Garapo - C/C++ Programming - Durban, KZN, South Africa

Kevin Garapo

Durban, KZN, South Africa


I am a technical person. I have experience in IT, instrumentation and metrology. I am also looking for opportunities to grow my skills in areas such a financial modelling. Academically, I am a quantum physicist and therefore I have been trained to look out of the box for solutions. I enjoy working with computers and can program in a few languages such as: C/C++, Python, Delphi, Matlab, Mathematica, Linux shell script, Visual Basic and Java. I am capable of setting up computing environments using available resources as per requirement.


C/C++ Programming


I performed numerical simulations of stochastic partial differential equations describing the dynamics of the state of individual quantum systems. This skill is highly transferable to modelling of financial derivatives.

Work History

Systems Engineer

BlackForest Technologies

January 2008 - January 2009

Installed, configured and maintained Windows 2003 servers.
Installed, configured and maintained Windows 2000, XP and Vista clients.
Administered email and proxy servers (Linux and Windows).
Installed, configured and maintained Microsoft SQL Server database Servers.
Administered databases.
Performed network audits.
Performed data backups and formulated disaster recovery plans for clients.
Studied Citrix and Packeteer products but was not involved in any installations at client sites.

Trainee Metrologist

Isocal Calibration Laboratories

September 2005 - August 2006

Performed temperature and electrical calibrations.
Performed laboratory equipment installation and maintenance.
Performed laboratory standard validation.
Built industrial hotplate for a client.
Built induction furnace for a client.
Performed computer and telephony systems maintenance.
Was involved in the documentation of company procedures as a requirement for ISO/IEC 17025 certification.


Bash Matrix Calculator

In December 2012, I wrote a basic matrix calculator in Bash. It was worth doing because posts in Bash forums strongly discouraged the idea, since Bash does not natively support multi-dimensional arrays.

Qualifications & Certifications

PhD (Physics)

University of KwaZulu-Natal

MSc (Physics)

University of Kwazulu-Natal

BSc Physics Honours

Midlands State University

Allan Wilson High School

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