About Louis Botha

Louis has an M.Sc. in Statistics with 20+ years solid programming experience and have developed numerous mathematical, scientific and educational desktop and web applications.


2014 - Present: Senior Software Engineer for Cliquidity at COGNADEV CHEMISTRY LTD

Architect and Senior developer of the Cliquidity platform.

Cliquidity allows companies to search for and connect with potential job candidates and pre-screen them using quick, but sophisticated assessments.


2014 - Present: Contract Software Engineer for Grove

Developing various cloud based web application.

2004 - Present: Owner at ComputecSA

Founder, owner and manager of ComputecSA . Managing projects and teams to ensure high quality and robust products.

ComputecSA offers a rich set of skills to clients. Geared to quickly gain new knowledge in an ever changing technological world, allows it to offer leading edge solutions. ComputecSA focus on the design, development and support of online and offline applications. With experience in cloud computing, social network integration and web 2.0 interfaces to deliver highly scalable solutions.


2011 - 2014: Support manager, Consultant and IT advisor at COGNADEV

Responsible for the support and expansion of the complete set of psychometric assessment tools. This includes client support, production support, team management, database administration, IT strategies etc.

Technologies used include VB.Net, C#,Silverlight, Flash,Microsoft SQL. Numerical scoring and reporting engine (expert systems).

Cognadev actively markets and delivers products in the field of people assessment and development worldwide. Cognadev was founded to address an expressed need in the market for a fair and valid way in which to holistically assess the psychological functioning, competencies and cognitive potential of individuals in the work and tertiary educational environments, across cultures.


2009 - 2010: IT Director of GRADNET at UJ (University of JohannesBurg)

Managing all IT related issues including the development and support of the system.

Gradnet is the online network for graduate professionals where Business and Higher Education engage at various levels. The partnership between Gradnet and Google enables the secure storage of data on the Google cloud, while embedding Google enterprise solutions (gmail, docs, calendar) into the framework.


2003 – 2004: Project Manager, E-learning system development at OPENCOLLAB

Responsible for the development of a new e-learning system using ASP, ASP.Net, VB.Net, COM++ and SQL server.


2000 – 2002: Manager, E-learning systems at NWU (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa)

Manager of Web based learning systems at NWU. Attending and delivery of papers at conferences in Germany, Austria and the USA. The papers focused on the use of object-based software applications for E-learning in higher education.


1996 – 1998: IT advisor in education at NWU

Specializing in the effective integration of IT in higher education. This included the evaluation and sustainable implementation of existing and new software applications to enrich traditional contact education. I was also responsible for training and advising lecturers.


1993 – 1995: Lecturer at NWU

At the department of Statistics for first year B. Sc. students, first year B. Comm students and 3rd year Engineering students.


1991 – 1992: Statistical Simulation Software developer at NWU

Developing real-time simulation software to illustrate important statistical concepts to students during classroom sessions.