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Mobile Makers Academy

Average Rating4.83
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Mobile Makers Academy enhances mobile development curriculum in schools by teaching mobile development to high school teachers. Mobile Makers is a full-time, 8-week, intensive program in Chicago, IL that will turn beginner students into iOS developers. Over the course of the program, students will learn the tools, the architecture, the tech talk, the professional practices, teamwork, employability, design for developers, agile development, and Git & source cont...

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  • Dan Hahm
    Graduate • High School Teacher Training • Chicago
    Dec 31, 2015
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    iOS Development Bootcamp

    We were trained over the course of 8 weeks to build a solid foundation in iOS development. We covered a range of topics from the fundamentals of iOS controls to views, and tying them with code to functions involving everything from segues, to Core Data, Parse, and NSUserDefaults. We also covered non-technical aspects of programming such as MVC design patterns, daily standups, and Agile delivery methodology. Both the technical and non-technical prepared us to be thorough and indep...

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  • Alex Moller
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Dec 31, 2015
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    Review by Alex Moller

    Overall, I found my experience at Mobile Makers was very good. The only thing I would really change is how the peer coding in the afternoons is done. During my cohort, many people would do all of the coding while another member in the group would just watch and simultaneously be left behind. I think it's important that Mobile Makers puts more of an emphasis on correctness and full understanding within all members of the afternoon challenges, rather than finishing for the next...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Dec 30, 2015
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    The Good, The Bad, and The Job Search

    Although it wasn't perfect, I had a fantastic experience at Mobile Makers. The same is true for any boot camp, though: You get out of it what you put into it. Say goodbye to your close friends and family, expect to spend 12+ hours/day in the classroom, and keep weekend plans to a minimum. (Though I did manage to sneak in the occassional concert or night out on the city.)

    They will push you, guide you, and stretch you to become a proficient iOS developer, and after the pr...

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  • Anonymous
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    Dec 30, 2015
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    Mobile Makers Alumni

    My learning experience at Mobile Makers Academy, simply put, challenging, daily and weekly, minimum 12hrs per day for the duration of the bootcamp. What kept me going(aside from my desire to finish the course, excel, and my competitive, goal oriented nature) was the compassion and ability of each and every instructor at Mobile Makers Academy to connect with and ensure success with every student that enrolls in this intensive, blood, sweet and tears program. Mo...

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  • Andrew Webb
    iOS Developer • Graduate • High School Teacher Training • Chicago
    Dec 30, 2015
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    Mobile Makers changed my life

    Mobile Makers gave me the skillset and confidence to enter into a completely new career and to excel at it. 

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  • Rafael (Raffi)
    Graduate • High School Teacher Training • Chicago
    Dec 30, 2015
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    Level 1 Certificate

    I loved my experience at Mobile Makers. The most important thing I learned there is how to learn more effectively. Of course, I learned how to make iOS apps, and that gave me very valuable skills I am now able to use on my own. I can now proudly say that I can make most of, if not all of, the apps I see and use. I am currently a college student, and I do not have time for full-time employment. That being said, I applied to Mobile Makers looking to learn how to make iOS apps, but I came out...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • High School Teacher Training • Chicago
    Dec 30, 2015
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    Great Kickstart to Programming

    I was halfway through college looking for something that was a little more bang for buck. College is okay, but you feel like the internet could teach you way more in a shorter amount of time.

    Enter Mobile Makers!

    Now I lived in the Chicagoland area, which was the only Mobile Makers location at the time, but I was amazed that people all over the world came to Mobile Makers. The first day we go through an orientation of sorts, and people were from Miami to Swede...

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  • David Seitz Jr
    Mobile Application Developer • Graduate • High School Teacher Training • Chicago
    Dec 29, 2015
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    Life Transforming

    Prior to my bootcamp experience at Mobile Makers, I spent two years teaching myself how to develop iOS apps. It was hard, exhausting, and time consuming. When I got the opportunity to attend Mobile Makers, I jumped at the opportunity and haven't once regretted my decision to do so. After two years of teaching myself, I was blown away at how fast I was able to learn new material at Mobile Makers. There's a great staff there, and they are always willing to do whatever they can t...

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  • Richmond Watkins
    iOS Developer • Graduate • Chicago
    Dec 29, 2015
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    Mobile Makers Academy

    My experience at Mobile Makers was absolutely amazing! I learned a ton, the instructors were great and it launched me into a career that I absolutely love.

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  • Justin Haar
    Graduate • iOS Immersive • San Francisco
    Dec 29, 2015
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    iOS Development

    Really helps you learn how to become a developer and the skills needed to learn on your own, which is what coding is all about. 

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  • Wade Sellers
    Lead iOS Developer • Graduate • High School Teacher Training • Chicago
    Oct 23, 2015
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    Lead iOS Developer

    From a military career, to the FBI, to spy planes in Afghanistan, to a 180 degree life decision that led me to Mobile Makers Academy's 8-week iOS Immersive Bootcamp.  Now I am in Denver, and have taken an idea to a commercially selling enterprise workflow accelerator workflow effiency solution as the Lead iOS Developer for a funded startup named, Flowhub.  I began building out this idea when I was found at an iOS Developer Meetup event in Denver 13 days after I graduated the ...

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  • Mert Akanay
    Graduate • iOS Immersive • San Francisco
    May 30, 2015
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    iOS Developer

    Studying in Mobile Makers was overall a great experience. You learn practical knowledge of iOS development in an enjoyable environment. The course also gets you ready for professional working environment by using agile development methodologies throughout the team projects. If you push hard enough, you can benefit greatly from the experience.

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Liz Eggleston
Published May 14, 2016
Since the first bootcamp acquisition in June 2014, we’ve seen several coding bootcamps get acquired by a range of companies from for-profit education companies (Capella Education), to co-working companies (WeWork), and other coding bootcamps (Thinkful + Bloc)! With rapid market growth in the bootcamp industry, for-profit education companies are taking note. These acquisitions and consolidatio...
Nick Toscano
Published September 22, 2015
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Liz Eggleston
Published October 06, 2014
After a rocky start-up experience spotlighted her need to gain technical programming skills, Sonam Dhingra enrolled in Chicago-based Mobile Makers Academy’s eight-week iOS bootcamp. The New York native, who completed her Mobile Makers experience in July 2013 and is now an iOS developer for a Brooklyn-based digital agency, reflects on her time at Mobile Makers, including the challenges she...
Liz Eggleston
Published August 28, 2014
A bootcamp's quality can be measured partly by how connected they are to their community, and two US bootcamps are leading the pack in engaging high schools in teaching students to code. Flatiron School in New York began with a summer academy, then expanded their Flatiron After School program into the academic year. Mobile Makers Academy in Chicago recently announced their partnership with Chic...
Liz Eggleston
Published June 24, 2014
Apple released their new programming language, Swift, for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch this month. The language is meant to be interactive, fun, and works side-by-side with Objective-C so developers can use it with their current apps.  So how can you learn Swift quickly? Check out these programming bootcamps that are already offering classes in the language and get started on your next iOS project!...

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Mobile Makers Academy costs around $9,000.

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Mobile Makers Academy offers courses like High School Teacher Training.

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Mobile Makers Academy has an in-person campus in Chicago.

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