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.
- Xoliswa Mahlangu