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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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  • Nicole
    London
    Apr 03, 2015
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    Career change into web development

    I would start by saying that attending Makers (September 2014 - December 2015) is by far one of the best experiences of my life from so many different perspectives. The learning curve is insane, the people on my cohort and the staff are inspirational and I had the time of my life. 

    I chose Makers for a couple of reasons, one of the biggest reasons was simply the feeling I got after having interviewed at a number colleges. The Makers process for entry is a lot more selective,...

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  • Denise
    Graduate • London
    Feb 13, 2015
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    Will make great developers out of those who are willing to work hard.

    I was on the course from September to December 2014. I had three of the most fun, intellectually stimulating months in recent memory when I was on the course. I loved my cohort, the teaching style under Enrique's leadership was well-suited to my learning style, and Makers provided a focused, work-like environment without which I never would have learned to code. The CEO, Evgeny, is very receptive to criticism and promotes a culture of openness within the company, among both the staff a...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development • London
    Nov 25, 2022
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    Makers is Amazing

    Makers experience was completely transformational! I came in as a customer service person and I'm leaving as a full stack dev. The course is super tough and not for the faint hearted! But you get out what you put in and it Is all worth it to get to the fabulous job team at the end. 
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Oct 30, 2022
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    Very intense but good!

    Very intense, good community, good alumni, would recommend! Syllabus could be better! 
    The syllabus and course content could have been more comprehensive, and easier to understand. 
    If that was improved, it would have been the perfect experience. 
    Be very open to jumping in the deep end and learning how to swim.
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Oct 01, 2022
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    Eye-opening, intense, fulfilling experience.

    Pro's:
    - Met some amazing people who are great to be with, and having the web of contacts is almost as valuable as the course itself.
    - I really liked the coaches, I learnt a lot in a short space of time. 
    - Learnt to code!!! 
    - A great way to kick off a career.

    Cons:
    - I felt a bit out of my depth at times. I felt when I embarked on the course I wasn't quite ready, and it was so easy to get on the course I didn't think hard enough about how intense it might be. It ...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Sep 15, 2022
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    Great bootcamp if you make the effort

    Makers is intensive and will take over your life for the 12 weeks you're there. You have the support of a peer group, both online and in person social events and EQ sessions to balance out the wealth of technical learning. 

    The coaches are supportive and will make time to help you if you're stuck, although you shouldn't expect to be fed solutions as there is a heavy focus on learning how to work things out and where to look for the answers. If you aren't willing to throw yourself ...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 15, 2022
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    Software Engineer

    Excellent intensive learning experience with great resources that teaches you important fundamentals to get a job as a junior dev.     Pros: The course materials are excellent which helped me learn all the fundamentals you need to work as a junior dev, and they can be revisited as many times as you want even after graduating.   Many hiring partners from big companies (e.g. Deloitte, Capgemini etc) as well as smaller ...
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  • Anonymous
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Online
    Apr 11, 2022
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    Great Experience

    The Makers Academy bootcamp was great for learning the fundamentals skills of software development that are highly relevant when applying for your first role.

    It's tough to learn at such a quick pace and it's a big time commitment (6 days per week for most of the course) but it's definitely worth it. The support after the bootcamp for applying for jobs is really helpful too.
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 08, 2022
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    Overall great opportunity and experience

    Pros: I was able to learn and work with new technologies and programming languages as well as learn best practices such as TDD and agile methodologies. I believe that the skills learned in the bootcamp will definitely help you with getting that first tech role. It was great meeting everyone in the cohort and working on different projects together. The coaches are all amazing and very helpful. Makers also provides great resources that one can have a look at in their own time. 

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Online
    Mar 25, 2022
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    Life Changing

    I didn't have a technical background. Never coded anything. Makers teaches you to learn how to learn and in the process moulds you into an employable software developer. Taking you through Ruby and Javascript, you are exposed to best industry practices of test-driven development (TDD), agile /XP practices, completing all sorts of current practice projects, to come out exposed to current practices of the industry. Not only is the support in the course readily available and ALWAYS offered,...
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  • Anonymous
    Junior software engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 24, 2022
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    Accelerated bootcamp

    16 week intense bootcamp to learn software development
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 06, 2022
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    A challenging course but ultimately rewarding

    This sixteen week course will provide you with all the skills you need to land your first developer job. The first four weeks make up a pre-course which teaches you the basics of coding. If you have free time during this period I'd strongly recommend to keep learning to build up as much of a foundation as you can as once the main course begins it is intense. The subsequent twelve weeks were a blur, you develop so many skills during this time you'll be amazed when you look back. There is ...
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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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