That’s how long I have left until I board a plane for Johannesburg, South Africa.
So, what am I doing in Africa? I have the opportunity to break free of my normal Procurement role with IBM and participate in their Corporate Service Corp – a digital Peace Corp type program where teams are deployed to an emerging market to tackle societal and economic issues. I will be part of a team of 15 fellow IBMers from all over the globe coming together for 1 month in Mafeking, South Africa – on the Botswana border – with the goal of enhancing the technical skills of the young adult workforce. Curious to learn more or follow my adventure? I’ll be posting regularly before departing and as often as technology will allow while in South Africa. My blog posts will publish automatically to Twitter (@katybrownley) and Facebook if you follow me there. You can also enter your email address in the “Follow this Blog” box on the right or in the footer to receive an email every time I post. Or if you are technically-fancy, you can use the RSS link in the sidebar or footer.
Wish me luck!