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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 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, 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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4.72/5 (427 reviews)

Ginny Thomas
Graduated: 2022

2/25/2022

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"Great Program to Learn to Code Ruby & JavaScript"

Pros: Guided curriculum throughout the course Schedule maintained with few last minute or short notice changes A lot of resources and tools offered Feedback is available when it is requested Assistance with finding a position when the course has been... Read More

Lilly Daniell
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

2/25/2022

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"Why choose Makers?"

I chose Makers for their approach to teaching; the coaching is brilliant and thoughtful, and it prepares you for coding beyond the bootcamp. The EQ training helps everyone work better together (pair programming and working in teams is a huge focus of... Read More

Anonymous
Junior Developer | Graduated: 2022

2/25/2022

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"Excellent course that went beyond my expectations and got me a job!"

After 5 years in an unrelated field (advertising), I decided I wanted to move into software development. After 2 months of self-directed learning, I joined Makers to get relevant skills necessary for employment. Pros of Makers: 1) they do an excellent... Read More

Kate Smith
Junior Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

2/22/2022

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"Intense but fun"

I attended Makers, starting the bootcamp in March 2020 (just as the Pandemic hit). Makers managed to transfer the bootcamp to be an online course which was really great and fostered a strong online community in our cohort. I had spent about a year learning... Read More

Dominic Meddick
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

2/20/2022

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"Best career decision I've ever made!"

If you are itching for a career change into software development you really don't have to look any further then Makers Academy. The fast paced bootcamp gets you up to speed in no time. It's really intense so be prepared! Once you are finished the bootcamp... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

2/19/2022

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"Challenging but worth it"

It's an **intense** 16 weeks course and even more challenging when you have 2 young children and doing this on the tail end of your maternity leave! The curriculum is good. I'd suggest more materials for certain concepts in Javascript and functional programming.... Read More

Stephan Ellenberger
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2020

2/18/2022

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"An incredible experience and a great way to kick-start a journey in Web Development"

My Makers experience was only positive. Joining just before the pandemic hit, we spent one month on site, and through that I met some really awesome people, most of us who still keep in contact today. The self-starter mindset is strong at Makers, so don't... Read More

Anthony Osmaston
Junior Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

2/14/2022

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"It's not for everyone, but personally, I loved every minute of it."

Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Makers, and was able to land a job as a junior software engineer 5 months after starting the course. Certainly worth the money in my eyes. Course Content - There was a lot of bespoke content, but sometimes it was unclear... Read More

Paulo
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2020

2/14/2022

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"This was the most challenging experience I've ever had."

I'd like to note that the comments from my experience are from 2020 and some of these things may have changed since. Pros: It was great to have my cohort supporting me and helping me at times when I was struggling. Coming to the office and the pairing... Read More

William Young
Junior Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

2/10/2022

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"A catalyst for career change"

I decided a year ago that I would like to become a software engineer, as I had yet to start a job I would consider a career. Makers helped me to structure my learning and drive me towards positive change, both technically, and personally. This was achieved... Read More

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