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P O Box 26664, Gaborone, Cell: + (267) 75618717
Email: or

Surname : Motshegwa Nationality : Motswana

First Names : Pantanowitz Date of Birth : 6th January 1979

Sex : Male Title : Systems Administrator/Developer

Marital Status : Married

Cell phone : +(267) 75618717 Work phone : +(267) 390 2671

Primary Email :

Website :

Linux Server administrator, Certified PHP Web developer, webmaster, masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering student, IT Service Management and HEAT administration and development. Also web based system development using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and ASP & MS SQL Server, and user support, system Administrator, database administrator and developer (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and some Oracle 10g skills).


  • PHP5 Certified Web Developer, June 2008

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Masters of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering, Completed November, 2009

Research areas:

  • Model-Driven Software Development

  • Aspect-Oriented Software Development

  • Model Driven Engineering and Aspect-Oriented Modeling.

  • Model composition and Aspect Weaving.

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

B.Eng Software Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering), September, 2004

University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

BSc Science (Part I and II), August 1998 to April, 2000
Lobatse Senior Secondary School, Lobatse, Botswana

Cambridge O’levels, November 1996

I have working knowledge of the following:

  • Operating Systems: Linux (SuSE, Mandrake, Red hat/Fedora, Ubuntu Server), UNIX (Solaris), Windows (2000/XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/VISTA/ Windows 7), Real time OS (QNX 4.25, MQX).

  • Programming Languages:PHP5, Java, ATL, C/C++, SQL, Perl, Python

  • Technologies & Framework or Methodologies:

    • JSP, and servlets, .NET Frame work, Ruby on Rails, ITIL, PRINCE2, Synfony (PHP5 framework), Django (Python)

  • Applications

    • ITIL implementations : HEAT, ITSM

    • CRM: Microsoft’s CRM Dynamics, Vtiger CRM (open source)

    • Development tools: Eclipse, Zend Studio, Sun One Studio, Sun Java Studio Creator, Visual Studio

    • Web Authoring: Macromedia Dreamweaver.

    • Office tools: Office 2003/2007, Open office etc

    • Accounting: Pastel, Quickbooks

    • Helpdesk/Service desk : Request tracker, HEAT, ITSM

    • Security/Encryption: UFW, TrueCrypt,F-secure etc

    • SMS gateways: Kannel

  • Servers: SendMail, Postfix Tomcat servlet engine, Apache web server, IIS, ftp server and Exchange mail servers.

  • Virtualization: VMware, Virtual PC, and some Virtualbox

  • Report writing: Crystal reports, SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM’s DB2, Access, Oracle 10g, Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005

  • Hardware: Working experience of PC and Server Hardware, networking devices, Micro PIC Controllers.


  • Design and development the Pula Saver – BOTEC NDDA prize winner: The Pula Saver is a microcontroller based timer that can ensure that the ON and OFF times of electricity consuming appliances are managed.

  • Deployment of a Pastel Accounting System running on Oracle’s VirtualBox virtual machine an Ubuntu Server host.

  • Composition of Aspects represented as UML2 Sequence Diagrams.

  • Deployment of the Bank of Botswana Incident management System.

  • Implementation of an ITIL based incident Management, and Configuration Management Systems using FrontRange’s HEAT and ITSM (IT Service Management) for the government’s Department of Information Technology (DIT).

  • Implementation of University of Botswana’s inventory management system.

  • Implemented ICL’s main and Customer Service websites using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MYSQL and PHP).

  • Developed the following websites:

    • TswanaSoft (

    • 24Seven Medical and Recruitment Services LTD (

    • Saint Mary's Primary School (

    • Etrade Botswana (

    • Lethamo Academy ( [almost complete]

  • Designed and developed web-based, database driven player registration system for a volleyball organization.

  • Developed IFESS (In Flight Entertainment Service System), a software system to allow flight passenger to order food, watch movies and surf the internet from their seats using a touch screen.

  • Implemented a chat server in Java as part of group project for our operating system course.


March 2010 – present

IT Systems Administrator/Developer, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

  • Developed an ACASI for conducting a clinic survey for one the studies

  • Administers in-house developed Data Management Information Systems

  • Maintaining servers (LINUX and Windows) for computer systems and services at BHP.

  • Learning Symfony and Django Software Development frameworks

  • Deployed Pastel Accounting software for the finance department

  • Managed a team of network technicians that provide user support

  • Etc

Jan 2010 – March 2010

Freelance Contractor, Job Seeker

  • Completed the Pula Saver and submitted the prototype to BOTEC's National Design For Development Awards competition

Jan 2008 – Nov 2009

  • Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Freelance Contractor.

  • LAMP and Joomla! developer

Jan 2006 – Sep 2007

ICL Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

  • Deployed Bank of Botswana’s Incident management System.

  • Helped implemented of University of Botswana’s inventory management system.

  • Implemented an IT service desk for the government’s Department of Information Technology (DIT).

  • Completed ITIL Foundation course and Project management course.

  • Business Analysis training.

  • Customer Support.

  • In house web based system development (WAMP).

  • System integration.

  • ITSM, HEAT, and Crystal reports development.

Nov 2004 – Nov 2005

Kalahari Associates, Gaborone, Botswana

  • Completed a web-based, database driven player registration system for a volleyball organization,

  • Completed personalized patient booking system implemented in java .

  • Configured Linux servers and wireless networks.

  • Oracle 10g DBA and MSCE self study.

  • Visual .NET.

  • Developed a website with a content manager running on Linux for the company.

  • Server Operating systems installation, configuration and maintenance.

  • Network management.

  • Developed in house applications using Visual Basic and Access, Java, JDBC.

May, 2004 - Sep, 2004

Adaptive Optics group, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Internship, Software developer

PROJECT: Real Time Operating Systems and Data communications

  • Compared QNX (Real-time operating system) with the 2.6 Linux kernel.

  • Developed software to capture and analyze data from an adaptive optics system.

  • Developed a program to send data over the network using BSD sockets in C/C++.

Sep, 2003 - Jan, 2004

Information Security and Object Technology (ISOT) research group, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Internship, research assistant, software developer

PROJECT: Interfacing Matlab engine.

  • Researched on interfacing Matlab with a C/C++ and Java application.

  • Researched on invoking Matlab from a web application (a Java servlet).

  • Wrote documentation on how to call matlab from a user application.

Jan, 2003 - May, 2003

Kalahari Associates, Gaborone, Botswana

Internship, Linux Developer

PROJECT: Linux Server Configuration & Linux for the Small Business:

  • Installed and configured a mail server running on Red Hat 8.0 with a web mail client (Squirrel-Mail).

  • Installed and configured a DNS server (BIND 9).

  • Installed an apache web server.

May, 2002 - Sep, 2002

ISOT research group, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Internship, Java developer

PROJECT: PrUDE (Precise UML Development Environment) Enhancement

  • Improved the main GUI system of the PrUDE (Precise UML Development Environment) tool using the java swing package.

  • Improved the maintainability of the source code.

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