• ABOUT THE SCHOOL •
Hackwagon Academy was founded by a group of passionate tech leaders, and entrepreneurs who are highly experienced in the startup and tech scene. At Hackwagon, we believe in cultivating a fun place to work, where people can bring out the best in themselves. Our team genuinely cares about tech education, and in sparking passion in our students in the world of technology. We’re always looking to add new and diverse perspectives to the team, if you’re equally passionate about tech education, we’d love to hear from you!
• THE HACKWAGON TEAM •
ROY LEE, ACAD & EXAM BOARD (DATA SCIENCE)
CURRENT : RESEARCH ENGINEER AT LARC
Roy began his adventure into the data analytics jungle when he first took a Master in Applied Information Systems (Data Science & Engineering) from Singapore Management University (SMU). As part of his Master capstone project, he proposed and published several papers on data-driven methods to analyse the Singapore transportation networks.
Today, Roy is completing his PhD in Information Systems (Data Science & Engineering) in SMU. He previously worked on many data analytics projects, published data science research papers, and presented in a number of prestigious data science conferences. He is currently also a Research Engineer at Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC).
IAN LAM, BUSINESS DEV
FORMER : CO-FOUNDER AT EARLY CODERS ACADEMY
Ian is currently one of the investors within the Hackwagon team. He has had prior experience in managing a programming education school, Early Coders Academy which specialises in teaching web development to youths and adults.
KONG YU JIAN, ACAD & EXAM BOARD, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR (WEB DEV)
FORMER : CO-FOUNDER AT EARLY CODERS ACADEMY & HATCHME
Yu Jian started his programming journey by picking up game development in C# when he was 17. Inspired by the successes of Rovio (which created Angry Birds), he decided to pursue game development, and eventually launched his first mobile game half a year later.
Along the way, he picked up web development, and fast-forward one and a half years later, he won his first hackathon, having built a mobile application that features a secure NFC login amongst other features. He then went on to snag first places in other hackathons that were jointly held by IMDA and PayPal respectively. With these credentials, he went on to found Early Coders Academy to provide programming education for youths, specialising in technologies such as Node.JS, Express.JS, MongoDB and React.JS.
Today, he acts as the CTO of Hatchme, which is an Artificial Intelligence powered job search portal, and manages the development of the technology.
JANELLE ZOU, SENIOR INSTRUCTOR (WEB DEV)
• INDUSTRY VALIDATED CURRICULUM •
Hackwagon Academy validates its curriculum with industry partners in order to bring you the most industry relevant education, to help you in your career!
• ADMISSIONS •
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. At Hackwagon Academy, students master technological skills by building products modelled after industry requirements. At the end of the learning journey, Hackwagon students will be highly employable with equally highly relevant technological skills.