Welcome to Derivco Dev

Let’s get together & talk tech


Cloud Time

So, does the cloud really suck?



Google Presents

How is The Google Cloud Platform Different?


Dev for 2016

Kicking off the year with jam-packed high tech talks!


Unity Comes To SA!

DerivcoDev hosts International Gaming Playform, Unity at Dev Night!


Having Fun With Tech

Technology isn't only daunting but exciting too!


8 bits in a byte

celebrating makers in the tech space


New Year- New Tech



Daily Dev

Done differently.


Tech Talks

Having a Bit of Fun with Everyday Technology



Find out about how the importance of quality assurance changes the game.

Speakers at #DerivcoDev13

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Intelligent Infrastructure with Azure and Azure Stack

Lawrance Reddy

Associate Director @ Cloudlogic SA

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The Cloud Sucks

David Naude

Customer Vision & Planning @ VMware

Speakers at #DerivcoDev12


How is The Google Cloud Platform Different?

Shira Kimchi

MEA Google Cloud Platform Business Manager @ Google


How is The Google Cloud Platform Different?

Uzi Hefetz

Business Manager @ Google

Speakers at #DerivcoDev11


ZFS The File System

Daniel De Abreu

IT Infrastructure Specialist @ Derivco


Dig it? Classics, Archaeology and The Digital Age

Dylan Lindsay

Technical Writer @ Derivco


Why Visual Studio Professional isn't enough

Gordon Beeming

Software Developer @ Derivco

Speakers at #DerivcoDev10

Jesse Smith

An Introduction to Unity

Jesse Smith

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Building a Sample Game

Michael Gassman

Speakers at #DerivcoDev9

Ross Kelly

Digital Manufacturing Evolution

Ross Kelly

Senior Developer @ Derivco


DevOps101 Continued

Steven Van Heerden

Team Lead - Configuration @ Derivco


VJing & Projection Mapping

Carrie Wilson

Graphic Designer @ Derivco



Mark Dand

Systems Engineer @ SA Home Loans

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Real-time Collaboration at Scale with Firebase

Luke Venediger

Chief Technical Officer @ DVT Durban

Speakers at #DerivcoDev8


DIY: Draw It Yourself

Paul Oxborrow

Graphic Designer @ Derivco



Doug Wilson

Software Architect @ Derivco


Armchair Audio Synthesis

Toine Scholtz

Senior Developer @ Derivco


The Micro Manufacturing Revolution

Ben Mawbey

Owner @ DIY Electronics


Change the world... Or go home

Steve Gray

Owner @ The Maker Space

Speakers at #DerivcoDev7

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Interpret Durban

Hayden Zwart

Tessa C

Interpret Durban

Tessa Comrie

Greg B

Interpret Durban

Gregory Bedford

Emile Van R

Data serialisation for anything-to-anything communication

Emile Van Reenen

Brad R

Building the classic old school Arcade Game

Brad Roodt

Speakers at #DerivcoDev6

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Three Lessons from Physics

Andrew Collier

Mathematician @ Derivco

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge- With A Twist

Taylor Gibb

Senior Developer @ Derivco


The Good, The Bad and The Test Driven Development

Tamas Szilagyi

Senior Software Engineer @ Derivco


The Good, The Bad and The Test Driven Development

Dane Mackier

Software Developer @ Derivco

Speakers at #DerivcoDev4

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My Relationship With My Tester

Nic Da Costa

Developer 2- Mobile @ Derivco

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Are Testers Still Keyboard Bashers?

Nick Crankshaw

Business Analyst @ Derivco


Testing Technologies for 2015

Ravi Reddy

Software Development Manager @ Derivco


How We Test

Neil Sukran

Testing Manager @ Derivco

A Bit About The Evening

Are you part of the Durban Dev community?

We are and we’re excited about building a culture that believes in progress through information sharing.

Every quarter Derivco hosts a Dev Night , in other words an event where our innovative people give presentations and engage in discussions.

These Dev Evenings are great opportunities for local developers to engage first hand with like minded people within the larger Software Development community.

Get Involved

We’re always looking for people in our industry who are passionate about sharing their experiences and knowledge.

If you would like to give a presentation, feel you have something to share or purely would like to be involved as a sponsor please get in touch!

Email us

Where We Are

By car:
  1. From Durban International Airport, follow the road out of the Airport, keeping to your right.
  2. Turn right at the traffic light.
  3. Keep to your left and pass over another set of traffic lights.
  4. Take the N2 / Stanger off-ramp.
  5. Follow the N2 for approximately 32km.
  6. Take the Mt Edgecombe / Umhlanga off-ramp.
  7. Turn right at the traffic light onto the M41.
  8. Pass through another set of traffic lights.
  9. Immediately after the Millenium Bridge, take the La Lucia Ridge off-ramp to Umhlanga Rocks Drive.
  10. Turn right into Umhlanga Rocks Drive.
  11. Turn left into Armstrong Avenue at the first traffic circle.
  12. Follow Armstrong Avenue all the way down the hill.
  13. Derivco, Forest Park is on the right-hand side.