Welcome to Invisible Ink. This is the personal homepage of me, Kobus Myburgh, and here I will either entertain you (or sicken you) with petty philosophies, tasteless jokes, or my curriculum vitae. Hopefully you will see something here that interests you.
I was born in 1975, and has been working in the IT industry since 1994, with over 28 years of experience in managing tertiary education computer systems and users, many aspects of web development, customer care, usability, accessibility and user experience improvements and running IT companies.
I hold a B. Sc. (cum laude) and a B. Sc. Honors degree through North-West University, and also various other professional qualifications, some of which are A+, ITIL Foundation, ITIL Practitioner in Release and Control, Web development through Working Webs, Software specialist (with distinction) through Boston Business College, attendance of Novell 6.0 CNA, Project Management through Astrotech Training, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux through Obsidian, in an effort to become a certified Red Hat Certified Engineer.
I have been developing PHP driven systems since early 2001, and I have exposure in various industries ranging from universities, advertising and marketing agencies, parastatal companies, and web development houses. These industries exposed me to the unique budget constraints, stakeholder dynamics and development conditions present in each industry, and this has enabled me to produce a wide array of systems ranging from front-end coding in HTML and CSS, eCommerce systems with integrated payment gateways, the development of my own CMS, called Cornerstone, and complete financial and workflow systems for making clients’ administration tasks more manageable.
Due to my varied exposure over many IT related positions over the past 28 years, I am a well-rounded, technical individual, with a strong logical side, particularly adept at researching solutions where others see problems.
In 2012, I started a second company, Impero Consulting (www.impero.co.za). My strong focus on web development, customer service and entrepreneurship has guided me through various business ventures, and several high profile development and consultation positions.