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Case Study

Giamir Buoncristiani

Bartender to Graduate Software Developer at ThoughtWorks

It was an experience that I'll remember all my life.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working as bartender in London.

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

I felt like that what I was doing wasn't enough and I needed something more challenging so I knew from university that I liked code and I figured my level of english was good enough to join a bootcamp here.

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

I was looking for bootcamps in London and I did some research and I ended up liking Makers Academy because I spoke to people who did the course and they told me that the environment here is like a family and was enjoyable.

What did you find difficult during the course?

There is a lot going on in a short amount of time and it's hard to try and understand everything. It was a lot of information and it is good that they push you.

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

Thoughtworks was the first company I applied to but I had to wait for the recruiter to come back and I actually turned down offers from other companies because I felt Thoughtworks was a good company for me to grow in.

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

Don't be scared and that everything is possible and it's all about your willpower to make a change. If someone says you need a degree to do it - it isn't true.

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

When you spend money on your education and future, it always works out as you are learning something.

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

My personal fear was that due to being in England for only a year my level of english is very basic and I was worried that I'd struggle to learn in English but I did fine and got job.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

It was an experience that I'll remember all my life.

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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