HyperionDev Mentor

Meet your dedicated HyperionDev mentorship team

Personal mentorship is what makes our beginner-friendly coding bootcamps so successful. Our mentors are there every step of the way to make sure you’re learning to code the way professionals do. We asked our HyperionDev mentorship team a few questions so that you could get to know them a little better.

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HyperionDev has been a leader in the tech education space for a number of years, providing over 100,000 registered students with practical, high-quality coding skills. If there’s anything that this time and experience has shown us, it’s this: learning is not a ‘one size fits all’ experience – and learning to code is no exception.

This is why our coding bootcamps focus as much on people as we do on tech. Our novel mentorship system assigns each new student to an experienced coding mentor, so that they get hands-on guidance that’s beginner friendly, at every step of their coding bootcamp.

The HyperionDev mentorship structure ensures that our students progress rapidly and stay on track to graduate, and that every student gets a one-of-a-kind learning experience that fits their specific needs, aptitudes, and schedule. 

Our mentors are the heart and soul of what we do at HyperionDev: they take our bootcamps to the next level. We asked a few of our mentors about themselves and their coding journeys with HyperionDev, so here’s your chance to get to know them a bit better. 

Here’s what they had to say:   

 

1. I’ve been a HyperionDev mentor for:

1 Year

2. My #1 piece of advice for people learning to code: 

Learn to use Google effectively. Google is not considered as cheating!

3. Why I decided to become a HyperionDev mentor: 

 I became a mentor because I enjoy teaching and educating people. I also love seeing how a student progresses and develops into a strong developer!

4. One of my favourite moments as a mentor was:

My favorite mentor/student moment is the excitement when a difficult problem or task is solved.

5. The best part about being a HyperionDev mentor:

Seeing how students grow and develop throughout the duration of the bootcamps.

6. The thing that excites me most about coding:

The satisfying feeling of finally managing to get your code working after months of working on a project.

7. My favourite resources for coding: 

Geeksforgeeks.com and w3schools.com are both great resources.

 

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1. I’ve been a HyperionDev mentor for:

A month. I’m one of the latest team members to join!

2. My #1 piece of advice for people learning to code is:

Learning will positively transform your life, and help you to bloom into a distinguished valuable being.

3. Why I decided to become a HyperionDev mentor: 

 I wanted to be an HyperionDev mentor because to me it was a great opportunity to have a career where I can do what I love most, software development and share my passion for tech with others.

4. One of my favourite moments as a mentor was:

My favourite moments are when a student finally get those “light-bulb” moments after I guide them and they are able to complete a task that they have been struggling with.

5. The best part about being a HyperionDev mentor:

What I enjoy most is assisting and guiding students to be the best developer they can be.

6. The thing that excites me most about coding:

I love the process of making something from nothing. Coding allows me to put my thoughts and solutions to problems into software that anyone can use.

7. My favourite resources for coding: 

Mostly I use blogs on Medium, and learn new things on Youtube.

 

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1. I’ve been a HyperionDev mentor for:

1 year and a month

2. My #1 piece of advice for people learning to code is:

Coding requires all of your attention, all of the time. Keep working at it!

3. Why I decided to become a HyperionDev mentor:

Becoming a HyperionDev Mentor came naturally for me as I enjoy interacting with people and exchanging knowledge on a daily basis. It also came as an opportunity for me to pick up new skills.

4. One of my favourite moments as a mentor was:

Having light-hearted conversations and getting to know the student as a person is by far one of my favourite student/mentor moments. This is because it makes the teaching and learning experience much easier, as I can then break down seemingly hard concepts, in a language that the student understands.

5. The best part about being a HyperionDev mentor:

Being able to interact with people from different educational and professional backgrounds.

6. The thing that excites me most about coding:

Seeing an idea come to life, after so much hard work.

7. My favourite resources for coding: 

Hackerrank.com, mainly because anyone can go there and practice coding with relevant, realistic scenarios.

 

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1. I’ve been a HyperionDev mentor for:

1 year and 3 months

2. My #1 piece of advice for people learning to code is:

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

3. Why I decided to become a HyperionDev mentor:

To make the learning to code journey easier by helping another person get over the stumbling blocks they’ll encounter on the path.

4. One of my favourite moments as a mentor was:

A moment I truly enjoy is when they’ve been stuck on a certain problem and we sit through it over a call or in person onsite and there’s this tiny breakthrough where through the guidance I provide by asking questions and pointing out certain things to them it all just comes together for the student and everything basically falls into place. That moment they realize they fixed a certain problem through code and the little celebration we have after that is a moment I enjoy.

5. The best part about being a HyperionDev mentor:

Satisfaction from solving a problem with the students. I enjoy that moment when they realize that they can make the computer or program do something they didn’t understand.

6. The thing that excites me most about coding:

Creating and solving. That is why I enjoy the position I am in since I am also learning, I’m strengthening my tools for future projects

7. My favourite resources for coding: 

Google and Naps.

 

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1. I’ve been a HyperionDev mentor for:

1 year & 7 months

2. My #1 piece of advice for people learning to code is:

Keep practicing and continue to work independently. You can’t always depend on others.

3. Why I decided to become a HyperionDev mentor:

To use my knowledge and skills to benefit others and help them progress in understanding how to code.  When a student starts out knowing nothing and seeing them progress over time.

4. One of my favourite moments as a mentor was:

Building a relationship with the student. Seeing them graduate and able to apply their coding skills in the work industry.

5. The best part about being a HyperionDev mentor:

Meeting new students and watching them grow as a developer.

6.  The thing that excites me most about coding:

How it can solve almost any human problem.

7. My favourite resources for coding: 

The two I use a lot are Stackoverflow.com and w3schools.com

 

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1. I’ve been a HyperionDev mentor for:

Around 9 months.

2. My #1 piece of advice for people learning to code is:

To not Google is to not code correctly.

3. Why I decided to become a HyperionDev mentor:

I enjoy helping people and I like explaining things so it seemed like a good fit (I code too).

4. One of my favourite moments as a mentor was:

Every time a student graduates from their bootcamp. Anytime I can help a student graduate is a good day!

5. The best part about being a HyperionDev mentor:

Sometimes I get called a wizard, which is pretty cool!

6. The thing that excites me most about coding:

Once you can code it just takes one good idea and you could be rich, save the world, make people’s lives easier, make people laugh…  the choice really is yours. Remember it is often not the code but the idea that makes the project special.

7. My favourite resources for coding: 

Chrome extension called Grepper, by far.

 

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Our bootcamps teach job-ready skills in software engineering, web development, and data science, so that our students can graduate ready to start their career in tech in just months (instead of years). 

Whether you’re learning to code on our leading bootcamps part-time or full-time, on our campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town or from your couch at home, our HyperionDev mentorship team are there 24/7 to ensure that you’re making consistent progress to graduating a professional developer. 

Apply for your beginner-friendly coding bootcamp (no matric or previous coding experience required!) now by clicking here

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