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Case Study

Reiss Johnson

Photographer to Junior Developer at Createk.io

If you're willing to work hard, it's more than possible to get a great job with a great salary

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working as a photographer.

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

My family has a background in tech & I read a New York Times article about Silicon Valley!

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

I came across Makers Academy after an extensive google search looking for bootcamps! They couldn't be missed!

What did you find difficult during the course?

Anything Javascript! I especially struggled with the Node & Angular weeks!

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

After graduation I spent 7 weeks coding & doing interviews/tech-tests before being offered a job!

How has your life changed since graduation?

I think I may have learnt just as much as I did when on the course, as Makers lets you prove to yourself you can learn any language you want! I had to learn Python & Django in 1 week for a job interview, something I would never have had the courage to do that without what I learnt Makers.

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

Try writing some code, maybe book on a taster day & if it's something you enjoy just take the plunge!

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

I would say, yes it is but if you're willing to work hard it's more than possible to get a great job with a great salary which will outweigh the cost.

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

My worry was that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the intensity of the course & that I might not be able to understand some of the basic concepts however this was soon put to ease. I'm still learning new things every day!

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

One big heavy-learning, hard-working, amazing-people-meeting blur!

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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