Full-time (9 weeks)

In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a software developer, code your own web applications from scratch and change your career.

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In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a software developer at Le Wagon.
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Live a unique experience.

Our web development course is an immersive experience that takes you from beginner to junior software developer in 9 weeks. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust and user-friendly app that answers your users' needs, and to follow the right workflow to collaborate with other developers, designers and product managers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 6890+ graduates
  • 1800+ products built
  • 380+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

Our Web Development Course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete the PrepWork on our custom-built platform before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 60 hours and gives our students a basic knowledge of:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • Javascript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

Work with the right developer tools and workflow. Learn the basics of the command line, use a code text editor and install Ruby with a version management tool. Get familiar with most useful developer packages and learn how to version your code with git and push it on Github.

Programming Basics in Ruby

Write programs manipulating variables, loops, conditions and data structures (Array and Hash). Detect text patterns with Regular Expressions and start parsing data from structured files (CSV, JSON, XML, HTML) fetched using web-scraping or by building requests to JSON APIs.

Software Architecture

Structure your software following Object-Oriented principles. Learn the Model-View-Controller pattern in-depth (most common application design pattern) by coding several MVC softwares from scratch. You will have to code everything on your own, even simulating your database storing data in CSV files.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

Learn to design a relational database schema and to build structured queries to your database with SQL. Build simple CRUD queries (Create, Read, Update, Delete) or advanced JOIN queries. Learn to connect your database to your ruby software with an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) called Active Record.

Frontend Development

Build your web pages following atomic design principles and code your own UI kit of web components & layouts by applying the latest CSS techniques. Build pages with an adaptive design thanks to media queries and learn to quickly prototype a web app with Bootstrap 4.0 and its responsive grid system.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

Wrap it all together by coding your first Ruby on Rails applications. Deploy your applications in production & start coding “the Rails way”. Go deep into Rails discovering advanced concepts like nested resources, namespaces, or how to refactor an app with services or to build an API with Rails.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

Code a clone of Airbnb from scratch in 5 days. You will work in teams to learn to collaborate on Github using pull requests and deploy your apps on Heroku, using the same workflow as successful startups. Implement advanced features (payment, image upload, search, geocoding, background jobs, etc…) and learn to cover your code with tests.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

Projects Phase is the ultimate experience of the course: invent, pitch, design, code and deploy an original project in teams of 3 or 4 people during the two final weeks. You will have to go through all the process from the idea to the live app in production on a real domain name, ready to be tested on the market!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

We help our students find a job by preparing them for technical interviews, organising job fairs, startup office hours and coaching sessions with tech recruiters and alumni. We have helped our 6890+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

After the bootcamp, all our alumni get access to Le Wagon’s one-week online extension training in React.js and Redux. A very useful course for our students who want to go deeper in front-end development or apply to front-end developer jobs.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

Our alumni keep a lifelong access to our online platform with 300+ challenges, 100+ hours of video lessons to re-watch any time after the bootcamp, 100+ live-codes and tutorials on real-life developer examples and 900+ flashcards to rehearse core concepts.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 6890+ alumni discuss every day on Le Wagon’s Slack channels after the course, getting help from our 900+ teachers, sharing tips, resources, code snippets, job offers and news from their products. An engaged and passionate tech community, all over the world.

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What I liked most is the methodology and didactic the program follows. The daily challenges are perfectly set up with a gamification approach. Regular successes and the help of skilled teachers keep motivation high and the day flies by very quickly.

Johannes Weber
Johannes WeberFounder at Bentekk
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What impressed me ever since the first day was the online platform offered by Le Wagon and how it is set up, with lectures, tons of exercises, flashcards, videos and a lot of functions available to make the learning process faster and easier.

Irvin Hoogland
Irvin HooglandProject Manager at Quint
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What does Le Wagon give you in the end? The results are pretty self-explanatory: every student is capable of building a fully functional website/ app that they present at the end of the bootcamp.

Arnaud De La Chaise
Arnaud De La ChaiseSenior Consultant at Quantium

A typical day at Le Wagon

From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is action-packed.

  • 9:00am Lectures
  • 10:30am Challenges
  • 4:30pm Yoga
  • 5:30pm Live-code
  • 7:00pm Events 8:30pm
Lectures
Lectures9:00AM - 10:30AM

Grab a coffee and start every morning with an engaging & interactive lecture, before putting what you’ve learnt into practice.

Challenges
Challenges10:30AM - 4:30PM

Pair up with your buddy for the day, and work on a series of programming challenges with the help of our teaching staff.

Yoga
Yoga4:30PM - 5:30PM

Learning to code is very intense, so it’s important to take a break and relax during our yoga classes.

Live code
Live code5:30PM - 7:00PM

Review the day’s challenges and get an overview of upcoming lessons during live code sessions.

Talks & Workshops
Talks & Workshops7:00PM - 8:30PM

Be inspired and get priceless advice from successful entrepreneurs invited for exclusive talks.

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Passionate teachers

Since day one, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Guido Caldara
Guido Caldara

While trekking 4 months in Nepal he found his passion for code and enrolled in Bali's first ever cohort and never left. Building his own projects, working as a freelance developer and TA he's now the camp's superstar making sure everybody is happy.

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Sonia Montero
Sonia Montero

After a master degree in digital marketing and working as a growth hacker for a tech startup in Paris, Sonia decided to join Le Wagon batch #128. Her project got off the ground and she is now a remote web developer at Find My Flock and TA in Bali.

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Gianluca Perrone
Gianluca Perrone

Originally from Rio de Janerio, Gianluca graduated and practiced as a lawyer but he decided to change his career to become a Web Developer. He graduated from Le Wagon in 2018 and has been teaching with Le Wagon at various locations ever since.

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Elijah Johnston
Elijah Johnston

Eli spent the last 6 years working on global tech innovation projects with clients like Unilever and Samsung as well as early- and growth-stage startups. He is a strategist and programmer who sees code as a vehicle to build a more sustainable future.

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Sisi Florensia
Sisi Florensia

Sisi spent almost a decade in the energy and resources sector, as an Engineer and Project Manager. She found new passions in product design and programming recently and is a recent graduate of ours.

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We had great teachers and TA’s, both knowledgeable and very helpful. You’ll be surrounded by people who will encourage you to give your best.

Ali Al-Qattan
Ali Al-QattanFreelance Developer
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My Bootcamp experience was quite a roller coaster, as I almost quit the first 2 weeks. However, with the help of the TA's and teachers, I became more confident and more comfortable with the assignments and lectures.

Karim Tidjani
Karim TidjaniFreelance Developer

Community and tools for life

Our web development course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

Slack icon Slack communities

Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

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Receive unique job and freelance opportunities from Le Wagon's alumni who work as developers, product managers and entrepreneurs in successful tech companies all over the world.

Community and tools for life
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We were a group of 25 students from all around the world of 14 different nationalities, different backgrounds and ages. We teamed up with a different person every day to face the coding challenge of the day.

Jeremy Lanfranchi
Jeremy LanfranchiFreelance Developer

Find a job in the best tech companies

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters and connect with relevant alumni.

microsoftwordCreated with Sketch. Career Playbook

Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 6893 alumni community.

myspaceCreated with Sketch. Career Events

Our local teams know their alumni and hiring partners, what they are up to and what they are looking for. They introduce you to the right people depending on your goal.

buymeacoffeeCreated with Sketch. Alumni Coaching Sessions

Our alumni often come back to share their post-bootcamp experiences. You will learn about how they found a job, started their own company or freelancing career.

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In addition to Slack channels, our local teams know their alumni and what they're up to - we often introduce relevant people to each other to create synergies.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the  best companies

They hire our web development grads

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Algolia Hired 2 graduates
Aoife McDaid Jean-Edern Lorillon
En Voiture Simone Hired 4 graduates
Edouard Rudolf Vincent Brès
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Paypal Hired 1 graduates
Romain Fernandes
KissKissBankBank Hired 6 graduates
William Pollet Camille Delbove
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Talent Hired 3 graduates
Grégoire Charles Zoé Cadé Eric Lacaille
Skello Hired 9 graduates
Quitterie Mathelin-Moreaux Ariane Coulon
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Any questions about our program in Bali

If you got here, it means that you have questions about Le Wagon: how to apply, who can join, what you’ll learn… Good! We have the answers.

Is this program for me?

If you've been trying to learn how to code from online courses and tutorials but feel a bit lost, Le Wagon really gives you the structure and coaching to learn effectively. Our didatic approach allows you to learn a new concept at the start of every day and work on challenges the rest of the day to really cement what you've learnt.

Le Wagon is a great fit to learn the coding skills to become a junior web developer, get a job in the tech industry such as Product Manager as well as shaping the entrepreneurial mindset to create a tech startup. We are product-focused - during the last 3 weeks of the course, you'll be working in teams to build 2 functional web applications from scratch. This is great because at the end of the program you'll have a portfolio to show to potential hiring partners and you experienced what it takes to build a prototype to launch your own ideas. Adding to this, the course is hands-on - the time spent in lectures is short as we want you to be learning by doing with the support of our teachers. We provide a student-teacher ratio of 7:1.

Is the course suitable for beginners?

The course is designed for people with no technical background, which means not having previous coding experience does not impact your ability to complete the course. Motivation and full commitment are the main selection criteria as we've realized these are the two essential ingredients necessary to turn the Bootcamp experience into a success, no matter your background or previous experience.

Considering not only the skillset and training methodology you will learn but also the tech network you will join, such an immersive learning experience is probably the best way to deep dive into coding and build actionable tech skills.

What candidates have in common is they come from a non-technical background and have a strong willingness to build actionable tech skills in a short period of time.

How much are the living costs in Bali?

Your total budget can be as little as USD 1,000 per month. For accommodation you should plan USD 300-600 per month and approximately the same for all other living costs.

Do I need a visa for Bali?

Yes, we recommend to get a Social Visa which is valid up to 180 days. We'll help you with the visa process and send you detailed instructions. Before coming to Bali you will need to go or send your documents to an Indonesian embassy. One of the documents you'll need is a sponsor letter which we will prepare for you. 

What is the application process like?
  1. Fill in registration form here (it's free and non-binding)
  2. Introduction call
  3. Ruby track on Codecademy (± 14 hours)
  4. Confirmation of acceptance
  5. Contract signature + Invoice
  6. Le Wagon prep-course (± 50 hours)
Do we get a certificate?

We do provide a certificate at the end of the Bootcamp. It is of course recognized throughout all our offices worldwide and increasingly recognized among industry experts as our alumni network in leading companies keeps growing!

Is there any career support?

In terms of career support, we have both internal and external processes to help you kick-start your career in tech.

  • Review of your CV and cover letter.
  • Send your profile to our hiring partners.
  • Online tools hosted on our learning platform, including tech-test hands-on training.
  • Alumni discussion panels to share their experience and give you tips on your future career plans.
  • Dedicated job board on Slack only accessible to our global alumni community where we share all relevant job offers.
Why Ruby?

We teach Ruby (and its framework Ruby on Rails) mainly for two reasons. First, it's an amazing language to build web applications used by some of the best tech startups such as Airbnb or Github. Its syntax is light which makes Ruby an easy, fast and flexible language to test, tweak and iterate your application. But even more important, Ruby is the most user-friendly and easy to understand language for beginners.

When you learn to code, the language you choose is not that important. It's all about learning the core concepts of programming and to think like a programmer. So starting with a user-friendly language that is also highly popular really makes sense. After the Le Wagon Bootcamp adapting additional languages and new technologies will be only a small step.

Want to go further?

Next Bali web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Apr 13, 2020