Transforming futures: Highlights from the SA Virtual Tech Careers Fair 2024

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On April 23rd and 24th, the HyperionDev SA Virtual Tech Careers Fair brought together aspiring developers, industry leaders, and employers. Organised by our Career Services team, the event aimed to bridge the gap between job seekers and the tech industry, providing valuable insights and fostering meaningful connections.

Uniting aspiring developers with industry leaders

By bringing together a diverse array of employers, developers, and thought leaders, the event provided a vibrant platform for fostering connections that are crucial for career growth in the tech sector. Participants had the invaluable opportunity to engage directly with key industry players, gaining firsthand insights into emerging trends and career pathways.

Insights, opportunities, and career development

Throughout the event, attendees participated in various activities designed to support their career development. Keynote presentations highlighted the latest tech trends, while company spotlights provided detailed looks into organisational cultures and job opportunities. Interactive sessions covered topics like CV building and interview strategies, offering attendees practical skills to help advance their careers.

Spotlight on employer partnerships

We were honoured to host esteemed employers who not only showcased their organisational prowess but also shared their commitment to fostering talent and driving innovation within their respective fields. Their participation underscored the fair’s significance as a pivotal platform for connecting talent with opportunity.

  • Expleo Group: A leading global engineering, technology, and consulting service provider.
  • Bash: A growing company focused on building South Africa’s largest omni-channel fashion and lifestyle shopping platform.
  • Mecer Inter-Ed: A specialised talent program dedicated to upskilling postgraduates and matriculants in high-demand tech roles.
  • RecruitAGraduate: An online graduate recruitment agency specialising in connecting top graduate talent with employers.
  • Boxfusion: A software solutions company that builds digital solutions for automating South African government processes.
  • Edge Executive Search Group: An award-winning female-founded executive search and consulting firm.
  • Geeks4Learning: An accredited training academy aiming to bridge the skills gap in the global ICT sector.
  • CSIR: The leading scientific and technology research organisation contributing to socio-economic prosperity in South Africa.

Inspiring the next tech generation: Alumni success stories:

A standout feature of the fair was the Alumni Success Story Address, where accomplished former bootcamp graduates like Christiaan Maritz and Willie Moolman shared their inspiring journeys. These testimonials not only celebrated their achievements but also served as guiding lights for current students and recent graduates, showcasing the transformative impact of HyperionDev’s programs on their careers.

Christiaan Maritz

“I’m Chris, a passionate software developer with a focus on building modern and innovative Android mobile apps. Beyond my projects, I’m proud that I have contributed to a prominent mobile app in the agriculture industry. I’m driven by a desire to learn and push boundaries, I’m always eager to explore new technologies and methodologies. 

My hope for the future of tech is one where it empowers us to create a sustainable future. I strive in creating a harmonious relationship between the natural world and technology, where they work synergistically to improve our lives without disruptions.”

Williem Moolman 

“Willem Smith Moolman is a Junior Software Engineer at Mukuru, focusing on fintech solutions. He started his software engineering journey at HyperionDev and gained further experience through a software developer internship. Willem combines his programming skills with a deep understanding of customer needs and market dynamics, thanks to his background in business administration from IMM Graduate School. He is committed to innovation and continually expanding his knowledge to advance the fintech sector.”

Looking ahead: Leveraging success for future growth

The HyperionDev SA Virtual Tech Careers Fair was a resounding success, fostering connections between industry leaders, employers, and aspiring developers. The event not only provided valuable insights and opportunities but also facilitated meaningful interactions and networking within the tech community. As we reflect on this achievement, we look forward to leveraging the event’s success for future endeavours and continuing to empower individuals in their tech careers.

Join us in shaping the future of tech

We remain dedicated to fostering a community where passion meets purpose in the realm of technology. The SA Tech Careers Fair was not just an event but a testament to our commitment to nurturing talent, driving innovation, and creating impactful connections within the tech ecosystem. As we continue on this journey, we invite you to join us in shaping a future where tech empowers and transforms lives.

For more information on upcoming events and career opportunities, contact our Career Services team: