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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I enjoyed learning Web Development at NextAcademy. When I started the bootcamp in NextAcademy, I hadn't touched a computer in about a year. I wouldn't say I was tech-savvy at all. But after the course, I feel like I learned a lot. I don't think you have to be very tech-savvy or know all the latest trends to get into programming. NextAcademy will teach you how to think like a programmer and teach you all the basics you need to be a junior developer. I do feel like I have a lot more to learn, but with what I learned at NextAcademy I feel that I can start a career as a programmer and be able to contribute to a project.
I felt that the mentors were very patient and really wanted us to learn. They always were near by in class or a instant message away to help us. I really appreciated that!
I would totally recommend this course to my other friends that wish to become a programmer. Here you don't only learn about coding, but also life experience. I also get to know more friends that really have the same passion to code. With that said, I totally enjoyed my stay here for the past 10 weeks and I really hope to cross path with Next Academy again.
Had a great time at NEXT Academy. The course may be intense but it fully immersed me into the world of coding. Coming from a management background I was not always looking for a career in tech. After experiencing and enjoying this bootcamp, I am definitely going to pursue a career as a programmer in some shape or form.
I would recommend the course to anyone who is aspiring to become a web developer. With that said, the course is pretty hard which is the reason I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not totally serious about committing. However, if they choose to put it full effort it will be a rewarding journey. It has been for me, I learn as much as I have learned in my previous 25 years combined.
DId the web development bootcamp. Very little instruction and every day you will show up and work through an online interface that lags and is mostly copied and pasted from github. Would recommend codeacademy, freecodecamp, treehouse or even a udemy/edX course instead- save yourself the money for what is essentially a highly overpriced study hall. If you must do a bootcamp, look elsewhere/compare other bootcamps and ask to watch a class first.
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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 !
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