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Makers Academy

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About Makers Academy

Location: Online, Bristol, Manchester, Cambridge, London

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.

Courses

Web Development Bootcamp

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

Makers Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.73/5 (367 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

8/23/2021

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"Buckle up, this isn't an easy course!"

+ Great support during/post course + Invaluable resources available throughout your journey + Amazing sense of community + Resources available on mindfulness and EQ + Yoga - Remote learning needs polishing (would have preferred on site learning) - Javascript... Read More

Anonymous
Junior Developer | Graduated: 2021

8/20/2021

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Web Development Bootcamp

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"Great course and careers support"

Pros: - Huge amount of resources available during the course (you can choose the topics you want to focus on). - Post course careers support . - Hiring partners give access to jobs specifically targeting bootcamp graduates. Cons: - A lot of work during... Read More

Jessica Brand
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

8/12/2021

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"Worth it! Helped me make the most of a year in lockdown."

Pros: - A well-rounded overview of many aspects of coding you can't get from a solo course. - You make many websites in teams, and pick up the exact kind of workflow you need for a job. - Great way to create a portfolio - The coaches are very invested,... Read More

Jessica Brand
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

8/12/2021

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Web Development Bootcamp

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Job Support

"Worth it! Helped me make the most of a year in lockdown."

Pros: - A well-rounded overview of many aspects of coding you can't get from a solo course. - You make many websites in teams, and pick up the exact kind of workflow you need for a job. - Great way to create a portfolio - The coaches are very invested,... Read More

Jack McCarthy
Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

7/17/2021

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"An awesome experience, which taught me the fundamentals of programming and led to my first job as a software developer."

Makers was an awesome experience and it helped me get my first software development job! For anyone looking to learn the rudiments of programming, build lots of projects and get the foundations for a career in programming (as well as meets lots of cool... Read More

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

7/12/2021

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"Makers combines a hefty workload with a holistic, supportive culture"

Makers has a well-defined program, which works through the various facets of software development in an organised way. There are extensive banks of learning exercises, along with good access to coaches. I would say that there is space for some additional... Read More

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

6/30/2021

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"Amazing course"

I undertook the Makers course as my career was stagnating. I learnt so much in a challenging and engaging environment and Makers go above and beyond to make sure the new entrants of the white, male world of tech are diverse and know to be inclusive. Even... Read More

Jason Rowsell
Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

6/30/2021

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"A memorable experience with invaluable lessons"

The intensity of the course set me up to push myself and create a substantial amount of work for my portfolio. Although I would personally change some aspects of the course, the general layout provided was significantly valued. Teamwork and pair programming... Read More

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2020

6/29/2021

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"Life changing"

Makers was one of the most challenging things I did in my life, and so worth it. I went from being a waitress to a software developer in 10 months. I found a job at a company I really like and I am now on my first weeks of being a software developer.... Read More

Tiago Manuel
Graduated: 2021

6/29/2021

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"Brilliant!"

This course is intense but will prepare you for the real world of development. It changed the way i aproach problems, interact with people, etc. The weekly challenges are amazing, great support from the coaches! I may say this where the best 16 weeks... Read More

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