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Introduce Yourself
August 17, 2007 03:44PM
Introduce Yourself...

Ok, this is a bit off the topic, but considering that we don't have classes,I rate it would be nice if we had an idea of who our "class mates" are.

So here goes, I am Andrew Gilham aka Gilham. I live in Cape Town and have been working for incuBeta.com for almost 3 years. I am 26 and a keen surfer.

I am always keen to help others due to the fact that this is the best way to learn. I find the biggest problem with self studies is that I never know what to work on or what to try and do. I guess thats why I am so keen to get started on the project. But that is going to have to wait until I have done the ground work first.

Personally I hate reading, I would rather rent the DVD. But thats what makes coding so insane, cause its not reading, its doing!!!

And i found that you can read and read and still not be able to code. You actually have to site there coding.

I must say that I almost live on www.php.net It is the best source of "why isn't my code working" help.

Well, hope to find out more about you guys/ladies as well smoking smiley

Re: Introduce Yourself
August 17, 2007 08:44PM
Good idea Super G.

Hi All!!! I'm Sandile Motsa aka Msandie. I'm a Mathematics lecturer at the University of Swaziland where I've been working for the past 7years. Visit my personal homepage at aicafrica.com/sandile if interested in getting more details about me.

Why am I doing a PHP course? I got bored with maths and decided to try webdesign.
So far I've mastered HTML and CSS and have been developing static webpages in the last 2 months. Check out my portfolio at http://www.aicafrica.com/html/portfolio.html

Decided to do a PHP course in order to be in a position to create dynamic, interactive Web sites and advanced database driven website. PHP is also the fastest growing Web Development tool. I figured that by mastering PHP I'll provide myself with either a usable hobby or a lucrative skill.

Let me end here before I bore you.
Cheers!!!smileys with beer
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 10:43AM
Hi everyone

im Derya Erkilin im 25 years old and im turkish but have been living in South Afrika for the last 15 years..

the reason why i wanted to do PHP is to increase my skills and to have more knowledge with anything that is computers as computers are nowadays the future..

i am struggling alittle bit not really with the course but with time as i work full time and unfortunately i couldnt get leave i work at an it company and working hourse are hectic and i am trying to squeeze everything into the weekends.
but hopefully i will get there..

wish the best for everyone

best regards
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 12:15PM
Hi All!!

I'm Vicky (sounds like an AA meetingsmileys with beer) and I'll be 31 in September.
I work for a Hotel in Pretoria as a Conference Co-ordinator. I did Unisa's Webpage Design Course last year and PHP was the next logical step for me.

Derya, I am have the same problem as you because working in a hotel is very demanding and I don't alway leave here when my shift ends. I also try and do as much as possible over weekends.

When I'm finished with this course I'm going to do a scuba diving course. Last year I decided that I'm going to do all the things I've always wanted to do but was just to damn lazy!

Well I need to get back to actually working...

Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 01:04PM
Ah Andrew..... you know, in my younger days I happened to be the coach of the Natal Schools Surfing team (grew up and worked in Durban). So you've touched a raw nerve here.... I ve done all sports (you name it) and nothing will ever come close to surfing smiling smiley In Durbs, of course, since CT is way too cold.... could never handle more than 1 hours in CT water.. No wonder you guys can't surf - one's feet get so cold after a few minutes (even with booties) that
you look like a helicopter with more arms than anything else :0
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 01:52PM
Hi everyone,
I'm Arminez from Brazzaville, I'll be 27 on the 01 September, been in South Africa since 2004.
I'm the manager of a 50 Computers internet Cafe in Pretoria, I have a Diploma in Accounting and another one in IT and, I wanna go for a BTech in Computer Science by next semester. But meanwhile I was doing Webdesign and now PHP because I wanna design a website for my other business: Wafasso (it's my music group, very soon I'll be releasing a Single)
Actually, this is my first post on the forum because i just came from Home (Brazzaville), I had to renew my papers. I've installed the software and everything is ok.
Find more about me on: arminez.hi5.com or www.geocities.com/wafasso
We are together !!!
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 02:14PM
Hey Mac, didnt want to push any buttons. And ya, that water is cold, but that means less crowds smiling smiley i have never surfer in competitions. But i have thought about it.

Its great to hear from you all. I also know whts its like not having time or a life at the moment. But hey, work hard now, have fun along the way and it will all pay off (i hope...)

Arminez, dont stress, you will catch up quickly. And we are all here to help!!!

Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 02:37PM
Hello everybody,

I'm Swadesh and i'm 36 years old. I live in Durban and I am a Human Resource Officer at a Government Department. I completed the Web design course in the previous semester and so PHP was the next step. I would like to design Web Sites as a Hobby maybe for community and non-profit organisations and pheraps later on make a career out of it. I have already been commissioned by a friend to design a web site for a local sporting club (But first I need to master PHP).

Just want to wish everybody good luck with the course.

Regards Swadesh
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 20, 2007 02:51PM
Super idea Super G,

Hi all!

I'm Thato Lesetedi from Mafikeng (in North West). I'm working for computer planet a subsidiary of Cornastone Consulting. Im actually a ASP developer, i've worked for different companies after I completed my BSc:Computer Science Degree. The reason why i chose to study PHP...well, most people are using it, so i thought, why not!

Stay true.

Re: Introduce Yourself
August 21, 2007 09:56AM
Hi All!

Sure it sounds like an AA group. I am Kgopotso (29),South African based in Pretoria,I'm currently working as a website content manager. I manage two websites (www.population.gov.za) which is a static website and www.popdev.org.za using Mambo content management system. I have a B-tech Public Relations Management, Diploma in webdesign and development and I am currently doing my BA.Hons Communications with UNISA specialising in Media Studies.

Website is one of the tools of commuication, I felt that I will be empowered if I can know the in and outs of these new age tool.The reason I'm doing PHP is to build my own content management systems in future. If you want to know more about me you can go to my websites( using joomla content management sytems )www.thecommunications.biz and www.thecommunications.biz/ditshego or visit my blog at ditshego.blogspot.com.
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 21, 2007 12:34PM
Hi Almal
My name is Ernesto Johnson and I'm 24 and work for one of the BIG5 as a programmer.
I have an IT qualification that stretches from Desktop support to Project Management. I'm currently doing this course as well as BComm (Informatics) at UNISA.
I love visual programming and google'ing things...smileys with beer
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 21, 2007 03:36PM
Hi Everyone

My name id Riyadh Salie (21) i work in the support centre at Woolworths head office. i studies basic web design and programming....im doing this course to broaden my knowledge and build my career but this is my first time at unisa and it is difficult studying like this....im sure you guys will lend a helping hand

Re: Introduce Yourself
August 24, 2007 04:22PM
Hi guys,

I'm Martin Tobler, 27, and I'm a *holic smile I'm the IT-guy for a small automation company, but that involves anything from online orders from Pick 'n Pay to PC assembly to Intranet creation (my primary reason for doing this course). I had already started teaching myself, but figured this course might get me ahead faster.

I'm hoping we all gain the knowledge we have set out to get!
Re: Introduce Yourself
August 25, 2007 06:04PM

welcome martin

sounds like you are an all rounder... i am sure it wont take you long to catch up smiling smiley if there is anything you need help on, just shout.

Re: Introduce Yourself
September 07, 2007 10:31PM
Hi! All

I'm Johannah but I prefered to be called Tsholofelo means Hope, I'm 27 yrs old doing my internship at SITA for System Development/Web Development, actually before I started with SITA I was working for this other small IT company they have moved to UK on June.

The reason I do this course because I want to grow myself and gain knowledge since well I'm building my career. The other reason is not about money is about having the passionate feeling about it. Love of the game!!!

I'm bit behind because of some other reason but I will really push to coverup where ever I've missed out as much as I can.


Re: Introduce Yourself
October 09, 2007 11:21PM
Hi all

My name's Liesl, and I've been playing around with html and static web design for the past four years - actually a PR person gone wrong - found out I preferred playing with my computer to talking to people. I'm at the Department of Agriculture Western Cape.

Why php? Simply because I got frustrated changing the calender on my website manually, battled with the code, decided that I needed to understand what I was doing first!

my website: http://www.elsenburg.com if anyone's interested. Next step there is to migrate to a CMS system - probably Joomla - too much manual updating!

very behind, but I've been incredibly busy at work and had some hectic things happening in my personal life as well.I am, however, catching up fast.
Re: Introduce Yourself
October 10, 2007 09:20AM
Welcome Lieslm

i am sure you are going to catch up very quickly and if you have any questions, just shout.

i personally use joomla as a CMS and it is very powerful but can be a bit much for a small site.

Re: Introduce Yourself
October 10, 2007 03:46PM
thanks for the welcome!

Gilham - can I shout if I need help with Joomla? I'm going to migrate our intranet to Joomla first as a trial (after November!!!), and I'm a little worried. The intranet might be too small for it, but it will be good practise. It'll be nice to know there's someone I can shout out to for help.

Re: Introduce Yourself
October 11, 2007 09:54AM
i am always more than happy to help out where i can smiling smiley
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