Vuyisile Ndlovu


About Me

My name is Vuyisile (voo-yee-sea-lay), I’m a Software Developer with a bias towards automation engineering and smooth and efficient software delivery processes. I enjoy writing tests, and building CI/CD and data pipelines. When I’m not coding, I like writing technical articles, speaking at conferences and building the occasional DIY project.


Skills & Tech stack:

  • Python/Django, PowerShell
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Docker/Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure as Code: Ansible, CloudFormation, Terraform
  • AWS, Azure Cloud
  • Technical Writing
  • Automated Testing.



Some people I have worked with have this to say:

Vuyisile isn’t afraid to tackle complex challenges.

Ricky White

I would classify him as an excellent developer

Vuyisile has an ability to see the full picture, he always sees the
business logic and writes code not just
by rote but to conform with the application’s (and user’s)
requirements. I would classify him as an
excellent developer, often producing results way beyond
expectations. He has a great working relationship with his team members and leaders, fitting in comfortably with colleagues and management alike.

I am in fact, more than a little envious of whoever hires him next, you’re going to get a cracking new team member!

Howard Selfe

Fast, efficient, and reliable. Highly recommended!

We needed some work on our Django project. Someone recommended Vuyisile. He is fast, efficient, and reliable. Highly recommended!

Ahmed Ajil

Instrumental in getting our Django Rest Framework project completed

Vuyisile was instrumental in getting our Django Rest Framework project completed. He is a diligent coder with a passion for learning and is a pleasure to work with. His work ethic and friendly, positive attitude are true assets. He is unafraid of technical challenges, speaks up when he needs help, and has solid foundations working with Python and Django. I highly recommend Vuyisile for any junior development position with Python.

David Amos
David Amos

Helped me deliver several time critical projects

I appreciate Vuyisile’s contributions to as a Tutorial Author and Editorial Assistant. He helped me deliver several time-critical projects that improved the experience for our students and advertising customers.

Dan Bader
Dan Bader

Freelance clients


I wrote a paid technical article on how to build a Django application with Geolocation support on the Divio Cloud.

Divio homepage

End Youth Homelessness

The End Youth Homelessness website is written in Django and django CMS. I built a custom django CMS plugin to allow easy alignment of their media and content within the CMS. In addition, I added a MailChimp integration and Google Analytics to allow users to sign up to their newsletter as well as track user conversions.

End Youth Homelessness page

Free-Z Parkour & Freerunning

Free Z website screenshot is hosted on the Divio Cloud. The website experienced downtime caused by deployment issues relating to Python and Django configuration in a Docker environment. I resolved the issues and brought the website back online.


Erteno is a software development company. I wrote backend API integrations for one of their products that aggregates event and concert information. homepage


Technical Writing

Open Source work

  • Mozilla. Former core contributor. I contribute code, QA, and documentation to a number of Mozilla projects such as Firefox, the Mozilla Developer Network(MDN), Taskcluster, and a bunch of internal tools.
  • A project close to my heart, this is an online learning platform that provides interactive learning to students in underserved communities in Africa and Asia. I wrote some of the user documentation here.
  • Whichcraft. A cookiecutter related project that provides cross-platform cross-python shutil.which functionality. I worked on a fix for failing builds.
  • Pytest nunit -- A pytest plugin for generating NUnit3 test result XML output. Added locale and uiculture properties.
  • Divio -- Contributor to the Divio developer documentation.

Speaking Engagements

I regularly talk about programming, open source, and privacy. I recently spoke at:

Social Media

GitHub terrameijar.
Twitter: @terrameijar.
LinkedIn: Vuyisile Ndlovu

Features, Interviews & Podcasts

My CV/Resume: Resume.

I am open to new opportunities. If you're hiring, please get in touch.