We Deserve Better Hackathons

For the last 12 months, in 2015 and 2016, I have attended a number of Hackathons (as a hacker, a mentor or a judge) around the Gauteng area (big shout out to Geekulcha and Wits DIZ) in South Africa. All the hackathons had eager young coders hoping to build something…

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Why Do Ben 10s Divorce Sugar Mamas?

South Africa is one of the few countries on the continent that publishes marriage and divorce data. Even better, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) makes available individual (couple) information about marriages and divorces. This allows us, not to just look at the aggregated statistics reported, but glean different insights given multiple…

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Open Data in South Africa and Beyond

Everyday, every hour, every minute, every second of our lives we are creating data. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone is creating tons of data just by being alive. Unconsciously being a citizen of South Africa you are a data point that moves and evolves. Consuming electricity at some rate, using water…

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