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Makers Academy

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Makers Academy is a highly selective, tech program which teaches Software Engineering, Data Analytics, DevOps (or Cloud), and Test Engineering online and in hybrid cohorts at their campus in London, England. Makers Academy is creating a new generation of tech talent who are skilled and ready for the changing world of work. The academy is inspired by the idea of discovering and unlocking potential in people for the benefit of the 21st-century business and society. At t...
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  • Joe Hannis
    Joe Hannis
    Graduate • Online
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    Feb 21, 2024
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    Good but flawed

    I loved my bootcamp experience. I was pushed to work hard, but found the work engaging for the most part and loved the group dynamic. The pace of learning takes a big adjustment but once you get used to it, you find yourself surpassing what you thought you could do very quickly. 

    You get out what you put in. Not everyone on the course is going to put the work in, which makes teamwork hard sometimes. But that's true of any course or job and you have to roll with it. As there's no f...
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  • Samuel Badru
    Graduate • Online
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    Aug 05, 2023
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    Great foundational learning experience

    The learning structure of the bootcamp was good, there wasn't a week when it felt wasted. The emphasis is definitely more so on producing projects and completing challenges rather than getting a thorough understanding of the topic, which is understandable given the time constraints. However, as topics got more challenging towards the latter end of the bootcamp, this lack of depth proved to be more detrimental. So see the learning as a foundation to give you the gist of what to learn in y...
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  • Joe B
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    May 11, 2023
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    Great bootcamp, solid career support, tough job market at the moment

    I found the course to be a great way to learn the foundations of Software Engineering. I think it's important to note that a lot of success depends on your own motivation and ability to seek help from peers/coaches if you need it, as a lot of the learning is hands off. Coaches are available to help with the course materials and run a few workshops/webinars. 

    The structure for most of the course of 'solo work' in the mornings and then 'pairing' in the afternoons works well. You get...
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  • Paul Lazar
    Paul Lazar
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    May 10, 2023
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    Definitely worth studying with Makers

    This course teaches you more than just syntax and this is exactly what a beginner needs to feel prepared for a job in IT. You start off with Ruby (currently) and you finish by learning the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React and Node) and this is one of the most used stack in the industry.
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  • Aamir Khan
    Aamir Khan
    Integration Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Mar 03, 2023
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    Nothing but the best

    Pros:

    Learn javascript + ruby very well and indepth in 12 weeks
    Learn frameworks and supporting technologies that are high in demand and relevant in todays workplace.
    Fantastic support in learning via coaches and mentors. They will answer each and every question.
    Experience working through projects in real-life, work applicable methodologies such as AGILE.
    Be part of a cohort with like minded individuals who push each other to succeed.
    Immense job support after the ...
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  • Elliott Horton-Stephens
    Elliott Horton-Stephens
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    Feb 28, 2023
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    Unforgettable Holistic Learning Experience

    When I was looking at the bootcamps I could apply to, I saw many bootcamps that promise "belonging to a community", but Makers truly provides that. Receiving training in my current company just isn't the same...I actually wish I was still at Makers for this principle of togetherness! Their approach to learning is so welcoming and unique, I've never experienced anything like this in my life (and I don't think I will again). 

    The holistic way of teaching whilst making space to ensur...
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  • Eliza Thomas
    Eliza Thomas
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    Feb 17, 2023
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    A fantastic experience!

    I would sincerely recommend enrolling at Makers Academy if you have any intention of switching careers or interested in becoming a software developer. 

    The course has a great focus on independent learning mixed in with pair programming, so you get to learn a lot while working closely with other people in a similar position to you, which can really help make the learning process a lot more fun. 

    You also get a lot of hands on experience working with Ruby, JavaScript and Reac...
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  • Moses Osho
    Moses Osho
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Feb 13, 2023
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    Life changing experience

    An amazing software development bootcamp with focus on industry best practices and collaboration. Provides you with the skills and support needed to land your first role in tech. Would highly recommend!
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  • Sarita R
    Sarita R
    Graduate Developer • Graduate • Online
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    Feb 02, 2023
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    Perfect place to career switch to tech!

    A supportive and inclusive environment that helped me career switch into the tech. Self-directed learning allows you to personally and technically develop into the best version of yourself. The projects allowed us to mimic the work of junior developers, which really impressed interviewers and helped me land my current software developer role.
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  • Joe Osborne
    Joe Osborne
    Junior Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 25, 2023
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    An incredible journey with results!

    After a lot of research and speaking with individuals who had completed different bootcamps, I chose Makers due to their emphasis on diversity and holistic approach to education, with wellbeing and emotional intelligence being treated as equally important to the course material. This paid off dividends and allowed me to set a strong foundation for my career and furthered my understanding of the importance of work-life balance. During the course, I met some exceptional individuals who wer...
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  • Jonas Diete
    Jonas Diete
    Graduate • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    brilliant fun bootcamp

    I have just finished Makers' 12 weeks full-time immersive coding bootcamp and I really enjoyed it.

    My aim was to change career and become a software developer. I already had some coding experience before the course, but a few people on the course also didn't have any experience. 

    The best thing about the Makers course was the community of students with whom you go through the course together. You work in pairs or teams most days to solve coding problems and work through a v...
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  • Jennie Evans
    Jennie Evans
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    Nov 05, 2022
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    Intense, revitalising, brilliant learning experience

    Within 6 months, I have gone from very novice coder to getting my first job as a developer and that is thanks to Makers. And although an intense learning experience, it has also been a refreshing and revitalising break from the world of work where my learning has been the priority. 

    The course is 16 weeks long and starts with 4 weeks of pre-course material to do as self-study. This helps provide a good intro and basics needed for the main course. I like that the course starts with...
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Updated May 03, 2021
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Updated May 20, 2015
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Updated April 22, 2015
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Updated April 13, 2015
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Updated January 16, 2023
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Updated March 03, 2015
Evgeny Shadchnev is a classically trained software developer, with undergraduate and post-grad degrees in computer science. As he started assembling development teams, he was struck by the lack of qualified developers on the market. In response, he co-founded Makers Academy in London to turn beginners with an interest in code into job-ready Junior Developers who could hit the ground running. Evgeny tells us about the ideal applicant and student for Makers Academy, preparing ...
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Updated March 24, 2014
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Makers Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.6
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4.6
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How much does Makers Academy cost?

Makers Academy costs around £8,500.

What courses does Makers Academy teach?

Makers Academy offers courses like Web Development.

Where does Makers Academy have campuses?

Makers Academy has in-person campuses in Bristol, Cambridge, London, and Manchester. Makers Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Makers Academy worth it?

Makers Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 406 Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Makers Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 406 Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

Does Makers Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Makers Academy offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

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You can read 406 reviews of Makers Academy on Course Report! Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

Is Makers Academy accredited?

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