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Mini-Startupbootcamp – Cape Town & Johannesburg

SiliconCape.com have published some dates of 2 upcoming Mini-Startupbootcamp events happening in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Startbootcamp generally is a 3 month acceleration program that focuses on exposing and connecting startups to our expanding community of top-level mentors and advisors. At the end of the program, startups get a chance to pitch to top angel investors and…

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The “50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur? – Part 2 of 2

This is a continuation of my musings regarding a list made by Entrepeneur.com about the “50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur“ (You can see the whole list at the link). So I previously looked at the first 25 of the listed 50, and saw which of the ‘signs’ I might share and/or some personal reflection…

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The “50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur” – Part 1 of 2

So as an aspiring entrepreneur, or at least somebody who is incredibly inspired by those who are, when I see articles with headings such as ‘50 Signs That You Might Be an Entrepreneur‘ by Entrepreneur.com it definitely catches my attention. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know if they hold the qualities which would see them living their…

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Silicon Valley Season 2 : Promo Trailer

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In April, This Shit Gets Real. I’m a huge fan of the first season of Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley. Having spent a little time in a start-up myself environment myself at the time, I could relate a bit to the excitement and fears of building a product with a small room full of guys who are…

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GitHub’s Patchwork Workshop Event in Cape Town – Committing, Branching, Merging, Talks, Laughs, Drinks and Pizza!

Yesterday evening (Wednesday, 4th Feb 2015) welcomed GitHub and their Patchwork workshop/hack-night to Cape Town, hosted by the awesome iXperience guys in Gardens. Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for newcomers and the like to learn all about Git and GitHub. Amongst the ‘newbies’ who went there to learn something new, there was also a host of…

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Life as a Junior Software Developer – Week 2

So week 1 came and went pretty quickly. In my first week I attended about 2-3 indication meetings a day, was given my first development task and submitted that in come the following Monday morning. I was pretty much thrown into the proverbial deep-end in week 1 and found myself familiarising with Visual Studio, C#,…

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‘This…. Is CS50.’

I’m Simon Archer, and I took CS50 (2014). What is CS50? It’s an opportunity. An opportunity to learn something new, to make new friends, to challenge yourself, and to be inspired to do something more. But more to be to the point, CS50 is a ‘Computer Science 101′ course offered by Harvard University. What makes…

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