NEXT Academy offers a 10-week coding bootcamp focused on web development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. NEXT Academy was founded by self-taught programmer and bootcamp graduate, Josh Teng. NEXT Academy partnered with the Malaysian government agency, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Centre (MaGIC) in 2014 - jointly officiated by U.S. President Obama, Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and Founding CEO Cheryl Yeoh who previously sold her company to Walmart Labs, to grow the tech startup ecosystem in Malaysia.
The primary goal of NEXT Academy is to equip passionate individuals to be great entrepreneurs, marketers and developers — the key ingredients to get a startup running and moving on solid ground. The 9 week coding bootcamp meets full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays. Around twenty students are accepted each month. Students learn in a hands-on style and are presented with a set of challenges to solve each day and by the end of the course will build a fully-functional web app.
Over 400 students have graduated from NEXT Academy and are employed with some of the biggest startups in the region including GrabTaxi, KFIT, Mindvalley, RevAsia, BusinessInsider, Says and more. Some multinational corporations also hire graduates from NEXT Academy as well. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of all graduates have either started their own startups or joined a company as a coder, marketer, or designer! In its relatively short period of existence, various startups have been started by graduates of NEXT Academy and have raised venture funding of up to RM300k.
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Next Academy's space is pretty conducive, and the mentors are very good at explaining on how to solve the problems I've faced. Also the people I've met during my 9 weeks in Next Academy are very friendly and helpful in making the learning experience better.
The course is really intensive as there's a lot to learn in such a short period of time. But as long as you put your heart into it, you will get what NEXT is advertised which is to build an app in 9 weeks. You also learn how to be an independent coder as the mentors will guide you how to solve the problem yourself but not give you the solution right away. Overall it's a great experience and I'm glad that I joined the bootcamp.
I've learnt a lot from Next Academy. The mentors have really taught me a lot about programming which I was not able to learn by myself before this.
I've really enjoyed the process of kickstarting my programming skill with Next Academy, they have a great syllabus and efficient ways of teaching coding to people like me who does not have any background in tech.
I've never learnt so much in 9 weeks before.
At the beginning, I joined the bootcamp with the intention of learning to code. Halfway through the journey, I felt that it was a very good journey for self-discovery, as well as meeting interesting people and facing problems together.
Even though I don't feel confident that I'll be a good software developer yet, but yes i will keep going and try my best.
The mentors, Gloria and Aiman were very good. Gloria for her way of teaching and Aiman for super friendliness.
The iOS Development Bootcamp is fun and quite challenging. I've learnt a lot in this bootcamp and managed to complete all the problems and challenges in the curriculum. I'm happy that I joined the bootcamp because it has opened up my mind to think differently.
You just need to get yourself prepared to push further when you sign up for this. I have zero coding background, neither front-end nor back-end, and I struggled in the first 2 weeks. At one point, I reached a breaking point and thought that the overwhelming pace is slowly killing my interest in learning to code. This, however was overcame the moment I continue to push myself through the whole 9 weeks. Fun peers, committed coding environment, crazy hours, superbly short lunch hour (what lunch?) and dedicated mentors. Get yourself in if you want to get a feel of how a coder's life is. The journey has never been easy, but now I can happily say that: YES, I CAN CODE!
If like me, you knew a bit about front end, but you really wanted to know more about how a full web app is working, this place is where you should go ! It is really intense, but if you like to learn you will be really impressed of what you will be able to do after 9 weeks :) ! Great friends i am sure i will keep ! Great mentors !
9 weeks at Next passed by too quickly, I don't think I've worked my brain this much in my life, but well worth the struggle. Definitely recommended as an important skill to learn. Patient mentors, helpful staffs, great environment, and last but not least, awesome batch mates! Thanks Next Academy for giving me the opportunity to experience uni life again!!
Its tough.. but what you gain from it is incredible. I had difficulties throught out the 9 weeks, but it was worth it. A once in a lifetime experience that will challenge you in all aspects of your life. Thank you NEXT and thank you to my mentors for their never ending support 😀
NEXT academy was exactly what I needed to get started in web development. The course was hard! Learning to code is very difficult, and there were many times that I felt completely lost and like I would never figure it out. Having a classroom of friends who all felt the same way is the only thing that kept me going sometimes! NEXT does a great job at teaching you HOW to learn, and how to figure out the answers on your own, and sometimes this led to times that I felt a little abandoned. In retrospect, overcoming this feeling is necessary in order to make you an independent programmer! The mentors are all super helpful and in general... It was all REALLY fun!
One of the best decisions I make to further my learning on Digital Marketing was to join NEXT Academy's Digital Marketing bootcamp. Not only did Khai Yong did an excellent job in curating the list of superb mentors to mentor us each week, the course modules were also designed to highlight the essential skills needed to excel in Digital Marketing. I particularly like the deep insights shared by the respective mentors, as each mentor is an expert in their field of expertise and each has their own method of delivering the message across. The fact that each of them is an industry practitioner, allows us to learn what industry practitioners actually DO and not merely SAY to execute real life digital marketing campaigns that actually works. My only wish was that the course was longer, so that I could continue to prick the brains of these mentors :) I hope to one day come back to NEXT Academy and share my experience with others, after I have successfully applied what I have learned at NEXT.
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