Imperial partners with leading tech education provider, HyperionDev, to deliver courses in data science, software engineering and web development.
The online bootcamps, which will begin on March 6th, are aimed at individuals who want to re-orientate their careers towards technology, regardless of their background.
HyperionDev is an international leading coding bootcamp provider, already working with other top institutions in the UK and elsewhere. The online programmes will be delivered by HyperionDev’s coding experts and faculty members of Imperial College London’s Data Science Institute (DSI), ensuring both content relevance and the highest quality education, in line with Imperial’s reputation in world-class research and teaching.
The bootcamps, which run for 3-6 months, cover the areas of Data Science, Software Engineering and Full-Stack Web Development, and will include guest lectures on data visualisation, the science behind chatbots and machine learning.
These bootcamps are a new example of Hyperion’s commitment to delivering high-quality coding education to everyone in the world. Riaz Moola, founder and CEO of HyperionDev, says: “with this new partnership, HyperionDev advances in its mission to close the tech skills gap in the UK and fill the high demand for tech roles globally. We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration that will yield positive results for all involved”.
“We are excited about the partnership we have with HyperionDev. This is a really innovative way of addressing a serious skills gap and shortage in the labour market.” Dr Mark Kennedy DSI Co-Director
Co-Director of the DSI, Dr Mark Kennedy said: “We are excited about the partnership we have with HyperionDev. This is a really innovative way of addressing a serious skills gap and shortage in the labour market.”
“One to one mentorship makes participants job-ready in a short period of time. We are excited about what it will do and how it leads to further study opportunities also with us here at Imperial College London".
Online coding bootcamps
The bootcamps are designed to support individuals looking to boost their careers, explore other career paths, or keep up to date with the latest job market requirements. As such, the partnership will deliver a series of important benefits to participants, including flexibility -as bootcamps are online and can be full or part-time-; extensive career support, including assessment of the interview process in the tech industry; and one-to-one mentorship, to help participants choose the correct course according to their backgrounds and advise them on their future professional development.
Each bootcamp will cover a range of topics related to programming, software development, computer science, machine learning, data visualisation, among others. The courses start with the basics of coding languages such as HTML and CSS and then move on to more complex languages like Python. Participants also learn frameworks, databases, and version control systems while working on real-world projects. By the end of the bootcamp, participants are expected to have honed all the skills needed to work as a software and web developers or data scientists.
“Bootcamps like this will help professionals bridge that gap and bring more machine learning, AI and data visualisation skills into the industry. Once you learn to think more like a Data Scientist, you will be able to apply those learnings and skills in various industries like finance, healthcare, education, etc.” Dr Ovidiu Serban Research Fellow in Intelligent Data Processing and Curation
Dr Ovidiu Serban, Research Fellow in Intelligent Data Processing and Curation at the DSI, believes “bootcamps like this will help professionals bridge that gap and bring more machine learning, AI and data visualisation skills into the industry. Once you learn to think more like a Data Scientist, you will be able to apply those learnings and skills in various industries like finance, healthcare, education, etc.”
HyperionDev offers an industry-aligned alternative to traditional technology learning models with a focus on teaching Software Engineering, Data Science and Web Development. With a human-led approach and accessible learning structure, they have brought coding skills to thousands of students in more than 40 countries in partnership with world-renowned institutions, including The University of Edinburgh - a top 5 UK university and part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. HyperionDev has also recently announced a coding bootcamp partnership with Stellenbosch University, one of South Africa’s leading universities.
Founded in 2012 and financially backed by Facebook and Google, HyperionDev intends to continue expanding and diversifying the tech talent pools for jobs in the United Kingdom and indeed globally through their added commitment to quality job placements and post-training student support.
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