Sewagodimo Matlapeng

The Art Of Coding

Undergraduate Majors:
Computer Science| Machine Learning and 3D Gaming at the University of Cape Town.
Honors Degree:
Computer Science (UCT).
Experience:
Python + web development | Docker containers 🌻
2019 Tech goals:
Reactjs and refining my machine learning skills

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Community Leader

I am the co-lead for developer circles from Facebook
I organise the women in computer science hackathon in Cape Town
I love programming and I want to share my passion with the world.

Inclusivity advocate

I have founded the groups Indoni Space and Women@DevC.
Indoni spaces is a mentor-mentee group for Black womxn developers in South Africa. The group has started this year and has over 40 women from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban.
Women@DevC is an inclusivity group for the women deverlopers who are tech community leaders in 15 SSA countries.

Talks

Python Web Development: Coming in 2019

2019, DevConf, Joburg and Cape Town

Coding trends to take advantage of: Coming in 2019

2019, Women in Tech Africa Summit, Cape Town

Writing Industry Standard Python Code

2018, Start up- Developer's Summit, Lagos

Moderating A Women In Tech Panel

2018, Developer Circle Leads Summit by Facebook

Writing Production Standard Python code

2018, PyConZa, Johannesburg

Writing Production Standard Python code

2018, Cape Town Python User Group

Latest Projects

The projects listed below are Open Source and for good, feel free to contact me if you want to contribute

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Buza Answers

Web Development

A Q&A site for high school learners in South Africa, it caters for the various subjects offered in the curriculum and languages. Students will also be able to recieve career advice on the application. It is currently under development.

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Indoni Space

Women of Color In Tech

Indoni Space is a space for celebrating the existance of women of color in tech, providing support and mentorship for the women in the group. We believe that through support and mentorship women of color in tech rules can thrive

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Youtube Channel

I have a youtube channel! I share my experiences as a developer and give some tips for upcoming developers

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Aspiring Model☀️

After a couple of successful shoots I have decided to give modeling a shot. Check out my instagram📷

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Lagos sunshine

Simple Ambient smile

Taken during a coffee Break at Techcrunch startup battlefield in Lagos 2018.

A gentle reminder that sometimes magic happens when we least expect it

Photographer: Chima

Date: 2018, December

Location: Tech Crunch

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Icecold Sunshine

A radient & smile that cuts through the cold

Taken during the yearend function by my collegue who is into photography. She made me sit on the little boat at the vyneyard and told me to just smile.

Photographer: Liezyl Lewis

Date: 2018, November

Location: The Cape Vyneyards, Cape Town

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Magazine girl

After the storm

Taken after my first international talk at the developer-startup summit in Lagos

I was nervous about giving the talk and as always there were technical issues but in the end I had the biggest smile

Photographer:Griffiths Sibeko

Date: 2018, December

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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Lagos sunshine

Simple Ambient smile

Taken during a coffee Break at Techcrunch startup battlefield in Lagos 2018.

A gentle reminder that sometimes magic happens when we least expect it

Photographer: Chima

Date: 2018, December

Location: Tech Crunch

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Camera Shy

Trying not to be awkward.

Caught between not wanting to take the picture and not wanting to look bad in the picture.

While I was judging a Hackathon for where is my transport, one of the organisers tried to "capture my smile" but I wasn't co-operating. The output was still good

Photographer: Unknown

Date: 2018, October

Event: Where is my transport Hackathon

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Art Of Beach Bumming

The Simple, Beautiful Act Of Bumming at the Beach

My mother took these pictures as I was just bumming out at the beach, a day before my graduation

Photographer: My Mamma

Date: 2018, April

Location: Camps Bay

Blogging☀️

"If you don't write your own story, someone else will"

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Rethinking “Cultural Fit” And What It Means For Diversity

Medium post, 20 Nov, 2018, 618 👏

Things The Tech Industry Needs Lo Leave in 2018

Getting Ready For Your First Conference Talk: A Junior Developer’s Guide

Medium post, 17 Oct, 2018. 230 👏

My First 3 Months as a Software Engineer

Medium post, 21 April, 2018. 400 👏

My Journey as a woman in tech

Medium post, Sep, 2017. 690 👏

Black Tax: Thrive, Survive or Sink

Medium post, Jan, 2019
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