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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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  • Harry Venables
    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 15, 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
    Anindya Bhattacharyya
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 02, 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
    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
    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
    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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  • Nicole
    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
    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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  • GEORGIA L Ntafa
    Anonymous
    Student • Web Development • London
    Jan 02, 2024
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    Welcoming place and great learning experience

    Makers Academy has created a great community and helps more and more people become members of this fantastic, supporting community. The best aspect of this journey for me was the people I met and how I developed my soft skills and my wellness being. 
    The courses, coaches and curriculum changes a lot and frequently so I cannot really comment on that, as I know that every cohort gets a different experience. That being said, frequent changes are not a bad thing, they try to adapt and the...
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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. 406 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. 406 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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