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Case Study

Simon Woolf

Law Student to Junior Developer at Econsultancy

I told Ruben that I was ready to start a full-time job and I got an offer from Econsultancy eight days after that.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

Looking for a legal job after a Law conversion course.

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

I already could code a little, haphazardly. Wanted to become well-enough versed in modern webdev to get a job in it.

What did you find difficult during the course?

Debugging when I had problems with Rails (at the time it seemed like a giant black box, didn't know where to start)

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

Spent a few months freelancing (as needed to sort some other parts of my life out, move house etc). Then told Ruben I was ready to start a full-time job, I got an offer from econsultancy eight days after that.

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

That I would stop coding for fun if I was doing it as a career rather than a hobby, and starting finding it boring. That hasn't been a problem - if anything I enjoyed hobby-coding more for being much better at it.

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Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
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Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners In Major Tech Hubs Only
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£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