I write code. I share code. I love code. I am curious and fascinated by computers. I drive to write developer-friendly code for user-friendly systems. I relish in learning new things and solving problems, collecting e-books, reading, watching Anime, listening to punk rock music, blogging and pushing myself outside my comfort zone.
An unpanel facilitator hosting the morning Lean Coffee and fishbowl.
As one of the organizers I was responsible for delegate bags, facilitating speakers and guiding delegates to the respective speaker rooms. In the event that something did not go according to plan, quick thinking and immediate action was required.
I moved to Clojure and Datomic working in a DevOps powered virtualization environment. I develop software across the stack from web to infrastructure usingLinux
I left corporate and changed my brand. I created my new blog usingGatsby, a React based static site generator and other technologies.
Appointed to work permanently, I continued my work in a SCRUM team working on the Video On Demand offering including Live Streaming integrating with multiple microservice touch points. I showed exemplary leadership qualities and worked well within the team.
I shared my views on imposter syndrome, what it is and how to overcome it. I also covered other issues around the often overlooked topics of mental well-being.
I spoke with Dave Rael about collaboration, empathy, fear, and being an imposter.
This post sparked some interesting conversation on Reddit, which accumulated 6,734 unique page views and over 200 votes within a week of posting.
Collaborating with Rose Weisburd, I wrote about burn out and falling behind in technology. I learned a lot in my career and shared how I found opportunities in the mistakes I made.
I spoke about how the power of mindfulness can be incorporated in everyday use and be applied to the workplace to calm the busy mind and be still and productive in an environmental rush.
My first talk , Branding your Identity, shared how software developers can create a name for themselves in the development community.
I started a blog using Jekyll a static site generator. The goal was to help other software developers who are joining or are working within a corporate environment by sharing my personal experiences.
Britehouse, formerly known as 3Fifteen, placed me at DStv Digital Media. I joined an Agile SCRUM team focusing on production based voting solutions such as Idols, Big Brother and Survivor. I later joined the DStv Now team.
A live streaming and video on-demand digital entertainment solution offering the DStv Catch Up and Live TV offerings.
In the Cross Media Solutions department, I was responsible for the development and maintenance of automated processes and custom development integration with XMPie for on-demand variable data printing solutions.
Started attending the Developer User Group monthly meetups at Microsoft.
In 2010 I was promoted from Junior Web Developer to Lead Senior Web Developer.
I was responsible for developing, deploying and supporting custom event registration websites in production and mentoring other software developers within our team.
I was responsible for developing, enhancing and supporting the internal Global Hotel Reservation web application.
I was promoted to Junior Instructor. Additional responsibilities included liaising with parents and managing my own class of students while maintaining a low failure rate.
I received a VB.NET certificate for completing all modules. Passed with distinction.
I received my national diploma inInformation Systems: Software Development with subjects in SQL Server 2000,C# and VB.NET. Passed with distinction.
I was awarded a bursary to study further while being an Assistant Instructor. I was responsible for developing pre-test materials, hosting workshops and marking projects and exams.
I received my national diploma forComputer Science: Internet Development with subjects in Standard, Micro and Enterprise Java and Perl. Passed with distinction.
I was a freelance web designer for local companies including the Springs Advertiser and Elco Steel.
Matriculated with university exemption. All subjects on higher grade: English, Afrikaans, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science and Economics.