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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), and close in 10 days! ;)

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Tech4Africa is about great content, relevance, and networking

For 2012 we've listened to delegate feedback and have changed the schedule to have speakers doing shorter and punchier talks, with an emphasis on bite-sized information that can be consumed and discussed with any platform. We've always said that Tech4Africa is about learning, so don't expect any snorefests!

Our speaker lineup for 2012 is taking shape, and I'm sure you'd agree we're congregating some of the best minds in mobile today! As such, here's a quick snapshot of what you can look forward to: Neal Ford (Thoughtworks), Daryn Smith (InMobi), Tom Rosemelia (IBM), Ralph Simon (Mobilium), Emma Kaye (Bozza), Verone Mankou (WayC), Mbwana Alliy (I/O Ventures), Christo Davel (22Seven), Josh Adler (UNDP), Mayan Mathen (DiData), Brett Loubser (BlazingChilli), Jon Hoehler (Deloitte), Toby Shapshak (Journalist)

More information on the schedule.

Introducing the Tech4Africa Hackathon

One piece of feedback we've received consistently is to have a greater breadth of tech talks, with more depth, and by local speakers, so we're doing it! The #Hackathon is for technical people to present, listen, learn and, umm, hack stuff, with other folks that love doing the same thing. It's a super informal gathering of techies over the duration of the event, and we're really looking forward to it! ;-)

At the #Hackathon you can look forward to: Agile development workshops, pair programming, continuous integration, test-driven development, jQuery, RubyOnRails, Progressive UX, Node.js, Raspberry PI, Problem solving, Mobile Monetisation with InMobi, Assorted Scaling & Trickery Gotcha’s and Solutions, Social Media Marketing, Social Engagement with Native, PHP/Python/LAMP, Virtualisation for Haxors, EC2 / Scala / Hadoop, Startup Fundraising Masterclass.

More information on the schedule.

Hangout With Top Tech Hubs On The Continent At Tech4Africa

Tech4Africa will bring together a community of people from developers and social media marketers, to investors and press, students to corporates, technologists to tweeters.

While speakers and discussions will cover what is happening across the continent, in mobile, enterprise opportunities, social business and entrepreneurship, we also want to bring Africa into the conference hall! Want to know what the hottest app in Senegal is? What is the smartphone penetration in Liberia and what does that mean for brands coming into the market? How much can a developer make in Uganda? How are businesses in Egypt using social media?

Google will be facilitating a G+Hangout with key tech hubs from across Africa. Hear from the iHub, iLabLiberia, CairoHackspace, Bongohive, CTIC Dakar, Jokkolabs, Outbox and KINU. Brett St.Clair will moderate the panel, take your questions and navigate the continent’s technology landscape. Hook up with our G+ Community at (LINK), and start saving up your questions now.

Hook up with our G+ Community

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

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** Please note: Early Bird tickets close in 10 days! ;)

Tickets are selling fast, with over 140 people having taken advantage of the Early Bird ticket price, and still 8 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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