Bio of Joe Botha | Cape Town, South Africa

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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 IOL.co.za and Amazon.com.

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 (www.wapa.org.za), chair of the ISPA PR working group and serves on the committee of the ISPA and Western Cape Linux User Group (www.clug.org.za).

He has helped initiate projects such as The GeekDinner (www.geekdinner.org.za) and the Open Spectrum Alliance (www.openspectrum.org.za).

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.

Blog: http://www.swimgeek.com/blog/