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Company profile

Makers is creating a new generation of tech talent who are skilled and ready for the changing world of work. We are inspired by the idea of discovering and unlocking potential in people for the benefit of 21st century business and society. We believe in alternative ways to learn how to code, how to be ready for work and how to be of value to an organisation. At our core, Makers combines tech education with employment possibilities that transform lives.

Makers is the premier coding provider based in Shoreditch, London. In 16 weeks the organisation will train students to become fully qualified software engineers. Makers has a successful track record for spotting and developing the talent of students from different backgrounds. Over 35% of its engineers have been women: two times higher than the industry average. In the past it has also developed its own fund to attract students from difficult backgrounds. To date, Makers Academy has turned over 1,700 people into junior software engineers and placed them with leading global brands such as Vodafone, Capgemini, Deloitte Digital, Tesco and the FT.

At a glance

  • Makers is a coding training provider in London
  • Founded in 2013 by Evgeny Shadchnev
  • Trained over 1,700 beginners to help them start their careers in software development
  • We connect our developers with leading brands like Tesco, Vodafone, Capgemini, HSBC, and the FT
  • Our blog can be found here
  • Our Twitter account is here




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Key bios

Evgeny Shadchnev – CEO

Evgeny Shadchnev is the CEO and founder of Makers. Before that, Evgeny worked as a software developer in London. This taught him that the gap between the demands of a modern agile environment and his two degrees in Computer Science is truly impressive, which inspired him to found Makers.

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