My name is Lebogang Madise,from South Africa. I am a graduate from Microsoft’s Student to Business program, The AppFactory program; I started off with developing apps targeting devices that run on the Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 platform where I acquired valuable software development skills, I then moved on to facilitation, as a Scrum Master at mLab Southern Africa in the Western Cape region. In my role I provide entrepreneurs and mobile developers with the support they need to develop innovative mobile applications and services; furthermore, I am mostly involved in the cocreation of new innovative solutions working with talent from academic institutions and partners in Industry through the Demola Network program.
My passion lies not only in software development but in humanitarian activities using technology. I have through my Edu-Tech company, Fruitymo, introduced coding to over 500 learners in the Gauteng North & South regions and have run software development bootcamps that served as a bridge for junior developers from varsity into industry. I have been a proud member of IEEE since 2010, what many people don’t know is that, IEEE is a volunteer driven organization. Through my involvement in many outreach projects, I went from volunteering at my local student branch to serving on the Region 8 committee from 2014 - 2016 as a Student Branch Coordinator for student branches in over 56 countries across Europe, Middle- East and Africa (EMEA) and served as a committee member for IEEE Region 8 SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology). In this role, I facilitated SIGHT formation groups across EMEA and the development of project proposals for grants to help alleviate some of the challenges disadvantaged communities face.
In 2017 I was appointed to be the Student Branch Chapters Coordinator, Humanitarian Activities and Women in Engineering Subcommittee members. I however resigned from the Chapter Coordinator role to concentrate on the latter commitments and extend the opportunity to another volunteer. My core activity in WIE is to bridge the gap and bring more women closer to industry, by highlighting opportunities available and addressing the pain points they encounter during job search and career development in STEM.
Locally in South Africa, I am part of the organising committee for the upcoming IEEE Africon Congress and an advocate for Women in STEM. My role at mLab has evolved which lead to a title change to that of a Provincial Manager for Western Cape.
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