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Case Study

Elia Bardashevich

Airline Manager to Developer

Tough. Frustrating. Challenging and very rewarding.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was managing an airline.

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

Facebook! I was researching courses like this for a while and I tried learning myself but it's really hard to try figure out and what to study afterwards.

What did you find difficult on the course?

I found working with people with different communication styles from my own slightly tricky.

What was your end of cohort project?

It was the Werewolves game we played as a cohort, in digital format.

Where are you now working?

Venntro Media Group

How has your life changed since learning to code?

I got a job!

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

Save up money to make sure you can job hunt in peace after so you don't panic.

What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive for an online course?

For a quick career change it's not that expensive. It's also around the same price as a masters and you change your career quicker.

What was your biggest fear before joining MA and how do you feel about it now?

My biggest fear was that I would not get a job. I got a job!

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Makers Academy has given me a lot of confidence.

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Onsite or Remote?

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