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Learn to Code in the Land of Abundance

Chengdu has one of the best performing regional economies in China, yet it maintains its rich cultural heritage and famous laid-back lifestyle. Throughout a decade of strong growth in the tech sector it has attracted companies such as IBM, Thoughtworks, Samsung, Tencent and over half of the Fortune 500 companies. Now, with generous government support for entrepreneurship, Chengdu is pushing to become China's next big innovation hub.
At Le Wagon Chengdu we bring technical skills to the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Join our global community and become a part of the technology revolution!

The next bootcamp runs from July 3 - September 1, 2017

Now accepting applications!

Code the startup way.

Learn web-development

Learn all about Ruby, SQL, and the Rails application framework. Develop your front-end skills by using advanced CSS technics (flexbox, grid, animations, etc..) and go deeper into Javascript by learning jQuery and React.js, the library developed by Facebook. More details.

Think like a Software engineer

A person who has the big picture on technical issues, who understands what MVC means, knows how to design a database schema or to dissect an HTTP request, and who can start learning a new programming language very quickly.

Adopt a technical workflow

There's definitely a good way of building tech products and that's what we will teach you. Write your MVP's user stories, draw your database scheme, build a mockup with Sketch, collaborate using pull-requests and code-reviews on Github. That's how successful startups work.

Get the startup toolkit

Heroku, Stripe, Mandrill, Amazon S3, Algolia... We will teach you how to implement all these services to be more efficient at the launch of your new product. Save time, use the right tool for your specific need, that's our developer mindset.

Build your product

No one will teach you how to build web products as we do. Kudoz has just raised 1.2M, Impact is disrupting politics, MaShareEcole school, MedPics healthcare, Krawd marketing... and there are so many other projects in the starting blocks. Check it out for yourself.

Land a new job

Working as a junior developer for Stripe, Algolia, Molotov, Save, Compass, 55, Save, etc.. We will help you find your dream job, either as a junior dev, product manager or growth hacker. Discuss with any of our alumni to find out more!

Students Reviews

What our students think of us

By far the best learning experience I ever had.
Neophyte in programming, I was amazed about how @lewagon could seed us the proper knowledge to start migration on our own projects. Respect!
9 weeks of intense coding.Great curriculum, enthusiastic coaches. The MBA of code.
A life changing bootcamp that opens new doors for you, socially and technically speaking. The Le Wagon family is one of a kind!
Le Wagon was one of the best experiences of my life. They make the impossible possible. I went from a coding newbie to building my own web application.
Online courses made me feel like I could learn to code. Le Wagon made me code.
If someone asks me where to go for the best web development training in London it has to be Le Wagon. I feel like I have learned in 9 weeks what would normally take 3 years. Excellent syllabus and platform.
Le Wagon was for me a very interesting experience that reinforced me in my choice, to change my professional life. The Program was intense, complete, with good teachers, a good atmosphere and great persons.
It was one of the most exciting and challenging time of my life. I felt that I should have learnt all of that 15 years ago, but this power of internet did not exist by then. So Lewagon was the right thing to do in this very right time.
Really a life changing and amazing experience. I didn't expect to love coding this much!
The best way to get your foot in the door when you are completely new to coding!
It was like learning ruby at the pace of an airplane! We covered so much stuff in only 9 weeks.
It has provided me something to look forward to each day and a level of empowerment to build the things I think about that no other experience has provided me.
Intense experience full of love and tears. Will do it again.
It's a whistle stop tour into the world of full stack programming that if you snooze, you lose, there's no going backwards only forwards into the unknown to give birth to new amazing products with your teammates for life.
Getting that knowledge and experience in only 2 months is really impressive. On top of the ability to join an amazing community. A truly unforgettable experience.
It was awesome, I wish I had done this earlier in life. I recommend Le Wagon to every good soul!
Challenging, intense, fun, Le Wagon took us from clueless to junior devs in just a few weeks!
The invaluable feeling that I was acquiring a very relevant knowledge that will expand my freedom gave me an impulsion to move forward with the professional transition I've always longed for.
It was amazing to meet so many different people. And everyday I felt more motivated. Le Wagon really made me change the way I will look at any new challenge coming my way.
I learnt so much in a short space of time. That's the power of Le Wagon!
Life changing. Learning how to think like a programmer has not only opened so many doors career wise, it has changed the way I think about problem solving generally.
I couldn't imagine to be so grateful after this 9 weeks. We learned so much about web development and have such a great time
Teachers and people from Le Wagon are not just amazing professionals, but great human beings. They taught me how to code and how to love it. Le Wagon has definitely changed my life.
What a ride - incredible experience being sucked into the tech-world with no way to quit or slack off...enjoyed every second - THANKS!
I feel Le Wagon, gave me the keys to a new world. From here, it's all up to me.
Jumping into coding world together with some of the most enthusiastic and experienced people you'll ever meet.
I was exhausted at the end of the bootcamp with my body still now recovering, but I loved every minute of it.
I loved it, I was challenged, frustrated, euphoric and down on my rear end some days. I would recommend Le Wagon to anyone with aspirations to code. Just be prepared for an emotional journey.
Become a family in a week, live like a family for two months and learn like you've never learned before. Let Le Wagon change your life.
The most humbling, enabling and life changing experience.
There will be definitely a before and after Le Wagon. I recommend it to anyone looking to start a challenging coding journey and discover an exciting community.
The perfect coding foundation. The social aspect was just as good and perhaps even better.
What an experience! Those were two months of extreme learning. Besides learning how to build web applications I built amazing friendships.
I always knew I was interested in becoming a Web Developer but I was doing a non-technical degree at university and wasn't sure I would find work as a developer afterwards. (I studied French). I was teaching English abroad and when I was asked to teach a Technology course I realised I was a lot more interested in coding than most of my students...this was when I seriously started looking at becoming a dev. I ended up picking Le Wagon for a couple of reasons - the reviews were pretty unanimous that it was a great place to study, and it was also only 9-weeks long and I wanted to get working ASAP so I didn't mind signing up to something pretty intensive. It was definitely more than 'pretty' intensive but I had the most amazing time doing it. I'd already done a fair bit of HTML/CSS before the course but it feels ridiculously insignificant after an intensive week of JavaScript lessons! They also teach you to code properly --what to avoid/best practices-- which I'm so grateful for in hindsight. It's more than just knowing how to code, but also how to deploy an app from scratch along with a tonne of other really useful lessons. A lot of people said the first couple of weeks were very tough and they were right, but IT'S SO WORTH IT. Le Wagon is definitely a 'work hard/play hard' kind of place. The teachers were all amazing and they went above and beyond when we got stuck. (Especially in the last two weeks of project-deadlines!) It doesn't stop when you leave, either. Everyone is so happy to help with issues post-course and there's a brill alumni network. I loved learning to code in Ruby, but when we got to frontend, i completely fell in love and had my fingers crossed for a great job as a front-end dev (which I found just a couple of weeks later). Taking Le Wagon has quite literally changed my life - I'm doing what I've always wanted to do.
Intense but so awesome!
top notch 60 day full stack rails bootcamp for ridiculously low fee
Great! In one word. Be able to learn a language and create an app this quickly is really impressive!
An intense developer bootcamp showing best practices to get you up to speed as an online entrepeneur, fast, practical and to the point!
The most rewarding feeling when you reach Demo Day with your shiny new MVP. The teaching staff are extremely talented at passing on their knowledge, their passion and enthusiasm for coding is infectious, and this course was without doubt the right move to progress our startup.
Le Wagon is THE coding school you should do. period. It's worth the cost. Go and see by yourself.
I attended Le Wagon’s coding bootcamp in London from January to March 2017. I’ve always been interested in technology and have wanted to study it ever since I was a kid, but school just wasn’t teaching me what I wanted to learn so I left when I was 18. I looked into some coding bootcamps and Le Wagon was clearly leading the game with the best reviews, highest ratings, most interesting alumni projects. So I started in London in January 2017 and I learnt more technical skills in the space of 2 weeks than I did in my entirety of formal education! Even my friends who decided to go to university can’t compete with the scale of things I can now create. Le wagon has kickstarted my career and I even got my first project by meeting their alumni! Joining Le Wagon was the best decision I’ve made in a long time and I still miss going there every day and being in the environment of constant learning.
Intensive & enriching learning experience: 9 weeks, a wealth of programming knowledge, dynamic & passionate teammates.
The most intense learning experience in my life, sweated blood and tears, and came back from the dead to feel great about all the things I've learnt. Can recommend it to everyone!
Best ride of my life. Super intense, but I have learned so much, met amazing people. Not sure if I will ever get an experience with such an amazing learning curve.
This little van actually hides and incredible lift towards the coding skies! Brace yourselves!

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Teachers in Chengdu

Forrest Ye

Forrest is a graduate from JiaoTong university where he co-founded He worked as Software Engineer at Microsoft, then Product Manager at Tencent. 3 years ago Forrest decided to drop his corporate career to become a full-time Ruby on Rails developer! At Le Wagon he will teach to our entrepreneurs the fundamentals of code, how to master the best frameworks and adopt a good tech workflow for a very fast execution.

Teacher, Ruby expert




Dounan Hu

Originally from Shanghai, Dounan studied Physics & Astronomy to get an M.S at the University of Cambridge in 2005. Involved in programming since the age of 16, he lived in the USA to conduct university-level projects of algorithms and serve the research of Astronomy. He also got involved in numerous social & nonprofit activities from NY to Brazil. By 2010 Dounan went ahead to become a tech consultant for the startups in the Bay area and in China, where he joined as CTO in 2015. With Le Wagon Dounan shares his passion of social enterprises & software architecture to the next generation of makers.

Teacher, Software architect



Allen Sanchez

Allen knows that a strong education experience can transform your life. Since graduating from Yale University in 2010, Allen has helped students across Asia plan and achieve their educational goals. He most recently worked with the University of California - Berkeley where he developed the Asia-Pacific recruitment strategy for their Master of Information and Data Science degree. After witnessing this powerful intersection of education and technology, Allen hopes to empower Le Wagon students to skill-up, build their ideas, and create their future. He's excited to drive Le Wagon in Chengdu, a place he's called home since 2013.




Thibault Genaitay

Thibault is a digital marketing practitioner passionate about Chinese innovation. Since 2010 he held various positions as project manager in Shanghai, helping fabulous brands to design their digital strategy for a market of 700M+ netizens. He also developed a conviction: today, innovation is fed by a mix of business and tech talents. Thibault founded Le Wagon in Shanghai to support creative entrepreneurs build amazing products in China!

Brian Phillips

Brian is a co-founder of Polyphasic Developers, and a JavaScript expert. He has been a developer, Adwords consultant, and security specialist for over ten years. He lives in Chengdu with his wife and daughter, but never has to go to an office since he works remotely with his team, which is distributed around the globe. At Le Wagon Chengdu he will be teaching all things JavaScript.

Teacher, JavaScript



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💃 Women in Tech💃
Female participants will receive 10% discount

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Startup cofounders will both receive 15% discount

Accepting applications until Monday, June 19th

* Special offers are not cumulative

They hired our students

Where our students are working


Olivier Godement

Country Operations


Jean-Edern Lorillon

Business Development


Louis Pinot

Web Developer


Amélie Beurrier

Product Manager

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Jean-Baptiste Beck

Business Development

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Grégoire Charles

Product Manager


Alice Clavel

Back-end Developer


Fabien Loup

Software Engineer


Maxime Braud

Product Manager


Camille Delbove

Front-end Developer


Michael Monin

Back-end developer


Sébastien Ferre

FullStack developer


Marina Starkova

Developer Ruby on Rails


Thomas Deschamps

Backend Developer


Nordine Slimani

Product Manager

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Mehdi Ayouche

Product Manager

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Thomas Joët

Product Manager


Olivier Casassus

Digital Marketing Manager

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Jean Anquetil

Full Stack Developer


Manou Febvret

Front-end Developer


Ilias Hicham

Junior Ruby Developer

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Alice Gillet

Strategic Partnerships Manager


Mia Wardé

Customer Success Manager


Eric Lacaille

Software Engineer


Edouard Winia

Product Manager

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Ariane Coulon

Fullstack Developer

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Nicolas Biencourt

Product Manager

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Louis Robert

Product Manager

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In Chengdu, lectures are given in English or Chinese. Next batch will start on July 3, 2017. Apply Now