Upon qualifying as a teacher with a double major in Mathematics and Technical Drawing, Paul Ogier started teaching at a prestigious high school in Johannesburg, South Africa. Paul never lost his love of teaching, but quickly realised that his career ambitions needed additional outlets. This resulted in his move into running and supporting Windows and Redhat networks.
Continued education is a personal mantra and necessity in today’s IT environment. Over the years Paul explored many self-learning avenues and achieved professional proficiency in HTML, CSS, Website development, ASP, ASP.net development, MS SQL, Java script, PHP and My SQL. He has also implemented and setup the backend for support systems and CRMs.
Having found his groove, he opened an IT Support Company that was soon supporting schools and companies with up to 5000 users as well as developing backends and intranets for private companies. Paul has provided training to numerous schools on school administration and backend software.
Taming.Tech is an evolution of his journey and passion for learning that allows him to provide training to students throughout the world. He is comfortable with face to face or remote (such as Skype) training sessions of technical staff or in house training and development.
In 2001 Cathleen Ogier co-founded two businesses: her outsourced financial management consultancy and an IT support company. A decade later she chose to focus her full energies on the IT Support Company.
Following a sabbatical in 2017, Cathleen prefers the ebb and flow of project based ventures as this satiates her need for variety and stimulates her interest.
In 2018 she co-founded a specialist technology company focussing on cloud-based solutions. In 2019 Taming.Tech was launched and published its first online course. To celebrate the first year Taming.Tech, The Podcast first aired in 2020.