- What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?
I was an IT consultant at a magic circle firm in the city.
- How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply?
I was looking for a coding course in London and I got a position at General Assembly. A friend of mine had done Makers and I was following his blog closely. The attention to best practice is why I chose Makers Academy.
- What did you find difficult on the course?
The hardest thing was coding in pairs as it was a new skill in itself. Once you get used to it, it's one of the most enjoyable parts of the experience.
- What was your end of cohort project?
It was MarkPad - a Markdown text editor made from the ground up by our team.
- How has your life changed since learning to code?
I do something that I love for living and can improve it everyday. Furthermore, I have infinite opportunities for the future which is a very significant change.
- What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?
Do your research and make sure to budget for it. If it's something you want to do then take a leap and you won't look back.
- What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive?
It's not even comparable to paying for a full Masters where you have to support yourself for at least a year.
- What was your biggest fear before joining MA and how do you feel about it now?
I wasn't sure it would live up to my expectations or if I'd be a job ready Junior Developer. All I can say now that I enjoyed every minute of it and I'm still surprised by how much I learnt in a short while.
- Sum up your Makers Academy experience
Crazy, nerdy rollercoaster!