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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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  • Muhammad Nasr Ahmad
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Nov 09, 2021
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    Best Bootcamp in london

    For anyone considering a career change I would highly recommend joining makers. The course is highly intensive and will make your work really hard. My skills improved significantly over a very small amount of time. The real value comes from the people and the community. Everyone in the cohort had a genuine interest in tech and the overall environment was very inspiring. Joining makers was the best decision I made for my career. 
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  • Luke Usher
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    Nov 08, 2021
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    I took a huge gamble leaving my full-time job to join Makers, in the middle of the pandemic no less, but I found that a lot of people on the course were in a very similar situation to myself. Makers know this too and offer incredible support at every stage to help you deal with the doubt, stress, and anxiety that can come with taking such a huge leap of faith. That said, the course is not a cakewalk. Makers do everything they can to help you along your journey, but ultimately, you are th...
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  • Ralph Bartley
    Graduate Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Oct 05, 2021
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    Intense bootcamp with a focus on pair programming, self directed learning, community and wellbeing, with great technical, personal, and careers support.

    Learn to learn how to make anything, that's a tall order!  However, it's a great goal and Makers definitely meets that challenge with an agile approach.  The bootcamp was a hard journey that I value highly and I feel empowered to be able to make anything.

    Sometimes it didn't feel straightforward how each particular lesson or exercise on the course fit into the big picture, however perhaps that's the nature of tackling as abstract and complex of a problem as learning to learn!  You...
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  • Stu
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Oct 04, 2021
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    Essential to my effort to change careers

    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. Through the use of instructional seminars and regimented pair programming sessions - daily - you quickly learn whilst sharing your knowledge with the rest of your cohort and this only compounds the rate at which your skills develop. There are challenges at the end of each segment that showcase just how much you've le...
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  • Hamish
    Junior Tester • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Sep 08, 2021
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    Life changing course!

    The course teaches you how to work in the tech industry, but not just by teaching you to code. You are taught good conventions and practices and are supported on the journey very well, having a peer group to talk about how everyone was coping really helped. The only negative I took from the course was when it ended, I struggled to keep the structure that I had built, however, the coaches recognised this and gave me the support I needed.
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  • Robert Dupplaw
    Software Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Aug 24, 2021
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    Great bootcamp

    Makers teaches you how to be a good software engineer no matter what language you use. This doesn't just include technical skills like object-oriented design, test-driven development and problem-solving. It also includes "soft" skills like emotional intelligence, working in a development team and managing your own wellbeing. Makers also instils a mindset of self-directed learning and development, which is important for developers who always want to keep progressing.
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  • Lou
    software developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Aug 24, 2021
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    You come out the other end a confident software developer!

    Makers was a great experience to not only learn to code and explore different tech stacks, but also to gain experience working as a developer in agile teams and through pair programming. It really teaches you a lot about test driving your programs and how to debug. Both internal and External code reviews are available so you can keep track on your progress. 
    The thing that separates Makers from other bootcamps is the wellbeing aspect (meditation, yoga and workshops) and the career sup...
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  • Jess
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Aug 12, 2021
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    Worth it

    Pros: 
    - A well-rounded overview of many aspects of coding you can't get from a solo course. 
    - You make many websites in teams, and pick up the exact kind of workflow you need for a job.
    - Great way to create a portfolio
    - The coaches are very invested, pay attention to you, give great feedback. Ditto for the hiring team at the end of the course. 
    - Good job support for those willing to engage with it. 

    Cons: 
    - The pace is very fast, so burnout risk is potentia...
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  • Dev
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Aug 02, 2021
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    This has been a once in a lifetime experience and was not just about the code but more about understanding what you are writing in a meaningful way. The approach to emotional intelligence was also something new for me to take in and has now become the baseline for how I take on most challenges in my life (professional and personal). One of the draw backs in the beginning of the course is when you are stuck on a problem a coach will not simply give you the answer but rather try and point ...
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  • Maiara
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Jun 29, 2021
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    Makers was one of the most challenging things I did in my life, and so worth it. I went from being a waitress to a software developer in 10 months. 
    I found a job at a company I really like and I am now on my first weeks of being a software developer. Looking back I would do it all over again. 
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  • Tiago
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Jun 29, 2021
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    Brilliant

    This course is intense but will prepare you for the real world of development. It changed the way i aproach problems, interact with people, etc.
    The weekly challenges are amazing, great support from the coaches!
    I may say this where the best 16 weeks that i had i  a long time.
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  • Christine
    Software Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Jun 22, 2021
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    Best decision I made during the pandemic!

    Pros: While the entire bootcamp was completely remote, I had never felt isolated from day 1 because it's been a jam packed learning schedule right from the very beginning with a huge emphasis on pair programming and team work. The three months were undoubtedly intense and not for the uncommitted. While it wasn't uncommon to code 10-12 hours a day because you just want to learn as much as you can after the day ends,  the makers team encouraged students to make sure they take time to unwin...
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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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