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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

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.73/5

(364 reviews)
    9/8/2021
  • Hamish Edward Arro | Junior Tester
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A life changing course!"

The course teaches you how to work in the tech industry, but not just by teaching you to code. You are taught good conventions and practices and are supported on the journey very well, having a peer group to talk about how everyone was coping really helped.... Read More

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    9/2/2021
  • Jean-Pierre Ferreira | Associate Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Awesome Learning Experience"

Attending the Makers course is extremely fun and a massive learning experience. I would recommend it to anyone who wnats to learn how to could. It was great meeting new people that are all in the same boat and get to work with all of them. You will have... Read More

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    9/1/2021
  • Joey | Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great experience - high quality dev training"

I would definitely recommend Makers to anyone looking to move into software development. The curriculum and learning materials are rich and useful, the quality of coaching is really high, and the post-course support for the job hunt is fantastic as well.... Read More

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    8/25/2021
  • Katy Day | Product Manager
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Makers is great!"

My experience of Makers was fantastic. It is intense and requires a lot of hard work, but it was definitely worth it. I was hesitant at first about the emphasis on 'learning to learn' and on pair programming, but I ended up loving. both of those things... Read More

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    8/24/2021
  • Robert Dupplaw | Software developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great bootcamp"

Makers teaches you how to be a good software engineer no matter what language you use. This doesn't just include technical skills like object-oriented design, test-driven development and problem-solving. It also includes "soft" skills like emotional intelligence,... Read More

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    8/24/2021
  • Lou | Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"You come out the other end a confident software developer!"

Makers was a great experience to not only learn to code and explore different tech stacks, but also to gain experience working as a developer in agile teams and through pair programming. It really teaches you a lot about test driving your programs and... Read More

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    8/23/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A worthwhile investment if you are committed to entering the world of software."

This is an intense and expensive course. It is a worthwhile investment if you want to find the 'quick' way into the world of software (however do be prepared to not have that software job for several months after the course - I picked up part time work... Read More

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    8/23/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 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

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    8/20/2021
  • Anonymous | Junior Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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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

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    8/12/2021
  • Jessica Brand | Software Engineer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 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

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Makers Academy's average rating is 4.73 out of 5.0 based on 364 review(s).

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