Makers was started by Evgeny Shadchnev and Rob Johnson.
In 2012, Evgeny and Rob met at Forward Labs and got to talking about the problems people have learning to code.
Evgeny had trained as a software developer at Imperial College and as he was trying to build out his team he discovered a lack of qualified developers on the market. Rob had been through the an arduous process of teaching himself to program through a book on Objective C.
The vision they had was for Makers Academy to be an alternative to university and a vocational route into a job as a software developer.
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