- What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?
I was working as a tech recruiter.
- What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?
In previous jobs I had to use awful databases. I wanted to build better systems to make life easier for people.
- How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply?
A company I was working for was hiring from Makers. I researched all other coding bootcamps and came to a very firm decision to go with Makers.
- What did you find difficult during the course?
I was constantly feeling stupid and then returned home brain fried every day.
- What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?
I used all of my contacts and Makers Academy Hiring Partners to get introductions into companies without having to apply the traditional way and kept a spreadsheet to track progress. The careers team helped me get a job at The Financial Times.
- What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?
It's life changing - just go and do it. Make sure to save more than you think you need, last thing you want is to run out of money.
- What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive?
It's a life investment that will free you out of a boring job. Think about the university degrees we all have, they were far more expensive, time consuming and totally worthless in the real world.
- What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?
Not keeping up. I made peace with the feeling of discomfort and went steadily at my own pace.