Welcome to Geekulcha

A home of the Geeks

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Geekulcha provides a platfrom for techies and industry leaders to connect with South African Geeks.

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A range of tech activities are tailored towards developmental needs of skills and careers.

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Redistribution of skills is encouraged and elevated to help the community grow, ogether.

It's a community of Geeks

The Geek Culture In Numbers

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Community Members

19 700+

Hackathons

413

Future Geekstars

1247

Student Leaders

188

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Whose Culture Is It Anyway?

Starting Them Young: Building excitation and enlightenment onto young minds from high school. Geekulcha guards tomorrow's Geek Culture.

Tertiary - Student Growth: Academic excellence through tech and innovation leadership on campus. The GKSS initiative also builds Tech and Innovation leadership capacity.

Young Professionals: Development onto one's career and getting exposed to opportuinities. The programmes exposes techies to technologies and industry leaders.

Marginalised Communities: People from low-income, the elderly, women & girls, people lving with disabilities, rural/remote areas and historical marginalised.

Development Mantra

Geekulcha belivese in development - building capacity from where one is. All the programmes are designed to cater for different personas and champions the notion of enterprising mankind through social, economic and civic participation.

Let's build, together.
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What Geekulcha
Actually Does

A platform for ICT talent, Geekulcha exist to create and enable platforms for Innovation and Creativity. While driving impact, Geekulcha also helps organizations achieve their mandate by providing services that it offers. Geekulcha ready to work with your organization.

With vast experience in the tech ecosystem, Geekulcha will help your organization fulfil its goals by rendering services that are localized for the South African tech ecosystem context.

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Upcoming Tech Events

Here are the tech events you can participate for growth and development

  • Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:00AM
    NCDev Hackathon

    More info to come

  • Tue, 09 Aug 2022 09:00AM
    NCDev Women's Summit

    More info to come.

  • Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:00AM
    MTN Business App Academy (Advanced Cohort)

    The MTN Business App Academy is a SETA accredited online app development programme, where you will be mentored and tutored by experts in the field, ensuring that you are up-skilled for a future career...

  • Sat, 02 Jul 2022 09:00AM
    MPAgriHack

    The Mpumalanga Agritech Hackthon (#MPAgriHack)will take place on Saturday 02 to Sunday 03 July at the Vulingondo Digital Lab in Maphotla, close to Siyabuswa, Mpumalanaga. The hackathon theme is "Achie...

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Born out of a Facebook Group (INNOvatorz.IT), Geekulcha seeks to build a strong Geek Culture in South Africa to realize a state of more Producers than Consumers. Geekulcha champions these aspects:

  • Tech Excitation: Geekulcha has a variety of localized tech programmes for the digital emancitipation

  • Geeks Thoughts: Young Geeks have a platform to share their thoughts, discover and be discovered in the industry

  • Young Talent: Enabling and nurturing young talent to be the next best in tech industry

The Geek Culture For You

Although the organization is limited with resources, various ways are made to help local Geeks and industry be part of the Geekulcha platform including:
Community Member: Staying up to date with the shifts of the industry and opportuinities
Lead Geekulcha on Campus: Be part of the GKSS structures on campus
Provincial Champion: Represent Geekulcha at your own province
Mentor: Support local Geeks with their growth paths
Future GeekStar: School learners can become scholars through the VacWork programme

We have the Future GeekStars initiative which is used as a platform to monitor the progression of learners from high school to tertiary level and then to the job market so that the transition is made easy.

The main focus is on skills development and fostering entrepreneurship and innovation that will make them be active leaders of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

School learners may be registered for the holiday VacWork programme.

Geekulcha was primary created for university students and still has a key focus on them hence the organization leverages on academic partnerships to create and enable more opportuinities for students.

Students at universities can take part of these programmes:

Student Leadership on campus (GKSS)
Hackathons and Mapathons
Student VacWork Programme

In most cases, Geekulcha crew would be busy with other projects and as such, we owuld refer you to a developer in the community.

From time to time we host the programmes in the townships. Digital Literacy programmes or trainings are set fr rural and remote areas.

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