to be failures by those who initiated them. More often than not, failure originates from poor planning. Ineffective project management creates stress, impacts profitability and destroys reputations. Zoe's presentation will outline the basic tenets of effective project management.

12:45pm - 1:00pm
Why is it so hard to sell my product and services to a corporate, even after the decision maker said yes?
Speaker: 
Denvor Phokaners
Topic: 
Entrepreneurship

As entrepreneurs and sales people we get very excited when the decision maker said yes only to wait in vain for a proposal or agreement to be signed. There are many reasons for this. Understanding what the reasons are and how to manage the decision making process is a skill that will turn a “we’ll come back to you” into a “Lets do it!”.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
Topic: 
Lunch

Lunch will be served in the courtyard.

2:00pm - 2:45pm
The business case for Drupal
Speaker: 
Charlie Stewart
Topic: 
Drupal Business

Drupal is frequently criticised for being unwieldy. For being tough to use and tough to support. These are uncomfortable truths for us Drupalists. In his thought provoking talk, Charlie will unpack some of reasons behind Drupal's poor rap. And he'll offer suggestions as to how we, the local South African community, can improve perceptions of our favourite platform to the benefit of our businesses.

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Introduction to MusicInAfrica.net – Information and exchange portal for the African music sector (developed in Drupal 7)
Speaker: 
Eddie Hatitye
Topic: 
Engagement

MusicInAfrica.net is an ambitious pan-African website/ nonproft start-up with a mission to support the entire African music sector, promoting knowledge exchange, networking and music discovery. The site is developed in Drupal 7 and has been growing impressively since its launch about 15 months ago. In this session we get to explore some of the amazing music functionalities that they are trying to achieve in Drupal as well as the general challenges that are associated with running a big Drupal website in South Africa.

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Internet Governance and Open Source Software
Speaker: 
Seaparo Phala
Topic: 
Government

The talk will look at internet rights, the digital economy and the contribution that the open source software community can play towards a digital economy.

Day 2 of 2 - Community and Development

10:00am - 10:45am
Keynote: Drupal Talent Development: Prelude to actualizing The DrupalCon Africa Dream
Speaker: 
Chimezie Chuta
Topic: 
Community

Africa can only be ripe for DrupalCon when they can boast of the requisite talents that can support its mass adaptation by organizations that use Drupal. There should be an continental emergency declared for Drupal talents. No one can do this for us, we must do it for ourself. And the time to start is now.

10:45am - 11:30am
OpenHAB
Speaker: 
C.Lee Taylor
Topic: 
Development

Scratching my own itch, using Open Source (Software and Hardware), to build a basic access control system. Open Home Automation Bus (OpenHAB) is software with components to manage home/building automation with protocol-neutral interconnects in a single platform catering to various vendor-specific devices. Temperature, access, lights and other devices monitored and managed.

11:30am - 12:15pm
REST APIs and Services
Speaker: 
Dane Rossenrode
Topic: 
Development

"Building RESTful APIs": Starting with identifying API usage in the real world (fun demos), we'll then discuss the basics of REST APIs, we'll compare Drupal modules like Services, RESTful, and RESTful WS, and finish off looking at JavaScript techniques to 'consume' APIs.

12:15pm - 12:45pm
Drupal Soup
Speaker: 
Jonathan Wagener
Topic: 
Development

What is next after installing Drupal 8? It doesn't look like much right off the bat so some work is required. We're going to look at a couple of things you can do with Drupal 8 without working too hard.

12:45pm - 1:00pm
Signing Your Drupal Commits with GPG
Speaker: 
Wilhelm Erasmus
Topic: 
Development

When you have critical client infrastructure that rely on and require assurance that every line of code was legitimately contributed or at least reviewed by a known entity and you need to know that with mathematical certainty, you need to sign your commits. Every enterprise client should require this and every Drupal service delivery shop should provide this without a second thought. Anything other than provable trust in contributions is, well, not provable and thus not reliable. This is GPG signed commits.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
Topic: 
Lunch

Lunch will be served in the courtyard.

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Sometimes, it's just not a job for Drupal
Speaker: 
Greg McKeen
Topic: 
Development

When looking at complex websites, it may be easy to assume that Drupal is the correct hammer. We discovered the hard way, that some projects need a tool specifically designed for the job, and sometimes your preferred toolset, is the wrong one.

2:15pm - 2:30pm
Getting the most from Drupal
Speaker: 
Jakes Redelinghuys
Topic: 
Drupal Training

One of the greatest obstacles to the successful take up and usage of Drupal in South Africa is skill-related. There’s a shortage of knowledgeable devs in our industry; and there’s a growing frustration from end users that they’re simply not equipped to make the most of their platforms. Presenting an overview of the Drupal Academy’s goals and the training programmes it can offer.

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Entertainment - Bongeziwe Mabandla
Topic: 
Entertainment

Drawing on a variety of local, African and international influences, Bongeziwe creates a soulful afro-folk sound with lyrics in isiXhosa. Since 2006, Bongeziwe has performed at countless open mic sessions, clubs and festivals all over the country.

http://musicinafrica.net/directory/bongeziwe-mabandla

3:45pm - 6:00pm
After Party
Topic: 
Entertainment

We meet at Craft in Parkhurst where we can all decide which of the many street venues we prefer. Specialities are in old pub, crafted foods and craft beer, coffee and street cafe foods.