Archive for August, 2020

Welcome Pierre

Pierre joined the Dynamo Analytics Stellenbosch team in August 2020 as a Junior Software Operations Engineer. He obtained his BEng Mechanical degree in 2019 and is currently in his final year of MEng Engineering Management at Stellenbosch University. He has dedicated his Master’s thesis to exploring the wide subject of innovation, and looks forward to implementing what he has learned and discovered in the process at Dynamo. He enjoys spending his time on Python, Web development and Innovative solutions, and is passionate about seeing innovative ideas come to life by creating the necessary platforms to propel these ideas into action.

Pierre is not only a computer nerd, however. He loves the outdoors, capturing beautiful sights and moments with his film camera and going out into the mountains for a run. In 2019 he put his fitness levels to the test when he decided to cycle from town to town during a solo trip in Europe. After a few flat tyres and cold nights in a hammock, he made the conclusion that taking the train isn’t a bad idea either.

Welcome Maretha

Maretha joined the South African office during the peak of COVID-19 as a part-time Office and Financial Manager. She graduated as a Biokineticist at Stellenbosch University, had her own practice for a while and then moved into the Surgical Representative field. When she relocated back to Stellenbosch in 2014, she started part-time work at The Office in Stellenbosch. This way she could be available for her twins and also work. Having a lot of interest in design and marketing, she and her friend started their own social media company, 2Sow, in 2019. Whilst running a few accounts through her own company, she also manages the office duties part-time for Dynamo.

Outside of work, Maretha loves dancing (specifically hip hop) and also has her own small studio at home where she trains and give Barre pilates classes. Trail running is Maretha’s preferred outdoor sport, and her favourite places to travel to would be the Kalahari during cooler months and Hermanus/Stilbay during summer for a quick break-away.

Fun fact: Maretha and her husband just had to take a photo in a Vegas chapel…jokingly proclaiming their love…typically Vegas-style. Like they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

Welcome Conal

Conal graduated from Stellenbosch University in December 2019 where he started with Electric & Electronic engineering and later finished his degree in Industrial engineering. He is joining Dynamo as a software operation engineer where he will focus on the operations side of Psicle.

During his undergraduate studies, he played for Maties 1st XV rugby team and started a fitness club in the Stellenbosch residences in 2017. He concluded his final year thesis on the development of a prototype ERP for a dental implantation company.

His hobbies include basketball, CrossFit training, cooking, reading and would like to play more golf since the Stellenbosch office overlooks a golf course.