I'm Joshua Bruton

I'm a MSc. student at the University of the Witwatersrand and co-founder of Educess.

Basic Information
Work Experience

2020 - Present


Co-founder of Educess, a profit-generating EdTech startup based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 1000 users. I am managing the development of our web application and the on-boarding of our technical team.

2020 - Present

Microsoft Brighter Futures Tuition
Lecturer and Tutor

Lectured high school students from several different schools towards completion of their Microsoft Technology Associate's Software Development Fundamentals certificates. The primary focus of the couse is C# programming and due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of my lectures can be found on YouTube.


2020 - Present

Master's Degree
Master of Science, Computer Science

University of the Witwatersrand

I am currently working on my masters by dissertation at Wits university. I hope to complete it by mid-2021. I am also a member of the RAIL Lab, a research group based at Wits.

2019 - 2020

Honour's Degree
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Computer Science

University of the Witwatersrand

Honours is an extra year of specialisation fairly unique to South Africa. I was awarded the Postgraduate Merit Award, a full merit-based scholarship, for honours. I accepted and completed my degree with an aggregate of 88% and won the "Best Project in Computer Science" award.

2016 - 2018

Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science

University of the Witwatersrand

I studied Mathematics and Computer Science and graduated with my BSc. in 2018. I was offered Golden Key Membership, denoting top 15% performance in my degree program. I worked on several extra projects and participated in many programming and computing competitions.

Beginning of time - 2015

High School
Curro Aurora Private School

International Examinations Board

Bachelor's Pass

What I'm reading

Søren Kierkegaard

Gifted to me by a friend; will take a while to get through while I finish my dissertation but from what I understand it should be quite topical.

Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Thomas Ligotti

Some of the stories were really great. I generally preferred Grimscribe to Songs of a Dead Dreamer. My favourites were The Last Feast of Harlequin and Nethescurial.

The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

Lovely short read, fulled with aphorisms and wisdom.