I'm a Johannesburg based tech enthusiast, a University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate, founder and developer at World8 CDA, aspiring writer, husband, father to a super talented 2010'er and now, a marathon runner.
I've been married to the same woman since early 2016. We met a wedding (she knew the bride and I knew the groom), so we live the Setswana proverb 'lenyalo le bonwa kwa lenyalong' (meaning you find marriage at a wedding). Together we parent a world cup baby (born in 2010) who loves robots and wants to be an engineer when he grows up - so, lot's of Lego's at the house.
I'm a full Microsoft stack developer (both Windows and Web) with over 12 years development experience developing software solutions mostly in the Financial Services sector (10 years), as well as the Agriculture and Public sectors. I currently run World8 CDA, a bespoke software solutions service provider. We also offer web hosting and web design services.
I am a self-taught graphics designer. GIMP (sometimes in conjunction with Inkscape) is my preferred graphic authoring and/or manipulation tool but I'm also competent with Photoshop. I've used this skill to enable World8 CDA to offer graphic design services, offering clients logos, stationery and web design.
Sunday School Teacher
I come from a long lineage of teachers, my great gran, gran, mom, uncle, aunt, sister, brother and cousins have been (some still are) teachers. Until I signed up to volunteer in the children's ministry of my church, I had never stood in front of a class to teach. So now I'm a Sunday school teacher. In a team of others, we lead children in worship, teach/impart God's word on them and of course play games and have tons of fun with them while their parents are free to enjoy the main church service.
A few years ago I started running Parkrun as a way to earn points on my medical aid's wellness programme. The 5km Parkrun course soon became boring, so we (my wife and I) tried other Parkruns (#ParkrunTourism is a thing), then 5km became too little so we entered 10km races. 10 soon became 15, 15 became 21.1 and a few half-marathons later I debuted my marathon career at the 2017 Soweto Marathon.
I used to author 3 different blogs: one of stuff that interest me (Bigger Than A Name), one about parenthood (Diaries Of A Noob Dad) and another about thoughts that I would like to share (Conversations With Myself) but not able to put them in the other two blogs - these are now consolidated into this here lesegoraleie.info website under different categories. I use this blog to express my writing ambitions and wonderful sense of humor.