MANY MOBILE MAKERS ALUMNI FROM AROUND THE WORLD GO ON TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL iOS DEVELOPERS. HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE.

 

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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.

—Jamie Thomason 
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

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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. 

—Ben Dodgson
Before: Energy consultant in Chicago. Now: Moved to Seattle where he found not one but TWO jobs as an iOS developer

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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.

—Natasha Murashev
Before: Ruby developer in San Francisco. Now: iOS developer for a software firm in San Francisco, and blogger NatashaTheRobot