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2/26/2017
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11/18/2016
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11/8/2016
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Response From: Audrey of NEXT Academy
Title: Community Builder
Friday, Nov 11 2016

It's great to know that you have a good experience!!

11/7/2016
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Friday, Nov 11 2016

You are right about the FULL COMMITMENT to get the maximum out of it! :) I'm really happy that you enjoyed it!

10/30/2016
Nicholas Ng • Graduate
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Friday, Nov 11 2016

Thanks so much! I brought that up to the Programs team.

Good to know that it was a pleasant experience for you!

10/27/2016
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Response From: Audrey of NEXT Academy
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Sunday, Oct 30 2016

Hey Presley,

Well done with your final project! I thought it was great. :)

I definitely agree that we are not perfect but thank you so much for lending us a hand and giving us feedback to tell us how we can further improve ourselves!

I'm so happy to hear that you saw our course as good value to you. And we'll definitely continue to improve ourselves further so we can impact more people in a greater way. 

10/26/2016
Gan YZ • Graduate
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Response From: Audrey of NEXT Academy
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Sunday, Oct 30 2016

It is definitely a sweet and sour period for us all!! We will definitely miss you.

All the best with your future endeavours. I'm sure you will do well and fly high.

10/25/2016
Khong FT • Graduate
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Sunday, Oct 30 2016

Thanks Khong!

Really happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. You and your team did an amazing job coming up with the Cast app that's on itunes now.

I do hope you guys will bring your ideas forward!

And so sorry about the renovation noise from the neighbors. They are definitely violating the rules set by the property management. Even the property management is having problems with them. Thanks for bearing it with us. :)

10/25/2016
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Response From: Audrey of NEXT Academy
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Sunday, Oct 30 2016

Great to know that you enjoyed your iOS classes!

Now go try out new tech stacks and have fun with it. I'm definitely impress with the Cast App you and your team came up with.

All the best with bringing the idea forward!

10/24/2016
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Response From: Audrey of NEXT Academy
Title: Community Builder
Tuesday, Oct 25 2016

Hey!

It's great that you enjoyed it. Well done with getting your app featured on VulcanPost: https://vulcanpost.com/591265/apps-platforms-coding-bootcamp-malaysia/

Proud of you and your team!

10/19/2016
ong li whei • Graduate
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Response From: Josh Teng of NEXT Academy
Title: CEO
Wednesday, Oct 26 2016

There's nothing we can do to help if you refuse to come to class and talk about your struggles.

We've read this review before because you submitted the exact same feedback some time during the bootcamp. I have reached out to you personally (since you want to remain anonymous here, I'll respect that) on slack and you mentioned you won't be coming to class.

Now, if you want to succeed in life, we are very keen on helping you. But if you refuse to come to class and refuse to speak to us to fix the situation then there is nothing we can do to help you. As much as we are committed to helping you, I'd much rather give you a refund and have you leave if you prefer not to cooperate and come to class.

Still, we're sorry that your expectations weren't aligned with our course. We are reading this review as a team and deciding if there is something we can do from having any students feel the way you felt.


This bootcamp is meant for beginners but not meant for everyone

80% of our students are beginners. This article https://vulcanpost.com/591265/apps-platforms-coding-bootcamp-malaysia/ contains 99% of your peers who entered our bootcamp the very same day as you and they graduated well.

This bootcamp is meant for people who are looking for a challenge. It is very difficult.

Almost every bootcamp in the world would filter out applicants who don't show the aptitude and attitude to succeed.

Our biggest mistake is not filtering out people with the wrong expectations and perhaps don't have the right attitude to succeed through our bootcamp. (disclaimer, just cause anyone doesn't succeed through a bootcamp, doesn't mean they are a failure in life).

Answer: Moving forward, we are no longer admitting everyone anymore.


The studying environment was not friendly at all?

Your point about slow learners getting less attention in a small group is strange. If we put slow learners in a big group, these slow learners will get dramatically less attention. It is because we recognize that slow learners gets neglected in big groups that is why we broke you guys into small groups. I'm also curious how it's possible for you to not get attention when your group size is just 10 students with 1 mentor. Perhaps you weren't speaking up or asking questions or coming to class? I want to help you but come talk to me and don't just be a keyboard warrior.


Inconsistent learning style from different mentor?

Yeah, for sure. There's bound to be differences between every human being. Our mentors aren't robots. 

However, we have guidelines for them to follow.

Our first guideline is that we want you to be a good developer. And we recognize that to make you good, we need to challenge your thought process, your independence to find answers and not just show you the answer.

As educators, as teachers, we care about you and that is why we give you tough love and sometimes we get hate for that

We are very proud of our graduate who are able to understand our point of view and finally leave the program being extremely capable and independent.


The Point of A Bootcamp

  1. Curriculum - Our curriculum and challenges are aligned with other bootcamps in the world. We consciously decided not to reinvent the wheel when it comes to curriculum. Just like how schools and universities don't decide to write their own textbooks. There are experts out there doing it. We take it and adapt it. Also, Codecademy is your prep work not your bootcamp curriculum. Why were you still doing Codecademy during the bootcamp? If you want free stuff, feel free to use it. That's not the reason why you come to a bootcamp.
  2. Mentorship - This is the whole point of a bootcamp. Our mentors have collectively worked and built companies worth USD100+ million. They know what it really takes to succeed as a developer so learn from them not complain about them.

8/26/2016
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Response From: Audrey Ling of NEXT Academy
Title: The Community Builder
Wednesday, Oct 19 2016

Hey Aaron,

I'm glad your time with us is fruitful. Bring your new skills back, change how things work, automate things with code! You can do so much more now!

Code on, and share your progress, your stories, startups and your work with us. We are featuring our students' projects here: https://www.nextacademy.com/graduates-project-showcase/

We are now doubling our efforts to provide more exposure for all our students. This would mean: connecting graduates to employers, to potential partners and some times even to investors.

Do come back for our community events too! We have tech talks, entrepreneur talks and all. 

Always remember that the value of the bootcamps do not stop even after your 9 weeks with us. 

We have now introduced iOS mobile development bootcamp and digital marketing bootcamp. If you're looking into starting sometime soon and want to find some partner-in-crime onboard, remember that you can find them here.

See you soon!

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