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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

(317 reviews)
    2/19/2021
  • Chris Walsh | Software developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A lot to learn"

There is a large number of positives when it comes to taking the Makers course, but in terms of the negatives, the only real downsides have been that some of the course material is a little outdated (with everything constantly changing this is bound to... Read More

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    2/16/2021
  • Daniel Holmes | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A good introduction to software engineering. Difficult to justify the price when learning remotely."

Pros: + Excellent course material which teaches you a surprising amount in a short space of time. + Good experience working as a team and programming in pairs. + Good feedback on your code, CV and job applications. Cons: - Can go for days without hearing... Read More

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    2/8/2021
  • Jara Santamaria | Javascript Front End Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Experience"

It is a great way of learning how to code and how to find your way in the vast world of software development. The curriculum is very well structured and I found very useful the way they organise solo work, workshops, pair programming and group projects... Read More

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    2/7/2021
  • Viktorija Jusko | Junior Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Makers Bootcamp review"

One of the main reasons to choose this bootcamp out of the others in the UK at least is the size of a cohort. I was a part of 15 people cohort and the majority of people were extremely dedicated, motivated and driven. Being surrounded by people like that... Read More

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    2/5/2021
  • Viktorija Jusko | Junior Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Makers Academy Bootcamp"

One of the main reason to choose this bootcamp out of the others in the UK at least is the size of a cohort. I was a part of 15 people cohort and the majority of people were extremely dedicated, motivated and driven. Being surrounded by people like that... Read More

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    1/29/2021
  • Fraser Brookhouse | Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"What a bootcamp should be!"

Signing up to do Makers was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I got stranded in the UK because of coronavirus and lost my job because I couldn't return to China. After some months without work I decided I need to do something, so signed... Read More

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    1/27/2021
  • Yasmin Underdown
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"You'll learn more than just coding"

Things you'll get experience of at Makers that perhaps self taught courses don't teach you are: - working in a team on projects in an agile way - how to de-bug your code - the process of problem solving - emotional intelligence and valuable soft skills... Read More

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    1/25/2021
  • Chris Cooney | Junior Front End Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"More than just a Programming Bootcamp"

Overall this was one of the best things I have ever done. I met some amazing people, learned some amazing things, and now just starting my new job as a front-end dev. Short-sighted me sometimes wondered why I was learning a less in-demand language than... Read More

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    1/21/2021
  • Minsi Yang | Intern Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Life changing experience during a pandemic."

Pros: - Women and Gender Minorities Discount to promote diversity - A holistic approach learning process meaning that I have to be very clear with my learning goal in order to progress - Emotional curriculum that ensures the progress of inner development... Read More

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    1/21/2021
  • Arabella Knowles | Graduate software developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Such a great place, so sad to be leaving"

It is really challenging but I think that is the fun of it. The things you are doing in your final weeks you would never conceive of doing 12 weeks before. The speed of growth is absolutely incredible. The makers community is also so great, everyone is... Read More

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Makers Academy's average rating is 4.72 out of 5.0 based on 317 review(s).

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