Bio of Joe Botha | Cape Town, South Africa

Tech bio for public speaking.

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Joe Botha (32) studied Industrial Engineering and Computer Science at Stellenbosch University. He worked as developer and senior systems engineer for and

He is a start-up junkie, a founder of five technology companies and an old dog of SA telecoms and open source.

He is a maverick with a love for design and innovation. His passion is being an evangelist for a few disruptive revolutions: free software, guerilla networking, social media, lifestyle design, decentralisation and democratisation.

He is the joint-chair of the Wireless Access Providers' Association (, chair of the ISPA PR working group and serves on the committee of the ISPA and Western Cape Linux User Group (

He has helped initiate projects such as The GeekDinner ( and the Open Spectrum Alliance (

He likes walks on Lions Head, Debian, tea, photography, and taking his gorgeous 3 year old daughter swimming.

Joe strives to be a high impact entrepreneur and is always looking for the next big idea.