CT-SPIN #108: Building an eCommerce site without any coding experience

Wine Sponsor

Polymorph Systems

This is the story about my journey building an online store that allows local designers to showcase their handmade products, and how I ended up with Magento as a shopping cart system.

I will share my experience working with the Magento core, what customisations I had to make and still need to implement to include best practice and webstore hygiene.

I touch on the challenges of finding a CTO, and freelance PHP Magento shopping cart programmer and my experiences, good and bad, working with an outsourced agency in Vietnam.

About the speaker

Deidre is an eCommerce Entrepreneur, building local small businesses through market access. Her number one goal is to ensure that her business, MzansiStore.com , grows to become a successful and profitable online marketplace for local, handmade products. She serves on Silicon Cape.


Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 18h15
Bandwidth Barn,
3rd Floor,
Block B,
Woodstock Exchange,
66-68 Albert Road,

Enter  from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue. Dial 300 on the intercom if the door isn’t open.


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP via Meetup.


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction – Dale Humby
18:25 Thinking in Functions – Deidre Luzmore
19:25 Closing and Thanks – Dale Humby
19:30 Networking & Discussion