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Entelect’s Tech Accelerator Programme
Thursday, March 26, 2020
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The Entelect Tech Accelerator is a platform for our people to work on pet projects. Pet projects can be anything from incubators to new businesses, social initiatives or even just building something as an excuse to play around with cool new tech! ...

The 2020 Entelect Challenge Launches
Friday, March 20, 2020
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Overdrive, this years’ Entelect Challenge (https://challenge.entelect.co.za/) launches today. The event will run from the 19th of March, and the finals will take place at Comic Con Africa (@AfricaComicCon) on the 26th September at 11am on the center stage. This year it is again being held at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

Should you be worried about serverless lock-in?
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Serverless architecture is the inevitable future for most organisations, as major players in the technology sector are moving towards cloud platforms. This is due to cloud vendors’ abilities to provision and manage major computer resources, and drastically reduce the time-to-market. With the growing interest in serverless architecture, the market is expected to reach $7.7 billion by 2021...

Transforming your data deluge from a liability into an asset
Thursday, February 27, 2020
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There has been a considerable focus on amassing and storing data over the past decade: the more data collected, the better. But when the volume of new data being generated is overwhelming the capacity of institutions to manage it and researchers to make use of it, it turns into a data deluge...

Overcoming human irrationality with UX
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Forget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.” This seems like a simple-yet-bold statement by Alibaba co-founder, Jack Ma. But do we as organisations really know our customers? Or do we just think that we do? ...

Understanding bias in artificial intelligence
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) aims to learn how to do things that people are good at. Humans are great at stringing together complex concepts and harnessing them towards a goal. With that in mind, we’re also moulded by our culture, upbringing, and history. This introduces bias in all humans...

Google Hash Code and the Entelect Hubs
Monday, February 10, 2020
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For the past few years, Entelect has supported and participated in Hash Code, Google’s annual coding competition. We set up hubs in our Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town offices, and we have Entelectuals participating in the competition every year. Hash Code is a fun challenge aimed at everyone that is 16 years and older, and is open to engineers at any skill level...

Measurement quantifies your success
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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Once an idea has made its journey into an implemented solution, it is necessary to make sure the original need has been met. Just because something is in production, it does not necessarily mean it is doing what it should be, and often it’s difficult to tell straight away. ...

Unlocking agile: The power of cross-functional teams
Thursday, January 30, 2020
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We’ve finally reached a post-waterfall world, where iterative problem-solving processes have all but eclipsed traditional models. Almost every tech business, IT department and start-up will tell you they are "wall-to-wall" agile, and have embraced Scrum, Kanban or one of the numerous scaled delivery frameworks. Even so, non-delivery is still common because we've not yet learned to consistently build and drive cross-functional teams. ...

Automation lets you move fast and learn fast
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Developers are hired to solve business problems, but in the world of software development there often end up being many menial, repetitive tasks. There are multiple issues with developers performing these tasks manually... ...

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Entelect Challenge

One of the many amazing initiatives run by Entelect is the Entelect Challenge. For a number of years now, the Entelect Challenge has been South Africa’s premier coding competition. The idea was started by our staff who wanted to drive community engagement through a little competition. Little did we know that this challenge would become so huge. Years later, it is a national event with a total prize value over R200k, and still going strong.

 

The objective of the Entelect Challenge is for entrants to compete against each other by writing an AI program that can creatively and strategically outsmart and out-survive their opponents.

 

Back at the ranch, a team of Entelect employees run the whole show; developing the creative idea, launching it to the public, developing the player portal and forums, running the play-offs and hosting the final event at rAge. We’re always looking for new contributions and new ideas, so get involved!

 

DevDay

We host our own conference called DevDay which is organised, presented and attended by our people. DevDay is a fun day out of the office where the technologist, inventor, hobbyist, engineer or artist in you can come to the fore. The event is part showcase, part science show, part geek club, part makers club; offering a range of lightning talks on cutting-edge technologies as well as a variety of interactive exhibition stands where people can discover the latest creative innovations in technology.

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