As South Africa live upon the vision 2030 of the Natioal Development Plan, it's important to grow the Digital Skills capacity. The country must assess and highlight efforts on the ground and empower those driving change for a better digital future.
The role of Geekulcha in this journey is to create and enable platforms for Innovation and Creativity. In this regard, the organization also seek to showcase the shifts and health of the South Africa Geek Culture.
During the Youth Month, Geekulcha name and honor Top 15 Young Geeks in South Africa. These are the minds marking their stamp and playing a greater role in the Digital Revolution. These are Geeks who have been identified as being a role player in the transformation.
One gets nominated and selected to be on the list based on the work they had been doing and contributing the SA tech ecosystem.
A check on the health of the South Africa Geek Culture, work being done, shortfalls and future forecast.Help Profile
Highlighting the needs of local Geeks and Highlighting the needs for support to nurture young talent.Support Geeks
Herewith the Geeks honored in the different years of the Top 15 Young Geeks editions. Feature on ITWeb since the begining.
Work as hard as you can while you can because time is very valuable and essential. Time should not be wasted and should not be abused. Those that start their good work ethic early, will end up seeing fruits earlier as well, and will have plenty of time to see the result and the impact it has on people. Start early, learn as much as you can from people as much as possible.
In an industry like ours, it is very easy to get discouraged/feel overwhelmed by all the smart people around us. Thinking I will never build something that cool or be on that stage. It is important to remember we all start somewhere and even out tech heros 1 day felt like us.
Be humble. Humility in the workplace had helped me to maintain an open mind and desire to continuously learn from others. Ask for feedback and graciously accept the feedback. The few hackhathons that I attended broadened my knowledge of technology and it beefed up my CV. The positive energy at the Hackathon is contagious it leaves you with great ideas and new goals. I am currently working building a test automation framework from scratch (yes its coding).