"I love computers and technology and all that stuff.. but Wait, what is Computer Science?" This was me just finishing High school with absolutely no idea of what I wanted to do. All I knew is there had to be a Computer involved. That's when the internet introduced me to "computer science". Wow it even sounded cool and it had the word "computer" in it so I had to be on the right track to achieving my goal. I then came across a foreign concept known as "coding or programming". Now that did not excite me as much. I mean coming from not having done any programming in high school I had no clue what I was getting myself into. But because the word computer trumped all doubts I had to apply to do it. And I must say it's been very interesting! What an adventure! What an experience to be able to create something from scratch and make it come alive. To be able to give commands and make something beautiful. Imagine how many lives can be impacted? Imagine how a world can be changed? It's not easy, and if anyone said it was they're liars! It's all about getting through it each challenge at a time and getting back up when everything seems to be knocking you down. But it's all worth it in the end! - Fadzai Mupfunya (Information Systems Honours)
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"Computer Science has never really been the first option for me. I did CAT in high school instead of IT. When I got to university I did I took Computer Science in the Actuarial Science degree I was a part of before I changed degrees. I never thought CS was an option until I finally did it. It was always something I was interested in, especially coding because I wanted to be a hacker like everyone else. Doing Computer Science in first year was what actually opened my eyes to how fun and interesting it was. That is when I decided to change my degree. Even though it was a difficult decision, it is one of the best decisions I've made. As challenging as it is, I am learning so much. I am really enjoying it and I'm quite fulfilled with where I am. The CS environment is very male dominated, I sometimes feel isolated. You don't really feel represented because there are very few black woman doing comp sci and I think that diversity is important. It is usually better to envision success when there is someone who represents you." - Ntaoleng Mokotini (B.Com. Computer Science and Information Systems: 2nd year) ... See MoreSee Less
As you some of you know we currently have a poll open on our UCT Vula Tab for the potential new treasurer.
If you would like the chance to WIN a hamper which consists of a couple of really cool Facebook goodies(Mug, water bottle/flask, and pencil case)...please make sure you vote on the polls section on Vula.
If you have any queries please holler at us via the fb message box or email us via email@example.com
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The UCT Developers Society is hosting their bi-annual #BreakTheRules event on the 17th of June. If you would like more information on the event itself check the event link we have just shared.
Applications open 31 May 2017, and you can apply via this link: goo.gl/forms/gllB6E3ns3p289X12
If you need to get a hold of the DevSoc team send your queries via the UCT Developers Society FB Group, find them on campus, or email them via firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: There will be tons of free food, and you will be able to meet some really cool tech companies that you may possibly end up working at during the vacation😀. ... See MoreSee Less