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Case Study

Mic Cassano

IT Consultant to Developer at Pi-Top

Crazy Nerdy Rollercoaster!

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!

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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