Hello Clarice

Clarice Bouwer

Senior Fullstack Software Engineer

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.

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Clojure( 2 yrs )Datomic( 2 yrs )C#( 10 yrs )React( 2 yrs )Git( 6 yrs )
Gatsby( 2 yrs )T-SQL( 11 yrs )JavaScript( 14 yrs )jQuery( 11 yrs )VB.NET( 3 yrs )Jenkins( 5 yrs )MVCGruntSolr( 1 yr )WebAPIHandlebarsLINQReagent( 2 yrs )Web FormsEntity FrameworkBootstrapSemantic UI( 2 yrs )CSS/3( 16 yrs )SASS/LESSHTML/5( 16 yrs )ClojureScript( 2 yrs )Agile( 5 yrs )Clickatel Integration( 1 yr )XMPie Integration( 2 yrs )VCS Integration( 1 yr )Nedbank iVeri Lite Integration( 3 yrs )Mashreq Payment Gateway Integration( 1 yr )Microsoft SQL Server( 11 yrs )
  • DevConf 2019

    March 2019


    An unpanel facilitator hosting the morning Lean Coffee and fishbowl.

  • Agile Africa 2018

    Jan - Oct 2018


    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.

  • OfferZen

    20 July 2018

    Debugging with Chrome DevTools: Quick Front End Fixes

    I wrote my first article for OfferZen working closely with Anne Gonschorek. I focused on how Chrome DevTools can help fix JavaScript,HTML & CSS bugs fast.

  • CloudAfrica

    1 July 2018 (Current)

    Senior Systems and Web/Fullstack Developer

    I moved to Clojure and Datomic working in a DevOps powered virtualization environment. I develop software across the stack from web to infrastructure usingLinux

  • Curious Programmer

    26 June 2018

    A new blog

    I left corporate and changed my brand. I created my new blog usingGatsby, a React based static site generator and other technologies.

  • DStv Digital Media

    Jun 2016 - 30 June 2018

    Senior Software Developer

    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.

  • ZA Dev Chat

    28 Aug 2017

    67 - The Imposter Within with Clarice Bouwer

    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.

  • The Imposter Within

    I spoke about the limiting opportunities and affected growth effects of Imposter Syndrome and how I was personally affected.

    Twitter moments Slides Content Video

  • Developer On Fire

    23 January 2017

    Episode 202 | Clarice Bouwer - Leaving Comfort Behind

    I spoke with Dave Rael about collaboration, empathy, fear, and being an imposter.

  • Corporate Programmer

    13 November 2016

    The Imposter Within

    This post sparked some interesting conversation on Reddit, which accumulated 6,734 unique page views and over 200 votes within a week of posting.

  • A List Apart

    2 August 2016

    Finding Opportunities in the Mistakes We Make

    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.

  • Driven Unconference

    30 - 31 July 2016


    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.

  • Jozi-JUG

    4 June 2016

    Java 9 and Women in tech Unconference

    My first talk , Branding your Identity, shared how software developers can create a name for themselves in the development community.

  • Corporate Programmer

    28 Apr 2016

    A new blog

    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

    Apr 2014 - May 2016

    Senior Software Developer

    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.

  • Britehouse

    Apr 2016 - May 2018

    DStv Now

    A live streaming and video on-demand digital entertainment solution offering the DStv Catch Up and Live TV offerings.

  • Britehouse

    Apr 2014 - May 2016

    DStv Digital Media Original Productions

    • Idols South Africa
    • Big Brother Mzansi & Angola
    • Channel-O Music Video Awards
    • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Remata Communications

    Jul 2012 - Mar 2014

    Senior Software Developer

    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.

  • DeveloperUG

    10 Jul 2012

    Developer User Group

    Started attending the Developer User Group monthly meetups at Microsoft.

  • Remata Communications

    Apr 2014 - May 2016

    Remata Cross Media Solutions Projects

    • Platinum Life variable data print automation service
    • Nashua Mobile business prospective variable data print
    • Photo2Print automation
    • Herbex Daily SMS
  • IT Event Management

    Sept 2006 - Apr 2012

    Lead Senior Web Developer

    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.

  • Joined the community

    I joined the StackOverflow community, a renowned Q&A platform for software developers.

    Profile for Clarice Bouwer on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

  • IT Event Management

    Sept 2006 - Apr 2012

    Event Registration Projects

    • Microsoft Tech-Ed Africa & Middle East
    • Microsoft Partner Summit
    • Microsoft TechDays
    • Microsoft DevDays
    • Microsoft Bootcamps
    • Microsoft ICT Best Practices
    • Vodacom Business Partners Conference
  • Globres

    Jan 2006 - Sept 2006

    Junior Web Developer

    I was responsible for developing, enhancing and supporting the internal Global Hotel Reservation web application.

  • Computer Training Institute

    Oct 2005 - Dec 2005

    Junior Instructor

    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.

  • Computer Training Institute

    Aug 2005 - Oct 2005


    I received a VB.NET certificate for completing all modules. Passed with distinction.

  • Computer Training Institute

    Jan 2005 - Oct 2005

    National diploma

    I received my national diploma inInformation Systems: Software Development with subjects in SQL Server 2000,C# and VB.NET. Passed with distinction.

  • Computer Training Institute

    Jan 2005 - Sept 2005

    Assistant Instructor

    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.

  • Computer Training Institute

    Jan 2004 - Nov 2004

    National Diploma

    I received my national diploma forComputer Science: Internet Development with subjects in Standard, Micro and Enterprise Java and Perl. Passed with distinction.

  • Freelancer

    Between 2002 and 2004


    I was a freelance web designer for local companies including the Springs Advertiser and Elco Steel.

  • Dr Johan Jurgens High School

    Jan 1999 - Dec 2003


    Matriculated with university exemption. All subjects on higher grade: English, Afrikaans, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science and Economics.

    • Representative of the Student Council (2002-2003)
    • Editor of school newspaper (2003)
    • Layout editor of school newspaper (2001-2002)
    • Photographer for school newspaper (2000)
    • Web Master of IT College (2001 - 2002)
    • Member of the IT College (2000-2002)