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Case Study

Sara O'Connor

Childrens Author to Junior Developer at Exceedra

A total emotional rollercoaster with great people on the ride with me!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working in children's book publishing and I'm an author.

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

I hand-coded HTML websites in high school, then left it behind for 10 years. Took two week-long courses and was addicted.

What did you find difficult during the course?

The emotional ups and downs and having confidence.

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

I spent 2 months trying to find jobs on my own. I made a lot of connections, but no one wanted a newbie. Then, I came to the Careers Fair and got a job at Exceedra, through Makers Academy.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I have so much more confidence in myself now. I really really can do anything I set my mind to.

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

Do it!

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

I wasn't really worried before joining Makers. I thought I'd ace it. The worries came after the first week and I couldn't make my code work. But now I know I can just step through it, read a lot, ask good questions, and it will work eventually.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

A total emotional rollercoaster with great people on the ride with me!

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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