Obsidian Open Source Week Diamond

Obsidian Systems is an established supplier of Open Source software solutions. The company was started in 1995 as a modest services provider targeting businesses and organisations looking to integrate and leverage off Linux infrastructure.

Obsidian Systems has expanded by adding both Autumn Leaf and GuruHut as subsidiaries.

The expansion of skills is now a formidable team with Java™ expertise aligning our Enterprise Open Source solution for retail, supporting technology and consulting services across enterprise-ready open-source infrastructure, big data, collaboration and bimodal IT strategies for your business.

Obsidian Systems and its subsidiaries, GuruHut and Autumn Leaf strive to bring three legs to the South African market: the first being vendor-certified products, the second being local skills providing consulting, development and support and the third being vendor-certified training and certification. With these three elements, any organisation can trust the enterprise open source solution provided.

Obsidian Systems is a Level 3 contributor to Broad-based Black Economic empowered supplier of open source software solutions in South Africa. For a smarter perspective on your IT we have expanded our services and grown our expertise to incorporate smarterTeams that smarterCode to the smarterCompute for smarterData.

Microsoft Platinum

Microsoft South Africa’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. The breadth and depth of our mission unlocks unprecedented opportunity as technology transforms every industry and has the power to make a difference in the lives of everyone. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create and speaks to our worldview which is rooted in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud. The intelligent edge is the interface between the cloud and the real world. It is the layer of devices we use to access the data in the cloud, speeding up the processing power of the internet of things, helping this new world to react faster to changing conditions, and become more efficient.

In this new world our clients are looking to digitally transform their businesses and to drive empowered experiences for the employees and customers. Microsoft exists to help them realise this through the solutions we build. Our Business applications, Applications and Infrastructure, and Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, are designed to help accomplish effective digital transformation, by empowering employees, engaging customers, optimising operations and transforming products. Through gaming, Modern Life, and Modern Workplace we are driving quality engagement to create empowered experiences.

Microsoft is democratising technology so that every business can truly harness the power of this digital era. We are the leader in Artificial Intelligence, embedding intelligence everywhere, and enabling every individual and organisation to leverage it affordably, efficiently and effectively. The power of this emerging technology presents a huge opportunity, but it also comes with a huge responsibility. At Microsoft our approach is built around trust, inclusion and ethical AI. We work hard to ensure compliance with key privacy enactments, such as GDPR and POPI. In the cybersecurity space we have led cross-industry initiatives, like the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, and have called on governments to do more, through initiatives such as a Digital Geneva Convention. We are also working to ensure we enable every South African to be empowered in the digital era by providing critical digital literacy training, access in remote areas, and supporting NGOs to digitally transform to empower them to have greater social impact in the work that they do.

Google Gold

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's mission in Africa is to make the internet an integral part of everyday life in Africa, by increasing its relevance and usefulness, eliminating access barriers for potential users, and developing products that are meaningful for the countries in the region. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Google seeks to inspire developers everywhere by providing them with information and resources, training, and entrepreneurial support. Google works with many developer communities, and most closely with the independently led Google Developer Groups (GDGs). There are 8 GDGs in South Africa (Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, RLabs, Stellenbosch, Vaal University of Technology, Johannesburg and Wits University) and over 104 more on the African continent. These groups meet up, to organize boot camps, workshops, hackathons and bigger events like Barcamps for the wider technologist community.

For more information on Google's developer offerings visit developers.google.com.

For more information on our activities in Africa, visit our Africa Blog, google-africa.blogspot.com or follow us (@googleafrica) on Twitter.

Python Software Foundation Silver

Takealot Silver

OfferZen Silver

OfferZen is an online tech marketplace that connects South Africa's top tech talent with over 1000 companies who are working to grow their teams. We flip the normal recruitment process on its head because companies reach out to candidates who are actively looking for new opportunities. Our mission is to help people unlock their potential by helping them build awesome software.

You can check out our website here: https://www.offerzen.com/

Aruba Silver

FIS Silver

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS employs more than 53,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com

Citiq Prepaid Silver

Citiq Prepaid is the biggest and fastest growing pioneer in the prepaid sub-metering vending industry. Citiq Prepaid’s proprietary vending system further enables them to efficiently track and manage electricity and water consumption. This aids in reducing costs, disputes and payment hassles.

We are constantly innovating - Citiq Prepaid has created a vending system from the ground up that enables clients (including landlords, property owners, developers and managing agents as well as tenants) to access detailed reports to track and manage utility consumption. Our dev team deploys new features weekly and everyone has the opportunity to work on all aspects of the system.

We are proud of our in-house software development team that builds solutions that rapidly and directly respond to market needs. For us, software development is a key enabler for relevance and efficiency in this space. We are proud supporters of Python, and all of our critical systems are built in Python 3+.

Come visit us at https://www.citiqprepaid.co.za.

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