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Hi Steemers, my name is Brendan van Breda based out of sunny South Africa.

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I have been a member on steemit for a few months thanks to a great introduction to this platform by @chekohler. Its about time I made my first steps into getting actively posting within the community.

At present I am currently working within the software engineering field and studying towards the completion of Masters in Engineering. Through the course of the last year I found a great interest in the Science Technology Engineering and Maths movement officially know as STEM Education.

There are many who do not what this movement aims to achieve in the long term and its benefits that it will provide to our fast moving technology and innovation driven society.

My blogs aim is to provide the community with a deeper understanding of what the STEM movement entails and what is currently being done at various institutions around the world that are aiming at providing guidance to the innovators and leaders of the future.

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@brendanvanbreda Welcome Brot. Just Remember Strong Mind Strong Life. Never Give Up, Keep Growing.

Yeah man, I am a firm believer in just keeping my moving forward.

Welcome Brendan. Ive been active for almost a month and soo addicted already. Listen to Che, he has loads of cool tips. I learnt alot from him!

Enjoy the ride on the steem train!!

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thanx @mimismartypants will definitely be going to him for more advice.

Welcome to Steemit brendanvanbreda. Let me know if you got any questions about Steem or anything related to it! The official FAQ can be found here and has A LOT of information https://steemit.com/faq.html - Also remember, Steemit is just ONE of the sites built that uses Steem the blockchain. We also have DTube - our very own Youtube, DSound for Soundcloud and Steepshot if you prefer Instagram like experience. I'd also like to mention ChainBB - forums, Busy - Steemit with more modern look basically, DMania for memes and Dlive for streaming just like in Twitch! You can also earn Steem by gaming now! Search for Steemgar if that's more your thing. Welcome to the blockchain! :)

thank you for the warm welcome @janne, I think i have already linked a few of the mentions in your post and will be making a post on DTube soon.


Welcome to Steem @brendanvanbreda.

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@steemladder thank you, will be sure to read those links.

Welcome sir, took you long enough! I wish you all the best on your journey and I shall be Sherpa up the mountain that is steem!

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Welcome to the platform. It has it's challenges for sure but it's a great tool to have. There are many great people on here. I would suggest following a friend of mine, @crypto.piotr he has a great focus on the crypto currency side of things and does a great job of finding like minded people to collaborate. Hopefully I'll see you in the posts and comments of our mutual friend @chekohler !

Wow de áfrica! Bienvenido y un fuerte abrazo!

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Welcome to Steemit @brendanvanbreda - fellow South African

Hi Hi @gholsa, great to see some fellow South Africans jumping onboard

Jo Brendan nice photo! Warm welcome from me and all steemit community. Nice intro and Happy to meet you Keep on working hard. our support is always with you. Best of luck for future!