I had a weird start to my IT career. Started off at Gina with ZX Spectrum and commodore (thank you, Fr. Wolfe). Then when varsity fell short, I moved into the employment field in the fast food area, then moved “up” the ladder to being cashier of various stores.
Meanwhile, I was busy studying for my Dip in IT at night at a college in town. It was one day during my lunch break when I was doing my COBOL homework did a gentleman who came in to buy some electrical cable ask me what I was doing, and I replied that I was doing my college homework. We had a brief chat and after seeing my COBOL homework and text book, he said he has an opening at his company if I am interested as a COBOL software assistant. I resigned from my job the following day.
Went from working in Linux, was a Sys Admin for various companies, including a public listed company where I got involved in Navision (before M$ bought it) then finally bounced down under to SA where I travelled all over SA overseeing the rollout of Microsoft Retail POS system and Great Plains in various companies mostly retail.
After a 5-year stint, I got a new role at The Foschini Group in Cape Town and relocate to the Mother City where I managed the stores’ infrastructure in the group using SCCM and implemented security software on Windows clients for another 5 years.
I have got know and understand the retail managed sector throughout my professional life. Aside from formal schooling and training, I’m entirely self-taught using various platforms such as A Cloud Guru, Linux Academy, Udemy, Cloud Academy.
Aside from a brief stint in formal training, I’m entirely self-taught throughout my career.
I currently work for Amazon Web Services working towards learning more about AWS and what it can do for businesses in Africa.
Ok, I’m done….😊