Vodacom hosts the first SA Women's Developer Workshop
This initiative is part of the Vodacom Developer Programme (VDP), which aims to encourage local developers to develop apps that are relevant to the South African market as well as the global environment. The workshop will impart 30 women participants an understanding of the processes, techniques and critical skills needed for mobile application development.
"We are excited to bring the first Women Developer Workshop locally during Women's month. Our key objective is to empower more women developers so they can bring about change in their lives and communities by designing locally relevant apps. We hope the workshop will inspire more women into app development," says Prins Mhlanga, Managing Executive of Digital Media at Vodacom.
This workshop will help participants to conceptualise an Android application, create an application for Android, package ones application for the market and place an application on the Vodacom marketplace.
"We are planning to rollout a series of these workshops across the country for women that are interested in mobile application development. We are confident that overtime this initiative will encourage women to get actively involved in the creation of an ecosystem of local apps in South Africa," concludes Mhlanga.
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Vodacom notice - Phishing
Vodacom has recently been made aware of some customers receiving fraudulent emails claiming to be from Vodacom and asking for updated contact information. The mails may even look authentic and contain the Vodacom logo and corporate colours.
Note: Vodacom won't ever ask for personal information over email.
These are scams commonly known as 'phishing' and all Vodacom customers should take note of the following before responding to an email from a site asking for personal information.
- Check that the email address and the sender name match.
- Hover over (but do not click) any links to check if the address matches the link that was typed in the message.
- Make sure that the email address or phone number listed in the email is the same as the one that should be on that company's records.
- Does the message start with a generic greeting, like "Dear customer." Most legitimate companies will include the recipient's name in their messages
If you suspect a phishing mail, contact our customer care by dialing 111 from your Vodacom handset. Alternatively, send us an email by completing the Scams & Hoax form.