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
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In PersonFull Time9 Weeks
Start Date April 13, 2020 Cost N/A Class size N/A Location Madrid, Oslo, Rennes, Kyoto, Lausanne, Shenzhen, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Milan, Chengdu, Bali, Mexico City, Tokyo, Marseille, Casablanca, Belo Horizonte, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Shanghai, Lyon, Nantes, Tel Aviv, Lille, London, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro
Deposit N/A Tuition Plans Payment in two or three installments depending on the Campus policies
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Ruby track on CodeCademy Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
More Start DatesApril 13, 2020 - Bali
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- Absolutely fantastic- 7/17/2015Nathan obadia • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Paris
This 9-week training was amazing in every aspect.
Only 24 students. No background required. High-quality teachers. And the structure of the course (the progression, the material and the density) is very smartly done. I couldn't have imagined when I subscribed to this full stack course that I would get this incredible level.
but don't get me wrong, in order to become a professional backend developer you need to keep on coding, there is no magic. However this might be the best course you can find to get very quickly on the right path...
And on top of that the alumni population is superdynamic and reactive !!!
- Very efficient learning- 6/4/2015Anonymous • Student • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Paris
- Full stack Program- 4/10/2020Anonymous • Entrepreneur • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Rio de JaneiroI loved it all the way, teachers, content, spirit, bootcamp manager, students... it was a blast !
I wouldn't change much, the experience great and I would advice anybody to follow Le Wagon.
The curriculum was very interesting and exactly what I was looking for.
- Le Wagon Montreal Review- 3/11/2020Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: MontrealLe Wagon, what an adventure! I did Le Wagon in Montreal from October to December 2019.First impression, that got reinforced during all the bootcamp, is that every teacher and person working at Le Wagon is really here to accompany us and make our experience as beneficial as possible.Everyone is really patient and is willing to spend time with us, giving us useful tips so we get good practices while learning web development.The program is well-thought, so we understand how every technical aspect of building a web application relates to each other. Especially that the bootcamp is product-oriented, as we have to develop a web application from scratch at the end of the program, to put into practice everything that we learnt. It felt really rewarding :)In short, I recommend!
- Excellent experience #333- 1/8/2020Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Shanghai
- Amazing learning journey- 12/24/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Campus: London
I signed up to Le Wagon’s full stack web development bootcamp with the intention of understanding how to develop my own ideas in to functioning applications. I can say with confidence that I met my learning objectives thanks to Le Wagon’s amazing teachers, curriculum and online learning platform. I was incredibly satisfied by what I was able to achieve by the end of the bootcamp where I built a platform to enable customers to order and pay at a range of restaurants through a single application. Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to give Le Wagon 10/10 and would recommend it to other entrepreneurially-minded people who want to be able to build their own digital products.
- Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Brussels
The experience at Le Wagon was really fantastic! First of all, I was finally able to acquire skills that I had been aiming for for a very long time, but first I had to finalize my studies to enable me to follow this training. Le Wagon allowed me to remember that I really enjoyed creating things and putting my creativity on paper. Indeed, my studies and the different internships or jobs behind them had taken me away from all the creative aspect that the web could represent. I also had to question my skills and face frustrations but also moments of happiness! Coding is a discipline in its own right and the learning and outcomes can be far from what I could have done before! It was a real challenge and I have no regrets about having followed this training that I wanted to start since 2017 !
- Gran experiencia- 12/6/2019Anonymous • Student • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Buenos Aires
- Even better than expected- 10/7/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Paris
Until not so long ago, I used to be a journalist. After a few years working in that field, I decided to take some time for myself and travelled around the world.
That gap year made me realise that I wanted to shift my professional focus. After exploring different options I started to believe that learning to code was part of the solution to find a path that would lead me to a new career.
Even though the bootcamp was really intense and that I've learned a lot, now that I've finished Le Wagon I've realised this was only the beginning. Being a developper means I will have to keep on learning new things all the time (which is really exciting and scary at the same time!).
All that I can say is that I am grateful for what that experience brought me on so many levels and today I am more convinced than ever that I want to become a developper.
- Anonymous • Software Engineer - Python | Django • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: London
After university, I had a stint in a startup where I got a taste of programming in Java. Following that, my career took off and I joined global consulting companies. My career pivoted towards product management and the more commercial sides of technology. As the years went by, I found myself further and further away from coding. I had the pleasure of managing and working with developers, but I always felt that they got to do the fun part of projects - building them !
At Le Wagon, I felt like a knight in training. Everyday we were given pedagogical challenges to shape our understanding of object orientated programming. Ruby was a new language to me, but after a few weeks I was surprised at my own fluency. I trusted the process and let Le Wagon carry me through databases, front end, ruby on rails, and then onto independent projects. The last few weeks of the course, I worked in a team of four to build two web applications. It was challenging to work with others, but after a day of Github chaos, it all fell into place. In our final project we built an app that ‘gamified’ eco-challenges (i.e. plastic free, ride a bike, etc) and there were features such as collecting points, competing with friends and tracking your progress. It was a fun and challenging project to build, and we’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved.
- Exactly What I Wanted- 9/29/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Shanghai
A total game changer! I loved my time at Le Wagon and I can honestly say that after completing the course I feel like I see the world through a new lens. You may think that's a bold statement, and you're right. However, Le Wagon's well thought out curriculum and helpful instructors allowed me to gain an understanding of coding, start-up culture, and full stack web development. The course changed that way I think about the internet and software, and most importantly it empowered me and gave me to skills necessary to become the creator I've always wanted to be.
- Do NOT go to Le Wagon!!- 8/23/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Montreal
I am writing this in hopes to help others that are searching for a coding bootcamp. Do not believe the positive reviews - do not go to Le Wagon!!
The curriculum is outdated - you will learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails . Upon completing the bootcamp two months ago, I have met with over a dozen potential employers, all of which are shocked that we learned these programs. One of them even told me they thought it was unethical. I now agree with him. I met with one recruiter that has access to thousands of developer positions across Canada. He did a search in his database for junior positions with Ruby on Rails. Zero jobs were returned. He was doing this to prove a point to me and told me I should start learning other languages.
When I expressed my frustrations to the people running the program, they tell me that employers are looking for junior level people that are "willing to learn" and that it doesn't matter that we learned Ruby. Maybe this was true five years ago, but it is not true now. The market is getting saturated.
There is also no career support. I get occasional emails about junior level positions in Montreal from someone that works there, all of which require that you know React or some other language that we didn't learn.
I wish I could give this program less than one star overall - but it looks like I'm required to give it one. I chose this bootcamp because of the reviews, which after completing the bootcamp truly baffle me.
- Life changing experience- 8/17/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Tokyo
Before going to Le Wagon, I was working as a marketer but have been wanted to do something else as my career. After 3 months of Le Wagon's bootcamp, I realized this is what I want to do as my career since it was so much fun learning coding. It actually changed my life! Teachers are great, and I noticed after I got a job, but the curricuram is also great. It's made to make sure everybody understands how pure ruby works and also it covers about database and oop as well. Now I got a job as a backend developer, and I really appreciate they covered those concepts as well since thanks to that, now it's so much easier to get my tasks done.
- Le Wagon Montreal- 7/6/2019Anonymous • Junior Dev • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Montreal
I did Le Wagon in Montreal in the Winter 2019 batch, and presently my brother is doing Lighthouse Labs. Comparing the two side-by-side I really wish that I had done Lighthouse instead.
Career-wise, there is some support from an administrative assistant, but the job I found was not at all through their assistance. They offer very little interview support and no training on technical interviews - because they say they are "startup" focussed. Almost all of the jobs listed on their placement board are in Europe, most in Paris. If you want a certificate, sure, do Le Wagon, but if you want a heavy-duty bootcamp experience, look elsewhere.
- Le wagon Bali is the best!- 6/27/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Campus: Bali
A few short months ago I sat in office in Sweden and I realised I needed a change from the monotony of my daily life, I work as freelance art director and have years of design and graphic skills in my toolbelt. I always believed if I could help build clients websites I would be the full package!
After speaking with some friends who worked with coding they recommended I look into Le Wagon bootcamp. They also believed that with my strong design background that I could excel at coding. My mind was instantly opened to world of possibilities. I figured that it would be smart to investment of my time to enter into a full stack developer course where I could quickly Learn this new skill.
I knew going into the bootcamp that it would be hard but it was way harder then I thought, and surprisingly I loved every minute of the challenges that I was presented with! During the course I received so much support from the TA and teachers. Everyone is there to make sure you succeed and will spend hours with you to make sure you grasp the 9 week curriculum. I am very thankful for all extra help I received! I finished the course have a strong knowledge which I continue to build upon.
Now I can say that I’am recent graduate of the le wagon Bali batch #253 I have successfully learned:
-Ruby on rails
-How to api are used, as well as JSON, and scrapping
-Relational databases, SQL, Postgres
-wireframes, prototyping, UI design
-test driven development
-git, GitHub, and technical workflow.
In additional to all these amazing new things I have learned, I have also gained a new community of friends and peers who I will know for the rest of of career/ life!
- Amazing experience - Le Wagon London- 6/25/2019Anonymous • Student • Campus: London
After studying business and working in various industries such as advertising and finance I finally decided to do the Wagon which I have wanted to do for a long time. I do not regret it at all as I have learned so many new skills, new coding languages and built a website with my team. It is quite intense but the whole support makes it a lot easier and the "buddy" system is also very nice as you work every day with someone new and meet very interesting people. Everyone is there to learn and happy to be there which is extremely pleasant. The ambiance is very good and the teachers are amazing. Really feel part of the Wagon family and recommend the Wagon 100% to everyone that thinks about it !
- Exactly what I needed - in every way- 1/10/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Kyoto
I had the best experience at Le Wagon bootcamp, at its first Kyoto batch.
In terms of the learning, I was surprised to see how I started from a complete beginner ( I didn't even know what the different programming languages are), and within 9 months could build an app that I wouldn't have even thought was possible to build. I like my app so much that I am currently working on it further to see how I can commercialize it. What made the learning experience great was that the teachers at Le Wagon are knowledgeable and dedicated to each person's learning, and the curriculum is well designed in a way that makes you enjoy the process of learning how to code. For me, my objective from learning how to code was never to be a developer, but to work on the commercial aspects of a tech company and be able to work seamlessly with the product team through a deeper understanding of the technicalities. I managed to fulfill this objective - and much more, in terms of my technical knowledge - and has proven to me invaluable in my current job.
But Le Wagon is not just about teaching you how to code - it also helps you plug into the tech community in the city through various events and meetups with startups and other tech companies in the city, which has been extremely helpful as I was thinking through my career move.
And finally, Le Wagon was an extremely fun and enriching experience. As the first batch in Kyoto, we had a small group, and we had a lot of fun together, going for dinners on weekdays, going out on weekends, and doing trips to nearby cities. Added to this, a chance to be in Kyoto - a beautiful and serene city - made my 2 months an amazing experience. Le Wagon was exactly what I needed - in every way.
- Perfect to learn modern coding- 10/17/2018Anonymous • Student • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Paris
I already had some skills in coding websites, I had already been a front-end developer at the beginning of my career, before moving to other paths. When I decided to go back to programming, I needed a serious update and I didn’t know where to start.
I finally chose to attend a bootcamp, as it was the most efficient way to be back on track. I picked Le Wagon after a very long benchmark, I checked that the program matched the expectations of a moving tech market, and I found their stack was clever, mixing powerful technologies with up-to-date best practices. I was not disappointed.
Their style is quite unique, they teach to code but they also teach to focus on the product. A website is an intricate complexity of technologies, user experience and design. There, you learn to deliver ambitious project that people can really use.
I am a freelance developer now, and happy to be so.
- Le Wagon changed my life for the better- 9/28/2018Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Paris
Not knowing exactly what I wanted to do after school, I went to study law for 4 years at La Sorbonne. I was really interested in it but felt that creativity was missing in that field. Moreover, I was passionate about new technologies and had the dream of one day starting my own business. I was always getting new project ideas but didn't know how to make them live. I had tried to get in touch with developers, but without any knowledge in tech, I had little legitimacy and it was tough to convince them in joining my projects.
After going to many tech workshops and meetups, I heard of Le Wagon which sounded like the exact solution to my pain. At first, I was scared I would not be good enough to follow their program, because I had stopped studying maths for a few years. But I decided to give it a go anyway.
The training was fast-paced and required full involvement, the one that makes you feel you're pushing your brain to its limits! However hard it was, it was really worth it as for every minute spent there, I knew I was learning so much and getting real actionable skills that would enable me to create web products on my own. I felt as if I was getting magic powers!
On another level, it is also a place where I got to mingle with creative and motivated people who then became great friends.
As a result, I'm really thankful to Le Wagon as it helped me to make the switch to a new industry which better suits me.
- Le wagon - Paris- 9/24/2018Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Paris
After my final internship in a Web agency as a Business developper (commercial), I was frustrated to be the one who speaks about digital stuffs, but, in reality, doesn’t know how it works.
As I was graduated, I decided, before looking for a new job, to learn a little bit more about programming language by myself.
I quickly decided to join the bootcamp offered by the Wagon. One of my old colleagues told me about it, and as the program was perfect for me (short but intense) : “Ok, let’s go !“.
No regrets ! The bootcamp was amazing ! It’s impressive how much valuable things you’re able to learn in such a short time. Once more, I’ve met incredible people, Thanks Le Wagon.
- Anonymous • Entrepreneur • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Barcelona
What seduced me the most about Le Wagon was that I had the possibility to build an MVP during the batch and also the huge community of talented people (perfect to find collaborators with same background).
After the intensive 9 weeks, I can say that I fully reached my goals. I came to Le Wagon Barcelona to find a team and build a real product and the result was better than expected!
During the last two weeks of the program, we built Nokues - a mobile solution to skip the lines in clubs, restaurants and supermarkets. We fully coded the MVP in 10 days and it's ready to be tested. Now we are working to bring it to the market very soon!
As my son said when he came to visit me one day to Le Wagon: "Daddy, this is the best job of the world".
- Neal- le wagon montreal batch #144- 9/1/2018Anonymous • Student • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Montreal
before I went to college, I wanted to learn how to code. I researched coding boot camps and le wagon definitely looked like the best one. All I can say is wow! This bootcamp in Montreal was one of the best experiences I had, and I would definitely do it again!
- Incredible learning experience!- 6/3/2018Anonymous • Student • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Melbourne
I have just completed the first Le Wagon bootcamp (batch #135) in Melbourne and it was a one of the best learning experiences of my life. Prior to the bootcamp I was struggling to figure out what my next career move was going to be. I had worked as a copywriter and consultant but never really loved what I was doing and was kind of just going through the motions to get my next pay check.
A mix of great teaching and interesting challenges you do in the first 6 weeks at Le Wagon allows you to have a strong grasp on what's possible. You split into teams and work on a real web app which is just an incredibly exiting thing to be involved in. After the bootcamp you have many options and routes to go down in finding employment or continuing to learn.
To sum up, if you're an inquisitive person who is interested in learning how web apps are built really consider doing the bootcamp. It opens so many doors and leaves you with a network of talented creative people.
- Best learning experience I ever had- 5/29/2018Anonymous • Product Manager @BrunoFintech • Student • Campus: MontrealLe Wagon is the greatest learning experience I've done in my life.By fate, I got interested in coding throught a very basic (and optional) course of web programming during the last semester of my BBA in Finance in Montreal. I immediately knew that I had to learn more about programming and try to move away from a banking job that would have probably (surely) bored me to death.I did some researches and found out you can actually learn enough to start a new career in the tech industry in only 9 weeks of coding bootcamp, and with a great deal of motivation and determination: https://www.lewagon.com/One month after the bootcamp and thanks to Le Wagon's community and help, I was able to find a job in Paris/Marseille as a Front-End developer in a fintech startup. I can assure you that you will never regret the skills you will acquire, the people you will meet, and the experience you will live during these 9 weeks.Change your life, learn to code.Raphael Regnier - Le Wagon student batch-77 Montréal
- Life Changing Experience!!- 5/3/2018Anonymous • Full-Stack Developer • Graduate • Course: Coding Bootcamp • Campus: Amsterdam
Prior to the Bootcamp I've been working in different commercial companies which I worked at during and after my Marketing and Business Studies. Before these sales and marketing driven years I got the news I would be visual impaired in the future which in the end would set me all the way back to not being able to work at a normal job. My love for computers was put away due the fact I would not be able see a computer screen in the near future. However, I couldn't foreclose my natural passion for tech. After approximately 8 years, which included many operations on my eyes, I finally got some good news. Which was that my operation succeeded and I would be able to see more in the future.
During this period, I was fortunate enough to work in the same building as Le Wagon Amsterdam. Knowing my eyes would improve over time and having learnt about Le Wagon, I knew I had to pursue my love for technology. I did my research on Le wagon and decided that this would be the perfect place to learn how to code. At the start (and today) I still didn't have full vision and I was afraid this would limit my ability to learn during the Bootcamp. Reviews helped me a lot to overcome this difficult decision.
The alumni who wrote these reviews didn't lie! I can tell for certain that when a company is able to learn a visual impaired person to code; they are able to learn everybody who is motivated enough to learn this new skillset! The learning environment is very structured and provides multiple ways of learning or recapping your knowledge (e.g. daily flashcards, video lectures/tutorials). After the morning lecture you start working on your challenges to apply the knowledge you learned before. There is a team of amazing and motivated teachers walking around that are eager to share their knowledge with you and help you out.
Also they designed the way how you gather the knowledge during this Bootcamp very well. This is something which is really hard to explain, but cannot be missed once you are following this Bootcamp or even when you are done with the Bootcamp. Actually it is kind of amazing how much you're able to learn in such a short period.
I would recommend this Bootcamp to everyone who is willing to commit their time in learning to code. Actually I think learning to code is an essential skill which should be thought to all kids in the world. Because not only gives this skill a lot of job opportunities, it also changes the way you think, look and deal with some real world aspects and problems. So to end this long review:
Following this course changed my life and I hope it will change yours!