About Me


My name is Tiens van Zyl and live in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 I’m an Exchange Engineer by day , bass guitarist for Sacrifist, mountain biker, gamer and geek by night and weekends, and avid motorcyclist. I love technology in general and like to tinker with anything I’m able to get my hands on.)

I started working in the IT field in 1998 and fell in love with Microsoft Exchange which has been my passion an specialisation ever since. As time went on I started working with Linux and open source software as a hobbyist. As a professional I support/ed and manage/d messaging systems such as Microsoft Exchange, the 0365 stack, BES, Mail Marshall, ISA/TMG and many different areas of the Microsoft and other messaging technologies.

GWBasic was the first programming language that I played with when I was at Primary School. Since then I started learning Delphi for University, Python and C# as a hobby and Powershell as my day to day job requires me to use Powershell.

This year I decided to deep dive into programming as it’s always interested me and felt it’s time to really get my hands dirty with writing programs.