Programming has been a long time passion for me. I'm entirely self-taught, but I've done the learning with passion. The language I have the most millage in is Python. I've used Python to create websites for myself, my tour company, for a guide team that I worked with.
Because of this background, my ideal job right now would be a junior developer job where the main focus is Python. I love learning - science, math, and simply the way that the world works, and I'll bring that love of learning to any job I enter - so I'm happy to tackle any tech stack provided I have some time to learn what I need to. That said, my knowledge of Python and especially Django is where I'm the strongest right now, and would be able to step into a job fairly easily.
I've worked in environments where hard work and long hours were the norm, and so I'm not shy of working hard at all. I've often worked on my own, and so that has taught me a great deal of self-dicipline that I bring to any job I tackle.
I've enjoyed learning a rather broad range of things, but certain technologies have especially taken my interest. These are the areas where I feel the strongest:
Pynam, the Python Namibia society. I'm a founding member, and although I haven't been as involved as I'd have liked to due to work commitments, I've given conference talks and built the website for the group (currently we're rebuilding it). I've enjoyed teaching beginners from time to time.
TCMA Tour Company Management App, the code, which I'm building at the moment is a demo project I'm building at the moment to manage tour companies, from sales to planning guides on the road. I'm building this with Django rest framework and React.js
I have extensive experience in managing small teams. In my work this has been both guiding teams, running my own team at the tour company I ran, and running a small office for a tour company.
In my capacity as a manager, I've done hiring, disciplinary hearings, training, personal development, career guidance (I've been involved with the careers of many of my former subordinates years after they last worked for me) and generally the day to day management
Although a quiet, reserved person, I've worked extensively with people, both my coworkers as well as working directly with clients for many years as a guide and lodge manager.
I've worked in tourism since 1998. Here is a brief summary:
1993 Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (BA HMS, first year). I dropped out of university after completing my first year. I had a growing interest in nature and nature conservation and wanted to study in that direction.
1994 - I worked odd jobs for the year and after trying various things, started studing nature conservation through a correspondence course.
1995-1997 Port Elizabeth Technikon, Saasveld Campus, George, South Africa (National Deploma in Nature Conservation). I'm still two subjects short of my diploma.