Today Sebulon shared a commentary at the workshop organised by University of Turku Campus in Namibia and UNAM on the importance of imagination and leadership in software development efforts. Namibia needs to transform from software-consuming to a software producing economy. This requires a change of paradigm as well as practical tools, projects and work opportunities. There are lots of problems to solve in Namibia, which provides an ideal environment for nurturing software development as a profession for the future.
The art of programming is something that can only be refined further by doing more of it, with a learning curve. Solving real and tangible problems with software development can give real returns in personal self-satisfaction and self-esteem. We need to throw away our prejudices and start creating completely new African software innovations on top of existing content and data management platforms.