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This new JCSE course is aimed at helping professional software developers move their expertise to a much higher level.

This is a Wits University Certified Short Course.

 “Technical Practices for the Professional Software Developer” starts on Wednesday 9th September 2020. Applications close on Wednesday 2nd September.

31st August 2020

As Spring is about to arrive the JCSE is launching a whole new platform to bring valuable and unique content to our community. We will be launching Season 2 of the podcast series “Optimizing – Leading Africa’s Digital Future”, featuring conversations with some of the most important influencers and thought leaders in our digital community. We will also be launching a new weekly newsletter, packed with content, curated by me and other top digital experts.

More information will follow shortly – watch this space!

Best regards

Prof Barry Dwolatzky : Director: JCSE at Wits University

JCSE Director Talks about his Vision in 2016

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Upcoming Activities

Introduction to Coding in the Cloud
CPD 7047: Software Project Management (2020)
Technical Practices for the Professional Software Developer
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The JCSE's History and Vision

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University was established in 2005 as a partnership between government, industry and the University. When it was established, the JCSE’s major focus was on developing and growing the software development sector of the local IT industry. Programmes were developed to grow skills, promote the adoption of international best practices, and encourage transformation in the sector. The JCSE also has a strong focus on research and innovation. With respect to research the JCSE has carried out numerous research engagements including and annual ICT Skills Survey and contract research for both government and industry.

In 2012 the JCSE initiated and drove a major project aimed at establishing a digital innovation hub in Johannesburg. This resulted in the establishment of Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in West Braamfontein in 2016.  In 2017 Tshimologong was spun off by Wits as a separate entity. Over the past year the JCSE has refocused its activities on issues relating to digital transformation and the 4th Industrial Revolution. It aims to provide thought leadership, high-level training and research in these areas.

The JCSE Team

Prof Barry Dwolatzky: Director
Ashleigh Gormally:Programme Manager
Jassika Sheikh: Personal Assistant
Alok Goswami: Best Practice Lead Appraiser & Instructor
Barry Myburgh: Professional Education & Training