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Case Study

Joe Wroe

Mortgage Broker to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks.

Makers Academy is really exciting and friendly. A step into the unknown.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working in the finance sector as a mortgage broker.

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

I came across Makers Academy on the Scroobius Pip podcast.

What did you find difficult on the course?

Some of the earlier ideas like the abstract coding concepts were very difficult to get my head around straight away.

What was your end of cohort project?

FixitSOS - Shared Skills App. It's an AngularJS based web app designed to help people in a community share skills and help each other out.

How has your life changed since learning to code?

I've become a lot less stressed and a lot more content with knowing that I have an employable skill.

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

Do it and don't look back!

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

My biggest fear was that I would not be clever enough. I still don't think I'm clever enough but I've realised that it's possibly to reach levels that I thought I couldn't reach before hand.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience.

Really fun! Really Exciting and friendly. A step into the unknown.

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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