My journey began in 1999 where I was the youngest of the first six South Africans to obtain a MCSE+I. With my new certifications in hand, I moved to the USA to pursue my career in the tech-world. There I ran a successful IT support business servicing small to medium size enterprises covering a wide variety of industries including hospitality, realty, property development and entertainment.
As a preferred Apple business support specialist, I was exposed to various Apple workshops, where I was introduced to FileMaker as a development platform. The bug bit and I sought out formal file maker training.
It was in 2012 that I returned to South Africa in search of a different and more inspiring way of utilizing my IT experience. It was within this space that BasicData came to life. Incorporating my years of software, hardware and networking experience and my time spent on the operations side of the family business, I assisted in creating a software solution for our trading needs, which we then marketed to outside clients.
With a natural creative spirit, I have a keen ability to visualize a problem from the outside and find a solution. I love a challenge that affords me the space to think out of the box and allows me to interact with people and engage with the world around me.
I have a love and passion for social media and marketing along with building long lasting partnerships and building my network. This passion grows stronger each and every day and it encourages me to be creative, inspired, and the best I can be. I love learning new tips and tricks as well as gaining more skills, knowledge and expertise in the industry that will further my career. With a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication, an Honours in Brand Strategic Communication, and experience in the Influencer Marketing space, I have valuable expertise and knowledge that will carry me throughout my career. I believe that being organised, motivated, having a positive and uplifting work environment, as well as working with an incredibly talented team, contributes to a person’s overall positivity and passion for the job. I know it does for me!
Being brought up as a military child allows me to adapt to change and excel in any environment.
I prefer living in the present and gain new experiences, connect with people, new ideas and watch and interpret the world around me. With over 7 years of experience in the Supply Chain Industry, co-ordinating between suppliers and customers, I have a unique set of skills which I have now applied to my new career in the Software Development Field.
I believe that being organized and structured enabled me to always ensure orders were delivered on time and in my current role that all projects are completed on time.
When I am not co-ordinating projects, I can be found out in nature exploring a forest, mountain or catching a wave on my longboard. Oh, I prefer mayo with my chips.
LEAD WEB DEVELOPERtanyar@basicdata.io
I am web developer with a passion for learning. “There is no greater education than the one that is self-driven“. I have over 12 years’ experience in Graphic and Web Design. I started off as a graphic designer in the printing Industry but soon developed a love for websites and in my spare time I started learning HTML and CSS. Once I had a good understanding of HTML I quickly moved on to PHP and WordPress.
I see myself as a jack of all trades, master of some. I studied at Heriot-Watt University where I completed a BSc in Computer Systems. I started my career in IT support and moved over to Graphic & Web Design. BasicData has given me the opportunity to spread my wings and try many creative outlets.
My career as a photographer started before I knew. From shooting events and head shots in my final year in high school as a hobby for extra money. It turned into a passion for creation and collaboration. After studying photography at CPUT I started working with different local brands and models until I found myself being the photographer for the BasicData team learning, creating, and growing each day. I look forward to creating with you.
UI DESIGNER / GRAPHIC DESIGNERzoeg@basicdata.io
I consider myself a multi-faceted designer where my strong sense of design shines through in addition to being creatively inspired. I studied at the University of Johannesburg and obtained my BA Hons in Communication Design & Layout. I design UI/UX designs, front-end app developments and corporate identity. I love the family vibe at BasicData as well as the creativity we bring together as a company.
LEAD FILEMAKER DEVELOPERroxannevdb@basicdata.io
I am a senior FileMaker developer, with 11 years of experience. I am organized, patient and loyal. I have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. I am confident in finishing projects within the allocated time. Experienced with various operating systems, software testing and development, troubleshooting and debugging. I am a great team player who strives to build good customer relationships.
I have always been intrigued by IT Software and Hardware and as a young boy I took apart our first home computer, the 486, and put it back together. To my parents surprise it still worked 100%. Shortly after school I received my Hardware and Software Specialist and network engineer certifications from Namibian Institute of Information Technology.
Originally from Namibia, I moved to Cape Town, South Africa. I met my wife and started working for BasicData roughly 3 years ago. I started as an IT Support Engineer and a junior FileMaker developer, which sparked my passion for programming. I have learned a lot about FileMaker. I am very passionate about scripting and Layout development. Working with scripts is my favourite along with learning and developing new technologies to implement into our flagship software BasicPSF.
I am Hannes Wegner. After matriculating from DF Malan high in 2008, I decided to follow my passion in Diesel Tradesmen ship in Limpopo. After finishing my course and internship I took an interest in IT. I came back home to Cape Town where I started my next chapter at New Horizon Institute, where I studied SQL Database Administrator and Maintainer. I have found my passion as a FileMaker and Applications developer and the rest is history.
I am a born problem solver, I find great pleasure in helping others to make life easier and finding ways to do things better. I see myself as a creative thinker and team player and love being part of the FileMaker development team, where we always challenging each other to think outside the box.
After trying my hand in several careers, including finance, logistics, operations and yachting, I realized the ever changing and dynamic world of IT and Software Development has always fascinated me. It has been a passion that evolved through my childhood and I finally feel I am moving towards something that both challenges me and fuels my thirst for knowledge.