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Case Study

Harriet Craven

Professional dancer to Junior Software Developer at The Sanger Institute.

I'm just so much happier and I'm excited about the future.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

Before Makers Academy I was a professional dancer.

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

I used to watch my flatmate code every night and I was completely fascinated.

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

I Googled coding schools and I was ready to be excited and challenged by something new.

What did you find difficult during the course?

The thing I found most difficult during the course was believing in myself.

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

Whilst I was working as an Alumni helper I got offered a job at The Sanger Institute as a Junior Software Developer.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I'm just so much happier and I'm excited about the future.

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

Take a deep breath, everything will work out.

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

I didn't go to uni, but my gut feeling is that I got more out of Makers than I ever would have at uni.

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

My biggest fear was that I wasn't intelligent enough but I'm starting to believe a big part of intelligence is experience which can only come with time.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

I truly don't think I can!

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

Fake it until you make it, pretend you already have an offer on the table!

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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