Mark Essien

Mark Essien is the founder and CEO of; Africa’s premium hotel guide and booking service) and HNG internship; a large scale, fast-paced virtual internship for people learning code, design, project management and technical sales/marketing and intended for early junior developers/designers who have already completed a training program or have basic knowledge.

Essien is also a developer – prefering C++, and a few other languages too. He enjoys bike riding and tinkering with hardware. He studied at the Beuth Hochschule in Berlin (B.Eng Computer Engineering) & the Freie Universität, Berlin (M.Sc Computer Science).

Prior to starting, He developed iPhone apps and a language learning site (Ingolingo).

Essien’s Workspace


  • Corsair Carbide Air 540 Custom PC
  • Ikea Karlby desk
  • Custom LCD hanimex
  • Vasagle Shelves
  • Vasagle Coat rack
  • Kinnula by home24 Office Chair w/ Armrest
  • Drevo Blademaster Pro Keyboard
  • AOC C-G1 Curved HD 32 inch horizontal monitor (2560×1440 @ 144hz)
  • Logitech Mx Master 3s Mouse
  • BenQ 25 inch vertical Monitor
  • Edifier R1200TII Computer Wooden Audio Notebook Subwoofer (Wood Grain)

Work Tools

  • Fusion 360
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python 
  • Golang
  • C++ 
  • Go