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Student writer: I created Not Uber-Eats. Here’s how it happened.

HyperionDev Alumnus and Software Engineer bootcamp graduate Jake Owen shares his experiences in creating his own start-ups and projects, in particular the alternative e-food service site not-ubereats.co.za, which helps hundreds of local businesses and is attracting thousands of visitors a month. He shares his journey with us.

Jake Owen completed his software engineering bootcamp with HyperionDev in 2020 and after graduation, he went straight into a 6-month internship with a startup called SapphireGem Tech. More recently, he has decided to pursue his entrepreneurial passion through his

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Student Success Story: Max Deale – from Audio Engineer to Full Stack Developer

Max Deale was working as a full-time Audio Dubbing Engineer, when he realised he had a deep passion for tech. Realising how much opportunity this industry holds, Max started his switch to a career in tech by signing up for a HyperionDev coding bootcamp. Thanks to his on-site full-time Full Stack Web Developer bootcamp, Max was able to learn practical coding skills, become a HyperionDev coding mentor, and make his career switch to a professional Full Stack Developer.

In this HyperionDev student success story, we wanted to find out more about Max’s journey from Audio Engineer to Full Stack Developer, his experiences on his Full Stack Web Developer bootcamp, and how he went from engineer, to HyperionDev coding

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Ndamulelo: from Student to Start-up Founder

Even as a student, Ndamulelo Namadzavho knew that he wanted to build technology that would improve the lives of students across South Africa. Thanks to his HyperionDev Software Engineer bootcamp, Ndamulelo learned the practical developer skills he needed to found his own education start-up, and pursue his passion for education and upliftment.

Ndamulelo Namadzavho had always wanted to build something important that would help South African youth by improving their access to education and learning resources. There was just one thing standing in the way of his making his passion a reality:

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Student Success Story: Sonny – from Sales Consultant to Solutions Architect

Within weeks of his HyperionDev Software Engineer bootcamp, Sonny Dube went from Sales Consultant to Solutions Architect for a banking group. Thanks to his background in tech, his hard work ethic, and the skills he picked up on his HyperionDev coding bootcamp, Sonny has found the better pay, working hours, and career opportunity he was looking for.

Working in retail is a tough, often unglamorous job – especially during a lockdown, where customers start spending less with each new month of lockdown belt-tightening. For Johannesburg-based Sales Consultant Sonny Dube, it was a temporary stepping stone to what

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Student Success story: Craigen – from Waiter to Java developer

Working as a waiter in Johannesburg, Craigen Chitate had aspirations to grow into a career that would give him open doors and better pay, instead of late nights and low seasons. He decided to sign up for a HyperionDev Software Engineer bootcamp. Shortly after graduating, he found a job as full-time software developer – all thanks to the skills he learnt on his bootcamp.

Craigen Chitate worked as a waiter in Johannesburg, but wanted something more. He knew that hard work and determination were half the battle; he also needed the right set of in-demand tech skills to find work and pursue a career

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