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In 9 intensive weeks in Brussels, 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 Brussels.
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Oct 4, 2021 - Dec 3, 2021 Course in English (6,500 €)
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Join a unique Web Development course

Our web development course in Brussels 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
  • 11,690+ graduates
  • 2740+ products built
  • 160+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course in Brussels 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 40 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 11,690+ 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 11,690+ 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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I learned so many things in such a short period of time. I loved the methodology of learning by doing with lots of practical challenges as well as the great atmosphere between students. Teachers were always available and eager to help.

Rebecca Kornwolf
Rebecca KornwolfTechnical Specialist
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What you learn at Le Wagon is also an entrepreneur mindset and that mindset doesn't leave you. It is in the DNA of Le Wagon compared to other schools. And that is a great asset for a creative dev team! That also creates a powerful network of alumni.

Thomas Sohet
Thomas SohetProduct Owner at Seraphin
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Besides learning the coding skills, what has proven very valuable for me is the entrepreneurial spirit all along the way! I actually quit my job right after the bootcamp, feeling empowered by all this good vibe and the newly acquired skills.

Thomas Vanderstraeten
Thomas VanderstraetenCTO at Seraphin

A typical day at Le Wagon Brussels

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

  • 09:00 Lectures
  • 10:30 Challenges
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Live-code
  • 18:00 Events 20:00
Lectures
Lectures09:00 - 10:30

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

Challenges
Challenges10:30 - 16:00

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

Yoga
Yoga (Optional)16:00 - 17:00

Learning to code can be very intense. If you want, you can make the most of the yoga classes we organize on certain days to relax and take a break.

Live code
Live-code17:00 - 18:00

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

Talks & Workshops
Events (Optional)18:00 - 20:00

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

Career Week

At the end of the bootcamp, you are welcome to join our Career Week. This week gives you the tools you need to take the next steps in your career, whether it is finding your first job in tech, building a freelance career, or launching a start-up.

Workshops Workshops

Benefit from a combination of panel discussions, workshops, presentations, and assignments to help you find the right career path.

Becoming job-ready Becoming job-ready

Prepare your personal profile, complete job applications, prepare for technical challenges, and make a game plan for after the bootcamp!

Inspiration Inspiration

Hear from alumni about their post-Bootcamp journeys and what a typical day looks like in their new careers.

Custom-made Custom-made

You can join any workshops or watch any tutorials that you are interested in. You create your own career week according to your interests and objectives

Timetable for the week
Monday
  • Discover career paths
Tuesday
  • Prepare for a job application
Wednesday
  • Prepare for technical challenges
Thursday
  • Apply for jobs
Friday
  • Game plan post bootcamp

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course in Brussels, 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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Ziggu

Customer Follow-up for Real Estate. Ziggu offers new homebuyers a single access point for everything related to their purchase. Completely in company own branding.

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Travelsify

Platform dedicated to the hotel DNA creation from customers experiences. Travelsify powers brand equity performance and segmentation, next-gen personalization, and conversational com...

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Recovr

Recovr is a credit management software that take care of the credit management and debt collection process. From reconciliating payments to the handling of the case by a bailiff or a...

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.

George Kosmopoulos
George Kosmopoulos

What justice is to Batman, info is to George. An obsession that has impacted his life & academics as an healthy way to cope with the VUCA world. He loves to learn & transmit as much as finding ways to transform what is known into what is to discover.

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Irma Kaninda
Irma Kaninda

Irma joined Le Wagon as a student after a 10-year career in graphic design marketing in Belgium & in the UK. She now works as a front-end developer for a scale-up and as a teacher at Le Wagon, where she loves helping students to discover coding.

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Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon

Daniel is a sociologist, cultural omnivore and outdoor sports lover who also builds web apps using Ruby on Rails & Javascript. Blockchain and AI are also part of his universe, but what he enjoys the most is sharing his experience with others.

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Olivier Nottebart
Olivier Nottebart

Olivier is a graphic designer, typographer and fulls-tack developer. He is loving teaching at Le Wagon, besides his activity as a freelance designer and developer.

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Margo Tinawi
Margo Tinawi

Margo worked for 3 years as a litigation lawyer in Montreal before discovering the joys of programming at Le Wagon Brussels in 2015. Nowadays, when she is not teaching at Le Wagon, she runs STEM workshops for kids and teens at Techies Lab.

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Martin Van Aken
Martin Van Aken

Pointy-end, half-full stackoverflow developer, designated Scrumbag. CTO at @blsqhub. Loud guy at @rubybelgium. Godfather of @LeWagonBrussels. Proud owner of http://effinbot.com.

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The most important tool I learned at Le Wagon was how to keep learning and growing as a developer post-Bootcamp. It gave me the foundation to learn new languages and explore different ways of thinking and problem-solving.

Marie Hargitt
Marie HargittFull-stack Developer at Smovin
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I found the quality of the teaching and pedagogical material excellent. Also the practical orientation of the bootcamp makes it very effective.

Thierry Chappe
Thierry ChappeCEO at Freelancer

Community and tools for life

Brussels 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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Great first step in the coding universe, a great way to learn and to create a network.

Kyrstin Legrand
Kyrstin Legrand
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The experience was wonderful. As a beginner in coding, I learned great tips to code faster and to work in a group.

Michaël Wautier
Michaël WautierBack-end Developer at Recovr
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It was definitely one of the most intense weeks of my life, and the process was like magic. The sense of ownership and pride at the end reminded me why I wanted to become a developer in the first place.

Madeline O'Leary
Madeline O'LearyFull-stack Developer at International Consortium of Investigative Journalism

Find a job in the best tech companies in Brussels

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

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course in Brussels: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 11,690 alumni community.

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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.

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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 in Brussels

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

Amazon Hired 7 graduates
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Booking.com Hired 1 graduates
Citizen Lab Hired 1 graduates
Facebook Hired 3 graduates
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Getaround Hired 6 graduates
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Google Hired 5 graduates
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Find the right financing option for you

Find out if you are eligible for special offers in Brussels.

Study now, pay monthly

Following our 6 month payment plan, you pay a deposit to secure your seat on the course and then pay the remaining balance over 6 monthly instalments. There is a 500€ management fee applicable.

Upfront - pay before you start

A deposit of 2,500 € is due upon signature of the contract, and the remaining balance is paid 1 week before the bootcamp start date.

Instalments - pay while you study

Pay your tuition in instalments, where the deposit is paid to secure your seat on the bootcamp, and then the remaining balance can be paid over 6 monthly instalments (there is a 500 € management fee associated with this option).

More information, including eligibility criteria, is available here

The most acclaimed Coding Bootcamp

Le Wagon is the #1 ranked coding bootcamp on Switchup Coursereport logo

Le Wagon has 2083 reviews with an average grade of 4.98/5 which makes it the most acclaimed coding bootcamp worldwide on Switchup according to student reviews! Whilst these reviews make us proud, above all they make us happy. Behind these reviews are hundreds of people around the world who have had a life-changing experience joining our program, that has opened new doors for them. We feel blessed and honoured to have enabled them - and to keep enabling our students - to become autonomous in coding, upskill or change their career, or launch their own startups.

Also, these 2083 reviews are extremely important for us to make sure we’re always meeting the same level of excellence. Having such positive and enthusiastic reviews about our bootcamps is the ultimate proof that we provide the best tech education for all our students, in the 45 cities we run our coding bootcamps in.

Campus Le Wagon Brussels

Web Development course in Brussels
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Any questions about our program in Brussels

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.

What is the application process and when should I apply?

The application process consists of the following steps:

-- Online application available using this link

-- Online interview with our Brussels Admissions team

-- Web Development Bootcamps: Complete this Ruby track within 1 week of your interview

-- Data Science Bootcamps: Complete our online Maths & Python Assessment

-- We will then review your application as a team and let you know if you have been successful in being accepted onto the Bootcamp!

We start Bootcamps every quarter, and open applications about 4 months in advance of the start date. We don't have a hard deadline for applications, it just depends on when spaces fill up, usually around 1 month before the start date.

Are your Bootcamps suitable for beginners?

Our Web Development Bootcamp is designed for people with no technical background, which means not having previous coding experience would not impact your ability to complete the course. What our students have in common is a strong willingness to build actionable Tech skills in a short period of time and a desire to learn alongside like-minded people.

Our Data Science Bootcamp requires people to already have strong skills in Maths, and fundamental coding skills in Python.

Motivation and full commitment are the main selection criteria for both bootcamps — as we’ve realised these are the two essential ingredients necessary to turn the Bootcamp experience into a success, no matter your background or previous experience!

People from all kinds of backgrounds join our bootcamps. Aged from 18 - 60, from recent school leavers and University Graduates, to people who have worked 20+ years in completely different fields, including lawyers, hospitality workers, doctors, academics, nurses, teachers, olympians, bankers, engineers, public sector workers and everything in between.

Graduates go on to work as Software Engineers, Back End Developers, Full Stack Developers, Front End Developers, UX Designers, Product Managers, Technology Consultants, Heads of Engineering, CTOs, Data Analysts, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Data Product Managers, Business Intelligence Analysts, Technical Project Managers, Venture Capitalists and more!

Check out some of our Graduate Stories.

Some of our Graduates go into freelancing and many have gone down the entrepreneurial route, building their own products and founding their own companies.

You can check out some of the companies founded by our Alumni here.

What Career Support is there after the Bootcamp?

We have both internal and external processes to help you kick-start your career in Tech after the Bootcamp, including:

Career Week. The week after the bootcamp finishes, we organise a structured Career Week for all graduates. During this week, we organise workshops, talks and masterclasses on creating the perfect CV, updating their LinkedIn, searching for jobs, how to master technical interviews, tackling tech tests and more to help our graduates kickstart their job search, freelancing career or bringing an MVP to market and launching their startup.

We host a Monthly Alumni Stand-up, where we introduce graduates to new hiring partners, and share experiences and resources among our alumni.

Graduates can book in time to speak 1:1 with our Talent Manager, Laura, for ongoing career support anytime during and after the bootcamp. She’ll help you with anything you need, from how to tackle your job search, preparing for interviews, managing offers and salary negotiation, to finding co-founders and fundraising.

We run events throughout the bootcamp giving you the chance to build your network and discover the Brussels Tech scene. We also host Alumni Discussion Panels, where you can hear about the experience of recent graduates after the bootcamp and get tips on your future career plans.

You will get access to online tools hosted on our learning platform, including hands-on tech-test training and additional learning resources, such as our Intro course to React.

You will also remain part of our Slack community, where new job opportunities are posted on a daily basis.

We recently released our 2020 Jobs Report giving you an overview of career prospects after the Bootcamp. You can also check out our 2019 Career Results Survey as well.

How does the Part-Time Bootcamp work?

Our Part-Time Bootcamps cover the exact same content, line for line, as our Full-Time Bootcamps. The 24-week format is designed to fit around a full time job.

There are three live sessions per week:

-- Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

-- Saturdays all day from 10.00am to 5.00pm

In addition to these three mandatory weekly live sessions, there are two 1.5 hour lectures to watch online ahead of the Tuesday and Saturday sessions. In total, it is a 15 hour per week commitment.

You can find a detailed description of the course schedule and curriculum on our dedicated pages by selecting the Part-Time course option.

Candidate profiles are very similar to Full-Time candidates, which means we have a mix of career changers, aspiring engineers and developers, project managers and entrepreneurs, among others.

Read more about fitting the Part-Time bootcamp around your life here.

Why should I study in Brussels ?

Le Wagon fulfills exactly the same mission in all of our locations. The curriculum is the same everywhere as are all of our materials (lectures and exercises). Teachers and teaching assistants are hired and trained in the same way all around the globe.

In Brussels, you are at the center of Europe. That means that you are at the right place to have access to a lot of international companies, national and European public companies, stakeholders...

If your goal is to land a job in the startup field, you should know the tech environment is booming. Brussels-based startups employ over 3.000 people. 19% of Brussels startup founders were raised in a foreign country. The majority (51%) was raised in Brussels, 30% were raised in Flanders or Wallonia. The profiles of the entrepreneurs behind the Brussels tech startups are very diverse, with respectively 12.5% and 19% of the Brussels tech startups lead by women and foreigners. (startups.be) Le Wagon Brussels is at the center of a tech community and will put you in contact with inspiring entrepreneurs, key companies and personalities.

Quality of life

Brussels is an affordable city with a welcoming atmosphere. There is always something to do, no matter the season. You'll never get bored but you can choose to focus in a cozy way as well. You will feel at home very quickly.

What language do I need to speak?

We choose to provide the curriculum in English for the sake of diversity and access to a mixed environment. Learning to code in English will enable you wide access to the job market and collaboration. Therefore we ask you for a reasonable level of English to be able to follow the class and communicate with your buddies.

For more questions & answers, you can visit our FAQ section! If you would like to discuss with Le Wagon team, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Next Brussels Web Development course (full-time coding bootcamp) starts on Oct 4, 2021

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