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.
Sewagodimo Matlapeng, Software Engineer at PRAEKELT.org
Sewagodimo is a software engineer, half marathon runner and tech Youtuber. She started programming at 16 years old, she has since graduated with a Bsc(Hons) in Computer Science and 3D Gaming from UCT.
Own Website: sewagodimo.com/
She now works as a software engineer for PRAEKELT.org, she is also the lead for Developer Circles Cape Town and editor for Indoni Space Digital Magazine (dedicated to celebrating Black Women Developers).
Some of her open source projects include the Open Curriculum (a content sharing platform for teachers) and Buza Answers, (a Q&A site for high school learners).
Sewagodimo has given talks at both national and international conferences such as, DevConfZA, PyConZA, Women in Tech Africa and the Facebook Start Summit. In her spare time she enjoys running and creating tech content for her YouTube channel 'Sunshine in my Code':
Some of her projects
You are not the next Bill Gate or Elon Musk, you are YOU! Don't model your life to replicate the next person, focus on the things you are passionate about. Be YOURSELF.
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