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.
Meet Gomolemo Mohapi, Student at the Durban University of Technology
Gomolemo Mohapi is a young, passionate Applications Development student from the Durban University of Technology with a keen interest in Microsoft tools and technologies such as C#, .Net and Microsoft Azure.
When he was a first year student, Gomolemo noticed a trend of students struggling with programming so he decided to develop written walkthrough guides dubbed as #GomosGuides. These guides covered DUT syllabus specific content like no other, providing comprehensive step by step tutorials around ASP.NET, Entity Framework, Android Development, etc. He now releases at least 2 guides per semester.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited to this year's Uber Innovation Masterclass where I gave 100 Matriculants a #MLHLocalhost workshop on developing their first website with HTML/CSS 😁 #MLHacks #MSFTStudentPartner pic.twitter.com/GLDOVEcSo2— Gomolemo Mohapi (@GomoMohapi) June 16, 2019
Gomolemo is also the only South African who is part of the Microsoft Student Partner program - a community of university students around the world with a deep interest in technology and passion for sharing their knowledge with others. Together with this program, Gomolemo hosts workshops on and off campus educating students about the latest in Azure, Bots and Cognitive Services.
He recently participated in the Community College Initiative program; an exchange program which is administered by the U.S Department of State, where he spent 10 months studying in the United States. He completed this program in May 2018, where he graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in Web Design and Development.
In May 2019, Gomolemo was invited to attend the annual Microsoft Build developer conference where not only did he learn about the latest technological trends to bring back home to South Africa; he teamed up with the Windows Insider Program team to launch #InsiderUp - an initiative that aims to help everybody and anybody learn how to code, no matter where they are in the world or what occupation they have.
He is always looking for new and innovative ways to share his knowledge with as many people as he can. Gomolemo would, one day, like to be known as a ‘community developer’; someone who not only builds great software but also someone who builds communities by upskilling their members using his ‘tech superpower’.
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul
- William Ernest Henley
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