MMA SA SUPPORTS TECH4AFRICA 2013
Media sponsorship on industry events is top on the Mobile Marketing Association agenda for 2013. Bespoke events in mobile advertising have been selected to extend value to members in elevating the brand, driving member networking opportunities and prospective lead cultivation.
The MMA is thoughtful of the investments members are making towards attending events and all our sponsored events guarantee seats discounts. One of the pinnacle event for 2013 is Tech4Africa taking place from 9-10 October, Focus Rooms, The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa.
This events is packed with international and local speakers covering 64 sessions spread over two days focusing on developer keynotes, workshops and deep dive sessions, Cloud sessions and workshops, IBM SmartCamp for startups and entrepreneurs, and Business keynotes, workshops and in-depth sessions.
A first for African tech
In a complete departure from the usual African conference scheduling, and in response to the many requests to speak at Tech4Africa since it’s inception, earlier this year Tech4Africa opened up speaker submissions to the tech community. The results were 90 speaker submissions, and 3225 votes spread across almost 70 technology topics.
As with last year, the format focusses on short, bite sized, juicy content which will keep the audience engaged, whilst allowing speeakers to interact with attendees throughout the day.
Submissions ranged from mobile development and mobile money, new databases like MongoDB, working in teams, DevOps, the Cloud, Agile development, working with Git, succeeding in African eCommerce, better product management, entrepreneurship and startup success, to really exotic technologies like Clojure and Scala. And in an incredible community response, submissions have come from as far afield as Canada, France, South America, the US and India, as well as from various African countries.
Speakers from the UK, Spain, India, Israel, Canada, Kenya, Germany, Egypt and the United States
As in previous years, Tech4Africa 2013 will have a stellar line-up of international keynote speakers, this year’s speakers including Ahmed Fathalla from GyroLabs (Egypt); Alistair Hill from OnDevice Research (UK); Amolo Ng’weno of Digital Divide (Kenya), Norberto Leite from MongoDB (ES), Kjetil J. Olsen from Elance (DE), Binay Tiwari from Vserv.mobi (IND), Derek Kopke from DataWind (CAN), Malvina Goldfeld from PayPal (ISR) and Petra Cross of Google (US).
The Schedule for Wednesday 9 October will focus on deep dive technical sessions, hands-on workshops and hacking sessions held in five separate rooms; whilst on Thursday 10 October there will be higher-level presentations, demos and inspirational talks held in the same auditorium.
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