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Case Study

Zeina Dajani

Student to Junior Developer at FNZ

Makers Academy changes your life, how you look at it and what you want to do with it.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I had just finished my masters in Middle East Studies at SOAS.

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

I really liked technology a lot and I didn't know you could do it without a university degree. It was something I thought about but never really persued. I kept getting ideas that I wish I could build and then when I heard about these bootcamps I thought maybe it would be possible and decided to go for it. I felt coding was a way to really have an impact on the world compared to academia where you tend to just observe the world.

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

I Googled coding bootcamps while I was doing my masters in London and came across Makers Academy and read lots of good reviews.

What did you find difficult during the course?

I found working with people with different personalities quite difficult.

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

I became an alumni helper and then I applied for 2 jobs. I got a job offer from FNZ 2 weeks after I graduated.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I finally understand what it means to love what you do. I never loved a place as much as I loved here.

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

Do it.

What would you say to people who say £8,000 is very expensive?

Not if it changes your life and how you look at life and what you want to do with life.

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

That I would not pick up coding. I think it's okay to worry and it is a whole world and you can be good at some parts of it and not at others.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Amazing. I got closer to people in a way that I've never have before. I've also met people who are passionate about code and really interesting.

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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