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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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  • João
    João
    Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 30, 2019
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    Tough, rewarding and amazing.

    My background
    Before Makers I had no coding / STEM background. I studied Fine Art at university and before that my A-levels were Philosophy, PE and Art. 

    Pre-Makers
    I started coding on my own for a few months - Codecademy, Odin Project etc. - to see if I could do it and if I enjoyed it. I found that I loved it (and was not terrible at it) so started looking for a course. I chose Makers on the basis of people I knew doing the course and enjoying it, Makers' teachi...

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  • Jules
    Jules
    Junior Full-Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 25, 2019
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    Life Changing - I have a bright future in Tech after ~5 months. Trust the system.

    Me:
    I came to Makers with a non-technical background after teaching abroad for a couple of years, but otherwise having no graduate experience. I'd tried some online courses but only picked up basics, and didn't seem qualified for anything. I got a job offer in my fourth week after the course, with a company who had hired Makers grads before.

    Course Pros:
    - 1 month pre-course gets everyone familiar with basic tools like command line and git, as well as basic Ruby program...

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  • Kate Morris
    Kate Morris
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 24, 2019
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    Game Changer

    I was a professional developer before having children but found returning to tech almost impossible. 
    Recruiters didn't know what to do with me and my skill set seemed to be out of date. 
    16 weeks at Makers taught me about all of the current practices and 2 languages I hadn't used before. 
    That is the vanilla answer but the broader experience was considerably more enriching. 
    During the 12 weeks on site, I learned many things.
    I learned more about self-teaching tha...

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  • Jethro
    Jethro
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 14, 2019
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    Great environment to learn in

    The Makers environment is one in which you are expected to be in control of your own learning. There is no one chasing you up, there is no hand holding. But there is a lot of support when you need it. I loved the environment of Makers academy - I think I thrived by being in a structured learning situation where you have the freedom to explore, make mistakes and choose your path. Being surrounded by people on the same journey as you is super inspiring, and there's an energy and drive like n...

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  • Elliot
    Elliot
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 10, 2019
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    Makers feels like going to work with your mates but blink and you’ll miss it.

    Everyone there has decided to make a big commitment and change career. Everyone is so different but come together due to a mutual want and desire to be a software developer in one sense or another. This drive makes the people great to work with.

    Makers isn’t simply teaching you a tech stack or a certain language. They ‘change the way you learn’. By this they emphasis that after 3 months they are not going to be there to hold your hand. This bootcamp is more ab...

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  • Brooke
    Brooke
    Junior Developer • Student • London
    Apr 30, 2019
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    Great course, amazing people

    This is a life-changing course which I am very glad I signed up for.  It's hard work, you need to be very self-motivated and driven to get through it as you will not be held accountable by anyone except yourself.  If you considering it I would strongly recommend attending a Q&A and demo day.

    Pros:

    - You will learn best practices but most importantly you will learn how to learn.  I have the confidence to approach any new technology now.
    - The coaches: I had some...

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  • mGg
    mGg
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 26, 2019
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    Learning software fundamentals

    Makers gave me a new career and desire to keep learning new things. during my time at Makers, I learned software fundamentals through pair programming and several agile team projects. The Makers staff are great people and everyone coming to Makers have such a positive vibe. Technologies and methodologies I have come across throughout makers were: object-oriented design (OOD), test-driven development (TDD), model-view-controller (MVC), Agile software development, Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, No...

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  • Mel
    Mel
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 18, 2019
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    Best career decision I've made!

    Makers academy was amazing and the I can't recommend it enough!

    Having had little technical experience prior to Makers Academy, they did a really good job of developing my software engineering capabilities and increasing my confidence in this field from the start.

    It was an intense bootcamp but thoroughly rewarding. The course is structured really well to optimise your learning and ensure you feel comfortable in all areas of software engineering. The coaches offer enoug...

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  • Alex H
    Alex H
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 05, 2019
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    The most rewarding thing I've ever done

    I can honestly say that the last 3 months at Makers Academy have been the most intense and rewarding months of my life. I still can't believe how much I've learnt about Software Development and myself as a person in such a short space of time. 
    Pros:
    - Learnt how to build a full-stack web app, and gained exposure to a lot of different technologies.
    - Learnt how to learn effectively, which is far better than just learning how to code. It's given me the ability to take any pro...

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  • Chris
    Chris
    Junior Backend Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 04, 2019
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    Most enlightening learning experience of my life

    If you are thinking of undertaking a coding bootcamp you should consider Makers Academy. Take advantage of the tours they run for prospective students to get a feel of what the place is like, and talk to current students.

    Pros:
    - Learning to learn. New concepts, languages, and frameworks come thick and fast. This hones in your process for learning quickly and being able to get projects up and running.
    - Amazing journey with peers, with a feeling of ...

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  • Simon
    Simon
    Graduate • London
    Mar 29, 2019
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    Worth it!

    Thoroughly rewarding experience if you are willing to put the effort in and collaborate with others. The only real downside is that I didn't attend earlier!

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  • Max Stevenson
    Max Stevenson
    Apprentice Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 09, 2019
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    Fantastic Course!

    I completed the Makers Academy bootcamp as part of a government software developer apprenticeship scheme. This scheme sought to re-skill existing civil servants into software developers to help grow the talent pool and bring about value for money on large government IT projects. I had no prior professional coding or IT experience before starting the course. This was a complete career change for me and something of a step into the unknown - with all the nerves that accompany such a dr...

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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. 410 Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 410 Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

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