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Discussion on: What Bootcamp did you attend and would you recommend it?

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Hey Molly, I went to Mayden Academy in Bath, UK (

I have written a review I have been posting on a couple of sites below (and here are some links to other reviews of the course:, but before that here was our course stack:

NodeJS and Express
PHP (including projects in OOP)

(If you speak to either Mike or Charlie who run Mayden they can dig deeper into the specifics of each part of the stack).

Here is my review:

I came to Mayden having worked in sales in marketing jobs for several years, and therefore was a complete beginner when it came to coding.

I really only have good things to say about my experience at Mayden, and would fully recommend it to anyone who is dedicated to becoming a developer.

The work is hard, and I probably found it harder than most others in the class. However, your teachers will fully support you and genuinely create an atmosphere where you feel no embarrassment in asking lots and lots of questions.

What you learn is of real value within the industry, which is great for getting work, and importantly with the right work ethic, you will start to really enjoy what you do.

The culture is an added bonus too. The class sizes are small, so you get to know everyone well and there is a friendly atmosphere from day 1 (with Mario Kart in the lounge if things get too stressful).

I would recommend going along and having a chat with Mike or Charlie on an open day to get a feel for the place yourself.

Hope that helps!


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