About Kingsley Kgwedi

Leave No One Behind

Born and Raised in Gauteng, love music and tech. I’ve always wanted to do anything that has to do with music and robots or any machines. He is commonly known as 'Skinny' in the tech ecosystem.

While in high school, Skinny started off his music career and was famous for his Michael Jackson dance moves. The love for music saw him performing at various events. He then decided to combine his love for music with technology. He has since released 3 songs for the Geekulcha Annual Hackathon.

His love for robots saw him collecting junk materials, from fish tins to radio motors to broken scrap toys to build robots. That's how he was discovered by Mixo and Tiyani while in Grade 10 during the Tshwane University of Technology's Career Day.

Having gotten an ooportunity to be part of the Geekulcha Youth ICT and Business Vacation Work programme, he got a further head start into the world of ICT that he pursued after high school.

He always look at gaining knowledge and learning from different people and organizations through Geekulcha and that opened a way in exploring what he wants to do in life.

Teaching Minister Dlodlo how to Code

Ahead of the National Public Service Hackathon, Skinny spent 2 days team Minister Ayanda Dlodo (then responsible for Public Service and Administration) to build an application that launched the Hackathon.

Projects

Future GeekStars

Future GeekStars is an initiative that was officially launched 06 October 2014 at The Innovation Hub. It 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.

NCDev Ecosystem

A platform for all things Tech and Entrepreneurship in the Northern Cape, SA. Building the Developer/Maker Momentum.

Security Summit Hackathon

The #SS19HACK has become a proud initiative for ITWeb and its supporting partners. It is a favourite amongst technology experts and up and coming tech enthusiast.

Top 15 Young Geeks

To mark South African youth month, Geekulcha has names top 15 young geeks playing a role in igniting and developing the tech capacity in the country.

The initiative was created in 2017 to showcase and assess the health and state of geek culture or digital capacity in South Africa.

Geekulcha Makers

Created in 2014, Geekulcha Makers is part of the Geekulcha efforts in building capacity in the Smart Growing World portfolio aimed at giving a platform for electronics students to connect, learn, share and put skills to real use.

MTN App of the Year

The MTN App of the Year Awards is a champion of app development in South Africa; celebrating local talent and out-of-the-box thinkers that drive disruption and change.

WRC Hackathon

The Water Research Commission (WRC) was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971), following a period of serious water shortage. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research purposefully, owing to the view held that water would be one of South Africa’s most limiting factors in the 21st century.

THE HACKATHON IS SET FOR: Solving technical problems in new and innovative ways. The approach of a hackathon is very constructive, and young programmers work to solve real problems and create a useful and tangible solutions during these events.

Geekulcha Annual Hackathon

The Geekulcha Hackathon is an annual event that takes places for Africa developer ecosystem. It’s a 42 hours challenge that gathers different students under one roof so they can solves challenges using technology.

South Africa, we have a plan...

It’s one of those curiosity of wanting to do something that will change the world. Kingsley would like to see himself as one of the get backers to his country by sharing and helping others like they helped him.

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