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About Makers Academy

Location: Online, London, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge

Makers Academy is a highly selective 16 week, full-time program which teaches web development. Based in London, England the course is delivered fully remotely and is open to anyone in the world who meets the coding requirements, and wants to future-proof... Read More

The course has been designed by a team of inspirational software engineers with strong backgrounds in educational psychology, enabling students to master any technology in today's marketplace. As big believers in self-directed learning, students finish the course as a confident and independent software engineer ready to hit the ground running.

There's a focus on life-long learning skills, while the course includes technical tests, working on open-source code or even working with the Makers engineering team on live, real-world, production code.

We have an incredibly popular emotional intelligence curriculum as well, with virtual yoga and meditation support, because world-class software developers are great communicators and collaborators as well as great coders.

Makers has the largest dedicated career coaching team in the industry providing 1:1 support to help you launch your tech career. We have relationships with over 250 of London’s top technology companies looking to hire (including but not limited to Deliveroo, British Gas, Starling Bank, Financial Times, Compare The Market.com, and Tesco). We also have the largest alumni network in the UK.

Courses

Web Development Bootcamp

Cost: £8,500
Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Online, London, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Firsthand Experience

Forget rote learning and slow progress. You'll be learning from world class developers and immediately implementing the concepts into your own projects. Be prepared to drink from the firehose.

Community-driven Classrooms

During your hands on training, we invite engineers from top tech companies to guide you. You'll be learning while simultaneously networking with key members in the technology community.

Pairing

Students spend about 50-70% of their time pair programming, meaning two people working together on the same code base. Pairing is a fantastic way to learn new concepts and studies have shown developer output to INCREASE when developers pair program.

Project-Based Work

While the first half of the course focuses on the fundamentals of Web Development and the Ruby Language, the second half focuses heavily on students creating real-life projects. You will leave the course with at least 3 complete pieces of work for your portfolio, as well as a bulging Github account and plenty of points on Stack Overflow.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, React.js, SQL, Node.js, JavaScript

Makers Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.71/5 (486 reviews)

Gemma
Software Engineer Intern | Graduated: 2023

6/5/2024

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"Great bootcamp, limited opportunities"

My experience at Makers was very positive. I chose them because they seemed like a supportive and inclusive place to learn and it definitely delivered on that.
My cohort was between curriculum changes, so we learned Python and Javascript and only had... Read More

Harry Rhodes
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2024

5/17/2024

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"Solid base to join the industry"

I attended Makers starting in September 2023 and started my first Software Engineer Role in May 2024. The experience at Makers was extremely valuable, mainly being exposed to a tailored curriculum of core concepts that any Software Engineer will need... Read More

Henry Boylan
Junior Cyber Analyst | Graduated: 2022

4/22/2024

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"Challenging but satisfying"

I was able to really understand what I wanted to do with the tech industry by seeing how a domain could be constructed, accessed and consequentally be exploited by visitors! I was put in a cohort with like minded people who wanted to change carreers as... Read More

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2023

4/21/2024

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"Maker's Academy offers an intensive bootcamp experience with strong career support, but job search challenges may arise."

Maker's Academy is a well-regarded coding bootcamp designed for individuals seeking a fast-track entry into the software development industry. As a recent graduate, I would like to share my experience with the program, focusing on the curriculum, teaching... Read More

Curriculum:
The curriculum at Maker's Academy is comprehensive and intense. It covers a range of key technologies and programming languages, with a particular focus on Ruby, JavaScript, and web development frameworks like Rails. The program adopts a test-driven development (TDD) approach, emphasizing clean code, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Throughout the course, there is a good mix of theoretical concepts and hands-on projects, providing a balanced learning experience.

Teaching Approach:
Maker's Academy utilizes a self-directed learning model, encouraging students to take ownership of their education. This approach is complemented by daily stand-ups, code reviews, and paired programming sessions. Instructors are available to guide and support students, but much of the learning is driven by the cohort's collective knowledge and collaboration. This fosters a strong sense of community and mirrors real-world software development practices.

Support and Resources:
The support system at Maker's Academy is robust. Instructors and mentors are accessible, and there is a dedicated team to assist with career advice and job placement. The bootcamp also has a Slack channel, where students can ask questions, share resources, and engage in discussions. Additionally, the program offers a variety of workshops and sometimes guest lectures to enhance learning and provide insights into the industry.

Career Prospects:
Maker's Academy has a strong track record of placing graduates in software development roles. The bootcamp has partnerships with various tech companies, which can lead to internship and job opportunities. The career support team offers assistance with resume building, interview preparation, and job placement strategies. However, it's worth noting that job success is also influenced by the effort you put into your job search and the current market conditions. Networking, continuous learning, and adaptability play crucial roles in securing a position, and these factors can vary depending on the job market's dynamics.

One potential drawback related to career prospects is that some job descriptions and interview processes can be disheartening due to a perceived lack of transparency or unclear expectations. This might not be directly related to Maker's Academy but rather to the hiring practices of individual companies. As a result, graduates like myself may find some interviews challenging or face unexpected requirements, which could impact their overall job search experience.

Conclusion:
Overall, Maker's Academy is a rigorous and rewarding bootcamp that provides a solid foundation for a career in software development. The self-directed learning model may not suit everyone, but for those who thrive in a collaborative environment and are motivated to learn, it's an excellent choice. The comprehensive curriculum, supportive community, and strong career support make it a worthwhile investment for aspiring developers.

James Lyddon
Lead data collector | Graduated: 2024

3/8/2024

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"Fantastic place to start your coding journey"

A fast paced but beginner friendly introduction to the world of web development, featuring Python, Flask, PostgreSQL, Docker and more. Holistic support network featuring Emotional Intelligence workshops, CV workshops, job hunting support, even yoga and... Read More

Joe Hannis
Graduated: 2023

2/21/2024

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"It can work, but it is flawed"

I loved my bootcamp experience. I was pushed to work hard, but found the work engaging for the most part and loved the group dynamic. The pace of learning takes a big adjustment but once you get used to it, you find yourself surpassing what you thought... Read More

Ayoub El-hamdoon
Graduated: 2023

1/31/2024

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"Makers Academy provided me with an incredibly rewarding experience."

My time at Makers Academy was nothing short of amazing. From the supportive and knowledgeable instructors to the collaborative learning environment, every aspect of the program exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Makers Academy to anyone looking... Read More

Anonymous
Junior Developer Support Engineer | Graduated: 2023

1/2/2024

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"Great way to start your tech journey and create your network"

Makers Academy has created a great community and helps more and more people become members of this fantastic, supporting community. The best aspect of this journey for me was the people I met and how I developed my soft skills and my wellness being. The... Read More

Sarah Risley
Full Stack Engineer | Graduated: 2023

11/23/2023

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"Good foundations for software engineering"

Overall, I genuinely really enjoyed my time at Maker's and it did indeed allow me to change careers and get my first tech role. The way the learning is delivered and the focus on group projects towards the end provides a solid foundation and insight into... Read More

Pegah Nazari
Graduated: 2023

10/9/2023

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"Best Experience!"

Makers Bootcamp has been a game-changer in my journey from having zero knowledge to securing my first role as a junior software engineer. The coaches were not only supportive but also made the learning experience exciting and engaging. If I had to do... Read More

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