CT-SPIN #78: Starting up on Mobile and Money

Event Sponsors

Alacrity web site
Polymorph Systems web site

Technology startups are hard and risky, why would anyone who’s not young and reckless get involved? Two experienced (and not so young any more) IT professionals will give inside views into their South African based startups: Kenny Inggs will share his passions and challenges up to and including his current endeavor 22Seven. Wim Morris will explore building today’s mobile applications, using ExpenZa as a case study.

Update: Wim Morris’ presentation.

Snacks kindly sponsored by Alacrity. Wine kindly sponsored by Polymorph Systems.

Venue

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 18h15
Events Room, 5th floor
Bandwidth Barn
125 Buitengracht Street,
Cape Town

RSVP

Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP at ctspin78.eventbrite.com. Alternatively, RSVP by sending YES or MAYBE via our contact form.

Wim Morris: So, you have an Idea for an App?

This talk will share the trials and tribulations of taking an app from an idea to a reality. It will be using Apposition Consulting’s Android ExpenZa app as a case study. Bring your questions, experiences and comments and share in the discussion of the current and future state of mobile development in South Africa.

Background information:

  • http://www.appositionconsulting.com/index.html
  • https://market.android.com/details?id=coza.apposition.finance.expenseza
  • http://www.bandwidthblog.com/2011/11/28/expenza-south-africas-new-personal-finance-app/
  • http://www.bandwidthblog.com/2012/01/25/expenza-android-app-performance-results-in-various-app-stores/

Presentation Slides.

Kenny Inggs: On Hacking Games, Building Banks, and Starting Startups

A personal journey through vastly different software development paradigms. How does game-hacking and game-play change the way we think about building a bank? Can enterprise thinking benefit a startup? How does behavioural economics change the way we think about development processes? Where are the interesting challenges in software development projects today?

Speaker Profiles

Wim Morris

Wim Morris is MD of Apposition Consulting and is responsible for
business and management aspects of Apposition Consulting. He has
experience in planning, cost management and quality control of
projects. He has worked at top tier engineering companies as project
manager, implementation engineer and consultant.

Kenny Inggs

Kenny Inggs is co-founder of 22seven. When Kenny was still learning to spell, his dad brought an 8088 IBM PC home. It asked for his name, he typed it in and, to his amazement, it said “Hello Kenny”. He’s been playing with computers ever since. He’s built software locally and internationally for household name brands, including Microsoft and 20twenty. He loves technology. He loves technology that can change lives even more. But he loves engaging, accessible life-changing technology most of all.