What happens during a pair programming session?

We do some logic games, go through some Ruby code together, and ask you to explain how you think.

If we offer you to come in for a par programming session, you will receive an email where you can book a time for the pairing session (this can be a remote session, or on site in our London office.)

The pair programming session is where you and a member of our admissions team will sit down and walk you through some Ruby based challenges. This is important: most of the course work will happen while programming in pairs or working in teams.

The pairing session lasts 45 minutes. This will essentially be your interview for the Makers course. If we feel like you are ready to join a cohort, we will email you to offer you a place in the cohort. If we feel like you need some work on your coding skills, we will send you some more coding resources to work through and ask you to come in to a second pairing session.

The best way to prepare is brush up on Ruby with our recommended resources (CodeAcademy, CodeWars, PairUp, Learn Ruby) and come along to one of our events. Here, you'll be able to chat to the team as well as current Makers and alumni. It's free so grab tickets to our next event HERE.