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Case Study

Lucy Fang

Third Sector Marketing Manager to Graduate Software Developer at Thoughtworks

One of the best learning experiences of my life.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working in a charity as a marketing manager.

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

In my previous role I was working on digital projects and I didn't want to work on the sidelines anymore.

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

I was doing a lot of research into coding courses both online and offline and I liked the Makers Academy learning environment, the vibe, the curriculum but what I really liked was the industry best-practices like TDD.

What did you find difficult during the course?

I didn’t have much confidence! The struggle was believing in myself and my abilities to code.

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

I started to look for jobs after graduation. I wanted to look for a job at a place where I believed in the company mission and what they were trying to achieve, and the change they want to see in the world.

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

Do it and stop wasting time.

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

My biggest fear and worry was that I would not be able to learn to code but now I can code and got a job that involves building tech for good.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

It was intense and exhilarating but was about overcoming your fear. It was one of the best learning experiences of 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