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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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.
There is lots you could do if all your staff didn't gave me a standard answer. " it's like that everyone have to pass that stage everyone go through them , everyone will get use to it eventually" I have voice it out since day one. My struggle and problems!
Exactly! you have read the similar feedback before during the second week of school but have you show any concern? You respond to me after I have text you for 2 days and when you finally have the time for me , it's falls on the day that I was unable to attend class due to some urgent matters that need my attention immediately, the date was arranged before you respond to me.
Everyone wanted to succeed in life and we will collect all the tools we need in order to achieve our goals. I paid 10k to show my sincerity in learning . I seldom fail to go class to show my interest in learning . I gave my feedback hoping for someone to respond and help me. Your one and only respond came 2 days late and you call me not cooperative? If you could be more responsive and sincere towards my feedback I will take your refund and left with a good note.
Yes expectation varies from every individuals. My expectation obviously was mislead by your advertisement tag line " for beginners without any experience" and I just got your fine print on this reply " this boot camp is meant for beginners but not meant for everyone" . I am that unfortunate "everyone" .
May I know what happen to that 20% of your not to meant beginners? I have no back ground on this field and the whole bootcamp didn't start from basic. We started off with challenges and it's like a revision for some of my camp mates. I felt discriminated when you highlighted 99% of my class graduated well but not me.
I totally agreed with you, this bootcamp is meant for trained people who looking for challenge. It is not very difficult for them but it's extremely impossible for a person without basic.
I came with an great ambition and a serious attitude to learn . A big mistake you make ( for not filtering / giving the right info and a proper definition of the bootcamp) totally demoralize a promising student. I doubt any right attitude person will be able to succeed through your bootcamp if they do not have a good fundamental knowledge .
I am please to know you have finally progress and realize that not everyone is suitable for your bootcamp. This means lesser victims.
Personally I felt it make no different on the numbers of student in a group if the mentor is not pro active at all. I wonder if a student totally do not understand how the formula was created? What would you expect the student to ask? I felt shy sometime when I ask the mentor very basic question and he was shock too . Some mentor even ask me to google and find my own answers. Base on one and only incident you seem like assuming or presuming that I have not been attending classes regularly. I hope you could be more fair with your statement.
This is never my intention to be a " keyboard warrior" I am most willing to met up with you and clarify things out face to face, but you are not very fond and prompt with the phone/text messages. You choose to reply me through this channel so we end up laundering our views in public. Please do contact me and arrange for a met up.
I am sure your mentors aren't robots but there is one that is very consistent with his answer " go google yourself" . My interpretation of consistency teaching is there should be interaction between mentor and student. Correct me if I am wrong. The mentor is not a robots but he shall sit at his desk and the student shall do their own challenge? Anything do not understand ask mr google? This is teaching? Then my mentor should me mr google not mr human (robots). Anyway I do not discredit all mentors . I do have one very good mentor but he is so good he is always needed somewhere else and it's only fair to the rest if I do not hog on him.
I do respect your school guideline however guideline is just a guide, being too rigid about it does not benefits anyone.
Last of all I do not have to complain about anyone , anything if I was properly guided and explained in details of the objective of this bootcamp before I enroll.I was mislead from the beginning. My feedback was not address in time. I leave my name on my feedback but somehow not registered. Now I get this not very professional official reply from the school with a tinch of discrimination and insult months later. I think we should met up and pursue a common understanding of our stand. You have my contact please contact me.
I really enjoyed my time at next, and my feedback would be to try and always keep updating your content from the portal to the challenges, especially the apps that we build. It will also be amazing if you increase the number of apps that we gets to build instead of just 3, but overall, I thing you are doing very well. And I hope you will keep on improving.
Thanks A lot for a great 9 weeks.
Absolutely enjoyed my time at NEXT Academy. It was hard, yet rewarding at the same time when I had my first app built on the 4th week of the bootcamp.
Went to a hackathon in Week 6 of the bootcamp as the only web developer in the team and managed to deliver an app within 10 hours! Went for another hackathon one week after graduation and got into the top 5!
Made new friends, met great mentors who taught me how to solve a problem in a more systematic way, to think from different perspectives, guided me to find solutions instead of just spoon-feeding.
What inspired me most is the calmness that they exude whenever a problem is faced. They will work so calmly to solve the problem together with us.
No regrets joining the bootcamp and picking up a new skill! One of the best decisions I made in my life!
One of the most valuable courses i've taken. I feel much more confident providing marketing expertise to my company. High quality mentors and In-depth valuable content provided (own experiences). Post-module followup (able to communicate with mentors again for further questions). I only hope that the slides were more modulated with extra details which mentors usually go into (like a textbook).
The bootcamp is hands-on and the mentors and the NEXT academy staff guides you through the whole course. I feel like I have learned so much within 5 weeks and it's not enough! There should be more classes! I also find that the environment (classmates/mentors/staff) is encouraging, motivating and everyone helps each other out :)
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