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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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  • Daniele
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Sep 06, 2017
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    Very challenging and rewarding experience

    I spent a couple of years trying to learn coding on my own, but never really got to a point where I could have been employable. Makers Academy was the perfect place for me to learn in a structured way. The curriculum focus a lot on "learning how to learn" and learning by doing, so don't expect to be spon fed. We coded from day one and were taught about TDD and Agile practices, stuff that I never heard of before during my self studies. They prepared me for being part of a real working envir...

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  • Charlotte Fereday
    Graduate Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Aug 07, 2017
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    Makers Academy: an all around awesome course

    I found Makers Academy to be a brilliant experience that fast tracked my programming knowledge in the space of 3 months. I was taught industry best practice, alongside the skills of learning how to learn effectively in an industry that is constantly changing.  We carried out pair programming every day, and were well supported by our coach who went above & beyond to help us learn. I got a job one week after graduating. It's a well respected course within the tech industry & has amaz...

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  • Ahmed Shehab
    Software Engineer • Graduate • London
    Jul 26, 2017
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    Life Changing Experience

    Before starting my journey in software engineering; I searched around for the best bootcamps in the U.K. Makers academy was simply outstanding in terms of what it had to offer and so I went for it.

    So here I'am a month after finishing the course about to start a job as a software engineer and nearly double my pay from my previous job. If you are the thinking about studying programming / coding, there's no better place than Makers Academy, they don't set limits to what you can ach...

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  • Isabel Larner
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 26, 2017
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    Makers is what you make of it

    As a testament to the course: I entered Makers Academy with very limited knowledge of software development. I accepted a job offer within three weeks of graduating. 

    • ​There is a lot of focus on care both for yourself and fellow students, including daily meditation and bi-weekly yoga. Both the Joy Officer and the coaches are often around to speak directly about your concerns, and there is a strong, open feedback culture that Makers seem to take very seriously. There is a l...
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  • Bailey Kursar
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 19, 2017
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    Change your mindset in three months

    Disclaimer: I am writing this review in return for a free hoodie (I do love free hoodies), but apparently I can be as honest as I like 😋

    I was part of the April 2017 cohort at Makers and finished at the end of June. It took me about two weeks to get a job as a Software Engineer afterwards. Before Makers I was a marketer and only had a tiny amount of coding knowledge, all front end.

    I joined Makers because I was making a conscious career change....

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  • Basile Koko
    Junior Python/Django Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Jul 08, 2017
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    Thanks Makers Academy for making my career change possible

    I came to Makers with 3 years experience as a technical support engineer. 
    My goal was to change career into web development.

    3 months after the course, I got a job as a junior Python/Django developer. 
    I wrote a blog about my journey at Makers Academy : https://bkjourneytocoding.wordpress.com/

    What I can say about my experience is that you get out what you put in. 
    Makers has the materials, the curriculum and a dedicated team to help you along the way bu...

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  • Albert Yanit
    Javascript Developer • Graduate • London
    Jun 28, 2017
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    A life changing experience worth your time

    Through Makers I was able to get my foot on the software development ladder, which is the main thing I set out to do. Alongside this, I met a lot of great staff members and students whom I was able to grow alongside. The course is really intense, but you get what you put in to it. The whole social side to it is amazing and everyone is super supportive on this difficult journey. The price is irrelavent compared to what you will be earning as your first job. 

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  • Stefan Liute
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 22, 2017
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    Gets You In The Game

    You get to learn a lot. You learn how much there is to learn, so it may at times appear daunting. It's captivating, but hard. It demands your undivided attention and all the time you have outside of sleep. It empowers you, but it doesn't do your work for you. It's great company--from students to coaches there's only great people around you, which is a bit surreal. You may think it's expensive, but it's actually a very wise way to invest a large amount of money.

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  • Keomony Khun
    Graduate Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 17, 2017
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    Junior Developer

    In November 2016, I enrolled in Makers Academy, Europe's leading developer Bootcamp, and the Bootcamp has been a fantastic experience for me. Firstly I am amazed at what I have learned and can use those skills to create web applications using Ruby and JavaScript. In addition, I learned many software-development-best practices, including Agile methodologies, XP values, and object-oriented design principles.

    Career team is approachable and supportive. They provid...

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  • Tim
    Back End Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 13, 2017
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    Makers helped change my life

    Before attending Makers Academy, I had no technical training whatsoever. I had recently returned to school after working for about 5 years, yet I found that my masters degree wasn't really leading to jobs that I found personally meaningful and that stretched my brain. Luckily, circumstances led me to check out programs for learning to code and I found Makers. I immensely enjoyed the program. It was really tough but they realise this. Makers provides all kinds of services and mentorsh...

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  • Agata
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 01, 2017
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    The best thing ever

    Makers Academy has a hollistic approach to learning. It's challenging its students through weekly projects. It also takes care of their wellbeing through meditation, yoga classes and daily checkins. The best learning experience you can ask for

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  • Charlie Person
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Feb 10, 2017
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    From a baby, to a child

    Maker's Academy was the beginning of my beautiful, frustrating, love-hate relationship with code. Before starting the course, I had dabbled in HTML, and CSS. That's it. I was an infant in the ever expanding universe of web development. I don't owe Maker's Academy for turning me into the software engineer that I am today. That's mostly due to my stubborn tenacity to keep struggling through. However, I do owe Maker's Academy for enabling me to fall in love with the process of learning how to...

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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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