Pretoria, South Africa
I'm a detail-oriented individual with over 10 years of experience working with technology and developing web applications and APIs.
I have worked in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors working on and maintaining a variety of projects using various technologies.
Over the years I've also been required to perform various SysAdmin, DBA and DevOp tasks from setting-up Linux servers, configuring, backing-up, restoring and migrating databases, registering and managing DNS records.
I'm an advocate for quality code over lines of code. I'm not a big storybook reader, but I’m a big fan of Robert C. Martin’s “Clean Code” as well as “The Pragmatic Programmer” by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas. I occasionally dabble in code outside work to experiment and better understand the technologies I work with and have at times spent hours going through documentation.
I love tech and gadgets. I have an interest in Internet of Things (IoT) and like to dabble in home automation. I'm in favor of free and open-source technologies. I believe technology can change the world, however it should do so without taking over. It should simplify life without getting in the way.
I believe simpler is better. I like sharing my knowledge and experience as well as learning from others. I'm not afraid to take the lead when the situation calls for it.
When I don't work I enjoy being active and challenging myself physically and mentally. I have completed several multi-day mountain bike stage races, a 12-hour solo mountain bike race, a 100+ Mile Gran Fondo as well as an Ironman 70.3 triathlon.