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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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  • Moe Sadoon
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 05, 2016
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    Speaks for itself

    Went into Makers with a huge amount of skepticism but I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only did I learn how to code, but I learnt how to learn...as peculiar as that sounds. Walking out of Makers has not only given me a dream job as a developer, but its also given me this surreal feeling of being able to learn and tackle anything, even outside the domain of coding. The atmosphere was incredible and support was also very good on both the technical side with the passionate coaches, as wel...

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  • Edward Withers
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 31, 2016
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    Tough, intense, totally worth it if you're a self-motivated hard-worker

    A little about me: I studied politics at university, co-managed a martial arts school, tutored english & maths, and wanted more intellectual challenge. I was looking for a way into the industry, prompted by a developer friend and was stuck between a more traditional masters CS conversion course or a bootcamp.

    I got offered a job last week as a junior software developer working in Ruby which allowed me a moment of massive validation that the career-change gamble I took actuall...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 18, 2016
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    You'll get really good at using google.

    So 12 weeks and 8k later, what have I got going on after going through Makers Academy? Well I’ve gotten really good at googling stuff, that’s for sure. 

      Going in to the course I was really pumped up and perhaps a little guilty myself of believing all the hype. I don’t know what previous cohorts were like but I don’t think I got value for money and feel like a lot of time was wasted. Time that could have been used to give us a really solid education....
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  • Harry Venables
    Software Developer • Graduate • London
    Mar 16, 2016
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    Awesome

    awesome awesome awesome. Cant recommend this life changing experience enough

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • London
    Mar 14, 2016
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    Room for improvement

    I'll start by saying that I quickly found a development job after graduating from Makers Academy, so in that respect if you're looking to make a career change and break into the web development arena, it's certainly an option, however I'm not convinced if Makers is the best option when it comes to the bootcamp experience...

    The on-site portion of the course is broken down into two sections where students are classified as either Juniors or Seniors. Both sections of the course are...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • London
    Mar 13, 2016
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    Makers Academy

    I've had a poor experience with Makers Academy. There is a lack of quality communication and general support with learning to code.  The emphasis is more on learning to pair code rather than the code itself. I've finished the course still feeling like I don't know how to code on my own. My advice to anyone thinking of applying is to decide whether you actually want to learn to code or just get a new job and be a pair programming dro...
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  • Anindya Bhattacharyya
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 01, 2016
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    intense and thorough

    I took the Makers course in September 2015 and would thoroughly recommend it as a way of learning the basics of software development and the standards expected in the industry. The course is very much a hands-on experience, structured around pair programming and weekly challenges as opposed to formal lessons. I found it exhilarating and extremely effective but also very hard work. The post-course assistance with job hunting was first class and just what I needed.

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  • Anonymous
    Junior Developer • Graduate • London
    Dec 18, 2015
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    Helped Me Become a Developer

    After teacing myself coding for several years and working in IT support I applied to Makers Academy to accelerate my learning. After a week of graduating I'd won over £2000 in a hackathon and several weeks later and a lot of interviews I accepted a job as a Junior Developer.

    They taught me concepts including TDD and OOP that I was not able to grasp though books and tutorials. The most important thing they teach us how to approach complex problems.

    Th...

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  • Sara OC
    Graduate • London
    Sep 04, 2015
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    Highly Selective for a Reason

    Makers Academy is hard - but it is exactly what I was after when I decided to change careers. I wanted to come out with the ability to build anything I could think of, and that's what I've got. Practical, real world, immersive, challenging learning, teaching me how to craft solid code (fully tested) with in-demand languages and frameworks, how to code with people (in pairs and in teams) and also that I can actually build anything I put my mind to.

    I re...

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  • Emily Sas
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • London
    Sep 04, 2015
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    Learn to code in 12 weeks

    Having taken 4 years out of the workplace to stay at home with my two young children, I decided to do a coding bootcamp in order to find challenging meritocratic work that wouldn't care about my 'career break'. I did a lot of research and felt that Makers Academy were head and shoulders above the rest of the UK bootcamps on offer. Not only do they teach you to code, they teach you how to become a good developer by drumming into you the principles of good design, testing, pairin...

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  • Matteo Manzo
    Junior Software Engineer • Web Development • London
    Aug 06, 2015
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    Learn by doing

    Attending Makers Academy was a the right choice, the things I’ve learnt are priceless and the people I’ve met are very special.

    It has been all about the people, co-working in a lot of different projects either in pairs or bigger teams (4-5 people) coding all day with the coaches supporting us. It was just brilliant, I’ve learnt how to learn and it feels great.

    The mentality that reign at Makers is “learn by doing&...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • London
    Jul 23, 2015
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    Best choice I ever made!

      Before attending Makers, I had finished university with an unsatisfactory degree and was working dead-end jobs to keep myself afloat with little hope for the future.  I half-heartedly applied for Makers, expecting yet another rejection but the day after the  intense interview, I received my acceptance letter.
      What proceeded was probably one of the hardest yet most fulfilling experiences of my life.  They provided an intense curriculum with a very relaxed...

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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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