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  • Episode 2: Grand Geek (pt.2)

    In 1989 Prof Barry returned to South Africa after 10 years in voluntary exile in the UK to work underground in the struggle against Apartheid. In this episode he talks to Kerryn about some of his secret work as an underground software engineer.

  • Episode 1: Grand Geek (pt.1)

    Prof Barry talks about his introduction to the world of software via mainframes. In the 1980s he worked on early versions of technologies that now lie at the heart of modern digital transformation.

  • Episode #0: Additional Resources

    Tiyani Nghonyama, co-founder of Geekulcha, scooped the 2019 IT Personality of the Year award Nyati, Dwolatzky – 2013 IT personalities of the year Barry Dwolatzky awarded for Distinguished Service in […]

  • Episode 0: Introduction

    Prof Barry Dwolatzky introduces his new podcast called "Optimizing - Leading Africa's Digital Future". It is an inter-generational conversation between Prof Barry and Kerryn Gammie, an AI and ML enthusiast.