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Marco, Head of Experience Design and User Research at Trivago in Dusseldorf, Germany visited us in PE. Marco did his PhD in our dept.
KPMG Tech Innovator Africa Competition
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https://www.bi.nu/ Make your app "datafree".
Hi, there is an AWS event in Port Elizabeth on 13 June 2019 - Please see link ->
Hi am Nancy Ikeh from Nigeria studying Computer Science at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Gerhard Clark spent the day at NMMU was given the game Tanks at the computing department, he absolutely loved it and finished the game in two hours, thanks to Prof Greyling and all involved in this special day!!
How to get the guys to read a post about the fact that women can be good in STEM, post a pic of a Victoria's Secret model😉
Just putting this out here if any graduates are looking for a start in the industry. There are a few Mandela University graduates that are doing great work here at Takealot. https://lnkd.in/gNa_TuC
https://insidehpc.com/aichallenge/ This could be a fun competition, if anyone has some ideas....
2017 Alumni Awards
Rising Stars
Lukonga Lindunda (BSc IT, 2006)
Lukonga Lindunda, co-founder and Executive Director of BongoHive Technology and Innovation Hub in Zambia, is helping entrepreneurs and new start-ups to flourish. Lukonga held a string of IT positions in Zambia before venturing into BongoHive, Zambia’s first and only technology and innovation hub, with a vision to help entrepreneurs and start-ups prosper in the local ecosystem, and advance Zambia as an innovation hotbed. BongoHive’s achievements include servicing over 400 start-ups and raising significant start-up capital; building, managing and rolling out Africa’s first digital mapping of technology and innovations hubs, which has been referenced and mentioned by GSMA, InfoDev, Al Jazeera and the BBC; and establishing business partnerships with several national and international companies, including MTN Zambia, Facebook, UNICEF and Google. A number of BongoHive’s start-ups have gone on to win top awards. Lukonga received a Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2014, and is regularly invited to give talks all over the world.
2017 Alumni Awards
Rising Stars
Lukonga Lindunda (BSc IT, 2006)
Lukonga Lindunda, co-founder and Executive Director of BongoHive Technology and Innovation Hub in Zambia, is helping entrepreneurs and new start-ups to flourish. Lukonga held a string of IT positions in Zambia before venturing into BongoHive, Zambia’s first and only technology and innovation hub, with a vision to help entrepreneurs and start-ups prosper in the local ecosystem, and advance Zambia as an innovation hotbed. BongoHive’s achievements include servicing over 400 start-ups and raising significant start-up capital; building, managing and rolling out Africa’s first digital mapping of technology and innovations hubs, which has been referenced and mentioned by GSMA, InfoDev, Al Jazeera and the BBC; and establishing business partnerships with several national and international companies, including MTN Zambia, Facebook, UNICEF and Google. A number of BongoHive’s start-ups have gone on to win top awards. Lukonga received a Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2014, and is regularly invited to give talks all over the world.

cs.mandela.ac.za www.youtube.com/csnmmu We offer various BSc and BCom degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems.

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06/09/2021

Don't forget to register here to join the Project ArCc competition: https://forms.gle/fi8WhFWxx1whuZf5A

This competition ends on the 30th of September, see image for more details:

Don't forget to register here to join the Project ArCc competition: https://forms.gle/fi8WhFWxx1whuZf5A

This competition ends on the 30th of September, see image for more details:

23/08/2021

International accolade for Byron Batteson's 2017 Honours Project. Read the full story at this link: https://news.mandela.ac.za/News/International-recognition-for-computer-science-Pro

International accolade for Byron Batteson's 2017 Honours Project. Read the full story at this link: https://news.mandela.ac.za/News/International-recognition-for-computer-science-Pro

18/08/2021

Proud of our Honours student!

A huge shout out to Madibaz swimmer Amica De Jager who has been invited to attend the Nelson Mandela Bay recognition of women in sports ceremony to be held on Saturday. Congratulations for always upholding the high level of excellence of Team Madibaz. We are proud of you 👏🏻

17/08/2021

Marco, Head of Experience Design and User Research at Trivago in Dusseldorf, Germany visited us in PE. Marco did his PhD in our dept.

14/08/2021

Lab 4 in 2000

Lab 4 in 2000

STEMI Follow Up Workshop 03/08/2021

STEMI Follow Up Workshop

Online UNPLUGGED CODING workshop this afternoon at 16:00. Find out how to teach coding without computers. Register at this link by 12:00.

STEMI Follow Up Workshop

19/07/2021

Prof Greyling will form part of the panel on Thursday afternoon.

To be part of this live webinar and pose your questions to the panel, click on the viewers link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKIo6tjMmxY - This link will also be active after the broadcast for those students / learners that could not attend the live event.

Prof Greyling will form part of the panel on Thursday afternoon.

To be part of this live webinar and pose your questions to the panel, click on the viewers link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKIo6tjMmxY - This link will also be active after the broadcast for those students / learners that could not attend the live event.

18/07/2021

For Mandela Day, BSc Honours student Amma Grant , accompanied by her mom and sister, started today with TANKS coding workshops in the Qunu area. The comprehensive coding outreach will run over a few weeks, and is sponsored by computing graduate Katherine Booth and her colleagues from Atlanta, USA.

For Mandela Day, BSc Honours student Amma Grant , accompanied by her mom and sister, started today with TANKS coding workshops in the Qunu area. The comprehensive coding outreach will run over a few weeks, and is sponsored by computing graduate Katherine Booth and her colleagues from Atlanta, USA.

15/07/2021

Proud of lecturer Anthea van der Hoogen who obtained her PhD under difficult circumstances. https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2021-07-15-team-effort-sees-mom-across-academic-finish-line/

Proud of lecturer Anthea van der Hoogen who obtained her PhD under difficult circumstances. https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2021-07-15-team-effort-sees-mom-across-academic-finish-line/

Cloud’s the limit with new family tech programme 01/07/2021

Cloud’s the limit with new family tech programme

The Nelson Mandela University computing sciences department is one of the main role players in a new global family tech programme created by Amazon Web Services.
#AWSinCommunities

Cloud’s the limit with new family tech programme The Nelson Mandela University computing sciences department is one of the main role players in a new global family tech programme created by Amazon Web Services.

29/06/2021

Global event creates unique opportunity to keep learners busy over the holidays!

“AWS Family Tech Series is going virtual! Join us on an exciting online journey to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Robotics, and more! This complimentary event will inspire and motivate all family members of all ages to learn more and play with tech with many fun guest speakers and tech subject matter experts.”

Prof Greyling’s topic is “Software Development as a Career Opportunity.”
#AWSinCommunities

https://lnkd.in/d98SwXr

Global event creates unique opportunity to keep learners busy over the holidays!

“AWS Family Tech Series is going virtual! Join us on an exciting online journey to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Robotics, and more! This complimentary event will inspire and motivate all family members of all ages to learn more and play with tech with many fun guest speakers and tech subject matter experts.”

Prof Greyling’s topic is “Software Development as a Career Opportunity.”
#AWSinCommunities

https://lnkd.in/d98SwXr

From student entrepreneurs to billion-rand business 28/06/2021

From student entrepreneurs to billion-rand business

James Pearce did a BSc Computer Science in our department.

From student entrepreneurs to billion-rand business Launching from a garage 18 years ago, SMSPortal has grown into a billion-rand business, remaining ahead by focusing on what it does best – delivering SMS marketing to consumers. It is something of a stereotype that successful entrepreneurs tend to launch their businesses from their garage, but eve...

17/06/2021

Don't forget to register and join today's webinar on the topic: Creating Value in Smart Cities by using 4IR as a solution in Emerging Economies

To reserve your seat at 16h00 - 17h00, register here: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/s-5wvTelWkOTfHzTMNx02A,vQQ50us3CkiuOSh7rfLzbg,cHK5lCtap025a4_SNXRqYQ,yCvooMkYc0igqmyQAw0u2Q,-rw9MKg3JEmlsyNCxiIKmw,ujtxEQdG406udffZcqyWfw?mode=read&tenantId=bd70eeb3-a537-435a-937c-7cd330dc74d8&fbclid=IwAR16SG8d0sXkoUUSacGdzFpZBT5zxa92kDJyswxiW9Qog4VvG9IORmRKEHo

See the poster for more details:

Don't forget to register and join today's webinar on the topic: Creating Value in Smart Cities by using 4IR as a solution in Emerging Economies

To reserve your seat at 16h00 - 17h00, register here: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/s-5wvTelWkOTfHzTMNx02A,vQQ50us3CkiuOSh7rfLzbg,cHK5lCtap025a4_SNXRqYQ,yCvooMkYc0igqmyQAw0u2Q,-rw9MKg3JEmlsyNCxiIKmw,ujtxEQdG406udffZcqyWfw?mode=read&tenantId=bd70eeb3-a537-435a-937c-7cd330dc74d8&fbclid=IwAR16SG8d0sXkoUUSacGdzFpZBT5zxa92kDJyswxiW9Qog4VvG9IORmRKEHo

See the poster for more details:

16/06/2021

Congratulations to Prof Brenda Scholtz who is a panel member today at the European Conference on Information Systems, discussing the new ACM/AIS Information Systems Model Curriculum. She was part of the committee that compiled this curriculum.

Congratulations to Prof Brenda Scholtz who is a panel member today at the European Conference on Information Systems, discussing the new ACM/AIS Information Systems Model Curriculum. She was part of the committee that compiled this curriculum.

14/06/2021

We are excited to announce our upcoming webinar on the topic: Creating Value in Smart Cities by using 4IR as a solution in Emerging Economies

To reserve your seat on 17th June, at 16h00 - 17h00, register here: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/s-5wvTelWkOTfHzTMNx02A,vQQ50us3CkiuOSh7rfLzbg,cHK5lCtap025a4_SNXRqYQ,yCvooMkYc0igqmyQAw0u2Q,-rw9MKg3JEmlsyNCxiIKmw,ujtxEQdG406udffZcqyWfw?mode=read&tenantId=bd70eeb3-a537-435a-937c-7cd330dc74d8

See the poster for more details:

We are excited to announce our upcoming webinar on the topic: Creating Value in Smart Cities by using 4IR as a solution in Emerging Economies

To reserve your seat on 17th June, at 16h00 - 17h00, register here: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/s-5wvTelWkOTfHzTMNx02A,vQQ50us3CkiuOSh7rfLzbg,cHK5lCtap025a4_SNXRqYQ,yCvooMkYc0igqmyQAw0u2Q,-rw9MKg3JEmlsyNCxiIKmw,ujtxEQdG406udffZcqyWfw?mode=read&tenantId=bd70eeb3-a537-435a-937c-7cd330dc74d8

See the poster for more details:

07/06/2021

The Computing Sciences Department will be hosting another Q&A Session with S4 and EPI-USE Africa on 15th June from 17h00 - 18h00. This is your opportunity to direct your question and increase your career chances!

Join the zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97830662844?pwd=T1RoTUs2dHdrd2dGTTJKa1hwSCtlQT09#success

See the poster for more details:

The Computing Sciences Department will be hosting another Q&A Session with S4 and EPI-USE Africa on 15th June from 17h00 - 18h00. This is your opportunity to direct your question and increase your career chances!

Join the zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97830662844?pwd=T1RoTUs2dHdrd2dGTTJKa1hwSCtlQT09#success

See the poster for more details:

05/06/2021

In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Science & Technology Centre, Prof Greyling yesterday introduced Foundation Phase teachers to the BOATS coding kit. It contains fun activities aimed at introducing learners to coding.

In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Science & Technology Centre, Prof Greyling yesterday introduced Foundation Phase teachers to the BOATS coding kit. It contains fun activities aimed at introducing learners to coding.

04/06/2021

#InFocus #MandelaAlumni #AfricaWeek #Entrepreneur
To view the webinar featured during Africa Week 2021 follow the link below and hear BSc IS graduate Lukonga Lindunda sharing his experience as a young entrepreneur.
Link: https://lnkd.in/dy_UkCN

#InFocus #MandelaAlumni #AfricaWeek #Entrepreneur
To view the webinar featured during Africa Week 2021 follow the link below and hear BSc IS graduate Lukonga Lindunda sharing his experience as a young entrepreneur.
Link: https://lnkd.in/dy_UkCN

01/06/2021

Today is the day!

We are excited that the Computing Sciences Department is hosting the first Q&A Session with Entelect from 17h00 - 18h00 tonight. This is a great opportunity to have your questions directed to Industry Partners! If you are planning to enter the job market and would like to increase your career chances, this session is not to be missed 🙂

See event details on our page here: https://fb.me/e/PLpeJZEC

Please use this link to join the session tonight: https://zoom.us/j/97830662844...

See you later at 17h00 sharp!!

Today is the day!

We are excited that the Computing Sciences Department is hosting the first Q&A Session with Entelect from 17h00 - 18h00 tonight. This is a great opportunity to have your questions directed to Industry Partners! If you are planning to enter the job market and would like to increase your career chances, this session is not to be missed 🙂

See event details on our page here: https://fb.me/e/PLpeJZEC

Please use this link to join the session tonight: https://zoom.us/j/97830662844...

See you later at 17h00 sharp!!

Thousands of graduates needed to echo technology boom 28/05/2021

Thousands of graduates needed to echo technology boom

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20210519165642751

Thousands of graduates needed to echo technology boom In Rwanda, a robotics drone delivers blood and emergency medical supplies; in Ethiopia, robots have been designed to clean hospital wards and detect v...

Reflection of Gratitude After Being Awarded My MCom Cum Laude - SAPeople - Worldwide South African News 25/05/2021

Reflection of Gratitude After Being Awarded My MCom Cum Laude - SAPeople - Worldwide South African News

Reflection of Gratitude After Being Awarded My MCom Cum Laude - SAPeople - Worldwide South African News Writing this piece was a difficult task because I had to shrink a book-length account to a concise paragraph (or 3)! So, I’ve put together a summary of a summary, accounting for some core events and highlighting some pillars of strength… writes Faith Moyo. The Highs amidst the Lows I left school...

24/05/2021

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Congratulations to Faith Moyo for being awarded her MCom Cum Laude - read her insirational refelction here.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reflection-gratitude-after-receiving-my-mcom-cum-laude-jean-greyling/?published=t

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07/05/2021

The IITPSA/EngineerIT Distinguished Service in ICT 2020 award for Prof Calitz - article in the April issue of EngineerIT.

The IITPSA/EngineerIT Distinguished Service in ICT 2020 award for Prof Calitz - article in the April issue of EngineerIT.

Amazon Web Services, Dish team up for cloud-based 5G network 21/04/2021

Amazon Web Services, Dish team up for cloud-based 5G network

From BCom Honours graduate and Vice President at Amazon, David Brown: “Fun interview this morning on CNBC live: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/04/21/amazon-web-services-dish-team-up-for-cloud-based-5g-network.html. We're working on building the world's first public cloud 5G network.”

Amazon Web Services, Dish team up for cloud-based 5G network David Brown, VP of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, joins "TechCheck" to discuss the partnership between AWS and Dish Network to build a cloud-based 5G network.

Coding gives kids creative skills through fun and games 19/04/2021

Coding gives kids creative skills through fun and games

Sowetan, Thursday 15 April

"A coding app has exposed thousands of pupils from disadvantaged areas to computer programming without the need of a computer or a teacher.

Tanks App, which was designed by Nelson Mandela University computing sciences student Byron Batteson for his honours project, has been used by libraries in Johannesburg to encourage pupils to do collaborative work."

https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-04-19-coding-gives-kids-creative-skills-through-fun-and-games/?fbclid=IwAR0uBYGbT2djQnfZsuYmpy4PzGEdzM3c0UMhmyxfUurvRntOXnanQ720g-8

Coding gives kids creative skills through fun and games A coding app has exposed thousands of pupils from disadvantaged areas to computer programming without the need of a computer or a teacher.

15/04/2021

Congratulations to Prof Andre Calitz, who has won a Distinguished Service in ICT Award at the 2020 Institute of IT Professionals South Africa President's Awards!

Congratulations to Prof Andre Calitz, who has won a Distinguished Service in ICT Award at the 2020 Institute of IT Professionals South Africa President's Awards!

15/04/2021

The #awsincommunities BOATS Virtual Coding Tournament kicks off on Saturday! No prior coding experience needed to be competitive. Schools, please register at https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSd7MJnnde2AMi.../viewform

The #awsincommunities BOATS Virtual Coding Tournament kicks off on Saturday! No prior coding experience needed to be competitive. Schools, please register at https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSd7MJnnde2AMi.../viewform

13/04/2021

Prof Andre Calitz reports: "I think the 'award' for attending Honours weekly meetings must go to Henry Faul. His work took them to a game lodge near Sun City this week. This morning he cancelled a game drive to attend his weekly scheduled meeting and discuss his deliverables for the week with Martin Stolk and myself. That is dedication."

Prof Andre Calitz reports: "I think the 'award' for attending Honours weekly meetings must go to Henry Faul. His work took them to a game lodge near Sun City this week. This morning he cancelled a game drive to attend his weekly scheduled meeting and discuss his deliverables for the week with Martin Stolk and myself. That is dedication."

12/04/2021

The Entelect Challenge University Cup was created to give our future technology leaders a chance to flex their brain muscles and participate in something fun and rewarding! See below for more details.

The Entelect Challenge University Cup was created to give our future technology leaders a chance to flex their brain muscles and participate in something fun and rewarding! See below for more details.

5 skills in higher demand than C-suite executives in South Africa 08/04/2021

5 skills in higher demand than C-suite executives in South Africa

“Xpatweb has released its 2020/21 Critical Skills Survey Report which shows that ICT professionals and engineers are the professions in the highest demand in South Africa.
The report was compiled using data from 220 multi-national and corporate firms which provided feedback about the level of difficulty when sourcing skills.”

5 skills in higher demand than C-suite executives in South Africa There are 5 skills which are in higher demand than C-suite executives in South Africa, including engineers and ICT professionals.

The South African who helped build Amazon Web Services with a team of Cape Town engineers 29/03/2021

The South African who helped build Amazon Web Services with a team of Cape Town engineers

... and today NMU Computing Sciences Honours graduate David Brown is AWS Vice-President for EC2.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/technology/391007-the-south-african-who-helped-build-amazon-web-services-with-a-team-of-cape-town-engineers.html?fbclid=IwAR2JBRtDml4XiqOIAh-nON2FG2jxlbWDTyVdMHdy4-6ivSy0zONuNwpkKhA

The South African who helped build Amazon Web Services with a team of Cape Town engineers A small group of Cape Town engineers helped to build the world’s top cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services. Here is the amazing story.

Coding and robotics is not a good idea 27/03/2021

Coding and robotics is not a good idea

Great article by one of our second year students.

Coding and robotics is not a good idea By 2025, the Department of Basic Education expects full implementation of the new subject, coding and robotics, across all grades. The goal is a noble one – to equip youngsters with the skills needed in an ever-evolving and technologically driven world.

Photos from Mandela University Computing Sciences's post 11/03/2021

We are trying to reach all our possible students who have been accepted at Nelson Mandela University for a program that includes one of our subjects.

If you ARE planning to register at Nelson Mandela University for the 2021 Academic Year, please read the information below (attached) carefully so that you know what to do next.

10/03/2021

Congratulations to Prof Brenda Scholtz who is part of Project-ArC which received funding from The British Council Creative Commission. Project-ArC is a consortium of 12 universities that will collaborate to deploy local initiatives for Climate Change accountability and responsibility. The Nelson Mandela University is one of these universities, and the project was proposed through the Computing Sciences Department. The department will work with the Department of Environmental Sciences on this project.

Congratulations to Prof Brenda Scholtz who is part of Project-ArC which received funding from The British Council Creative Commission. Project-ArC is a consortium of 12 universities that will collaborate to deploy local initiatives for Climate Change accountability and responsibility. The Nelson Mandela University is one of these universities, and the project was proposed through the Computing Sciences Department. The department will work with the Department of Environmental Sciences on this project.

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