Makers Academy is a highly selective, 12 week full-time programme that teaches web development in London. We accept only the top applicants onto the course for a rigorous programme that culminates with the graduation day when 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.
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.
You will learn modern lean startup principles and agile methodologies used in software development.
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.
Students spend most 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.
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.
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.
Enrique has almost 20 years of commercial experience, including running Path11, a boutique consultancy. He is a fervent advocate of test-driven development and the author of the book Inceptions.
We've gone out and partnered with many of London's top technology companies. At the end of the course we'll introduce you to the companies looking to hire. Our goal is to have a 100% placement rate among graduates seeking employment, and we have a very successful track record of placing students at junior developer roles earning from £25,000 to £40,000 per year.
Please note: Our aim is to help place every graduate that wishes to work as a developer, but we cannot guarantee you a job on graduation, since your success will be down to your own hard work. We'll support you every step of the way, but your success or failure will ultimately be down to you.
If you are a company looking to hire junior developers, please get in touch.
12 Monthly installments of £733 starting after graduation.
Due to high demand, a non-refundable £800 deposit will be required to guarantee your seat on the course.