Xolisa Jevu graduated with honors from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa with a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science (CS). He’s currently registered in the master’s program and works as a junior lecturer in the CS department where he teaches object-oriented programming with Visual Basic.
As a computing laboratory assistant, Xolisa helps researchers and students use campus technology, and assists with hardware replacement, software installations and network troubleshooting. With a growing GIS program at the university, Xolisa is interested in learning more about industry best practices for data storage, stewardship and cybersecurity.
Since most universities in the Eastern Cape Province are in rural regions they lack faculty or staff who are experienced with HPC. Xolisa intends to bridge that knowledge gap by attending the TACC workshop and participating in SC15.
The TACC training will prepare me to make the most of our Ranger resource, and I’ll learn about many more science gateways and cloud-enabled computational resources at SC15. Once I’ve mastered these new skills, I can help provide sustainable options for the future.”