Le Wagon is a 9-week Ruby on Rails focused bootcamp based out of Paris and other various locations. With a community of students with various backgrounds (engineers, journalists, architects, designers, etc.), applicants will join an exciting tech community. All the students of Le Wagon share the same technical background and apply industry best practices. This mix between diversity & technical expertise makes the community unique.
Recent Le Wagon Reviews: Rating 4.99
Recent Le Wagon News
- November 2018 Coding Bootcamp News Podcast
- October 2018 Coding Bootcamp Podcast
- June 2018 Coding Bootcamp Podcast
In PersonFull Time8 Weeks
- Start Date
- January 6, 2019
- Class size
- Sao Paulo, Berlin, Milan, Chengdu, Bali, Mexico City, Tokyo, Marseille, Kyoto, Casablanca, Belo Horizonte, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Shanghai, Lyon, Nantes, Tel Aviv, Lille, London, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro
- Tuition Plans
- Payment in three installments
- Minimum Skill Level
- Prep Work
- Ruby track on CodeCademy
- Placement Test
More Start DatesJanuary 6, 2019 - Tel AvivMay 12, 2019 - Tel AvivJuly 20, 2019 - Tel AvivJanuary 7, 2019 - ParisJanuary 7, 2019 - ParisJuly 1, 2019 - ParisJanuary 7, 2019 - Sao PauloApril 15, 2019 - Sao PauloJanuary 7, 2019 - CopenhagenJanuary 7, 2019 - Buenos AiresJanuary 7, 2019 - BaliApril 15, 2019 - BaliJune 24, 2019 - BaliJanuary 7, 2019 - BordeauxJanuary 7, 2019 - LyonApril 8, 2019 - LyonJanuary 7, 2019 - MarseilleApril 15, 2019 - MarseilleJanuary 7, 2019 - MontrealApril 8, 2019 - MontrealJanuary 7, 2019 - CasablancaJanuary 14, 2019 - LondonApril 1, 2019 - LondonJanuary 14, 2019 - LilleJanuary 14, 2019 - LisbonApril 8, 2019 - LisbonJanuary 14, 2019 - MelbourneJanuary 14, 2019 - TokyoJanuary 14, 2019 - AmsterdamApril 8, 2019 - AmsterdamJanuary 21, 2019 - Rio de JaneiroApril 29, 2019 - Rio de JaneiroJuly 29, 2019 - Rio de JaneiroJanuary 21, 2019 - BrusselsJanuary 21, 2019 - NantesMarch 4, 2019 - NantesJanuary 21, 2019 - BarcelonaApril 8, 2019 - BarcelonaJuly 1, 2019 - BarcelonaJanuary 28, 2019 - MilanFebruary 4, 2019 - Mexico CityFebruary 18, 2019 - ShanghaiJune 17, 2019 - ShanghaiFebruary 18, 2019 - KyotoMarch 11, 2019 - ChengduApril 8, 2019 - BerlinApril 14, 2019 - Bordeaux
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As a communications strategy/content/design professional, I went to Le Wagon bootcamp knowing html, css and the communications side of digital projects and no computer science background.
Simply put, it was a very tough and rewarding experience. I learned a lot about coding and new perspectives on problem solving. Some challenges are set up to make things difficult for students. This might be frustrating during the excercises but it is meant to enhance the "real world" qualities of the bootcamp.
It is important to set expectations: anyone with a profile similar to mine will not leave the bootcamp ready to hit the ground running. It will still take a bit more time, dedication and work to become proficiencient enough for employment.
In a relatively short period of time, this bootcamp is a great opportunity to gain a working knowledge of coding in Ruby on Rails and the developer's environment. It could also be useful for anyone who is not necessarily aiming to become a developer and plans to work with them or in the tech world.
I would go back and do it again in a heartbeat.
When I took my ticket for Le Wagon a few years ago, little did I know about this adventure I was embarking on. Behind the machines, algorithms and complex numbers, I actually came across outstanding men and women, exciting projects and amazingly instructive stories. It’s a real community full of passionate entrepreneurs, with very different profiles and backgrounds, who all share the same thirst for learning and sharing the digital culture. From that point on, no matter which path I take, I know I’ll always be able to rely on Le Wagon’s family!
Choosing Le Wagon is a bit like choosing the Orient Express. It’s first-class or nothing.
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My name is Mathieu, after graduating with a masters degree from a business school in Paris, I worked for two and half years as a project manager in a communication agency. I really enjoyed my role but one thing was greatly missing for me, I wasn’t working on what I considered inspiring projects.
After thinking on what I wanted to do, I realised inspiring projects were for me innovative and digital ; and I realised that I was lacking a deep enough knowledge of the digital world for me to apply to companies that interested me. So I quit my job and decided to learn how to code.
I decided to go with Le Wagon because I had different objectives that, after some research, I believed this organisation could fulfil. First I wanted to learn how to code to understand precisely how it all works, for me to communicate with a developper. Second, I wanted to learn how a digital group work is carried out. Third, as I quit my job, I thought to myself that if I really liked it I could change my professional field. Fourth, I thought as I discovered the limits (or absence of limits) of the digital sphere, I could come up with my own business idea or follow and help someone who wanted to develop his own cool thing.
After doing Le Wagon during summer 2018, I realised that these objectives where completely met (or possible) and I got to learn much more.
Le Wagon is an amazing learning experience. The program is intense and really well done ; the courses are technical, you are always coding and moving forward. But still you are never overwhelmed as teachers are professionals, plus they are always available whenever you struggle. The program ends with a two weeks creation and development of an idea you or one of your fellow students come up with. This was a great confidence booster for me, it made me realise I technically could do almost anything.
Le Wagon was also a great human experience for me. I got to learn a lot from the past experiences of the teachers who are all super nice, but I got to learn more from my fellow students. Everybody has different objectives and come from different professional spheres and no one knew how to code at the beginning. And thanks to the format of the courses, everybody is very helpful to one another.
Today, after giving myself a few days of vacation I am searching for a project manager or a product owner position. With this new technical background, I get (and I want) to be more picky of the companies I apply to, and I have already landed some first interviews.
Choose Le Wagon!
I was a student in the Bali 163 Batch that started in June this year. After years of working in a job which I did not feel challenged in any meaningful way I wanted a change; and decided to invest my time and money into the Le Wagon Bootcamp.
I won’t lie, it's very very intense. And in Bali the camp runs in 8 weeks which means working on a couple of Saturdays. Nevertheless I can confidently say that this was one of the best things I have done in my life. I did not have a computer science background; and at the beginning it was difficult for me. However the one thing that ran throughout the bootcamp is that you never work alone. Whether it’s the Buddy system Le Wagon have in place or the amazing TA’s and teachers that were there to guide me through concepts that I had difficultly grasping, I always had help when I needed it.
Where I couldn’t have coded my way out of a paper bag before I’ve now already built a couple of projects.
I remember one of the TA’s saying the best thing about Le Wagon was it’s fantastic sense of community, and I can’t refute her. I visited Le Wagon in Melbourne whilst travelling and was invited to dinner and was shown around their study area. I’ve spoken to a few alumni’s and they’ve all had similar experiences. The vibe seems to be amazing throughout all Le Wagon locations and its network.
My suggestion if you’re pondering a change of career and want to jump start your coding expertise by attending a bootcamp; choose Le Wagon. I’ve yet to speak to anyone who’s finished and regretted it. Good luck!
Long story short, Le Wagon rules.
Long story long, once upon a time, I received a course on programming. The course covered loops and conditional statements, and we were aided mainly by pen and paper. In the end, we were told: "Now you know how to program!". Though encouraging, this statement was false. It was the equivalent of saying: "I have taught you how to make bricks, now build me a house".
Learning coding is like learning a language, it is difficult and tough but also extremely interesting and rewarding.
As teaching methods go, Le Wagon nailed it! They have managed to make the learning of a very complex subject into a true pleasure. By dividing the subject into small lessons and adding interesting and challenging factors to each of them they "trick" their students into absorbing every little ounce of knowledge the can handle.
The course is designed not so that they can teach you, but so that you may learn. Comprehensive lessons and an incredibly supportive staff lead you up the steps to finally and truthfully be able to say: "Now I know how to program!".
Need proof? Throughout the course you will actually build increasingly complex programs and by the end you will have designed your very own fully functioning webpage. No more scribbles on paper for me…
Conclusion: if you are even remotely thinking about this, apply, you will not regret it.
With a background in Chemistry and then orchestral performance, coding didn't seem like the next logical step for me. It's something that I had always been interested in from afar, as something I might have enjoyed if I had started at a younger age, but perhaps I had missed the boat. At the same time, at 31 I wasn't sure if a total career change was the best idea for me, since it inevitably involves retraining and starting again at the bottom rung. My friends in the industry assured me it was definitely possible and that it's becoming a much more common route in, so I started to look at bootcamp courses. Le Wagon was overwhelmingly well reviewed, so I enrolled.
Look no further: Le Wagon will change your life.
Obviously from the great reviews, I had high expectations from the course. These were blown out of the water. Le Wagon has been the best educational experience of my life. The course is intensive - it really is non-stop for 9 weeks - but you come out the other end as a well-rounded full-stack developer, ready for employment. This is the most important thing: the syllabus at Le Wagon is so well designed, you're not just churned out the other end knowing whatever topics were chosen by the founders 5 years ago, the course is regularly updated to reflect the most important relevant changes and language versions that are becoming more widely used. You really feel like you're ready to slot into a professional development team by the end.
The course caters for people of all aptitudes. For people taking to it quickly, there's supplementary work you can do to push yourself. For people finding it more challenging, there are teachers and teaching assistants absolutely everywhere, and they are there to help! There are also sessions organised for people who want to re-cover some old material to help them keep up. You're always paired up for your daily challenges, so it's also a great opportunity to learn from each other and figure things out between yourselves.
Apart from the fantastic teaching and learning experience, Le Wagon is an extremely sociable course. You're always paired up with different people every day so you'll quickly meet everyone on the course, and there are regular social events organised by the staff. It's an intensive course, so you'll make close friends super quickly - you're pretty much spending all day every day together!
In summary: I hadn't written a line of code before the start of this year. Coming out of Le Wagon I am starting a new job as a junior developer two weeks later, with good pay. Le Wagon makes this possible! It's the real deal. Viva Le Wagon!
Le Wagon was a great experience. It really piqued my interest in programming. I went on to do a conversion Master’s in Computing after the bootcamp, which I am almost done with now. This has given me a renewed appreciation for Le Wagon. At Le Wagon, they were able to teach us so much in such a short amount of time. Most important, they made it fun. The curriculum was really stimulating and the platform they have built around it looks amazing and delivers content in such an effective manner. Le Wagon is where I loved programming, and without it I probably would not even be considering a programming role today. It was also just a lot of fun! The challenges posed by the teachers were a lot of fun, and working with our classmates was great. The class grew really close, and we had many social events - following our long programming days (9-6). But I never felt like the days were long. I was at my most skilled and job-ready after completing Le Wagon. Le Wagon really equipped me to be a web developer. It is one of my favorite things I have ever done, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Why did you want to learn to code?
Everyone has their own personal reason(s) why they want (or wanted) to learn to code. I decided to learn to code for a number of reasons but primarily I wanted to change careers. After studying a masters in law and aiming to become a lawyer, I realised I was not passionate enough to continue a career in law. Then I worked in a finance company for two years. However, long story short neither a career in law or finance made me happy so I decided to seek an alternative career path. I wanted a career path that would be intellectually challenging and rewarding, that would teach me an essential skill that could be applied to many different job types and most importantly, a career path that was future-oriented and where the demand for this skill was higher than the supply.
Why did you choose Le Wagon?
Some people are able to teach themselves how to code though books and online resources. However, after doing a lot of research on how different people became developers (many people of whom did not have a computer science degree and changed careers from diverse career backgrounds), I realised that many chose the coding bootcamp route. I realised after trying the self-taught route myself for a month that I was one of those people who needed a structured and well-taught program to become a developer. Plus, I wanted to become a developer in the most time-efficient way as possible. I chose Le Wagon as the slogan resonated with me. Simply put, I wanted to learn to code and change my life. Before deciding on Le Wagon, I did extensive research on the different coding bootcamps. I read every review of Le Wagon on the popular review sites course report and switchup and anywhere that I could find a review. The reviews given were overwhelmingly positive so who was I to argue with more than 500 5/5 star reviews? ;) So I applied, got accepted and the rest is history.
Can you share the highlights of your experience? (favorite things, what helped you the most, challenges, your final project...)
It was one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life! And just 9 weeks! There was ups and there was downs! My biggest personal challenge was that I missed an entire week of the bootcamp due to bad health. It was one of the biggest sink or swim moments of my life but due to the support of the people at Le Wagon Barcelona, both students and staff, I overcame the challenge, fought back and finished the bootcamp in style!
The Le Wagon community is great! It is one of the best if not the part for someone after the bootcamp! The main struggle I have had since finishing the bootcamp is feeling lost and not knowing what I should do next. And the feelings of “imposter syndrome” has been the most difficult part but I reached out to people in Le Wagon and I got the answer I needed!
How did you like Barcelona?
Barcelona is an amazing city! It has almost everything you could ask for! The food is great and very affordable, the over all vibe is relaxed and chill and the weather is beautiful every day! My only criticisms of the city is that it is very touristy during the summer and the pickpockets!! Just be aware when going outside day or night but especially at night, avoid certain areas (Las Ramblas) and all will be good! The pros of living in Barcelona far outweigh the cons so don't worry! I don't have any regrets!
What advice would you give to someone considering joining us?
My advice before joining the bootcamp is to become good in the Ruby programming language before starting the bootcamp! Practice Ruby problem solving exercises online! If you do you will reap the rewards especially in the first 3 weeks of the bootcamp! :)
Le Wagon MontréaI was an amazing experience. This bootcamp has the most structured and best paced curriculum I have ever come across. All of the people attending are spoiled everyday with the best learning environment one could ask for, and in the end, I walked away with so much more than just a bunch of skills in web development.
The idea of coding by solving concrete problems/challenges instead of just diving head first into books and theory provided me with better motivation. Coming from an engineering course, I can say that the way you learn in college can get boring and dry, but with this “hands on” approach, along with the special support provided, it’s the best anyone can ask for.
Walking away with a finished project, and a potential product was incredibly valuable to me, as I haven’t done many projects in the past, but now I have one on my resume. My peers and I remain in contact and I’m very happy I got to learn with and from them, but most importantly they helped me develop my collaboration skills, which is essential in the industry. Additionally, I have the privilege to be a member of the Le Wagon alumni, meaning that I can get in contact with anyone who has attended the same bootcamp (all over the world!)
On top of all this, I get lifetime access to all of the material we covered PLUS tips and tricks to help me learn individually. Le Wagon was the smartest investment I’ve made so far. Hats off to the team!
Great experience, was wondering a lot how Le Wagon reached that kind of feedback from students, now i know why!
Can't help myself about sharing my experience with everyone i know.
Being a former digital project manager, i really improved my skills and met incredible people, it is not just about learning but being part of a whole.
Before starting the bootcamp, I was web project manager for a few months in Montreal. It was a great job but I realized by the time that I wanted to become a web developer.
I already knew Le Wagon from Belgium, and I only heard good things about it. So I decided to do the Bootcamp in Montreal.
I don’t regret at all taking this decision. We really learned a lot in only 9 weeks.
One of the best moment was during the final weeks, we worked as a team on a final project and also on an AirBnB clone. Those projects combined all the things we have learned during the bootcamp.
It was really rewarding to realized what we were already able to do.
Now I work as front-end developer in Brussels and I love my job so much.
Before doing the course at Le Wagon I was working as a carpenter, although it wasn't what I wanted to do long term. I wasn't really sure what to do but I started doing coding in my spare time which I enjoyed, and it made me want to learn more so I decided to sign up to Le Wagon.
I've never really liked formal education (I dropped out of university two years ago), but I greatly enjoyed the course. I learned more than I ever thought I would. The enthusiasm and helpfulness of the TAs was inspiring and the atmosphere was lively, with everyone being very keen to learn. The buddy system was great as it meant that we could all get to know each other and progress at a similar rate.
I particularly enjoyed working on projects in the final weeks where I put the skills I'd learned into practice with three others and made a fully functioning website. It was difficult, as was all of Le Wagon, but achievable and I enjoyed making progress and cementing my skills in this way. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who's even slightly interested in learning to code.
I have always dreamed of being an entrepreneur and realizing my own projects.
Business ideas come to me often and I have always known that the way to achieving them was to become a fullstack developper.
If this speaks to you, look no further. I've gotten so much more out of le wagon then just learning how to code. In the course of our 9 weeks we were taken by seasoned veterans through every process of a products creation. From the imagination, to the design, the feasibility study, the conception, the realization and finally the pitch of the product.
Leaving the bootcamp I felt like I had all the right tools to put my ideas into products.
I cannot speak for everyone, but suffice to say; the bootcamp is well recognized. The week after the bootcamp I was hired by someone inside the network not only for my coding skills, but because I had mastered every step of a product's lifecycle and they were launching a new product; it's everything I could dream of. I can live at my own rythm in a great environment.
If you are looking for a new journey or a great learning experience, are willing to work hard (yes, hard work is required to get the most out of the experience!) then you'll have a blast at le wagon!
Thank you le wagon
Prior to Le Wagon London I was in a position where I’m sure many people in their lives have been. Although I was living in beautiful sunny southern California, engaged to my best friend and making a pretty decent salary I wasn’t as happy as I could be. Why? My job. It sucked, I hated it, I was SO incredibly bored. Unless you’re lucky enough to have the means not to work, the majority of us will spend most of waking hours at our jobs. It took me a longer than I would have liked to realize that your job is more than bringing home the bacon. This is why I decided to take the plunge with Le Wagon. I was trying to learn to code on my own, between my job and everything else life throws at you, it becomes very difficult to find the time and learn effectively. I even managed to earn an Associates degree online in programming but I still felt I didn’t learn nearly enough.
Looking back, I am blown away by the final projects everyone had built. I had learned so much in 9 weeks, exponentially more than I had trying to code by myself for almost a year. I had such a blast in my weeks at Le Wagon, everyone was a pleasure to be around. Each weekend the teachers and staff put on events for the students and it was always a great time. It’s more than just going to a school or course, these people become your family for 9 weeks. If you’re reading this and on the fence about doing Le Wagon’s program, my advice to you is to go for it, you won’t regret it. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner, it was one of the best experiences of my life.
If you want to learn how to code, the Le Wagon 9 Week Bootcamp is a fantastic place to start. After studying degrees in both economics and law, I wanted to satisfy my curiosity of learning web development. I chose the Le Wagon course because it starts from scratch and quickly builds the necessary skills needed to build end-to-end web applications.
The camp is instense but extremely rewarding, each day there are new challenges which build upon existing learning to build a skillset of a fullstack developer. As well as learning the technical side, you also learn about wokring as part of a production team as well as making presentations and pitching your projects.
I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is even vaguely interested in learning web development. The structure of the course provides for accelerated learning and there are ever helpful teachers and assistants ready to guide you along the way.
Le Wagon was a truly challenging but wholly rewarding experience. Over the course of two months I was taken from an absolute novice, to a capable and cognisant junior developer. By the end of the course I was not only able to code in multiple Frontend and Backend languages but I was able to identify areas of interest and languages that I wanted to investigate. The bootcamp has provided a solid and well-formed foundation upon which I can build my own career.
Coming from an Education and Fine Art professional background, my knowledge of computers was limited. The Teachers and TAs of Le Wagon Berlin worked hard to ensure that all students got the help they needed, able to differentiate those with a history in coding, and those fresh to the craft. Daily Extension Tasks pushed those with more experience, while clear instructions, comprehensive lectures and online resources, built-in testing, and an efficient and effective ticketing system meant that anyone who needed help could readily find it. However the teaching was not limited to the Teachers and TAs, I found that I learnt the most from my buddy. The buddy system pairs you with a different classmate each day, allowing you to share your strengths, and learn from each other, all the while becoming great mates with the people in your bootcamp.
The bootcamp also runs on a rotating system of Teachers and TAs meaning that there were always new, fresh experts to learn from. We were taught by Industry Professionals from around the world. The TAs, all of whom are recent graduates, we capable at assisting us but I found them most valuable in empathising with our struggles. Having recently been through the bootcamp, the TAs were excellent at assuaging our stresses and getting us over whatever hurdles we were facing. Morning Lectures and Afternoon Livecodes, meant that you were always pushed to learn and try new techniques. And it was this intensity that enabled so much learning to take place in such a short span of time.
Over the course of the two months I built several functioning applications, some of which are live and online today. Being able to code a fully functioning web application from nothing seemed so foreign before Le Wagon, now it is not only a reality, but a pleasure. These skills cater to all types of people. From the truly creative, to the lovers of problem-solving, my classmates were wide ranging, highly analytical and highly artistic. Coding allows you to engage all parts of your brain, and Le Wagon helped us to understand code.
This course will teach you how to code. But it also teaches you how to develop a User Journey, how to Pitch a Product, how to Work as a Team. Le Wagon is a holistic learning experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge about the coding and tech world.
Le Wagon makes people deeply driven. During these two months my self-confidence has skyrocketed, first you realize the extent of what you are going to achieve, it’s scary and exciting, second you understand how good the program, the teachers and the solidarity are. So all along your mind and your body give everything. At the end you know how to create a complex website that needs database, design and “backend” code so that customer-action are broad. More, you become a driven developer so you believe you can do what you want. After the bootcamp you keep learning, but this time it’s different you have the logic, the power and the speed of a developer. Finally what you will really remember is the human part of this adventure, inside the classroom and outside, you discover people as intensely as you learn code - the Wagon leaves you not alone. Some of your fellows become friends, plus you share a mindset with all a community that keeps helping each other and working together. I did a great achievement for my career, I am confident about launching my web application now.
Le Wagon is an excellent experience that not only brings wonderful people together but also really teaches you a lot. You may come in barely knowing what a function is, leaving with ability to create performant websites. They make sure that all the participants are able to understand and code and everyone gets special care, be it problem with a coding task or a question about a startup idea.
Do not worry if you have never coded in your life. Also, do not worry if you have some coding skills, the bootcamp is a valuable experience that will teach you front-end (JS, HTML, CSS), back-end (SQL, Rails & Ruby) and everything in between (tools, git, colaboration, design process, testing etc)!
They prepare you to kick start your coding career. It is worth it.
We spent 2 months working hard but in a very positive atmosphere. Every day, I woke up knowing I will learn a new thing and enjoying that with all the other students. I really loved the overall program and the way it is designed. In two months, you learn to code but you especially learn to learn from scratch and to better yourself in teams. The teachers in Lille are all very nice, competent and patient. They really loved teaching and share there knowledge.
I never touched a terminal of my life. Now, I am able to code from A to Z a Web app such as a marketplace or a flight comparator that was our final project. I have also a much better understanding of Web development and its problematics. I am totally convinced about it gives a big advantage for working as a digital project manager or consultant in a company or for experiencing entrepreneurship. I also know people who are going to start a career as a Web developer after doing Le Wagon.
One more thing, what it is very interesting in this coding bootcamp is that you learn how to code but with a product-oriented and startup vision. The goal is not to become a genius in programmation in only two months but to develop a Web app quickly paying attention to the user experience and enjoying that.
Before I joined Le Wagon, I was feeling a bit lost about what I was doing in my career. I spent my early twenties working in office administration and pubs and back again - all the while, fitting in my free hours on free coding lessons on the internet. As much as I gained a passable amount of HTML and CSS from these, I found I was creeping at a turtles pace in my web developer knowledge. All the more, it was a bit of a lonely experience doing this by myself. I knew barely anyone who was in the same industry, let alone was in the same path as myself.
So in April 2018 I joined Le Wagon’s nine-week course. What I noticed from the first day was that there was a truly diverse mix of backgrounds. Those on a break from university, those who dreamt of building their own product and some who were just excited by programming languages but it a lot to take going alone.
In the first couple of days I realised that I was being challenged in ways I had never had before. Stripped down to the bare bones of programming and we were learning data types and we could use them in real code. The interface built on Kitt is an encyclopaedia of knowledge, the lectures, notes and challenges all being readily available meant that even if I didn’t fully understand some of the concepts I could refresh on them that night or after the course had finished.
By the last two weeks we were ready to design and develop our own product from scratch, using everything we had learnt in the previous seven weeks. It was the closest we had to working in a real working environment with code reviewing and keeping to deadlines. We were able to present these to our peers and friends on a demo night on the last day of the course.
There’s a real community hub at Le Wagon, right from the lecturers and teaching assistants explaining terms to us on an individual basis to current students and alumni from all over the world. With everyone having different goals they wanted to achieve after the course, it was brilliant to have the support from students-turned-friends who wanted to see our careers springboard after we finished the course. It was a real confidence boost to feel comfortable learning new skills by myself and applying for developer roles after just nine weeks. I just wish I could do it all over again.
I come from a Media & Communication background and I got to the point where I wanted to learn some new skills and bring them up to a new level. As Barcelona is probably the best location right now for the fast-paced evolution of information technology I decided to sign up for Le Wagon here, expecting to work within the area as a Full Stack developer. My goal was to bring my tech ideas to life in the next future.
I chose Le Wagon because it's not only a coding academy, it's a school for entrepreneurs. It has been the place where I could develop a different set of skills in different fields and where I had the chance to build an actual product.
The experience at Le Wagon has been an amazing, exciting and very fast-paced journey. During such time I've levelled up my knowledge of programming, going from basic knowledge of the Ruby and Ruby on Rails languages to developing, deploying and launching my very first app. Thanks to the the bright-minded and very high skilled individuals who were teaching, driving and supporting me I have seen this process through from ideation to design, coding to developing, deploying to launching and the skills I have picked up along the way will be invaluable in my deep journey into Software Engineering.
I would like to thank Le Wagon and Gus plus all the people that made this possible, the folks I have made friends with along the way for making the experience unforgettable. This field is collaborative above anything else, and working and studying along-side amazing, like-minded developers from a range of ages and backgrounds has been inspiring. Plus, Barcelona is just beautiful, it's a kind of magic city as it has lots to offer.
I would highly recommend anybody to join Le Wagon because it's a place where any ambitious individual will come up a full-shaped developer with an entrepreneurial mind-set.
I found Le Wagon - Rio de Janeiro by chance one day, I was unhappy with my career and wanted to make a change. I had been studying web development on my own for a little while but with my work and family obligations it was hard to make any real headway. I started looking at bootcamps and while looking through reviews I happened upon Le Wagon - Rio de Janeiro. It was almost unbelievable to find such a highly rated course and at a affordable price. I was skeptical at first but since they had a course in a city where I had contacts that I trust I had them go check it out. They were so impressed with the course I went for it and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life.
From day one I knew I had made the right choice, the material moves fast and you have to be willing to put in the work. The day starts with a lecture at 9 and from 1030 until 530 you work on challenges and projects. You work with a different partner everyday which is one of the best parts, its great having someone right there going through it with you and who you can talk through problems with. When neither of you are able to come up with a solution, you have teachers who are there to guide you to a solution. The teachers are great at getting you going in the right direction whether that is pointing you towards the documentation or just being someone that you bounce ideas off of until you have that ahh moment. from 530 till 7 you have a live code session where you have problems that you have not seen yet and you code in front of the class. This can be pretty intimidating but, it really helps you reinforce what you learned and helps you figure out how to work through problems under pressure.
The course has a great focus towards entrepreneurship and there is a great amount of support available after the course through there alumni slack channel. The channel is super active and you can always find someone to help you. The channel also has a very active job channel as well, which is good if that is what you are looking for after the bootcamp.
I just wish with the course was longer, not because you need to learn more, honestly its amazing at how much you can do by the end of the 9 weeks. I wish the course was longer just because it was so enjoyable, it keeps you outside your comfort zone everyday. You are surrounded by amazing people going through the same thing as you and the teachers have some of the best patience I have ever seen.
After 8 years playing poker professionally and having just turned 30, i was in a hurry to find something else to do with my life until a friend suggested code and Le Wagon to me.
It was such an amazing life experience. The way they pushed me to learn, it was just what i needed to start a new chapter in my life.
Great friendly environment, teachers always willing to help and the opportunity to build a project from scratch is the perfect way to learn how things work.
I'm sure i will remember those 9 weeks for the rest of my life and i will always be grateful for it.
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We read a lot of news about coding bootcamps in May 2018, so we chose the most interesting pieces, and we’re rounding it all up for you in this blog post and podcast! We look at yet another coding bootcamp acquisition, share many wonderful success stories about coding bootcamp graduates, touch on some partnerships between bootcamps and companies, and discuss the role of coding bootcamps in the future of education and talent pipelines. We also chat about diversity in tech at coding bootcamps, and roundup all the new schools, courses, and campuses! Read the roundup below, or listen to the podcast!Continue Reading →
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Over 1000 coding bootcamp graduates entered our sweepstakes competition to win a $500 Amazon Giftcard just by leaving a review for their school on Course Report. This time, our lucky winner was Thomas from French coding bootcamp Le Wagon! We caught up with him to find out a bit about his coding bootcamp experience and why he decided to attend Le Wagon.Continue Reading →