Conrad van Zyl is a Structural Engineering Technologist, born in the Western Cape's Northern Suburbs and has lived there permanently ever since. He completed High School at the Technical High School in Bellville and finished a degree in Civil Engineering in 2012. He is currently a member of the Golden Key Society, SAICE & ECSA (amongst others) and has been working in the Civil Field since 2006. Attended numerous mathematical Olympiads throughout High School and, after achieving top honours in his class, he won the Dean's Merit Award for Excellence in Engineering. His background is mostly technical but he has an active interest in music, poetry and philosophy.