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Geek Girl of the Week, Jenna Kendel Deeplal

Lets meet IT varsity’s latest Geek Girl of the Week, Jenna Kendel Deeplal from the App Development.

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Who are you?

I am Jenna Kendel Deeplal and I am 18 years old. I was born and brought up in the city of Durban, South Africa.

What are you studying at IT varsity?

App Development

Why did you choose to study this particular course?

I wanted to learn something new and I wanted to go into a field where girls don’t usually venture into.

Now that you’re halfway through the year with your studies, how do you feel about it?

I fell in love with IT. At IT varsity there is no stress when it comes to programming and although we are reaching a crucial point in the year, I feel hopeful that everything will go well.

So, what are you currently learning in App Development?

J Query mobile and Java. I am also learning how to create a database.

Do you plan on furthering your studies in the near future?

Yes, I’d like to pursue a degree in Business Informatics  and become an exceptional programmer.

Tell us more about your IT varsity experience…

It has been amazing so far; IT varsity has become like a family to me and a home away from home. Being at IT varsity also taught me to grow and become more of an adult. I have experienced a lot of happy moments that I will always treasure.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

I see myself having graduated with a degree and owning my very own company as well as travelling around the world.

Amazing stuff, Jenna! Keep it up always. IT varsity is proud to have YOU as our Geek Girl of the Week 🙂

Geek Girl of the Week, Noluthando Pearl Majola

Meet Pearl Majola, IT varsity’s Geek Girl of the Week from the IT Technical Support class.

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Pearl Majola, Geek Girl of the Week from the IT Technical Support class.

Who are you?

I am Noluthando Pearl Majola and I am 18 years old. I was born in Kwasanti (St Wendowlins), Marianhill.

What are you studying at IT varsity?

IT Technical Support

Why did you choose to study this particular course?

I love working with my hands and doing practical things such as fixing computers. Also, I feel that there should be more female IT Technicians in the world and I would like to prove to the world that not only guys can be technicians but girls can too!

Now that you’re halfway through the year with your studies, how do you feel about it?

I am feeling good about it but a bit nervous because I know that I have to work hard in order to achieve greatness and success. I’m also starting to feel the pressure because of exams and assignments but all in all, I am just loving the vibe of studying.

So, what are you currently learning in IT Technical Support?

We are currently busy with assessments and tests but I have recently been learning how to clean and fix computer components such as the Systems Unit (Tower) as well as the setting up and configuration of the router.

Do you plan on furthering your studies in the near future?

Yes, I do plan on furthering my studies next year by studying parttime toward a degree in Information Technology and hopefully to also be doing my internship with an IT company in Durban.

Tell us more about your IT varsity experience…

IT varsity is like a family to me. I always feel at home when I am here. Unlike other campuses, we do things is a different way, where we share our own experiences and we even celebrate every student’s birthday with a party to them feel special. I also get a lot of motivation from the staff of IT varsity and as students, we have each other as a support structure as well.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? 

Probably working as an IT Technician in a huge IT company and I see myself developing new technology with my own hands. I would also like to have my degree in Information Technology and would be pursuing to do my Honours and Masters in Information Technology.

Well done, Pearl! IT varsity is proud to have you as our Geek Girl of the Week 🙂

 

Heritage Day 2014 Celebration at IT varsity

IT varsity celebrated Heritage Day 2014 on Thursday, 25 September 2014. And what an awesome celebration it was! We had our very own students presenting on their various cultures and beliefs.

IT varsity CEO, Bilal Kathrada chatted to the audience on various cultures, beliefs and diversity. “We should all strive to be united always”, says Bilal Kathrada.

IT varsity CEO Bilal Kathrada chats to the audience before the students presentation.

IT varsity CEO Bilal Kathrada chats to the audience before the students presentation.

The first student to present was Jenna Deeplal, from the App Development class, who did her presentation on the Indian culture. She talked about the Indian dress code, Indian food and the Indian culture as a whole. She also played a Bollywood song video to show how colourful and exuberant Indian functions are. Click here to watch the video that Jenna showed us.

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Jenna Deeplal, from App Dev, presented on the Indian Culture.

Another App Dev student, Rahil Hussein, presented a very informative video to the audience about the 5 Pillars of Islam.

Another App Dev student, Rahil Huseein who presented on the 5 Pillars of Islam.

Another App Dev student, Rahil Huseein who presented on the 5 Pillars of Islam.

We then had Philani Sithole from the IT Technical Support class who presented on the Zulu Culture. He explained various customs as well as demonstrated a traditional Zulu dance.

Philani Sithole from the IT Technical Support class who presented on the Zulu Culture.

Philani Sithole from the IT Technical Support class who presented on the Zulu Culture.

Abdul Malik Tejan-Sie, an App Dev student all the way from Sierra Leone, did an interesting presentation on his home country and enlightened the audience about the way of life in his country. Abdul also highlighted the seriousness of Ebola in his country and how it has affected and is still affecting many people currently. Click here to read more about Sierra Leone.

Abdul Malik Tejan-Sie, presented on his home country Sierra Leone.

Abdul Malik Tejan-Sie, presented on his home country Sierra Leone.

Next up, we had the very talented ladies from our Office Admin class that sang and danced in the traditional Zulu way. It was quite impressive as the audience also joined in the singing.

From left, Lindiwe, Nompumelelo, Nosihle, Zuzile and Hlengiwe from Office Admin show off the impressive Zulu song and dance performance.

From left, Lindiwe, Nompumelelo, Nosihle, Zuzile and Hlengiwe from Office Admin show off the impressive Zulu song and dance performance.

App Dev student, Adriel Naidoo, presented his views on Spiritualism. He also shared quite a few videos to give the audience a more informative take on Spiritualism.

Adriel Naidoo from App Dev, spoke to us about his views on Spiritualism

Adriel Naidoo from App Dev, spoke to us about his views on Spiritualism

Our Xhosa students from the App Dev class as well, Asanda Kosani, Luvo Memeza and Fanela Msi, did a great presentation on the Xhosa culture and explained the differences in rituals for males and females.

Asanda Kosani, Fanela Msi and Luvo Caius Memeza from App Dev, who did their presentation on the Xhosa culture.

Asanda Kosani, Fanela Msi and Luvo Caius Memeza from App Dev, who did their presentation on the Xhosa culture.

Finally, we had a play performed by the App Dev students, Ayanda Dlamini, Thobani Bhengu and Hlengiwe Ngcamu. The play was all about how courtship takes place in the Zulu culture and the proper way that a Zulu male and female need to interact with each other before marriage. Very interesting!

A scene from the Zulu play on courtship by Hlengiwe Ngcamu, Ayanda Dlamini and Thobani Bhengu.

A scene from the Zulu play on courtship by Hlengiwe Ngcamu, Ayanda Dlamini and Thobani Bhengu.

That was it for our Heritage Day 2014 Celebration at IT varsity. It was wonderful for us to learn more about each others cultures and belief. We hope that everyone in South Africa enjoyed their Heritage day Celebration as much as we have!

From the IT varsity Team, Happy Heritage Day and Happy 20 Years of Democracy, South Africa!

Jim

Geek Girl of the Week: Ayanda Dlamini, App Development

Let us meet another one of IT varsity’s Geek Girls of the Week, Ayanda Dlamini and see what she has to say about her IT varsity experience.

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Who are you?

My name is Ayanda Dlamini and I am 20 years old. I was born in Mankayane, Swaziland.

What are you studying at IT varsity?

App Development

Why did you choose to study this particular course?

I knew that I had the potential to do it and I wanted to show the world that females can also excel in IT.

Now that you’re halfway through the year with your studies, how do you feel about it?

At first, I was totally blank when it came to coding but I quickly got the hang of it and now everything is good and I am very excited with my progress.

So, what are you currently learning in App Development?

At the moment, I have learnt how to build my own website, as well as giving functionality to our smartphones, and also the styling of 3 files into one file (CSS and JavaScript)

Do you plan on furthering your studies in the near future?

Yes, definitely! I want to further my studies by doing a degree in Information Technology.

Tell us more about your IT varsity experience…

My experience at IT varsity has been great from the start. I always get motivated daily by my lecturers and I really love being here. IT varsity feels just like a second home to me.

Where do you see yourself in say, 5 years from now?

I see myself owning my very own IT company or even being a lecturer in App Development 🙂

Amazing stuff, Ayanda! Keep it up always! IT varsity is proud to have you as our Geek Girl of the Week! 😀

IT Varsity will be at CLIPDC

IT Varsity will be at CLIPDC

IT Varsity – South Africa’ s premier lab of IT Learning and Development is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming Creating and Leveraging Intellectual Property in Developing Countries Conference, right here in Durban in November 17-20.

 

Jim - IT Varsity ambassador

IT varsity was founded to provide an institution of hardcore learning, solid fun and direct preparation for your journey into the world of work.

In your time with IT Varsity, you will enjoy the ultra geeky and supercool environment of world standard Computer training and development, all aided by wifi, bean-bags, coffee, soft drinks and stepping to the beat of the some funky code. Your IT literacy and engagement with the world of computers and coding, will rocket to new levels. All while we equip you in every aspect to become not just employable, but exceptional!

From work-readiness, to on the job learning, IT varsity is an institution that combines strategic thinking, creative flexibility, individual artistic development and the business of being computer literate, all in one fell swoop.

Mission: IT varsity is to be South Africa’s premier lab of IT Learning and Development

Vision:  IT varsity will provide targeted training and learning and create an environment that leverages South Africa’s National Development plan to promote job creation and skills development.

 

Check out CLIPDC for more information.