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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 March 5th to May 4th, 2018

Accepting applications until Monday, February 12th, 2018

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 patterns (flexbox, CSS grid) and go deeper into Javascript and ES6, the latest version of Javascript. 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, MailChimp, Cloudinary, 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!

What our students think of us

Catherine Oxley

I always knew I was interested in becoming a Web Developer but I was doing a non-technical degree at university an... Read more

Catherine Oxley
Batch #54, London
Published on Course Report, 05 May 2017
Sosuke Ebina

Before I started the wagon, I was a marketing manager of IT company in Japan. After few years of working on projec... Read more

Sosuke Ebina
Batch #78, Tokyo
Published on SwitchUp, 04 Oct 2017
Khalid Abubaker

Technology is something that I always liked, that's why I decided to major in computer engineering. It was that mo... Read more

Khalid Abubaker
Batch #78, Tokyo
Published on Course Report, 17 Oct 2017
Julie Ehrmann

I graduated in 2013 from a business school with a specialisation in finance, then worked for 3 years in startups b... Read more

Julie Ehrmann
Batch #48, Paris
Published on Course Report, 13 Mar 2017
Diosa Taylor

Before Le Wagon, I spent about a year doing various online courses to try to learn how to code. They taught me the... Read more

Diosa Taylor
Batch #62, Amsterdam
Published on Course Report, 05 Jan 2017
Thibault Derennes

I was one of the student of batch #77 in Montreal (summer 2017) and my only regret about LeWagon is that I didn't ... Read more

Thibault Derennes
Batch #77, Montréal
Published on Course Report, 27 Sep 2017

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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




Charly Martin

Although a big fan of the nomadic lifestyle, Charly decided to settle down in Sydney to launch Le Wagon, after going through the program as a student, teacher assistant and lead teacher. He’s now willing to help new students learn how to build awesome web products and change their lives for the better!

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



Maria Altyeva

Maria is an alumni from Yale University, an airport lounge sleeper, nacho cheese enthusiast, yoga instructor and a ninja back-end engineer! She moved to China in 2014 to explore the tech scene and is currently leading the development team at 5:IT, while sharing her thoughts on her blog and running a small supper club. Maria will guide Le Wagon students through the first steps of the Rails back-end framework, and help them build MVPs!

Teacher, Back-end engineer




Eddie Lau

Eddie Lau is a lean startup entrepreneur and pragmatic codeaholic who is passionate about web, mobile and interactive software development. He has spent over 12 years building up large scale web applications and prototyping startup products. Currently he's running his co-found software consultancy, assisting startups to plan and run their tech, and co-organizing a monthly Codeaholics meetup.

Peter Richards

Peter is a self-taught Ruby on Rails developer who is currently a digital nomad based out of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Though he studied film and worked in Hollywood for a few years, he decided to change his career path by teaching himself Ruby several years ago. He combined this learning with his interest in travel and cultures and soon found himself as a freelance developer in Vietnam. After perfecting his craft, he now manages a development team which works with clients around the world. He's a back-end expert and enjoys mentoring the next generation of people who want to change their life by learning to code!

Ruby on Rails Teacher



Allen Sanchez

Allen knows that a strong education experience can transform your life. Since 2010, after graduating from Yale University, Allen has helped students across Asia plan and achieve their further education 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 co-founded Le Wagon Chengdu to help students 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 and front-end developer passionate about Chinese innovation. From 2010 to 2016 he helped fabulous international brands to design their digital strategy for the Chinese market. 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!

Teacher, Driver




Beloved Teaching Assistants


Sebastian Nugnez


Sergio Rivas


Dan Engel

Tips from Chengdu

Early Bird Discount
Receive 3600 RMB discount when you enroll before January 15th, 2018

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

🏃🏃 Batman & Robin 🏃🏃
Startup cofounders will both receive 15% discount

Accepting applications until Monday, February 12th, 2018

* 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


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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Emeric Henon

Marketing Manager API

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Louis Robert

Product Manager


Hugo Vandernotte

Data Scientist


Grégoire Charles

Product Manager

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Andrew Rogerson

Full Stack Developer

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In Chengdu, lectures are given in English or Chinese. Next batch will start on March 5, 2018. Apply Now