Dr John M. Ostrowick
HdipEd (Phys.Sci.) MA (Phil.) (WITS) PhD (UCT)

I have consulted, or consult currently, for:

I’ve done a wide variety of things, including:

  • Science Teaching & community work (1991-1994)
  • Office/DTP work (1993-1994)
  • Unix and Mac system administration (1995-2008), Wits University
  • Research (Philosophy, Education, ICT: 2004 ongoing)
  • Lecturing (Operating Systems, NBN and Wits, 2003-2007, some Web & Linux, Napier and Edinburgh Unis 2009, also Philosophy, 2015-16)
  • Running my own company, 2010-2016
  • Helping organise ICP 2012 (for IUPsyS, 2012)
  • Government (Basic Education: 2013-present)
  • Consulting for NECT (2015)
  • PhD (UCT/Edinburgh).

I’ve done many more things than this, including exhibiting artworks and writing a large number of books, available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

I have reviewed academic journal articles for SACJ (South African Computer Journal) and SAJP (the South African Journal of Philosophy), as well as the Cambridge Journal of Religious Studies. I have also done some editing and review for the International Journal of Psychology under the auspices of ICP 2012.

I’ve also published a number of academic journal articles, available on Researchgate and Academia.edu


My skills are mostly around education and ICT. This webpage is not representative; I prefer to keep it minimal.

ICT skills:

  • JavaScript
  • Ajax/JSON
  • MySQL, PHP
  • Linux
  • Mac
Non-ICT skills:

  • Drawing
  • Layout/Design
  • Writing/Editing/Research
  • Abstract reasoning/Logic
  • Physics/Chemistry