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Case Study

Bibiana Cristòfol

Project Manager Intern and Coordinator to Web Application Developer at Tempus Energy

Intense but worth it.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

My background is in client management and analyst roles. Just before Makers, I was working as a Project Management intern for a startup and as a Project Coordinator in a Charity.

What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?

It is always useful to know how to code, it is the future.

How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply to the programming course?

Googling. I wanted a change and Makers was the solution to being able to make it fast.

What did you find difficult during the course?

The intensity. Every week we were leaving behind something to learn something else.

What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?

Just after the graduation, my brain was on strike for two weeks. After that I kept studying on my own while I was searching for a job. For the first few weeks the job market was very quiet but suddenly it woke up and lots of opportunities came up. I am working now as a Web Application Developer.

How has life changed since graduation?

I am constantly challenged and I learn new things everyday.

What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?

Do it! If you don't take a risk you will regret it all your life and if it goes wrong, at least you tried.

What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?

I had two worries - one was that I could not be 100% sure I was going to love coding as a profession, and if I would be able to cope with the intensity (energy wise, as I have a B12 deficiency when I joined). After the course I can say I love coding and being able to create things. I took care of myself during the course and I could cope with my energy, in fact my B12 was perfect after the course.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Intense but worth it.

What advice would you give to people interviewing for developer roles?

Relax and be yourself.

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About the course

Delivery
Full Time, Offline, in London
Curriculum
Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy
Pair Programming
Face-to-Face
Coach-led Workshops
Live, in Person
Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
Certified Yoga Instructor On Site
Hiring Support
Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners
Deposit
£800
Womens Discount
£500
Careers Fair @MA HQ, London
Talks by Industry Leaders
Live, in Person

Delivery

Curriculum

Pair Programming

Coach-led Workshops

Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities

Hiring Support

Deposit

Womens Discount

Careers Fair @MA HQ, London

Talks by Industry Leaders

Full Time, Offline, in London

Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy

Face-to-Face

Live, in Person

Certified Yoga Instructor On Site

Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners

£800

£500

Live, in Person