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|Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 7:24am On Dec 01, 2017|
The Moat Academy’s curriculum specially developed to take anybody passionate about software development even with little or no prior knowledge in software development to an advanced level within the shortest possible period is being proven viable over and over again. Here are some interesting achievements within the year:
United Nations Hackathon: The first ever held UN hackathon in Nigeria has four members of our training ( Moat Academy and Pink IT) as part of the six-man winning team. The Hackathon which took place between March 10 – 12, 2017 was implemented in 9 cities across the world, with Lagos as the only city in Africa; innovators and developers were selected through an application process.
Fisayo at Interswitch : One of Alumni gained employment with the leading payment processing company in Nigeria, Interswitch in just few weeks after completion of his training with us. According to him : “If you want a place with family touch, where you are mentored even after your training in software development, Moat academy should be your point of call”.
Kehinde at Moore Advice: One of the Pink IT Alumni (a program which Moat Academy’s curriculum was also deployed) gained employment with a software company, MooreAdvice in less than two weeks after her training .
Marian at Concept Nova: Marian gained employment with a software company, Concept Nova limited in less than 3 weeks after completing her training with us. According to her: “Moat Academy is the best academy you can ever choose for your career in software development…".
Toba at DipoleDiamond : In less the 2 weeks after the bootcamp, Toba gained employment with Dipole Diamond as a software Developer.
Pink IT Demo day on Channel s TV: We were happy that 3 commercially viable applications were presented on the demo day developed from scratch by those we trained.
Daniel at Insidify : Daniel gained employment as a backend developer at Insidify.
Victor, Chigozie and Others set up their own software companies
We wish to go on but space constraint will not allow us. Many more successes were achieved by our Alumni as employees, freelancer and entrepreneurs within the year.
We are always happy about the success of our participants, that’s one thing that gives us joy .You too can be part of our success stories in 2018, let’s make impact together in the software development industry. Apply for the next bootcamp starting January 16, 2018 at www.moatacademy.com .
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by nNEOo(m): 7:48am On Dec 01, 2017|
Is it less than 200k
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 3:36pm On Dec 01, 2017|
@nNEOo : No, the cost of delivering the training per participant is even higher than 200k. We are still subsidizing the tuition.
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by nNEOo(m): 4:30pm On Dec 01, 2017|
Well God help you guys @moat.I like moat just the prize is a bit excessive
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 3:48pm On Jan 09, 2018|
Check out some interesting web applications some of our participants are developing:It’s the 10th Week! Our Cohort V Classic Participants are Developing Their Web Applications (Final Projects) http://moatacademy.com/blog/2018/01/03/final-projects/
Apply for the next bootcamp starting January 16, 2018 at www.moatacademy.com .
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 12:09pm On Jun 12, 2018|
An excerpt from the interview we had with one of our alumni from most recently concluded boot camp, who now works in the industry.
“I got a developer job in less than a month after my training….I can tell you that coming to Moat Academy ranks among the best decisions I have ever made in life”- Afeh
MA: Can we meet you?
Afeh: My name is Araromi Afekhafe; my friends call me Afeh. I am an Elect./Elect. Engineering graduate with a Masters degree in Telecom Engineering. I am of the opinion that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. I came down to Lagos from Benin City for the sole purpose of attending the Cohort 6 Bootcamp of Moat Academy, and I was greatly privileged to have been the class captain of the Cohort.
MA: What were you doing before joining Moat Academy?
Afeh: I was an International Support staff for a program (MAST Nigeria) sponsored by Wycliffe Associates, USA. By God’s grace, I was part of a two-man team serving as Team Leads tasked with the responsibility of preparing for, and managing Bible Translation workshops (held in Jos, Plateau State) for language groups from all across Nigeria. My contract was fully executed with them by August 2017 so I returned back to Benin City to map out my next course of action as regards my desire to go into software development, a plan I dropped before moving to Jos.
MA: Why choose Moat Academy?
Afeh: The thing is, my previous job had conditioned me to work with “quarters,” a three-month time-frame. So I decided to investigate further by going to the Moat Academy website, then I saw the detailed course outline which was to run for 10 weeks. I was like “Wow! This is pretty impressive… but is this really possible or is it just a very good scam?”
MA: What exactly do you want to achieve with the software development skills?
Afeh: To become a part of those (Nigerian youths in this generation) who employ programming as a means of proffering solutions to some of the challenges (social and economic) around us in this country—solutions that will spur individual and societal development as well as place Nigeria on the world stage of IT.
MA: How has things changed for you since gaining software development skills?
Afeh: If I am to pick just ONE thing, it would be perspective and this is in two-folds. First, whenever I see any webpage now I subconsciously begin to figure how it was put together and what technologies were used. Second, I now frequently examine the world around me and ask myself how software development can be useful in certain situations and environments.
Another is my thought process; it is one thing to say you are a programmer and another to think like one. A third is that I got a developer job in less than a month after my training.
MA: What was your biggest fear before coming to Moat Academy and what do you feel about it now?
Afeh: At first I feared that it was a scam and if not, maybe a programme that will not deliver all that has been promised on its cover. I did some research online and one person in particular I really did look at was Toba (his Facebook profile and the dipoleDIAMOND website). I was like, “If this is a scam then these guys must be very good! But if it is not, how then is it possible for a newbie like me to obtain two years worth of experience in ten weeks?”
I decided to take the plunge albeit taking the precaution (do not laugh), of asking if I can resume by paying just the first installment, I told myself if it ended up being a scam or a huge joke then the losses I shall count shall be bearable.
Lo and behold, based on my experience of the first three weeks, nobody reminded me to pay the remaining instalment. At that point, my fear was now; whether I would be able to cope and finish the race… but thank God for how Moat Academy is set up, not only did I finish the race, my expectations were surpassed. And today, I can tell you that coming to Moat Academy ranks among the best decisions I have ever made in life and of course, the positive consequences of that singular decision shall reverberate through the future.
MA: How will you describe your experience in Moat Academy?
Afeh: The learning environment in Moat Academy is a fantastic one. Though it is a family affair between the faculties and the students, yet there is that constant push from them to keep students on their toes. I discovered that, embracing it all, even the different approaches and teaching methods of the different facilitators, helped to re-arrange my thought process and the way to analyze a situation. I have learnt to think on my feet, to approach any problem the way a developer should, and to come up not just with a solution but the simplest solution possible. I was taught by facilitators who not only know, but have been integral parts of various IT companies and are also well-established tech-entrepreneurs in their own right. It is this industrial angle from the faculties that makes it more rewarding for a beginner compared to if that beginner decides to be self-taught.
MA: What advice do you have for those coming into Moat Academy?
Afeh: Every instruction you are given is meant to serve a purpose, you will do yourself much good to follow and adhere to each and every one of them no matter what issues they touch on, or how they may sound at the time of giving
MA: What have been able to achieve with the training?
Afeh: I developed a web app titled “debateNaija” (now called shareViewNaija) which I am currently on, expanding on its features with the aim of making it live soonest. A representative of an IT firm (dipoleDIAMOND Ltd) was present during our demo day, and that singular contact was the means through which God gave me a job with the organisation. At my workplace, even though I get to hear and see incredible things being done, it is the training at Moat Academy that has given me the solid foundation on which to build upon and acquire more skills.
Apply for our July 31 coding boot camp on www.moatacademy.com
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 7:21pm On Oct 10, 2018|
Kindly let’s take you on the journey to becoming a remarkable software developer through our 16-weekend coding boot camp starting November 10, 2018.
The Modules that will be covered are:
HTML, CSS and building Responsive Web Designs
Database Modeling and MySql Database handling
PHP programming (Basics to Advanced)
Version Control and other software Development Tools ( Git, Slack etc)
Career Services (CV writing, Coaching for Interview etc).
All participants will be required to build a full-fledged web application of their choice during the programme to demonstrate their learning as they will be adequately trained
Please apply at www.moatacademy.com
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by Lorenzop: 10:58pm On Oct 13, 2018|
Where is your location and how do I contact you guys
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 11:57pm On Oct 13, 2018|
@Lorenzop , Our training centre is at 2 Irewole Street Opebi, Lagos or call 07012621235. Thank you.
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by Lorenzop: 9:28am On Oct 14, 2018|
moatacad:So people outside Lagos can not partake, do you have provision for virtual learning....online classes
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by prupru(m): 5:45am On Oct 15, 2018|
Please tell us how much is the exact cost so we can plan
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 9:28am On Oct 15, 2018|
@Lorenzop: No, we will require you are physically present for the training.
@prupru : please visit http://moatconsulting.com.ng/pages/courses for the tuition and other information.
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 7:49pm On Oct 25, 2018|
“Do what you love and you’ll never have a problem with Monday”
Do you have passion for technology?
Do you love providing solutions to problems?
At Moat Academy, we know how to get you into the software development industry and even have an accelerated career.
Your trainers will be:
Abiola holds an M.Sc in Information Security and Privacy from Cardiff University, United Kingdom and B.Sc in Computer Science with Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife .She is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and certified in IT Service Management (ITIL)
Abiola enjoys programming in PHP and Python and her professional experience spans over a decade in which she developed various applications among which is a patented Customer Management and Self-Service portal.
She was mentored and trained by the global leader in Cyber Security -Symantec Corporation at their headquarters in California, USA. She worked closely with the development team at Symantec, where she was further exposed to various best practices and newer technologies in software development. She is passionate about impacting knowledge into others.
Yemi is a veteran software developer. He holds an MSc degree in Computer Science, with Distinction, from the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom after obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Computing from London Metropolitan University, London. He had a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Kwara State Polytechnic in 2005.
In 2007, Yemi joined Johnrics Infotech Limited an ICT company in Lagos as a supporting PHP programmer. At Johnrics he developed a school management system for secondary school using PHP/MySQL Technology. Thereafter, he joined Upperlink Limited where he rose to the position of General Manager-Production. Yemi has engaged in various ICT trainings and pedagogical development for schools and colleges. His passion for teaching is in-born.
Time: Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Please apply at www.moatacademy.com. Application closes November 05, 2018 for our next weekend coding boot camp starting November 10, 2018
|Re: Come And Learn Programming In The Right Way by moatacad: 3:07pm On Nov 06, 2018|
Our Participants’ Projects in their First 3 weeks at Moat Academy Coding Boot Camp
At Moat Academy, we raise competent software developers in the shortest possible time, and this we have always achieved with many of our Alumni working in various tech companies.
In just three weeks at the boot camp, our present cohort 9 participants are starting off their journey into the field on the right foot, it’s amazing what they have been able to achieve within the short time here:
During the first week, participants learned various HTML tags and how to lay out their webpage using the table tag.
We feature a sample website for a demo NGO using HTML Table by Habib Bello:
In Week 2, participants learned how they can beautify their websites using CSS styles to overwrite the default browser behavior in displaying the HTML tags, we moved on to how to lay out web pages using CSS DIV, Float, positioning and to achieve some responsiveness with Flexbox and media queries. We feature a sample website for a real estate company by Tolu Sanwoolu using CSS DIV:
The focus of Week 3 was on building Responsive websites. Our participants learned a lot about bootstrap 4 "classes" and were able to lay out their web pages to make websites which can adjust their sizes according to the screen size of any device, through their week-three take-home assignment (where they were told to imagine themselves as an already established software developers with all their desired skills and develop a suitable personal responsive website).
We are featuring the under-listed personal websites designed using Bootstrap 4 Classes and custom CSS:
Personal Website designed by Timi Ojo : http://188.8.131.52/~moatcons/c9/timi/
Personal website designed by Sanwoolu Tolu : http://184.108.40.206/~moatcons/c9/tolu/
Application is still open for our next weekend coding boot camp starting November 10, 2018; please apply at www.moatacademy.com
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