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Our web development course, initially developed as an immersive 9-week bootcamp, can also be followed part-time in 24 weeks, studying some weekday evenings and Saturdays. At the end of the couse, you will know how to build a robust, user-friendly app that matches users' needs and objectives, and to use the right workflow to work in collaboration with other developers.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 6880+ graduates find their dream job!
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.
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.
Our 6880+ 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.
Learn to code in 24 weeks with a tailor-made program
adapted to your busy schedule.
Live a unique learning experience every week.
Meet your peers and teachers three times a week to work on coding challenges. Learn to think and solve problems like a software developer.
Watch lectures at your own pace on our online platform. Grasp core concepts and prepare yourself for the next coding session. Consolidate your knowledge on a daily basis playing our Flashcards.
Every week, join us for events with entrepreneurs and hiring partners. Create your own network within a thriving tech scene.
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.
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.more about Margo
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.more about George
Pointy-end, half-full stackoverflow developer, designated Scrumbag. CTO at @blsqhub. Loud guy at @rubybelgium. Godfather of @LeWagonBrussels. Proud owner of http://effinbot.com.more about Martin
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.more about Irma
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.more about Olivier
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.
Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.
Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.
Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.
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.
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.
Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 6881 alumni community.
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.
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.
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.
The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.
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.
Le Wagon's Full-Stack Web Development Program’s tuition is paid in two installments: the first half before the training starts, and the second half by the middle of the Bootcamp. Fortunately, if you’re based in Belgium, several possibilities exist to help you make this life-changing investment. Check them here
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.
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.
There are three steps : Once you send your application through our website (application page link), we will contact you for a small, informal interview to talk about your motivation and answer any questions you might have. Then, you have to complete the Ruby track on Codecademy before being accepted on the course.
You will need between 9 and 15 hours and this step is absolutely mandatory. It will give you some good coding basics! At that stage, we’ll send you a contract and your spot in the Bootcamp will be guaranteed.
If you are selected, you will have some additional prepwork (60 hours) to complete on Le Wagon’s prep work platform.
Our full-time program runs four times per year: January, April, July, and September. Our part-time program runs twice a year: in September and March. The exact dates are announced once the applications open, usually 4 to 5 months in advance. Feel free to reach out to the local city manager Ana. She will gladly answer all of your questions and contact you as soon as we open the applications for the upcoming batch.
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Next Brussels web development course part-time coding bootcamp starts on Mar 21, 2020