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FAQ

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In most cities, the bootcamp is taught in English.

In French cities, the program is in French. You will have a 1h30 lecture in the morning in French, and a 1h30 live-code in the evening in French as well. So, if you don't understand French correctly, you won't be able to attend the bootcamp in France.

In some other cities (São Paulo, Shanghai, Chengdu, Tokyo) specific sessions are organised in other languages (Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese). You can check the language of the next batch on the "Apply" page.

Extra info: all the challenges' instructions and written documentation are in English, so all students must have a good level and understanding or written English, even in cities where lectures are given in another language.

Don't worry about it! Students with a project are invited to pitch their idea during the bootcamp while people without one are welcome to team up with them.

We’ve had students over 50 in the past and they’ve succeeded in learning Web Development or Data Science and staring new careers like anyone else. Age doesn’t make any differences in the recruitment process to get onboard, the only thing we consider is your commitment and your motivation.

You need to be 18 to enroll for the course. However, you can apply if you are 17 as long as you turn 18 before the start of the bootcamp.

Our students all have very different profiles. They are between 18 and 55, and they all share the same curiosity and enthusiasm for coding and data. They all come from various background: undergraduates, marketers, engineers, sales, lawyers, journalists, architects, musicians... Thus, spending 9 weeks at Le Wagon is not only an incredible human experience, it also helps you build an astonishing network for your after-bootcamp life to keep learning and find amazing job or freelance opportunities!

Web Development course

You don't need any technical background to join our web development bootcamp. We expect 3 things from our students: be (extremely) motivated, be curious, be social. If this sounds like you, then we'll be more than happy to have you on board if you pass all the selection process.

Data Science course

The Data Science course requires some basic knowledge of programming and mathematics.

  • How much programming do I need to know? Well, you must be comfortable with data types & variables, conditions, loops, functions and data structures like arrays and dictionaries (also called hashes in some programming languages). If you know those topics in other languages than Python (like Ruby, JavaScript, C++, etc.), you have the right programming prerequisites!
  • How much mathematics do I need to know? In order to join our Data Science course, you also need a minimum level in Mathematics and to be familiar with concepts covered in high school's scientific section. We need you to be comfortable with functions, their derivatives & systems of linear equations. To get up to speed, some additional preparation work will be given to you before the bootcamp start to get a refresh of all these concepts as well as more advanced knowledge on linear algebra and statistics.

Each student must have a laptop. You’ll need Mac OS X, Linux or Windows.

⚠️ A Microsoft Surface or Apple iPad won't do. Those are not real computers. If you need a piece of advice on what to buy, please contact the staff.