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Makers Academy

Courses: Web Development Bootcamp

Locations

Online, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, London

About Makers Academy

Makers Academy is a highly selective 12 week, full-time program (preceded by a four-week pre-course) 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... 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.

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Courses

Web Development Bootcamp

  • Cost: £8,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, London
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.

Makers Academy Reviews

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4.72/5

(353 reviews)
    6/22/2021
  • Christine | Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Best decision I made during the pandemic!"

Pros: While the entire bootcamp was completely remote, I had never felt isolated from day 1 because it's been a jam packed learning schedule right from the very beginning with a huge emphasis on pair programming and team work. The three months were undoubtedly... Read More

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    6/21/2021
  • Charles Galbraith | Junior Software Engineer (Full Stack)
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great for motivated, self-directed learners"

My experience at Makers was overwhelmingly positive. There is a strong focus on Test-Driven Development and core Object-Oriented Programming principles that are not language-specific, and form an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of software engineering.... Read More

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    6/8/2021
  • Adam Jonas | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Become an engineer"

I completed the 16 week Makers course 6 weeks ago and have just received an offer for my first role in software engineering. It's impossible to explain how much I have learned in the last 5 months. From not knowing anything about software development... Read More

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    5/31/2021
  • Hilda | Technical Analyst and Frontend Dev
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Something great took place here|Candour Opinion"

I don't regret going to Makers. It was definitely worth the investment, the time and the commitment. I was in your position last year, reading multiple reviews on multiple bootcamps just so I could have the chance of getting the best experience and not... Read More

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    5/26/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Surely the fastest way to retrain as a developer"

Pros: - Enforces habits and rituals of engineering environments that it would be really hard to achieve self-led (e.g. diagramming, TDD, BDD, Agile, CICD). My technical interview questions were based on these! - Amazing emotional support - they want you... Read More

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    5/25/2021
  • Emma Priester
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Career change dream"

This program is very well set up, from having daily stand-ups with peers to get to plan your own code reviews (which are a great training exercise to get ready for the job hunt). Overall the focus is to learn full-stack development through ruby and JS,... Read More

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    5/18/2021
  • Cathal Lavelle | Analyst Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A great experience, but one that you need to take charge of"

Pros - Precourse and entrance interview makes sure you have a decent level before you start - Coaches are very helpful, but the curriculum is designed in such a way that you will need to be proactive and ask for help. It won't be handed to you - Curriculum... Read More

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    5/17/2021
  • Anh Nguyen | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Not just about coding"

Bootcamps don't suit everybody but I would recommend Makers Academy based on their EI curriculum which separates them from the rest. I found the emotional support on the programme to be excellent, and believe the emphasise on this area is vital when embarking... Read More

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    5/7/2021
  • Charlie Fischer | Front End Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A rollercoaster of emotions and would happily do it all over again"

My experience at Makers was superb and enjoyed every minute of it. Due to COVID the whole course was remote which I was nervous about to begin with but everyone in the cohort and the Makers coaches were all so great it was never awkward or felt like I... Read More

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    5/7/2021
  • Richard Turney | Associate Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"The best choice to switch careers."

I had seen the effect Makers academy had on my friend's career change and it had stuck with me ever since. The only regret I have is not starting this course sooner and making the switch to software developer sooner. If you have never done any programming... Read More

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Makers Academy's average rating is 4.72 out of 5.0 based on 353 review(s).

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