Eugene de Beste A Blog About My Personal Experiences in Tech.


Hi there! I'm Eugene.

I'm a South African and currently work as the systems/cloud/atuomation engineer over at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute, or SANBI for short.

As a brief summary of my education: I studied undergraduate Computer Science at the University of the Western Cape and achieved First Honours (Cum Laude) for that. I did my 4th year (Honours for South Africa and possibly some other regions) at University of Cape Town, where I also achieved First Honours again, also for Computer Science. For my Masters, I decided to try my hand at Bioinformatics. My thesis was on " Enabling the processing of bioinformatics workflows where data is located through the use of cloud and container technologies" and I managed to achieve First Honours for this as well.

Since this, my main focus has been on infrastructure, whether that be cloud or HPC. Everything around that, especially automation, is a keen interest of mine.


Dec 2017 - Systems/Cloud Engineer @ South African National Bioinformatics Institute
Apr 2018 - 2019 Collaborator Research Cloud Project @ ILIFU
Dev 2015 - Feb 2016 IT Intern @ VOSS-Solutions


2015 BSc. (Hons) Computer Science @ University of Cape Town
2012 - 2014 BSc. Computer Science @ University of the Western Cape