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Meet Younglings

Since 2016, the family of Younglings have kept expanding. These are some remarkable Younglings who are on their journey to what they aspire to be:

Professional, passionate, proficient software engineers

 

"This would be the most important skill that I learned while being a part of younglings: The ability to teach myself."

 
 

-Rossouw Binedell,  a full-time software engineer at ABSA GROUP LTD | Younglings Class of 2016

 
 

Before joining Younglings I was an eager, post high school student that didn’t have many options when it came to tertiary education. I had been on a part time software development course that started in High school and carried on after the Matric. I joined that and went on to do a six month course on Java and high level development. From there I was lucky enough to join Aliens through the Younglings program.

Being part of Younglings I have learned and grown so much as both a software developer, and a person. The technical skills I obtained are quite wide spread and vary from cross platform mobile dev, to mainstream website dev and even to backend and systems development. All of these have made me into a wanna-be full stack developer that can create just about anything.

 

I don’t pretend to know it all though, I’m just know that I’ve learned enough to be able to adapt to any situation/problem/product that comes my way. This would be the most important skill that I learned while being a part of younglings: The ability to teach myself.

In the long term I wanna become whatever position challenges me the most. A year ago I thought this was mobile development. A year before that, I was dead sure I would be a web developer. Now I'm leaning more towards backend development. The field changes so rapidly that I don’t think you can really stick to one position as one would in a different career, and as scary as that might sound, Younglings gives you the freedom to hop around and get a good scope of all the different fields. This gift is invaluable and I am truly grateful for the freedom to express and play around to find where I fit in.

 
 
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Rossouw Bindell, Younglings 2016

 
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Luntu is cool.

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Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

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Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.

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Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

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Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.

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Keanu is cool.

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Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

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Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.

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Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

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Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.

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Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

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Amina is cool

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Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.

Photo of Ken

Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

Photo of Erich

Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.

Photo of Ken

Kenneth An also grew up in a small town in Michigan but later moved to Boston. He attended school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to work for Bloomberg News.

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Erich Shan grew up in a small town in Michigan and later moved to Florida. He attended school at Vandelay Industries College and went on to work for the New York Yankees.