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Makers Academy

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Makers Academy is a highly selective, 16-week, full-time program which teaches web development 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 the core, Makers combines tech education with ...

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  • Kostas
    Junior Software Development • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Feb 25, 2022
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    A lot of fun and clearly very effective, but also a roller coaster of cognitive and emotional gymnastics

    The Makers Bootcamp is not for the faint of heart, but it is also very well supported by a lovely bunch of people. It is intense, it gets frustrating and glorious, but it is certainly effective in making a career change and getting into a tech job. Makers are a strong community that will stay with you and support you long after the Bootcamp. I had a blast.
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  • Radu Necsanu
    Junior Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Feb 16, 2022
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    The chance to work in a absolutely special environment, surrounded by smart emotional people,  make the most of it. Learn, listen, communicate effectively, develop your skills, understand the process and believe in your self and your team of Makers. You shall succeed!
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  • Anthony Osmaston
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Feb 14, 2022
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    It's not for everyone, but I loved it.

    Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Makers, and was able to land a job as a junior software engineer 5 months after starting the course. Certainly worth the money in my eyes.

    Course Content - There was a lot of bespoke content, but sometimes it was unclear and took a few re-reads and research around the topic to fully understand. Be prepared to do A LOT of research independent of the course materials. Sometimes recommended tech to use resulted in unnecessary banging heads on desk...
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  • William Young
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Feb 10, 2022
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    Junior Software Engineer

    I decided a year ago that I would like to become a software engineer, as I had yet to start a job I would consider a career. Makers helped me to structure my learning and drive me towards positive change, both technically, and personally. This was achieved through a well developed and focused curriculum that taught essential web development concepts, as well as learning how to learn. In addition a big shout out to Dana Svobada for her excellent emotional quotient lessons, which taught ke...
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  • Daniel
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 26, 2022
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    Makers Academy - Go through twelve weeks of exhaustion then drop into a new career!

    The course itself was tough. It's worth saying that straight away. Not just because of the coding but because there are 20 of you, all suddenly out of work with limited money, all stressed and all trying to keep your last lesson in your head. It really does make for a tough time. Makers do their best to give all the support they can and I can't fault them for that but be ready for some tough weeks! After that you will be glad you did it and the support in finding jobs is pretty top notch...
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  • Serena
    Front end developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 12, 2022
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    Amazing experience!

    If you're considering a career change, I would highly recommend joining Makers.

    I joined in September 2021 and from the start, I could sense how highly intensive it would have been. 
    Learning how to code in 16 weeks is no joke, but I was positively shocked by how fast I was progressing with my skills. I started with a little bit of background but I definitely polished my skills and learned a lot about fundamental concepts like TDD and BDD which I had never heard before. 
     
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  • Donald Newholm
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 10, 2022
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    The best decision I ever made

    Before I jump into reviewing Makers, a little context.

    I'm older than most people embarking on a technical career - I had just turned 39 when I applied for Makers. I had been aiming at a musical career since I was a teenager, and despite some success here and there, I was still temping in universities to pay the bills. I was no stranger to tech but hadn't coded anything other than a few childhood ZX Spectrum experiments. Perhaps it was my age, or the fact that my daughter was star...
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  • Malachi
    Software Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Dec 03, 2021
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    Makers is the real deal

    I chose Makers over other bootcamps because via a friend, I knew 2 people who had already done it and got dev jobs. Now, I'm able to add myself, the aforementioned friend and last time I checked, 17 out of the 20 people in my cohort to that list!
    Pros+ You will learn things that are difficult to learn and practice on your own as a self-taught developer e.g. test-driven development, object oriented programming.+ You will gain valuable team pr...
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  • Jamie Wong
    Web Development • London
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    Dec 02, 2021
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    Web Development

    Pros
    Provides a lot of support once graduated
    The course was enjoyable
    Good place to network
    Great coaches to speak to and learn from
    Great office (pre-covid)

    Cons
    The review system could be worked on
    Some times it was hard to get in touch with coaches if something urgent was needed
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  • Adrian Rose
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    Nov 25, 2021
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    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to make a career change!

     Makers Academy takes you from zero knowledge of web development to being able to plan, create and host your own web apps using the most in-demand languages and technologies. It was a fantastic opportunity to make a career change. The aftercare of Makers was by far the most impressive part of the course for me, the process is well managed and the hiring team is fantastic at helping you with your CV and interviews. There are lots of high-quality partners hiring through the academy. I woul...
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  • Karim Abu-Seer
    Software Engineer • Student • Web Development • London
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    Nov 11, 2021
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    Software Engineering Course

    I had a wonderful time at Makers Academy. I've landed an incredible role within a leading AI startup, and have fast tracked my career transition.
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    - Community. I find it helpful to be part of empowering communities, and between the students and coaches Makers has put together an excellent one. This certainly helped expedite my learning. Whilst self teaching code helped me with syntax etc, after Makers I feel like I could confidently produce well written/tested/documented produc...
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  • Else
    Junior Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Nov 10, 2021
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    It was wild, but I learned so much!

    Makers will teach you how to learn new things,  over and over again. You'll do something new every week and it's really really full on. By the end, you can build web apps. In at least two languages. It's really amazing how far you can come in just a few months. There's a big focus on teamwork (in the form of pairing and group projects) and mental well-being (in the form of workshops, meditation, yoga, and an amazing chief happiness officer who is always there for you if you hit a mental ...
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Makers Academy costs around £8,500.

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Makers Academy offers courses like Web Development.

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

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