SPAN Digital Gold

SPAN is a software solution and product development firm with offices in San Francisco, California, and Cape Town, South Africa. SPAN’s multidisciplinary team strategizes, designs, and develops software solutions for clients ranging from scaling start-ups to leading global brands. SPAN’s diverse team has decades of experience innovating and disrupting in a variety of markets. We weave strategy, software development, and design together in an iterative, interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes engineering excellence and predictable delivery of tangible business value.

Python is one of the essential languages SPAN’s software engineers use to help our clients develop everything from proofs-of-concept and prototypes to product enhancements and new features. SPAN has leveraged Python extensively in a myriad of use cases: a content management system for a major streaming media service; data science for a unicorn healthcare start-up; big data, ETL, and data warehousing for an innovative digital music label; event-driven architectures; large-scale spatial data conversions; and standard web stacks and microservices for dozens of different clients.

For more information on our client work and for career opportunities, please visit: https://spandigital.com/

Takealot Gold

Takealot.com had expanded to become The Takealot Group – a young, fast growing group of South Africa’s leading e-commerce companies: Takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food.

We offer a dynamic working environment with great people and a promise that you won’t be bored, as long as you’re up for a challenge and want to contribute to something great.

We work hard, have fun, take ownership, and are always open to direct feedback and new ideas for where we can improve. Our teams are smart, entrepreneurial, solutions-orientated and completely customer-centric.

Everyone works together with the shared ambition of building the Takealot Group into the leading e-commerce company in Africa. We’re short on ego and high on output, doers as well as thinkers and we LOVE what we do.

Our Engineers are involved in the full software life cycle, from design and development to ownership and maintenance. Our fast-paced, agile deployment cycle means we can iterate quickly and deploy improvements for our customers every day.

Andela Gold

Andela is a global network of technologists, committed to building remote engineering teams that meet our partners’ demands and ensure their success. We’re focused on full-stack, back-end, front-end, and mobile technologies offering account-based recruiting that helps to connect brilliance with opportunity.

At Andela, we identify exceptional tech talent from across the globe and connect them to meaningful opportunities to create sustainable, high-performing technology teams. We ensure our talent are specialists in their field, equipped with the tools they need to drive our partner’s growth and perform as our brand ambassadors.

Python Software Foundation Silver

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meet ups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world.

In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference. Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit https://www.python.org/psf/membership.

OfferZen Silver Swag

OfferZen is an online job marketplace by developers for developers. Our mission is to help people unlock their potential by helping them build awesome software. That’s why we are connecting actively looking developers with exciting job opportunities from over 1000 companies in South Africa and the Netherlands. We flip the normal recruitment process on its head – companies reach out to candidates with upfront salary information.

Thinkst Canary Patron

Thinkst is the company behind the Thinkst Canary (https://canary.tools) a software (and hardware) product built in South Africa, servicing the world.

Our Canaries are deployed on networks on all 7 continents and are pretty widely loved (https://canary.tools/love). Our people have been at the forefront of both offensive and defensive cyber security research for almost 2 decades and have presented research (or keynoted) at most of the reputable conferences world wide.

Afrolabs Patron

Afrolabs: Create the world.

We help tech startups create great products. Guiding ideas along the path to building the right thing, and to building the thing right.

The Lean Iterator process we co-created starts with ideation and exploration, helping products journey from thought, through customer/market experiments, to iteration planning. This approach is based on Customer Development and Lean Startup.

The Afrolabs Core dev & design team then builds and tests working software as the product grows and adapts based on discoveries. Our teams work their magic in a lean-agile way, based on Scrum and Extreme Programming frameworks. Our server-side technologies of choice are almost exclusively Python and Google Cloud Platform, although there are other stacks in adopted projects.

After helping a product into the world, our TeamBuilder approach helps grow the right development team with great people and culture. Coding is a super-power. To help people in Africa learn to use this superpower, LevelUp (our NPC) is a local organiser for CoderDojo, CodeCombat in the township, CodeRetreats and Lean Iterator. This helps grow talent from 7-70+.

"We are creating the world we want to live in: products, work-places, communities."