After reading the raving reviews of Le Wagon, I decided that this was the course for me and I am so pleased it did.
I’d say the first three weeks were the most challenging for me. I joined Le Wagon having relatively no coding experience so I was digesting totally new languages and concepts. It was hard to get my head around all the new information but the teachers were always on hand when I needed them. Honestly, I didn’t expect to learn so much in the 9 weeks so I was really surprised. Friday evenings were great, the vibe is super informal and we'd have beers with fellow students and the staff. It was like a family. What was also great is live code, when all the students go back into the lecture room for a final session of the day.
We coded together to solve problems and it helped to ensure we've really understood the concepts. It was always a fun end to the day!
If I were to give advice to anyone thinking about doing Le Wagon, I'd say don't compare yourself to others. Learn at your own pace. If you need help, ask for it. I always took too long to ask for help thinking I’ll be able to crack the case! I'm really happy to say that within a week of graduating I was hired by Hoxton Digital, which is a web agency built by Le Wagon alumni and who now work in the co-working space in the office. I'm still part of the family in London and I get to fulfil my goal of building a mobile app.
Doing the Full-Stack bootcamp has given me the tools and understanding I need to go on to pick up the other languages needed to do this! So it's really exciting.