Symposium on Web, Mobile & Software Development Technologies

Date: 19/09/2016

Venue: Department Of Information Technology, DUT, Ritson Campus, Tutorial Block

Address: 22 Winterton Walk, Durban, 4000

The fast advancement of web, mobile and cloud computing technologies is bringing a new paradigm shift from conventional computing and communications technologies. The internet is rapidly evolving with increasingly sophisticated devices, platforms, APIs, applications, and web browsers. Adding to this is the regular advancement of software development languages and databases, thus making it increasingly difficult for ICT professionals to keep abreast of new developments.

DUT in conjunction with the DUT AppFactory is proud to host the third Symposium on Web, Mobile & Software Development Technologies. The symposium will provide a platform that will allow experts, software developers, researchers and professionals in the industry to exchange their latest research results and development activities.

The primary objective is to:

  • Showcase trends and new developments in the mobile, web and cloud sectors.
  • Promote best practices in software development within the mobile, web and cloud sectors.
  • Showcasing strategies for empowering software developers and communities.

This symposium will host a number of invited speakers who will present demonstration, technical reports, tutorials, research talks and related issues on the web, mobile and cloud computing platforms.

Who Should Attend?

  • Software Developers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Business Administrators
  • Mobile Phone Developers
  • Testers
  • Software Start-up’s and CEO’s
  • Academics
  • Researchers


Venue: Accounting and Informatics Tutorial Block

08:00-08:25           Arrival, Registration Activities

08:25-08:30           Introduction of Key Note Speaker

08:30-09:25           Keynote Speaker:

                             On behalf of Microsoft South Africa: Gail Shaw

Topic: Microsoft SQL Server 2016: What’s New?


Talks Speakers
10:00 AM-10:20 AM


10:25 AM-11:00 AM

Deep Dive: SQL Server 2016 In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton)

Gail Shaw
11:05 AM-11:40 AM

SAP Fiori based UX

Bernard Le Tourneur
11:45 AM-12:20 PM

The Microsoft AppFactory

Leslie Price
12:25 PM-12:55 PM


01:00 PM-01:35 PM

The State of Agile Methodologies in South Africa

Cassim Vanker
01:40 PM-02:15 PM

The Adoption of Test Driven Software Procedures in KwaZulu-Natal

Faisal Vanker
02:20 PM-02:55 PM

Are “Bots” the next big thing?

Pivendren Naik
03:00 PM-03:20 PM


03:25 PM-04:00 PM

Gamification of Software Development Teams

Ebrahim Adam
04:05 PM-04:20 PM

Closing and Prizes


Sponsors and Organizers

This event has been organized and sponsored by the Department Of Information Technology at the Durban University of Technology. For further information please feel free to contact the organiser Mr. C. Vanker at [email protected] or Tel: (031) 373 5584

Cost of Event

There are no entry costs.

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