Makers Academy is a highly-selective, 12 week full-time program that teaches web development. We accept only the top applicants onto the course for a rigorous program that culminates with graduation (AKA hiring) day where we introduce them to London's top technology companies looking to hire entry-level developers.
You will build advanced web applications using Ruby on Rails, a powerful web development framework.
The fundamentals are always important — let's show you how to make things look slick.
You will learn modern lean startup principles and agile methodologies used in software development.
But what if I ruin my code and can't figure out how to fix it? Revert back with Git, and push to Heroku to get your website live.
From Model-View-Controller to Test Driven Development, we'll show you how to properly write software that works.
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I found my time at Makers Academy to be hugely beneficial and enjoyable. I went into the course with no back-end development experience whatsoever and just a little bit of front-end experience. After completing the course I found a full-stack Ruby on Rails development job almost immediately. In the job I use and build on the skills I learned at Makers Academy every day. I am now a web developer and that is due in a very large part to my time at Makers Academy. Certainly it would not have been possible without it.
Learning to program is really like learning a language and there is no substitute for immersion - Makers Academy offers that. I could have tried to teach myself in a few hours here and there, but it would have taken me months (if not years) at that pace. At Makers Academy, we learned to code by spending as much time as possible actually coding. We pair-programmed, worked on group projects and got a lot of practical experience about being a developer. I'm certain I am on the right path after many years of looking for a challenging career that I could really enjoy and grow with.
Over the years, I have wasted so many hours looking for people with the right technical skills to help me prototype startup ideas which need to be proven before seeking funding. Makers Academy has given me two solutions to this problem. Firstly, I can build a sample product capable of proving a viable idea, using the right tools and standards, so more experienced developers are able to help it scale. Secondly, finding these skilled developers is easier now I understand the development process, developer values, and how to communicate more effectively with my dev team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've gone out and partnered with many of London's top technology companies. The final day of the course you'll meet with each of our partners looking to hire. Our goal is to have a 100% placement rate among graduates seeking employment, and have a successful track record placing students at junior developer roles earning from £25,000 to £36,000 per year.
If you are looking to hire junior developers, please get in touch.
|Learning cutting edge coding techniques such as agile & TDD||Located at the heart of Silicon Roundabout with big work space|
|Macbook Pro Retina & 27 inch display for the duration of the course||Access to regular speakers, events and meetups in the office|
|Our space is open from 8.30am-9.00pm Mon-Fri||Breakfast, coffee and snacks|
Starting after graduation*