Xoli is a Computing Curriculum Developer and Technology Integration Specialist at Future Nation Schools. A self-proclaimed Tech Fairy and technophile, whose mission is to demystify tech and make it more fun and accessible to kids of all ages. She accidently fell in love with Computer Science and her passion has grown. She began her career as a business analyst and later become an IT project manager.
She has mentored a number of young people and was influential in the subject choices and career development. She is a strong professional with a Master of Engineering with a focus in software engineering from Wits. In her current role she is pioneering the development of a curriculum for information technology with elements of computational thinking, robotics, programming, design thinking and content creation from grade R to grade 11.
Her students are amazed by her love for fun and learning, her crazy experiments, how she is excited by challenges how generous and friendly she is, and how she seems to be constantly playing with some new gadgets.
Everything is figureoutable - Marie Forleo
Do it afraid, take the leap and start. You don't have to be amazing to start, you don't have to be the smartest to make a meaningful contribution, you don't need to have all the resources to be innovative. You are amazing, your mind has the solutions to Africa's and world's problems. They are just waiting for you to step out of your comfort zone, don't make them wait too long ( ideas ain't loyal, and they expire quickly)
- Xoliswa Mahlangu