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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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  • Zsofia Szonyi
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Nov 13, 2020
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    Life-changing experience

     Joining Makers was the best decision I've made recently. 

    When I decided to change my career I started to teach myself to code on the frontend. I was hitting walls during my learning but I was hesitant at first to take it further and enrol a bootcamp because of the price. Now I know it was totally worth it. 

    I based the decision to join Makers on the unique curriculum that contains topics that make you stand out among all the aspiring software engin...
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  • Victor Vallet
    Founder & CTO • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Nov 13, 2020
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    The best experience I ever had

    Joining Makers in May 2020 has been the best decision I made in my life, and here are the reasons :

    Teamwork. In my whole educational background, from Business School to University, I never learned how to properly work in a team. At Makers, from Day 1, we are taught to work with different people from different backgrounds through peer group check-ins in the mornings/afternoon, and of course through intensive coding pairing sessions!
    Not only did I learn how to work and code wit...
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  • Steven
    Klavins • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Nov 11, 2020
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    "A Challenging Course In Challenging Times"

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    Considering attending Makers? Well, you're in the right place! Hopefully, my review can help give you some valuable insight and help you make a decision with confidence.

    Last year I took a huge risk and left the stability of my job to pursue a career in software development. It was a really tough ride going at it alone so I reached out to a fellow developer for advice, it was not long into the conversation he recommended Makers. He's a senior technical consul...
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  • Daniel Morris
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Nov 06, 2020
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    Well structured curriculum and project-based learning

    Pros

    Fantastic fast-paced curriculum covering the practical side of development so you can produce applications as quickly as possible.
    Great collaborative techniques and online hub for resources.
    Dedicated, skilful and patient coaching staff (Thanks Eoin, Katarina, Alice, Tatsiana and everyone else who helped me!)
    Fantastic mental health and wellbeing management (Thanks Dana!)
    Emphasis on balancing delivery, learning and fun.
    Really teaches you invaluable best prac...
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  • Rich Ewin
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    Oct 02, 2020
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    Career Change in < 6 months!

    If you are thinking of learning how to code, DO IT. If you are thinking of joining a bootcamp, join Makers Academy! 

    In my previous life I was a Technical Recruiter and had always been interested in the tech world, especially software dev, as I found it fascinating how engineers can solve real world problems by writing code and creating applications. 

    My initial idea was to return to University and complete a CS degree, however after speaking to engineers they said a bootca...
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  • Josh Ng
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Oct 02, 2020
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    Fun, fast paced, life-changing course which I highly recommend!

     Overall I had an amazing experience at Makers. I was on one of the remote cohorts in 2020.
    The course focuses on teaching you how to learn (growth mindset) and wants you to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
    You will be supported by an amazing array of coaches, staff and peers whilst you are on the course and overall will feel confident that you can learn and build anything when you've finished!

    The learning started slow with the prep work and p...
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  • Olatunji Oduola
    Software Developer • Graduate • London
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    Oct 01, 2020
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    Thank you Makers!

    I joined Makers during probably the most difficult periods in our lives(COVID). Considering everything that was going on, the Makers team was flawless in delivering our Bootcamp remotely and took measures to ensure all students felt together on this journey.

    Each member of the Makers team is extremely supportive and emphatic to our individual needs. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from coaches with not only great commercial experience but a real passion to teach others.<...
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  • Hisham Bokhari
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Sep 30, 2020
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    Software Development

    The Makers Academy bootcamp was the best decision that I made. From having zero coding experience and coming from an entrepreneurial background it had to be challenging to leave everything behind and dive deep into this experience. What led me to make that decision was my friends who had already been through this bootcamp and started jobs with in a period of 3 to 6 months. I have also done a MSc in Banking and Finance but this bootcamp provided me with more learning than a year long degr...
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  • Dhara
    Makers Graduate • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Sep 22, 2020
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    Great bootcamp for career-changers

    Overall I had a fantastic experience at Makers Academy and it was the best decision I've ever made. It goes without saying that it was very intense in terms of how much you learn in a relatively short time-frame, however, I'm sure all bootcamps are similar in that sense and the pros definitely outweighed the cons for me.

    Pros:
    - Excellent technical coaches who are willing to help and guide you in the right direction to finding the solution.
    - Regular workshops in...
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  • Alastair Sumner
    Trainee Delivery Consultant • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Sep 15, 2020
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    How Makers changed my life....

    It wasn't without trepidation that I decided to hand in my notice and look towards a career in development. I had no idea what to expect at Makers, especially after we were told that the entire course would be remote. After having a tour of the facility in Shoreditch, it was a bit disappointing that we would be spending no time there. However the Makers team made things very easy in terms of what was needed to get set up, pre-course learning materials, the interview itself.
    Once the c...
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  • Faye
    Student • Web Development • London
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    Aug 24, 2020
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    The best decision I've ever made

    I was stuck in a job that I hated for 7 years. I spent a lot of that time trying to teach myself how to code but never managed to develop the skills I needed to switch careers. Choosing to study at Makers is on of the best decisions I have ever made. The full team are excellent form the coaches that work with you every day to the careers team that help you to find your next job, the support has been overwhelming. In six months I managed to secure my first role as a frontend engineer. Thi...
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  • Sherif Shendidy
    Software Engineer • Graduate • London
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    Aug 19, 2020
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    Dreams do come True

    I'm 43 (2 years ago), I'm stuck in a job that I hate for the last 18 years, even though I reached senior management level and earn a lot of money in the dream city of Dubai, but I still hate every day of my life.

    I take a crazy step and leave Dubai after 11 years there, and take my family back to the UK, leave construction  follow my childhood passion and join Makers Bootcamp. Turned my hobby into a career.

    BOOOOOMMMM, I'm now 45, working and earning a decent salary to supp...
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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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