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Case Study

Lorenzo Turrino

Store Manager to Developer at Farm Digital

It helped me focus, work hard, and learn as much as I could.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

Store Manager

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

Doing something I loved as a job. I wanted to have a positive impact on the world.

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

I was told from my brother about bootcamps, then did some research on them in the London area. Makers offered the best opportunities, and they were confident in getting their students jobs.

What did you find difficult during the course?

Finding a way to explain things. Sometimes you think you understand things. Sometimes you don't get them right away. Communicating my ideas, and being an efficient communicator was the hardest challenge for me.

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

After graduation I slept the whole weekend! I contacted a few companies outside of the Makers network, but the best opportunities came from Makers team's network. I am glad they had my back. I work at Farm Digital now & it took about a month after graduation to receive my job offer there.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I still have a lot of change to come, like moving and a new career. I am now more confident because I know I can code, approach problems, and overall I'm just happy with the direction my life is going.

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

Make sure its really what you want, then give it your all. Once you start, you really need to work and be aware that it will be worth it. Don't expect to be handed a job by doing nothing. Work hard and plan for it.

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

It is a lot of money. Its hard to put a price on an opportunity and the ability to change your career. To me it was well worth it.

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

I was confident, but there was a fear of not getting a job, and not being able to manage emotions. You just need to be patient when job hunting.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Makers was great because I could work everyday with other people who were very driven and had the same goals that I had. It helped me focus, work hard, and learn as much as I could.

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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