Le Wagon

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Le Wagon

Avg Rating:4.99 ( 1421 reviews )

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.

Graduates of Le Wagon will be proficient in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, APIs, Github, and Heroku. Le Wagon requires 40 hours of online work to prepare for the course, and in 2 months students will be able to build several web applications, including a clone of Airbnb and a personal project. The bootcamp focuses on bringing coding skill to creatives and entrepreneurs with the ambition to build their own MVP and/or challenge their future dev team.

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  • Coding Bootcamp

    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Sinatra, jQuery, Rails, CSS, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    In PersonFull Time9 Weeks
    Start Date April 13, 2020
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationMadrid, 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
    Tuition PlansPayment in two or three installments depending on the Campus policies
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkRuby track on CodeCademy
    Placement TestYes
    More Start Dates
    April 13, 2020 - Bali

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  • Baptiste Boucher • Student
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    Working in the sales department of e-commerce companies, I couldn’t help myself looking at ways we could improve our users experience. I was slowly moving towards the product side. I wanted to land a product manager position. But how do you talk to your programmer’s mates if you never coded anything? That’s why I joined Le Wagon. What happened next is just a life changing experience ! It was intense, fun and rewarding. I didn’t think I could learn that much skills in such a short period of time. You can feel the curriculum is crafted iteration after iteration, batch after batch. The teachers are all experts. You don’t lose time searching hours to debug your code. Experienced staff are there to solve your problems and teach you how to walk by yourself. I ended up loving coding so much that I changed my life’s goal to become a full time programmer. After the bootcamp you will enter in Le Wagon community and be able to get in touch with alumni who became experts in many fields. This is priceless !
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    arnaud • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    After working as sales operations manager at a food delivery company in Singapore and at the end of a year off travelling around the world I decided to attend Le Wagon in Tokyo to learn new skills with the idea in mind to find a job in Japan as web developer or as product manager. 
    The pace was pretty intense but I got all the support needed from teachers and teaching assistants. 
    The variety of subjects was pretty broad but the way the bootcamp is designed enables you to go in depth in each one  of them.  
    During the 6 first weeks, there was an hour and a half lecture at 9am, then we had to work on challenges with a different buddy everyday and finally at 5:30pm an hour and a half of live code where we either had to volunteer or someone got randomly picked, it was great fun. When going home we had to do the flashcards, could keep working on the daily exercises and could prepare the next day's lecture by watching a video.
    Learning materials and resources are incredibly rich, I can not imagine how many hours the founders spent on it.
    At the beginning of the 5th week, each student had to pitch one idea and everyone had to vote and rank their favorite ones. Based on the vote, each student was assigned to a team of four working on the higher ranked projects. This team would be the same for the last three weeks.
    During the 7th week, we still had class in the morning but during the rest of the day we were working as a team on a copy cat of Airbnb. It's rewarding to finally use the skills you developed and see a proper result.
    You pitch one or more user journey at the end of that week.
    The last two weeks are the project's ones. Even if they are the toughest ones, they are the coolest because you develop a nice product as a team. Working as a team may have been the most difficult part as most of us were not perfectly comfortable with coding yet. I stopped counting the times we were merging the branch of someone to the master of our app and it was breaking everything, but the fun is also to find the origin of the issue and fix it. Each team presented their product on the last day (demo day) in front of a big audience. Some networking followed and we all went to celebrate.
    During the following week (career week), teachers helped us with our CV, Linkedin, Portfolio and told us how to land a job particularly in Japan, pretty useful.
    We can always reach out later on if needed.

    To sum up, in my previous job, I had to hire developers on different projects and always thought about what if I knew how to do it myself. Now that the bootcamp is over, I still need to learn a lot and keep coding to reach the level of the people I worked with (I could now do on my own some of the small scale projects I requested) but I learned the most important thing, which is the methodology and I also now have access to the alumni network if I am stuck with something.

    Le Wagon and especially the one of Tokyo in my case is a great experience to start but also to improve your coding skills. I met people from all kinds of backgrounds and nationalities I attended many interesting workshops recommended by our teachers and most of the people in our batch were hanging out together a lot and will keep seeing each other afterwards. I struggled a lot like most of the students but it was super rewarding to hold on. Everyone was on the same boat so people helped each other a lot.

    I strongly recommend anyone to attend Le Wagon if they want to change career or learn new skills.

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    Ryanda Diedan • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I joined Le Wagon Tokyo because I need to learn from zero about building web apps. I am a software engineer before joining the course, I worked at an IT Company, but I don't feel like I can really call myself one because I'm feeling like impostor about it. I am a B.Sc in Computer Science, and I learn several things about programming before, but I never really put everything down to the test, and made something other than assignments and thesis. And with the rapid changes of technology nowadays, having everyone is connected to the internet through their own smartphone, it's interesting to get into the trend.

    With my company closing and several other things, I made the choice to join Le Wagon and learned everything again, and I am so glad about it, because now I really know how to make something and I found myself inside a community where I can ask for some help and contribute for the others too.

    I was really skeptical because there was a lot of good reviews about Le Wagon, but I was wrong. Everything was really good and I really had fun re-learning everything again.

    I graduated on March 2020, batch #363. It was a fun 9 weeks, everything was rather tough, but I see that everyone in my batch can now just code without really thinking much about what-and-where-to-start with.

    Even after 9 weeks, they gave an extra one week to help us getting started on job searching and some other things. It is hard to find a job in Tokyo, but this one extra week really helps me to understand that it wasn't as hard as I experienced before. There is jobs for foreigners too here, and I was too fixated on looking for traditional companies years ago.

    I loved my experience here, and I can proudly say that joining Le Wagon is one of the best choice I ever made in my life. It gave me a refresh of everything, a new community, a new perspective, and much other things.

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    Morgan • Mechanical Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    From the first day to the last I enjoyed every minute. Intensive and challenging, yet simple. Simple because Le Wagon guides you through the process of learning how to code. The lectures were engaging and the teachers were experienced. They new their stuff. Every TA (Teacher Assistant) was 100% dedicated to seeing you through the challenges. I had so much fun, not only coding.. but getting to know my fellow wagoners which were so talented. After your morning 1:30-2hr lectures you start your day long challenges. Testing your wits, Testing yourself, you actually get to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. At the end of the day (7:30pm) you feel like barely 3 hours have passed.. its an amazing feeling. Recommend Le Wagon 100%.
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    Augustin • Student • Student Verified via GitHub
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    I was a student in Business Management, during my University courses I learned a lot but I was not that stimulated. I always had a big interest in technology and I had never immersed myself in the thousands of resources we have on the internet. So I decided to start with Free Code Camp to learn the fundamentals. Step by step the need to learn programming and development web seriously becomes a reality for me. So I decided to apply the next Le Wagon batch, batch 367!

    Why I did it?

    Passionate about entrepreneurship, I spent a lot of time thinking about what I could invent, produce, bring to this world. Learning web development made me understand we all have the possibility to express our creativity with code, creating fantastic things! 

    Using Free Code Camp and Code Academy I discovered something new every day, but I felt something was missing. I had to go deeper into programming and web development. My project was to learn how to develop an application that was solid and attractive. 

    The continuation of this project was done at Le wagon where I met people who, like me, needed to learn web development. 

    How did it go?
    This bootcamp was an incredible experience : every day we learned a new concept. At Le Wagon, new concepts mean new challenges. You must remember, I had started in this experience as a "debutant" beginner: you have no idea of the number of times I have been stuck in front of my computer. But no stress, these 9 intense weeks allowed me to overcome this difficulty, by adopting every day a new approach to a different type of problem. Day after day my knowledge became stronger and gave me the skills to be ready for every challenge.

    Remember when you are stuck in front of your computer, the important is to communicate. During the bootcamp , I have met new friends and colleagues and together we have worked in teams. Exchanging with them every day has created an invaluable experience. Often, they had different approaches to the same problem, which made me learn a lot. Realize that you are not alone in being frustrated in front of your screen. Together you are stronger!

     Sometimes you can't find the solution so you just open a ticket or shout for help! And a fantastic T.A. (teacher assistant) comes to your aid! What they bring you is something unique: you are stuck but with their knowledge, without giving you the answer, they give you a different perspective, a different way to approach your problem. When you finally get the answer to a problem the feeling is awesome!

     When the first seven first weeks had passed, you're ready for Project weeks! The two most rewarding, intense and exciting weeks !
     Project weeks, two weeks to build an app, what an amazing challenge right? My team has chosen to build an app that selects touristic activities to do for any chosen destination, according to your interests. An amazing experience, from scratch, we have learned and worked in collaboration. We were three, together we did our best to create the best UI / UX.

     You know what?

    We were so proud, in two weeks, to successfully transform our ideas into an MVP. The feeling that this success brings you is extraordinary. I never thought I would be able to do so much and yet I can do it!

    This experience has changed my life. To meet le Wagon's community brought me the skills to make my place in the tech world. Everything you have learned gives you the fundamentals to discover, learn and use new resources. You learn how to learn
  • Great Investement
    - 3/30/2020
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    Nour • Web Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I completed Le Wagon course in March 2020.
    Before the bootcamp I always wanted to learn to code I tried but it was nothing serious. I joined le Wagon to learn new technical skills and seeing their community on social medias got me curious. 
    So these are the things that makes Le Wagon unique: 

    • Web developer in just 9 weeks:
    It's hard to believe that but you'll be amazed about the things you'll learn not just about coding but also about yourself in 9 intensive weeks.

    • Well structured curriculum: 
    It challenges you and keep you motivated. They'll teach you as much theory as you need to understand the concepts and a lot of practise.  Most of the teachers and TAs did Le Wagon bootcamp before, so they know exactly what difficulties you face everyday and how to help you take the most out of the learning journey. They are there to help you solve the problem by your own. Which give you a better understanding and helps you become independent. You’ll be solving challenges in team, building 2 projects from scratch in 3 weeks and you'll still have access to their platform  do the challenges again or just to reference to assist in what you're working on. 

    • It's for anyone:
    We were 18 students doing the bootcamp, we all came from different background (designer, marketing manager, manager, college student, lawyer, engineer..) and at the end we all made things we didn't think we were able to do.
    We had 13 different nationalities and being in a new place learning new things brought us together in a way I didn’t expect, but was happy to experience.

    • Le Wagon community:
    Le Wagon team is always here to give you the support you need: during the bootcamp or even after, teachers, TAs and all the team is present and dedicated to help you grow. Le Wagon team is also really supportive: whatever your needs are, you can always count on the staff to help you find a solution! Le Wagon team is always going to be there to support you and to cheer you up when you need it. 

    • Le Wagon gives you the opportunity to grow your network:
    When I started Le Wagon, I was new in Montreal and didn’t have any network. Thanks to Le Wagon, I developed my network.
     Le Wagon is part of a huge tech/startup community, so they can help you connect with the right person depending on your needs. They organise many events (Le Wagon Talks, Meet-ups, Lunch and Learn..) where you can meet and learn from experienced and inspiring tech professionals, alumni, founders... And it also allows you to find great opportunities. You also have a lifetime access to their slack channels where you are connected to a community that will supports you whenever you need. 

    • Learning how to build a product from scratch:
    During the last three weeks we built an Airbnb clone and our very own product. During these three weeks we learned every step from coming up with an idea, designing it, pitching it, creating a prototype, writing the code, pushing it into production and presenting the MVP during a demo day where you have the opportunity to showcase your work in front of recruiters. And these 3 weeks you will also learn how to work in a group, communicate, and organize.  

    I'm really glad for being a part of Le Wagon community it's the best place to to be yourself, learn new things and surpass yourself while having fun surrounded by inspiring and caring people. So I really recommend to jump in this journey and give it a try! 

  • Le Wagon London
    - 3/28/2020
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    Elie Francis • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Before joining Le Wagon, I was in the marketing & design field, wanted to evolve more, so I joined Le Wagon, these guys are literally magic, they changed my life with their passion for coding and the lifestyle they have.
    I didn't know what was the terminal before I started my Bootcamp, and now I'm a certified developer and currently working in this field because of them.
    If anybody wants to become a great developer I highly recommend Le Wagon.
    I'm very thankful for these guys and honored to be part of this beautiful family!

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    Katie King • Web Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I've just completed the nine week Le Wagon web development course in Melbourne. Wow, what an amazing experience. Having not studied in a long time I found the course very challenging. The teachers were super knowledgeable and helped you understand how you would use the skills in real world scenarios. We had teachers assistants who helped us with ay question we had which was ridiculously helpful for when Google just didn't cut it. The course is really well put together and available online when you're finished so you can look back at what you did previously, do the challenges again or just to reference to assist in what you're working on. 
    Presenting my project at the end of the course was a scary and invaluable moment for me. Having a product to be able to show future employers is such a great start to my portfolio.
    After the course has finished we've had more workshops in regards to career coaching and personal branding. Well worth the investment. In the current world environment, who doesn't want to be able to work online and remotely. I would highly recommend. 
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    John • Full stack developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Before I attended LeWagon I had worked as a model maker, CAD engineer and then got into engineering as a CNC programmer. While working as the latter I read an article about a company which had designed a software to do the job that I was doing. Since then I knew I was on borrowed time and I needed to upskill to future proof myself. I talked to a few friends about what to do and did some research myself and the overwhelming skillset I saw was coding. 

    Over the Summer I went the self-taught approach and tried Python. With my background in making and logical thinking I instantly fell in love with coding. It amalgamates everything I enjoy about my past professions. 

    A new job made me realise I didn’t want to do engineering anymore so I decided to dive head first into a career change and do a full-time bootcamp. I did my research and went to several open nights to get a feel of the places. I found LeWagon the most welcoming and the course layout sounded more inline with the way I’m accustom to working. I applied and after a video interview I was accepted and set to begin at the start of the year.

    I didn’t think I’d enjoy the course as much as I did, the friends I made, not only my fellow classmates but also the tutors and TAs made 9 weeks fly by and we were all saddened when it had to end. What really appealed to me was the buddy system LeWagon implements which pairs you up with as different buddy everyday to work through the days challenges. This is what I had been severely missing from my time self-teaching, being able to talk through the problems with someone in the exact same position as you. 

    With a new buddy everyday you get to talk with each person in your class and find out what their background is and why they’re doing a career change. Knowing that others are in the same position as you builds up a strong camaraderie that I haven’t experienced in a professional environment in a long time.

    To anyone on the fence, thinking “I don’t think I’ll be good enough”, almost everyone else is in the same position as you. Take the plunge, learn to code and change your life
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    Evan Byrd • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Formerly a Product Manager and consultant in the digital Healthcare space, I desired a radical boost to my technical toolkit to help me professionally and new opportunities to create on my own.  My experience as a Product Manager meant that I needed to converse “intelligently” about code which I never felt comfortable doing.  I also spearheaded my first business and assumed maintaining the code base would be the best case scenario for a business I care so deeply about.

    Le Wagon was as rigorous as advertised which meant that we were constantly challenged and motivated to improve our understanding of the curriculum.  The setting is idyllic in the quiet surf town of Canggu and our days were well structured with complex exercises, attentive instructors, and a steady stream of coffee. 

    My final project was selected for additional development and I got to work with two (now friends) thoughtful developers who made my dream a functional reality. This is an exceptional program and I am excited to see my colleagues again to see how they have progressed. 

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    Rory O'Neill • Full-Stack Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    After 10 years running pubs in and around London I started to feel stagnant in my career and was looking for a change. A chance conversation with my brother put me on to Le Wagon and I started investigating more online. After (literally) hours scouring the internet trying (and failing) to find anyone with anything bad to say about them I decided to apply, still thinking at the back of my mind that it all seemed a bit too good to be true (spoiler alert: it wasn’t).

    From the first point of contact, through the interview process and throughout the 9 week boot-camp I was consistently blown away by the competence, organisation, but above all the friendliness, of everyone involved in Le Wagon.

    Coming from a non-technical background (I wrote my first line of code 3 weeks before boot-camp started) I was anxious that I would be completely lost when the boot-camp started but it was the opposite. Every day you are buddied-up with another student and there are plenty of teachers and TA’s on hand to help as well so there’s always someone to give you a hand if you get stuck. Furthermore the daily challenges (based around each day’s lecture topic) are structured in such a way that they’ll stretch you whether you’ve picked a topic up quickly or are struggling to grasp it.

    The most rewarding part of the bootcamp for me was the project weeks: the last two weeks of the camp where you work as a team to design, build and deploy a product which you then demo in front of your friends and family on the last day of boot-camp. My group built an app which compares emission data from various supermarkets and points the user towards the retailer where their purchases would have the lowest environmental impact. I never would have dreamed before the bootcamp that I would be able to build something like this just 9 weeks later.

    The technical aspect, however, is only a small part of what makes Le Wagon great. The environment and community is the most remarkable I’ve ever observed. Everyone involved, from teachers & TA’s to support staff to your fellow students are all 100% invested in your development and nothing is ever too much trouble for anyone. You really are part of the family from day 1.

    Nowadays we are surrounded by advertising slogans which don’t keep their promises. Le Wagon tells you “Learn to code. Change your life.” and for me, anyway, they have delivered. Believe the hype. 
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    Katell GOAER • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have completed Le Wagon Montreal coding bootcamp in March 2020.

    I had been working as a Marketing manager for 5 years, but I wanted to change career for a long time. It took me 2 years to decide to join Le Wagon.
    I started to learn programming alone, at home. But it was very difficult to focus long enough, and I was progressing so slowly.

    At Le Wagon, in just 9 weeks, we learned so many things! It was amazing to see people from different backgrounds, nationalities and ages arrive with no knowledge in programming, and leave Le Wagon, able to develop an app from scratch.

    At Le Wagon, you learn about coding for sure, but you also learn about yourself and others as well. 
    It's a coding and human adventure!
  • Great experience
    - 3/26/2020
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    Eva • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I worked in various commercial roles over the past 4 years and was often being exposed to working with tech teams. I found it fascinating how these “developer guys” always came up with such useful solutions and decided to become one of them to be able to build my own products in the future.

    I started coding on Codecademy and learned some basic HTML and CSS in the evenings after work. However, a few months in I felt like I was stagnating and I didn’t quite know where to go from here. That’s when I started looking into coding bootcamps. After reading about and comparing different programmes, I decided to join the full-time course at Le Wagon.

    Now, 9 weeks are over, I finished the course and I would do it all over again!

    The pace was fast and the learning curve was steep but thanks to the great team of teachers and TA’s I never felt completely overwhelmed. During the first six weeks, we started with a lecture in the morning and worked on various coding challenges with our buddy throughout the day. The buddy system was great. It made me realise how important explaining code to another person was for my own understanding. 

    What have I learnt?

    • Strong foundations: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, CSS, HTML, ES6, MVC, OOP, DB structures, Git, Github, technical workflow, Wireframes, prototyping, UI design and I’m confident that I will be able to build on these.

    • Mindset: Probably even more important, I developed a mindset that will enable me to learn even more languages and frameworks in the future.

    • How to build a product from scratch: During the last three weeks we built an Airbnb clone and our very own product. During these three weeks we learned every step from coming up with an idea, pitching it, creating a prototype, writing the code, pushing it into production and presenting the MVP.

    The entire Le Wagon team is incredibly supportive and my fellow students were phenomenal! I can recommend this course to anyone who is looking to take on a new challenge. 
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    Diego Larraz • Developer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Throughout my undergraduate degree in Business Management, I felt that I had too much time on my hands and I was definitely not learning nearly enough practical skills that I could apply to my future career. After graduating, I took on a job at a small Fintech startup as an operations analyst. Little did I know that being an operations analyst meant that I had to be filing documents and answering phone calls in which I had to repeat the same conversations over and over again. The work there was extremely tedious and mind numbing as we had to copy and paste data from the database onto an excel sheet to measure our performance. I had a look into automating the data entry and I used webhooks to roll out the process. That simple job saved the operations team 20 hours of work per week. As soon as I got it to work I got a rush and was extremely happy to have found a solution to that problem and to never have to copy and paste data into that excel sheet again. That is when I started looking into coding and potentially switching my career to do it professionally. I had heard about Le Wagon from a friend that had taken the course in France, when I looked at the programme specifications I was very interested to join.

    I decided that if I was going to make a career change now was the time, so I left my job and enrolled as a full-time student at the bootcamp. From the first couple of days I was hooked to coding, I really loved the daily routine of getting to class and spending the whole day solving challenges with my buddy. It was extremely interesting to not only learn from the lecturers and TAs but from other students as well. Le Wagon teaches you how to think critically to solve coding challenges as well as collaborate with others which really made it feel like we were a team. This experience would not have been the same if it wasn't for the people that constitute the school, I was able to concentrate for long periods of time and also know when to relax with others and have a laugh even after the boot camp ended. I can say with certainty I have made very good friends at the course and I am now equipped to confidently build websites for a living.

    I would recommend taking this course to anyone that is willing to commit to putting in the hard work to change careers because the bootcamp is what you make of it, so make the most of what can be the most defining 9 weeks of your life. 
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    William • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I joined Le Wagon because I wanted to change my career. I fell into teaching ESL as a way to fund my travels, and paradoxically it gradually became a career that kept me grounded. In my free time I had been learning coding through online bootcamps, tutorials, and courses. I learned Python, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. But, I didn’t have the time or skill to put them all together in a very useful way. I realized that my self-study was going too slow so I decided to join a bootcamp. I did some research and landed on Le Wagon.


    My home is in South Korea, so I was looking at taking the course in a couple of nearby locations: Seoul, Tokyo, and Bali. While I analyzed the costs and weighed the pros and cons, ultimately I asked myself, ‘Where would be the best place to focus and immerse myself?’ Having visited Canggu on a number of occasions in the past for surfing, I knew it would be a good place to take Le Wagon.

    Canggu has many amenities on offer to make a long-term stay comfortable and convenient. Housing, food, co-working spaces, and of course the beach, are all within walking distance and very affordable. I knew that the less time I spent worrying about daily necessities meant more time I could focus on the bootcamp.

    Teaching Staff

    I really enjoyed getting to know the lecturers and teaching assistants at Le Wagon Bali. They were all very knowledgable, personable, and passionate about their jobs. They never hesitated to work through a tricky problem or help explain a puzzling concept. I liked that the teachers rotated through different lectures. Each of the three main lecturers have a unique teaching style, so I appreciated the rotation to keep things fresh in the lectures.

    Curriculum and Course Structure

    The course is very fast paced. For me, the Ruby portion was a bit of a refresher coming off the prep work and some personal study I had done in the past. That’s okay, it meant I could do some of the optional challenges and dig into some more of the nuances of the Ruby language. 

    The course is structured in a way that you are constantly learning faster and more efficient ways to code. Of course it would be nice to know the fastest and most efficient method from the beginning, but because I know the underlying principles I already feel more confident diving into another language or framework to supplement what I learned in the course.


    I am very satisfied with the quality of education and the in-and-out-of-classroom support from the staff. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to someone with the time and means to initiate a change. For me, the biggest non-quantitative value of the bootcamp is the people who were my classmates. I had classmates from 13 different countries, each of whom I spent time with working through challenges and getting to know between classes. Bali attracts people from all over, and I think being in a new place learning new things brought us together in a way I didn’t expect, but was happy to experience.
  • Amazing experience
    - 3/25/2020
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    I was studying Criminology and Sociology, and have always dreamt of becoming a detective. After my degree I realised there was very little flexibility in that sector. I needed more flexibility so that I could be around my 3 year old and not have to work full time hours. I started taking some UX / UI and Web Development courses on Udemy. I landed my first job as an Integration Analyst and then Solutions Architect but I found it very difficult to keep up with my lack of technical knowledge. A Developer friend recommended Le Wagon, I left my job and signed up! And here I am 9 weeks after, I am a proud Full Stack Developer with the world full of possibilities.

    It was a tough 9 weeks, I started so confidently but there was a point where I thought it wasn’t sinking in and wanted to give up. However, the amazing staff at Le Wagon kept me going. Ben gave us reboot sessions, Cecilia took out time to explain her way of learning which really benefited me, and Celine listened to me regarding my worries and guided me to the appropriate support. Thank you so much to the whole team at Le Wagon!

    The structure of the course at Le Wagon is incredible! I enjoyed the morning lectures, and then being left to work on tasks throughout the day. There is an amazing buddy system which allows you to work with a different person everyday, you choose how you want to work, you can pair programme or just sit next to each other and work on your own tasks. This was a great way of learning to work with others whilst having fun getting to know other people. I can say I made a lot of friends at Le Wagon and I am more confident in working with a tech team. The last 3 weeks are entirely product focused, we build our own version of an Airbnb clone and then our final projects. When working in the tech sector you hear coding is not the problem working with people is, and yes I also learnt this. I found it incredibly difficult to work as part of a team at first but with the guidance and support of teachers at Le Wagon I learnt that communication is key. And saying that we came together as a team and build an amazing product, Code for Change.
    I excited about what the future holds and very happy about becoming a part of the Le Wagon family.
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    Pedro Arthur • Former Graphic Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    As I was finishing my studies at UFRJ as a Graphic Designer, I decided to make a full change of career and embark into the promising life of a web developer. I heard of Le Wagon from a friend of mine, a former alumni, and I went there to check, with a few visits I fell in love with the place and decided that I wanted to be part of their intensive full-stack program.
    During my time there(9 weeks), I was truly immmersed into an intense but rewarding life of a coder, thanks to the comfortable enviroment and the methodology of coding challenges that are given on a daily baisis; and that's the beauty of it, the students usually have a short to medium class in the morning, and then we spend all day coding and facing programming challenges, the moment you learn something you are already putting to pratice and also learning while praticing. With a great cast of teachers and teacher's assistants, you have all the support you need to fulfill any questions you might have about the challenges that are being faced. And by the end of the bootcamp you put everything you learn to good use, building webpages and web apps, doing what a real developer would do, and also learn much more while you do it. In the end you come out a web dev, with already good work on your portfolio, ready to face the market and start your life as a dev.
    At least that's how I felt about it. :)
    I can't end this without saying that even tho it was an intense and demanding experience, all the time I had support from my classmates, from the teachers, and the manager. I would recommend Le Wagon to anyone willing to undergo this path of coding.
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    Rose • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    After a year of evaluating pros and cons I joined Le Wagon to gain new technical skillsets and become a web developer. It was an intense 9-week experience. 
    You learn so much about yourself during this time. 
    I’ve completed the Bootcamp with 17 other students. We all came from different background with some or no previous experience. I have to say I’m impress how much we are able to accomplish now compare to the first day of the bootcamp. 
    Here you’ll learn your first OP language, you’ll solve challenges in team, build project from scratch in 2 weeks and have the necessary tools to easily learn any other language after the Bootcamp. 
    I really loved my experience at Le Wagon. If you want to change your career or just learn new skills for your current job, I would definitely recommend Le Wagon bootcamp. 
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    yannick lescure • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Thoughts on doing a coding bootcamp

    I graduated in December 2019 from Le Wagon Coding Bootcamp in Montreal, Canada. This experience has improved my coding skills without a doubt. Reading this, my guess is that you are not a developer, and you are wondering whether or not you should register to join a coding bootcamp.

    Why would you join a coding bootcamp?

    I am a French Civil Engineer. Moving in 2014 in Canada pushed me to abandon my career. Specialized in Project Management, my wife advised me to try applying as is in another field. I found a PM internship position in a major company where I was able to see another work area in IT (Information Technology). From there, I tried to learn to code by myself to get to understand how developers get the job done and to optimise my job using javascript-like code in Google Suite applications. This is how I found a new passion for coding. I can’t stress this point enough as it is one of the most important in your future choice. If you happen not to like coding, stop right now or you will suffer. Coding is made of rules, a lot of lectures, exchange with teammates, and of course brain computing. Your brain will code by itself before you even write one single line. As my wife would say: “zombie mod”. Registering to a coding bootcamp is a commitment to yourself that you decide to change your professional life. Furthermore, you will be out of your comfort zone as your personal world for about 9 weeks. If you don’t commit all of yourself into this project, you will fail. Guarantee!

    Courses review

    I have been able to teach myself some HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JS ES5-ich, with a touch of JQuery. I made some static websites and I knew I had to structure my coding skills. This is where Le Wagon helped me the most. Let’s go straight to the point : lectures are very well made. All Le Wagon schools follow the same course pattern. This creates a strong community able to understand your struggle, if any. The bootcamp goes fast, you have to know that, which brings me to the next point: knowledge. Day after day, you learn a new topic, following that simple pattern:
    • morning: lecture,
    • afternoon: practice,
    • end of the day: coding together topic related exercise. 
    The first 3 days, people laugh thinking they will master everything in no time and effortlessly. At the end of the first week, most understand it won’t be easy without at least paying attention. Some concepts won’t get to you the first time and the courses are made to help you succeed. You will get stronger if you implicate yourself in lectures, practices, and studies.

    People review

    For some obvious reasons, each class is filled with humans. And the diversity spectrum is large, from age, sex, country of origin, languages, etc. These differences amphasis different states of mind. I realize that money is a big factor of success and not in the way you probably think right now. Coding bootcamps are not cheap, let’s be honest about it. And it’s good. When something costs people, they get serious about it and want to know what they pay for. Saying so, there is a difference of personal commitment regarding any product when you receive something expensive for free versus something that you have to pay for. You will see some people that will spend their time showing you how good their “fruit” products are or sharing whatever pictures of unrelated topics on social media. Their personal commitment is close to null or nil (even though nil is not nothing). If you remember that, make sure to avoid them as they will pollute your journey and waste your personal investment. Fortunately, there are mostly very nice people willing to do what is required to succeed. Those will push your limit to the best of yourself.

    Final thoughts

    You want to change your career and become a full stack developer, a product owner, or whatever you are looking for in the IT area? Should you join a coding bootcamp, yes definitely. If and only if you commit yourself to it. Otherwise you will waste your time, your money and probably drain others into your bad game. Be the best of yourself. Join a community, learn to code and make something nice for a better world. You will learn very soon that you are a coding machine! 

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    Nicolas De Mil • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I signed up to Le Wagon after having heard very good things about it and I can definitely say it did not disappoint.

    I had some prior experience in development and coding, but didn’t consider it to be enough to apply for developer jobs. I am now writing this review as a junior developer just a couple of months later.

    The bootcamp offers a very well rounded program where you learn as much as you can over the course of 9 weeks, and you come out with a very wide range of knowledge and the tools to work on your own projects - be it in design, back end, or both! It teaches the foundations of programming that will help you to learn other languages, understand how to read code and how it works. All of the learnings you acquire are put to the test and solidified during the project weeks where you get to work with a small team and present what you created from scratch.

    Other great parts of the program are that you can go at your own pace, the TA’s are great (they’ve done the course as well so they can help you accordingly), and the course support is amazing. There are videos on every lecture if you need to go back to one because you didn’t understand something, there are loads of exercises for those who want to do more, and the TA’s are always willing to help, assist and explain to make sure you got the concepts down.

    Overall, my experience at Le Wagon was very good. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is interested in the tech industry and interested in becoming a developer, but also for anyone looking to learn a new skill to incorporate into their current job.

    And don’t worry too much about it! Most people there are looking for a career change and excited to learn something new. It’s a great opportunity to meet amazing people from different backgrounds but with similar goals and start building a network for yourself in the industry :)
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    Susanna Jacob • Head of Learning Solutions • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Learning how to code had always been a dream - one that I approached with apprehension because of my lack of a technical education.  But after having attended one of Le Wagon's free workshops, I could slowly see myself learning how to code.

    I joined LeWagon to gain a practical skillset that would help me make informed decisions in my workplace. And after having completed the Bootcamp, I've never been more confident in translating client requirements into actionable solutions.

    The Bootcamp sets you up with foundational knowledge required to learn a programming language and then equips you with an array of tools that you can choose to hone after the Bootcamp. Their exceptional curriculum, having stood the test of time, takes you from understanding things like 'What is the internet?' all the way to designing two prototypes from scratch; thereby giving you a comprehensive understanding of what it actually means to 'code'.

    The curriculum is supported by a holistic learning environment that incorporates teamwork, problem-solving and decision making, all of which are critical skills that are needed in the workplace. Additionally, the teaching assistants are always willing to go above and beyond what they are required to do in order to ensure that your queries are answered, at a bare minimum.

    All in all, attending the LeWagon Bootcamp has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I recommend it wholeheartedly. I have articulated a more in-depth experience of my time at LeWagon in this article here, where you can also contact me if you have any questions. 

    Good luck!

    P.S: My team and I built a beginner's version of a Pokémon battle :)
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    Fanny • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I joined the program with very high expectations and I was even more impressed. The platform is incredible, the teaching staff wonderful and the curriculum is very well thought out. I can say with no doubt that it changed my life, my way of thinking and opened so many new opportunities. I'll be eternally grateful and I am thrilled to now be part of Le Wagon community. 
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    Pierre-Emmanuel Tanguy • Software Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I initially signed up to le wagon to get to know the basics of web development after having graduated from uni. My aim was to understand how to structure a tech project, know the costs, timeline and be able to communicate with developers. I ended up learning an incredible amount of skills and discovered a passion for web development! Le Wagon will give you the tools to build an entire project from scratch, and the concepts allowing you to switch to any other programming language easily. I found a job in less than 2 months after graduating.

I would highly recommend le Wagon, whether you are looking to get an understanding of the tech industry, add tech skills to your current position or become a developer! 

    In addition to this, it is a great place to meet fantastic people!
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    Tommaso Bicocchi • Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a wonderful experience! I had learn a lot, it's crazy how much you can learn in 9 weeks!
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    Freddie • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    So previously I was working as a fire install engineer. I wasn't unhappy but my ultimate goal was to be doing something I am really interested in and got be happy doing every day. I have always had a keen interest in technology/computers.
    Whether that would be gaming or building a PC for myself or a friend, however I had never delved into the more technical side of it, programming... this is when I started on my search for an intense coding boot camp as I felt this would be a lot
    more practical for me than to go back to university for 3 years.

    This is when I found Le wagon and It exceeded any expectations I had of the 9 week course, from the people I met there to the skills I learned. The attention and support the teachers provide through out the course is amazing and you
     can really feel that they enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills with you. The Highlight for me was final week where we worked on our main project. We worked in a team of 4 and together presented an amazing progressive web application
     within 10 days. Never did I think I would be creating such a quality product within 9 weeks coming from zero previous programming. I have also come away from Le wagon with some very good friends, we catch up daily sometimes and keep
     testing each other on what we are learning. The whole experience has been amazing and i would recommend it to anyone with no doubts.
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    Ben McLaren • Full-stack web developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    My interest in code began in late 2018 during my first few months at university.  A combination of not enjoying my current Digital Media course and wanting to spend more time exploring code led me to the decision to drop out. Once home I immediately started out with online courses and learning the basics of Front-end development.  A month later and I had built and deployed my very first website. It was at this point I knew that coding was something I enjoyed and it was something that I could pursue. Fast-forward a few months and I was still going strong with online tutorials and decided to take on my first paid project for a client. This was a great, albeit stressful experience and really helped further my skills.

    This brings me to October 2019 when I began my Le Wagon journey. I wanted to learn more about the world of web development and Full-stack skills with the aim of being able to secure a full time position afterwards. Le Wagon was an amazing experience. It wasn’t just a place of learning but a whole community that you instantly felt connected to. I think that was the stand-out aspect for me. I really enjoyed going in each day to work on a particular set of challenges with an amazing group of likeminded people. It had a perfect blend of a casual yet hard working vibe with many events both academic and social to attend during the week. I found that the amount of content we got through was staggering and I would be lying if I said that I didn’t feel overwhelmed. However, we had constant support from all the teachers and TA’s reminding us that Its a long process and you aren’t expected to understand everything right away. I felt I was able to talk to anyone at any time about how I was feeling which was very encouraging.  The fact that everybody on the course was able to come together in their respective groups to produce amazing projects in the final two weeks was a real testimony to the hours of work that we as students and all the teachers and TA’s has put in. I really enjoyed working in my team and gaining the experience of collaborating with other developers and overcoming the problems that  that inevitably creates. To cap it off presenting our projects on Demo day allowed us to really see how far we had come.

    I loved my experience at Le Wagon. Its more than just a coding bootcamp, its a community of people all working together and supporting each other  to achieve their goals whilst still being a fun, relaxed and great place to work hard and play.