Heidi Custers

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Heidi Custers

Johannesburg, South Africa
Heidi Custers

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What a year! 180 degree shift in progress…

11 April, 2012 | My family, My Job, My life | by Heidi

When this year started, I had no idea that by April, I would have changed my life this much. Let me headline it for you: January: I take the plunge and tick off another bucket list item, the boob job. I chronicle it on twitter, my loved ones just sigh at my oversharing hitting a […]

Josh Spear on Social Media, FTW!

28 October, 2011 | My Job, Social Media, That internet stuff | by Heidi

Josh Spear likes to say he is ‘from the internet’. He is a digital nomad in the true sense of the word. He spends most of his time travelling around the world – he has literally visited 12 countries in the last 30 days! He started his keynote with a little bit about him: He […]

HTML 5, the darling of the Open Web

28 October, 2011 | My Job, That internet stuff | by Heidi

The Tech stream of day 2 of Tech4Africa kicked off with a mind-expanding session on the one thing on everyone’s lips (and some people’s t-shirts); HTML5. The new messiah of markup languages was described by MC, Toby Shapshak, as; ‘a handy thing with which to build the Internet”. Our speaker was Robert Nyman, who works […]

Keynote: The African Bill Gates leaves Tech4Africa speechless

27 October, 2011 | My Job, That internet stuff | by Heidi

  Herman Chinery-Hesse has a remarkable story. He is one of those people that makes you feel like you can do anything with nothing. That’s because Herman believes in African Style Solutions for uniquely African problems. Europe and America don’t have power failures and bandwidth problems, so Africans can’t copy First World solutions and expect […]

Tech4Africa 2 Opens with a BANG!

27 October, 2011 | My Job, That internet stuff | by Heidi

After the phenomenal success of last year’s event, expectations for Tech4Africa 2011 were high, and if the opening by Gareth Knight is anything to go by, T4A 2011 is going to be a cracker. Who else opens a conference by sending a few tweets on a giant screen, simply because he wants to thank the […]