#ClickMatters - All Things Data | May the 4th, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria




Preparatory Season

Highlighted Young Autumn, also known as fall in American English and sometimes in Canadian English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, this is in March in the Southern Hemisphere (from 20 March to 20/21 June).

Fun is over, one has to prepare for the harsh cold conditions, prepare something warm for Winter, in Autumn. South Africans have to prepare their Data understanding for the next cold world of hard Artificial and Amplified Intelligence, Autumn is the time.

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#AutumnDevDays Challenges

These are areas at Winter Dev Days where the participants will go seek help/remedy to debug their code

Budget Data Challenge

Budget Data Challenge

Puting Vulekamali Budget Data into Action is a project by the South African National Treasury and Imali Yethu, a coalition of civil society organisations with the goal of making government budget data and processes accessible to all citizens & interested parties. Make use of the data to build action-based solutions.

Enter Budget Data Challenge

Open Data

Youth Opinions Data Challenge

Use open survey data to identify which service delivery issues

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Afrobarometer are two organisations that conduct large-scale research surveys to understand how young (and older) people view South Africa, government and political parties.

Enter Open Data Challenge

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Air Quality Data Challenge

Use Data to help fight air pollution

Some areas in South Africa such as Emalahleni, Bojanala are ranked as Unhealthy to live due to Air Pollution. Given Air Quality Data, what will you build? Explore the South African Air Quality Data Information System.

Enter Air Quality Data Challenge

Machine Learning

Socially-Relevant AI

Data Science: AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

In this Smart Growing World, with Amplified Intelligence, what will you build to make the world smarter and enable a better society.

Enter Socially-Relevant AI Challenge

GeoData Challenge

GeoData Challenge

Mapping communities to enable service

Let's make communities be better known to enable better service and better life for all citizens. Make use of GeoData to map communities and stories.

Enter GeoData Data Challenge

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IoT: Sensor Data

Collect Data from connected things

We have more things connected to the Internet than people - we need to learn more about the connected things.

Enter IoT: Sensor Data Challenge

What To Expect...

Lightening Talks By Industry Experts

Subject matters experts and practitionaers will give overviews on various aspects of the Data Ecosystem

Platforms and Tools Demos: Show&Tell

Go on a tour of how local Data platforms and tools. Open Source is the order of the day.

Co-Creative and Collaborative

Connect, learn, share and work with other like-minded individuals - putting skills to real use.

Code Clinics

Got Coding Blues, there are people who can help you out in working with the Data.

Show The Code

Judging will be in the form of showing the Code and the use of Code Version Control.

Win Prizes

Prizes for each challenge category, and also Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Coder prizes.


The #AutumnDevDays Speakers


Mr Andisile Best

Director: Expenditure Planning - National Treasury

Ms Thulisile Dlamini

CEO - Ikusasa Tech Solutions

Ms Keneilwe Mafatshe

Deputy Chairperson - Women in Big Data

Keneilwe is currently working as an Intergration Consultant at Integrove. She's a webMethods BPM certified developer with a BSc Honors in Computer Science degree.

Her work experience includes analyzing, optimizing and automating (if applicable) business processes across multiple industries such as Financial Services, Agriculture and Telecommunications. Primary areas of specialty are in business process optimization and automation, using the SoftwareAG WebMethods stack.

Dr Paul Plantinga

Project Manager - Open Data South Africa

Ms Lenah Kitenge

Community Analyst - HERE Technologies

Dr Vukosi Marivate

Senior Lecturer - University of Pretoria

Hails from Ga-Rankuwa. Studied Electrical Engineering (Information Option) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Undertook a Master's degree under the supervision of Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala. Was a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers, The University of New Jersey as a Fulbright Science and Technology Scholar and the supervision of Prof. Michael Littman.

In 2009 he started out in the USA as a PhD Student at Rutgers University.

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We are embarking on an extensive skills development programme aimed at training one million young people by 2030 on data science skills.

Hon. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

MP / Minister, Dept. of Communications
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Placed emphasis on the importance of developing legislations that respond to challenges and realities of the 4IR

Hon. Mlibo Qoboshiyane

MPL / Deputy Speaker, EC Legislature
Deputy Speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane

Panel Discussion lead: Dark Social and Dark Patterns. How to protect the Connected citizen.

Ms Qinisile Delwa

CEO, Centre for Public Sector Innovation

Programme Director of Summer Dev Days and also helped mentor the participants in the development. Congratulated Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Ms Thulisile Dlamini

MC / CEO, Ikusasa Technology
Thulisile Dlamini

"Javascript is the English of Programming". Highlited the importance of developing with standards and solutions to change the world.

Mr Ivan Regasek

CEO, ITWeb Publications
Ivan Regasek

Panel Discussion: As a Telecommunications Entrepreneur, Nomso gave perspective on inclusive connectivity pipeline and how to ensure that every is protected.

Ms Nomso Kana

MD, SUN 'n SHIELD Technologies
Nomso Kana

Panel Discussion: Gave tips on how to stay safe online and avoid being tricked with what you like. Advised on how to spot HTTP and HTTPS difference in websites to browse safely.

Dr. Jabu Mtsweni

Dr / Research Group Leader, CSIR
Dr Jabu Mtsweni

Panel Discussion: Advised participants to report fraudulent websites to ZADNA. Highlited revenge content and cyber bullying legal recourse taken seriously in Nigeria and South Africa too now.

Ms Doreen Mokoena

Internet Governance Coordinator, ZADNA
Doreen Mokoena

Told the audience about their Git platform. Gave a Git session on how to get started, commands and best practices.

Mr Sithembiso Khumalo

Managing Director, Lepsta
Sithembiso Khumalo

Spoke and also developed a Machine Learning application that helps detect TB from pictures taken from X-ray scans.

Mr Sifiso Nkabinde

15-year-old coder
Sifiso Nkabinde

Panel Discussion: We need to be aware that we have control over what we share online. That's the first step of protecting yourself

Ms Nelisa Ngqulana

MD, PR Trends ZA
Nelisa Ngqulana

Hackathons purpose is to develop our communities, provide software solutions for our communities, a platform to network, and opportunities to start your own businesses through innovative ideas that are generated

Prof. Ernest Mnkandla

Professor, UNISA
Prof Ernest Mnkandla