After dropping out of school at fourteen, he has gone on to become an integral member of the research and development team at Derivco (Tech Inc.) and has recently been appointed to regional director and most valuable professional at Microsoft.
Durban, South Africa
Inventing and developing online gaming content of the outstanding variety
At Derivco Durban we do it all: we create some of the most entertaining online gaming content in the industry and we develop the back end systems to support it. We’re determined to be the best, and our eclectic group of talent continually allows us to reach new heights. Our biggest competitor is ourselves: the content we produce today has to be better than the content we produced yesterday. We innovate daily and our development, IT, testing and creative teams collaborate closely to produce online gaming content of the outstanding variety. Here, invention and problem solving (and the occasional game of touch rugby) is the name of the game.
Nestled snugly between the highly surfable Indian Ocean and the difficult-but-awesome-to-climb mountains of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, Durban is the gateway city to the many splendours on offer in KwaZulu-Natal. Known for its chilled vibes, delicious curries, beautiful beaches and sporty nature, Durban is one of the best places to live and work in Africa.
The programme focuses on the core competencies needed to succeed as a software developer and is able to access the untapped talent in rural areas – people with no access to colleges or universities
Two students from NNMU joined Derivco Durban for three weeks of work experience. We interviewed them to find out how it went.