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Case Study

Deon Tan

Financial analyst to Junior Software engineer at Gower Street Analytics

My Makers Academy experience was awesome. Within 2 weeks from when I started to apply to jobs I had 3 offers!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was a working as a financial analyst at Amazon.

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

There were two things that made me want to learn to code. Firstly, the opportunity - because there's a lot of demand for developers. The other was my experiences from when I was at Amazon. I got to see developers get to do very cool stuff and I wanted to be part of it.

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

First time I heard about Makers Academy was through the Financial Times. Then the second thing was a friend of a friends sister did Makers Academy and she gave it a good review. The personal endorsement helped in making a decision.

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

I took 6 weeks off to go and code on my own and learn Clojure and went to lots of meetups and got to know the developer community. I was also an Alumni helper too. I then started to apply to jobs and within 2 weeks I had 3 offers!

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

Have a stab at trying to learn to code yourself and if you really enjoy it then take the plunge.

What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive?

Makers Academy is half of the price of a masters but takes a third/quarter of the time to do and Makers Academy also takes a vested interest in finding you a job.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Awesome!

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Delivery
Full Time, Offline, in London Full Time, Remote, Global
Curriculum
Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy
Pair Programming
Face-to-Face Remote via VoIP
Coach-led Workshops
Live, in Person Live, Online
Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
Certified Yoga Instructor On Site Your Own Practice, at Home
Hiring Support
Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners In Major Tech Hubs Only
Deposit
£800 £500
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

Full Time, Remote, Global

Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy

Remote via VoIP

Live, Online

Your Own Practice, at Home

In Major Tech Hubs Only

£500