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Case Study

Jonathan Passe

Youth Hostel deputy manager to Junior Developer at ThoughtWorks Germany

Given the quality of what you receive it's really good value compared to most universities.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working as a deputy manager at a youth hostel.

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

I thought about becoming developer and did some research online. I liked the curriculum so applied to join Makers Academy.

What did you find difficult on the course?

At the beginning I was overworking. I kept going over what I did in the day in the evening but it wasn't very productive.

What was your end of cohort project?

We created a game which follows the user to play an adventure and to make decisions about the adventure.

How has your life changed since learning to code?

My plan was to learn to code then find a company where I would fit in culturally. I wanted to move to Germany as well. I managed to do all of those things.

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

Weigh out all your options. I made a list of what I wanted and then pursue whatever comes out of your research.

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

It might seem expensive when you are spending it but in the long term, I'm making that money back quickly. Given the quality of what you receive it's really good value compared to most universities.

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

My biggest fear was running out of money before I could find a job. As I started to look for a job, that fear went down as it's important to find a job that suits you. That's why it's important to budget before hand.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

I learned to learn by myself!

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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