The personalised, code-centered online coding bootcamp
Hyperion was founded with an ambition to scale human-led education in programming. We believe that machines can't match humans, and learning to code is best achieved by having a coding educator review your code on a day-by-day basis.
Hyperion has built an online course platform that allows human code review to be scaled, applying this methodology to help thousands of students from over 30 countries learn how to code in a novel way.
We're proud to power this model using the top technical talent from Africa, and to work with the worlds leading tech firms to deliver the highest quality educational content in software development.
Hyperion is one of Facebooks first Education partners and works closely with the Facebook engineering and training teams to build a novel educational experience. In 2016, Hyperion was selected as the grand prize winner in Education in Facebook's Africa Innovation Challenge securing growth funding from Facebook to scale.
Hyperion was founded by an ex-Googler and has maintained the relationship to become the first Google Authorised Training Provider in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. We've worked with Google to build and launch courses in Android and Computer Science, supporting software developers to master some of the most in-demand technology skills.
We've been widely recognised in Africa and abroad.
September 2016: Hyperion Development are crowned grand-prize winners of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa awards. Internet.org is a partnership between social networking services company Facebook and six companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm)
July 2016: Hyperion becomes the first African startup to be awarded a place in the Emerge Education Cohort, an accelerator programme for startups aiming to improve educational outcomes worldwide.
January 2016: Hyperion joins the Social Incubator East programme in Cambridge, a programme of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School
December 2015: Hyperion awarded funding and a partnership with Google to run a year long project improving Computer Science in South Africa. Matched funding provided by the Python Software Foundation
November 2014, June 2015: Hyperion awarded third and forth grants from the Python Software Foundation to support growth of online courses
September 2014: Hyperion awarded funding from Oracle & enters a partnership with the South African Department of Education to train half of all programming teachers in the country
March 2014: Hyperion wins a UK Open Source Award for its online course platform, presented in a ceremony in Scotland
May 2013: Awarded two grants from the Python Software Foundation Outreach and Education Committee to expand online Python courses
November 2012: Awarded £5000 Innovation Initiative Grant from theUniversity of Edinburgh Development Trust to expand training programmes
October 2012: Delivered "Python education in South Africa" talk at the first Python conference in Africa - Pycon ZA 2012,
First South African Associate Product Manager @ Google, Gates Cambridge Scholar, dubbed the ‘Steve Jobs of South Africa’ by the Sunday Times
Masters in Information Security, passionate about Python and has led Hyperion's training, mentor sourcing and brand since 2012.
Strategic E-commerce Manager at Groupon & Marketing Analyst at Standard Bank. Honours in Marketing from University of Stellenbosch.
We're always looking to work with people who are passionate about growing our novel model for technical training. Be a part of our journey.