While Gartner in its ‘Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2016’ says the year will be all about the Internet of Things and smart devices talking to each other, Prof Barry Dwolatzky, director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) says that he believes that while the hype continues around these areas including big[…]
For the team at the JCSE, 2015 was definitely a milestone year. Take a look back at some of the highlights… The creation of ‘The DIZ’ – a fantastic space for creatives, innovators and programmers to get together and do what they do best. The Transformation of the Braamfontein IT Precinct continued with a vengeance[…]
Professor Barry Dwolatzky’s dream of creating an IT Hub in Braamfontein is not becoming a reality, it already is a reality. However, this is a dream not made overnight and during 2015 the big focus has been on the construction process… With IBM moving into Juta Street in early 2016, sees the next step in[…]
It is well known that South Africa’s skills shortage is not only a real issue, but that it limits the country in its abilities and has a direct impact on economic growth. Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University says South Africa specifically needs senior software engineering[…]
In an exciting initiative to encourage students to join the digital revolution by becoming innovators and entrepreneurs, Prof. Barry Dwolatzky, Director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University, has launched a campaign called DIZSpark. In this video clip, Prof Barry explains the concept…: And lots of fun was had by all[…]
After months of hard work, lots of planning, lengthy training sessions and lots of brow-beating and sleepless nights – the #HackJozi Challenge finalists got to learn who among them would walk away with the big prize… The HackJozi final awards event took place at The Origins Centre in Braamfontein on 8 July 2015, and the[…]
702, 25 June 2015: TSHIMOLOGONG PRECINCT IN BRAAMFONTEIN WILL SOON BE HOME TO TECH SAVVY FOLKS Two years ago, Wits University embarked on a programme to establish the digital technology hub – The Tshimologong Precinct, which will provide a space for skills development in the software and digital technology sector. Tshimologong is the Sesotho phrase[…]
The WITS Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary milestone at Randlords in Braamfontein. Watch the videos to see what some of the industry stalwarts had to say about the JCSE, Professor Barry Dwolatzky, the Tshimologong Precinct and the transformation of the industry…
The JCSE celebrated its 10th anniversary last month at Randlords in Braamfontein. Speakers included Professor Barry Dwolatzky (Director: JCSE); Professor Adam Habib, VC, Wits University; Councillor Ruby Mathang, MMC Economic Development, City of Johannesburg; Mark Harris, Kagiso Media, Chairman of the JCSE Board and Nomonde Ngxola, CoachLab@JCSE from the class of 2011. Take a look[…]
In this video clip, Professor Barry Dwolatzky from the WITS JCSE talks to Aki Anastasiou on CNBCAfrica’s TechBusters programme about the 10th anniversary of the Wits JCSE.
The Wits JCSE celebrated its 10th anniversary on 22 May 2015 at a cocktail party event held at Randlords in Braamfontein. Staff members and industry leaders had the opportunity to give their insights into the JCSE’s journey in two video clips filmed prior to the event… JCSE 10th Anniversary – Looking Back.. As the WITS[…]
In this video clip, Adrian Schofield from the WITS JCSE talks about the 2nd AMECSE Conference taking place on the 31st of August and 1 September 2015 at the Parktonian Hotel in Johannesburg.
Growing jobs through high-tech startups and skills development Over the past year Wits University, through its JCSE, has been driving an initiative to promote the creation of successful ICT Startups. The “Digital Technology Innovation Zone” is being established in a row of 5 buildings in Juta Street, Braamfontein, close to the University’s main campus. The Zone will provide an exciting environment that will attract students and a broad spectrum of other residents of Johannesburg with an interest in digital technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Various activities and programmes, such as Hackathons and Challenges, will be run with the aim of developing skills, encouraging innovation and promoting the development of new enterprises. All of the JCSE’s existing skills development initiatives will also be run in the Zone.The area in which the Zone is being established has been named the “Tshimologong Precinct”, from the seTswana word for “new beginnings”. Creating the Zone will become a catalyst for urban regeneration in that part of central Johannesburg.