Next Bootcamp session:

March 11, 2019 - May 10, 2019


Classes in Chengdu are in English

Learn to Code in Chengdu, the next innovation hub of China

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, Ubisoft and over half of the Fortune 500 companies.

Now, with 30M$ government support for entrepreneurship, Chengdu is pushing to become China's next big innovation hub. The authorities are offering foreign founders office space, cash, advice, logistics services and even basic furniture.

At Le Wagon Chengdu we bring technical skills to the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Join our strong community and become a part of the technology revolution!


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What you can achieve in Chengdu

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

Alexander Pieczka

I never really had the courage to actually get behind a computer and start learning coding all by myself. I though... Read more

Alexander Pieczka
Batch #111, Berlin
Published on Switch Up, 17 Jan 2018
John Fish

I can recommend Le Wagon without hesitation. They will teach you to code, for sure, but more than that, after nine... Read more

John Fish
Batch #92, Berlin
Published on Switch Up, 11 Jan 2017
Nhung Nguyen

I joined Le Wagon Berlin in July 2017 after having finished my Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a sp... Read more

Nhung Nguyen
Batch #92, Berlin
Published on Switch Up, 12 Jan 2017
Julien Schmit

I joined le Wagon Berlin 6 months ago. In retrospect, I’m fortunate to claim that it has been one of the best deci... Read more

Julien Schmit
Batch #111, Berlin
Published on Course Report, 01 Jan 2018
Takuya Asako

Before I joined Le Wagon, I worked as a manager of Bridge SE team of Software development company in Vietnam. I st... Read more

Takuya Asako
Batch #94, Tokyo
Published on Switch Up, 26 Dec 2017
Shinnosuke Taguchi

As an undergraduate student, I had many ideas I wanted to put to life. However, I soon realized that I needed to f... Read more

Shinnosuke Taguchi
Batch #94, Tokyo
Published on Switch Up, 03 Jan 2018

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Teachers in Chengdu

Audrey Gourdji

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Audrey graduated with a BComm in International Business with a minor in marketing from Concordia University. Fluent in English, French, and Mandarin, she has accumulated years of experience in the fashion industry, as well as the tech space in both established companies, as well as in startups. Her love for design and aesthetics is what motivates her to create beautiful tech products. As a teacher, Audrey loves to challenge students to push their boundaries and explore their creativity.

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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.

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Konstantin Chernov

Konstantin has a M.Sc in Math and IT, and is a yogi, musician and traveler. He develops projects in wide range of technologies, and has worked in several successful Russian, Israeli and American startups, and is the cofounder of one of them. His approach - the best study is practice. In recent years he has worked as a full-stack web developer, mostly on Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. In 2016 he became a freelancer and moved to China to discover China and life in Asia. Konstantin likes to study and has collected a lot of development experience, which he now wants to share.

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Forrest Ye

When he was still studying at JiaoTong university, Forrest co-founded Ele.me, the famous meal ordering services together with Jia Kang & Xuhao Zhang. Once he left this early venture, Forrest worked as Software Engineer for Microsoft, then moved on to become Product Manager at Tencent.

In 2013 he moved from the corporate world to the tech scene again and went full-time on Ruby on Rails as a developer, consultant for Chinese startups, and launched several tech businesses in Shanghai.

At Le Wagon Shanghai, Forrest is teaching entrepreneurs the fundamentals of back-end development and how to adopt a good workflow for a very fast execution.

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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 Minimal Viable Products!

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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!

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Sergio Rivas

Sergio is an alumni from Swarthmore College, who has 7 years of entrepreneurial experience in China. Since he was 18 years old until now, he has been involved the creation of 6 profitable startups ranging from music industry to education industry. He has fulfilled roles as a database architect, lead developer, and now is the CEO of a Hangzhou-based software development company. As Sergio first stepped into coding as a student at LeWagon, he is excited to give back to the community that helped him get his start by teaching students how to become expert algorithmic thinkers. He hopes to help LeWagon students develop the ability to make a backend strong enough to support an entire startup.

Steve Jackson

Steve has been programming computers since he was a kid and now works as a full-time Ruby on Rails developer while teaching and mentoring part-time at Le Wagon Chengdu. Steve is also experienced in JavaScript and React and has recently started playing around with WeChat mini-programs. At Le Wagon he teaches advanced programming concepts and mentors student projects.

Thibault Genaitay

Digital marketing practitioner, front-end developer for 15 years, Thibault is a French citizen who moved to China in 2010. He held positions as tech project manager & account director for digital consultancies in both Shanghai & Hong Kong. Thibault worked with luxury brands such as Guerlain, Sephora, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Cartier to build high-end WeChat services. Since 2016, Thibault is running Le Wagon China, helping creative entrepreneurs to build amazing products for a market of 900M users.

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.

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Tips from Chengdu

Special offers ❗

Fall Early Bird Discount
Receive 3600 RMB discount
when you apply before August 15th, 2018

Women in Tech
Female participants will receive 10% discount

Batman & Robin
Startup cofounders will both receive 15% discount

* Special offers are not cumulative


New to China? 🌏

We got you covered. Reach out to our local team for advices: chengdu@lewagon.org 😊

Need a visa? 📎

No worries - we can invite you on a Business Visa.
Duration and number of entries vary according to your nationality! Please consult our team.

Afraid of the great firewall? 👻

We provide a good VPN to all participants. Developers can't survive without Googling errors...

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