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Makers Academy

Makers Academy

Makers Academy

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Makers Academy

London, England, United Kingdom

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Makers Academy is Europe’s leading coding bootcamp. We believe technical education is broken and we want to change that. We help complete beginners to learn the basics of software development and find their first job as junior programmers in world-class companies. We also help companies to attract and select our developers.

About us

Learn all you need to become a Web Developer in only 12 Weeks with Makers Academy

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”


We run a very intensive, full time course in Web Development.

Over the course of 12 weeks, we'll take you from n00b to trained developer, using all the latest technologies like Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and more...

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Why are we exciting?

Let's start with the obvious....

Coding is hard to learn. Most people learn when they're kids, spending hours in their bedrooms fiddling around and making mistakes.

That kind of time spent learning for its own sake is a luxury none of us have these days.

We have some of the best developers in the world, with years of experience both being developers and hiring developers, and we've worked with some amazing partners to boil down the fundamentals of what it takes to become a web developer, and we've compressed all that learning into the hardest, most intensive, and most exciting 12 Weeks of your life. 

We call it the Makers Academy.
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Why quit my job for this?

As Marc Andreessen wrote, 'software is eating the world'...

Over 2 Billion people use the internet. There are more mobile phones in the world than people. More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Software is carving up the value chain in almost every industry, and it's developers who are getting rich off the back of it. 

Whatever your views on the imbalance between market valuations and profit potential of many web businesses, one thing's for sure:

Demand for Developers is heavily outstripping supply. 

... and the trend is heading even further in the direction of developers.

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What can we offer Escapees?

Being able to code is an incredibly valuable and highly sought after skill.

Whether you want to:

  • Change career and get into a more fresh and dynamic industry
  • Start a web/tech business
  • Learn something new and increase your skillset 
  • Travel the world and have a way of freelancing to make a little money while on the road...

Being able to code can open a lot of doors.... 

Doing it in only 12 weeks is a bonus.
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What is our culture like?

Like all Tech Startups, we've got the funky space in Silicon Roundabout... We've got bean bags, free food, more whiteboards than people and a table tennis table. But let's be honest - that's all fluff. 

What exactly makes us different?

Well - unlike many ways of learning to code, we mean business.

Of course, there are lots of ways to learn. You could buy a book, you could use an online tutorial, you could spend an evening a week with a developer friend and get them to help you build a site....

But all of these are sloooooooooooow. And inefficient. And downright tough to stick with.

Yes, it's possible to learn to be a developer this way.

And Yes. The truth is that many people start out on this path. Few, however, survive much further than the first few weeks.

Makers Academy prides itself on being tough. We're highly selective in the first place, and when we say we're intensive, we mean it. 

We like to think of ourselves as The Royal Marines meets Oxbridge, but for Developers. 

We don't promise it'll be easy - it won't be - but we've got some of the greatest developers out there who'll guide you along every step of the way.

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Ok, you've got my attention. What now?

Our courses start every 6 weeks. Upcoming course dates and details on how to apply are on our site...

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." ~ Steve Jobs

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