MANY MOBILE MAKERS ALUMNI FROM AROUND THE WORLD GO ON TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL iOS DEVELOPERS. HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE.
Know what you want to do. If you’re not committed to it, this isn’t the place for you. I came to Mobile Makers because I wanted to be respected for my craft, and there's no shortcutting the experience I got here. Working with the Mobile Makers mentors, I met terrific people.
Before: IT Entrepreneur in Kansas. Now: While at Mobile Makers, he joined a team at Startup Weekend that won with the WeDeliver app. He moved his family to Chicago for an iOS developer job
Never, ever copy code. If you’re studying, you should be punching code every time you sit down at your keyboard. Who cares if you know how to do a TableView from a book? If you can’t punch that in yourself and know what it should look like, that’s not going to do you any good.
Before: Energy consultant in Chicago. Now: Moved to Seattle where he found not one but TWO jobs as an iOS developer
Learn as much as possible on your own first, and know the pre-course work backwards and forwards. If you’re struggling to get the basics, you won’t get as much out of the program. I tried an online iOS class but was overwhelmed. At Mobile Makers, we learned the basics from bottom to top, one step at a time. I was surprised how fast I was able to pick it up.
Before: Ruby developer in San Francisco. Now: iOS developer for a software firm in San Francisco, and blogger NatashaTheRobot