Mitch Myburgh

Hi I'm Mitch, a 26 year old fullstack developer from Cape Town, South Africa.

Senior Front End Engineer at Namaste Technologies

I have worked on 3 startups and have a lot of experience building apps and associated backend infrastructure as well as deployment.

I have a large amount of experience in VueJS, React and React Native on the front-end and Go and NodeJS on the backend as well as MongoDB .

Education History

I graduated highschool in 2011 with 9 A's

In 2015 I was awarded a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Mathematics with a distinction in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. I have a large amount of experience in Java and Python as they were the languages of instruction at UCT.

In 2016 I was awarded a first class honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. My honours project was in the use of embedded systems for education and I gained skills in programming C on the Arduino. Some of the courses I took where evolutionary computing, data visualisation, network security, computer vision, ontology engineering, information retrieval, distributed scientific computing, logic for AI and human computer interaction

Startups (In reverse chronological order)

November 2017 - January 2019

An app where you pay to chat with subject matter experts. Currently ongoing

I was the sole developer and developed the app and backend as well as an admin portal. The app contains payment processing, voice and text chat.

Go Javascript VueJS Cordova MongoDB Websockets Twilio Auth0 Firebase Cloud Messaging (Web + Native) Linux (Server) Git GitLab CI
November 2015 - January 2018

A startup I founded with 2 friends, it was an events and deals social network. It was sold.

I was the CTO and coded the Backend and management console, as well as a large part of the two apps. Included a front facing app and management console for deal owners, as well as a scanner app for POS for redemption of deals. I also built a simplified Reddit-like site for displaying deals as an alternative in VueJS and Golang

Go Javascript VueJS React Native Mobx MongoDB Express Node.js Push Notifications (FCM) Linux (Server) Git GitLab CI
August 2014 - January 2016

A job finding app and the first app I built. Status: shut down.

Built entirely in jQuery, Cordova and the Framework7 css library. Backed by Parse and shutdown when parse shut down.

Javascript jQuery Cordova Parse

Other Projects

Check out my GitHub for a more complete list of projects from 3rd year onwards

Some interesting projects I did:

  1. A Celtic Knotwork creation GUI that outputs a 3d model of the knotwork. Built in Python. (February 2015 - June 2015) GitHub, Report
  2. My Honours Project: an investigation of the use of Arduinos in education. Included a basic C game engine and arduino powered game console. (September 2016 - December 2016)GitHub, Report
  3. (fade): (fade) is a social network where posts expire after a certain amount of time. Built in React, Golang and MongoDB. It is still a work in progress as I intend to rewrite it in VueJS and using Postgres, so the link above may contain bugs. (April 2018 - June 2018) WebApp

Other Experience

I did a December internship at OLX in 2015/2016, I worked in PHP and on a native Android app.

Im a long time GNU/Linux and OSX user so I am comfortable in the command line, and deploy all of my code to linux servers on Digital Ocean and Vultr

I am experienced in Git having used GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab, and make extensive use of GitLab CI tools.

I am a quick learner, I picked up VueJS and Golang over the course of a weekend and can pick up new languages and tech in a short amount of time.

I have quite a lot of experience working with existing code, having interned at OLX working on their existing codebase and have forked and modified libraries for Timon to meet the requirements of the project

I am a fast coder and spent much of my honours year coding hop! and still managed to achieve a first class degree.

Mrs Business

A Photo of Mrs Business standing on a bench

Contact Me


mitchmyburgh (@) gmail (.) com