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Welcome to the premier mobile, web & emerging tech event in Africa.

31st Oct & 1st Nov, The Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg

Early Bird tickets are R1,200 ex Vat (limited)

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Introducing Neal “No Fluff, Just Stuff” Ford

Thoughtworks, a global software developer company with 1,800 people in 10 countries, is running a day of Agile Engineering Immersion. Neal “No Fluff, Just Stuff” Ford, a Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, will be coming to South Africa to add Tech4Africa to the 300+ developer conferences he has addressed.

A bit of a language geek, Neal’s affections include Ruby, Clojure, Java, Groovy, JavaScript, Scala and C#/.NET. He, and the wider ThoughtWorks team, will look at behavior-driven development, test-driven deployment, continuous delivery, problem solving and the Agile method.

More about Thoughtworks.

Get ready for two days of action packed content

Tech4Africa is just nine weeks away, registrations are open and tickets are selling fast, so please don't miss the Early Bird offer!

We will be announcing the final speaker line-up for the conference streams on Thursday November 1st shortly. Meanwhile, however, some exciting things happening on Wednesday's Developer Hackathon. Please pass on to any friends in the developer universe, and remember we are also looking for tech speakers and volunteers to help out during the conference (for the price of a ticket!).

For the less agile delegates, there will be a range of other workshops to choose from, including a comprehensive look at how to monetize ideas on the internet from InMobi, the Global Mobile Ad Network. We will also have mobile marketing experts from the Digital Mobile Marketing Association addressing key issues, challenges and opportunities in today’s mobile environment.

Checkout the schedule.

Get tickets

Tickets are selling fast, with over 100 people having taken advantage of the Early Bird ticket price, and still 9 weeks to go! Tickets are priced as follows:~

Developer Hackathon: R1,000 ex VAT
"Early Bird" Registration: R1,200 ex VAT
Standard Registration Fee: R1,800 ex VAT
Don't miss out on the coolest tech event of the year, for the price of two rounds of golf, or a hairdo and pair of shoes! Find out more about tickets.

Have your say / Pitch @ Ignite / Planning travel

Vote Startups Travel
For the first time you can have your say for Tech4Africa using our feedback platform. To find out more, visit our voting page. Startups from around Africa can register for startup pitching competition. All details are on our Ignite page. Flying to Johannesburg? We've created an accomodation guide, including details on rooms available.

Who goes to Tech4Africa?

Account Manager, Africa correspondent, BDFM Online Editor, Blogger, Campaign Manager, CEO, Chairman, Chief Sales and Marketing Office, Co-founder, Communications Officer, COO, CTO, Corporate Communication Specialist, Customer Experience Lead, Developer, Digital Brand Manager, Digital Platforms Manager, Editor-in-chief, Enterprise Architect, Executive Editor, Founder, Group CEO, Group Communications Manager, Hacker, Head of Analytics, Optimisation and Usability, Head of Digital Communications, Head of Digital Media and Marketing, Head of Engage, Head of Optimise, Head of PR and Communications, Head of Social Media, Head of Technical Operations, Head of Technology, Head: Digital Marketing Campaigns, Head: Digital Presence, Head: Product Development & Portals, Managing Director, Managing Editor, Managing Partner, Marketing & Commercial Manager, Marketing & Sales Manager, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, MD, Online Manager, Operations Manager, Owner, Partner, Product Development Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Researcher, Sales Director, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Manager: Strategic Contract R&D, Social media evangelist, Software Engineer, Technology Solutions Manager, Surveys Editor, Systems & Devices Manager, Talent Development, Technical Director, Technical Evangelist, Technology Editor, Technology Strategy, Usability expert, User Interface developer, Writer, Find out more about Tech4Africa.

Quotes from previous attendees:

@rudshep: Really an awesome day at Tech4Africa conference. This level of energy and optimism I have not seen anywhere else. SA Tech Rocks!

@ShawnGraaff: @Tech4Africa has reached out to over 150 cities, mostly main cities in Africa, this is how you empower and innovate a continent #T4A

@imel: @Tech4Africa great being here, fantastic optimism in the air #t4a

@glenbvuma: Made the right choice by attending @Tech4Africa instead of marching with Malema. Really learning a lot from the guys. #T4A

@liambeeton: We have come to the end of @Tech4Africa #T4A. I really enjoyed myself, met some great people and am taking so much info away.

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Partner opportunities: We've worked with incredible companies in previous years. Will you join us this year? Partner with us.

In 2011, Tech4Africa reached people in 47 countries and 171 cities, and trended on Twitter at 8.7 tweets per minute, reaching 23,174,362 million people worldwide. Checkout the 2011 Infographic.

History of Tech4Africa: Did you know that Tech4Africa was first conceived in 2006, and is now in it's 3rd year? Read more about our history.

We're really proud of the last 2 incredible years and some of the best speakers in tech, so we've created a previous speakers section.

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