Full-time (9 weeks)

In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a Software Developer, code your own web applications from scratch and change your career.

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In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a Software Developer at Le Wagon.
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Live a unique experience.

Our web development course is an immersive experience that takes you from beginner to junior software developer in 9 weeks. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust and user-friendly app that answers your users' needs, and to follow the right workflow to collaborate with other developers, designers and product managers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 7930+ graduates
  • 1990+ products built
  • 450+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

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.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

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:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • Javascript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

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.

Programming Basics in Ruby

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.

Software Architecture

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.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

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.

Frontend Development

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.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

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.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

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.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

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!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

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 7930+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

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.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

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.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 7930+ 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.

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And when the course ends… It’s not over! Lifetime access to the online platform, connections to the best startups, and even the opportunity to continue your training by becoming a teaching assistant.

Claire Schults
Claire SchultsProject Manager at Startup Flow
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I was struck by the amount of knowledge and skills I developed. I give credit for that to the amazing program and method they developed. The way the course is structured and the resources they provide is THE real added value of this bootcamp!

Pierre Boulanger
Pierre BoulangerGrowth at Seraphin
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The curriculum in Le Wagon courses is really first class. They have found a way to teach you all of the important practical skills you'll need to make a web application, while cutting out unnecessary/theoretical computer science subjects.

Aoife McDaid
Aoife McDaidFull-stack Developer at Algolia
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Most learning and rewarding experience of my life! The Le Wagon bootcamp is a very intensive experience. If you like being challenged and solving problems, you will absolutely love this course!

Rayan Chaves De Castro
Rayan Chaves De CastroCTO at Horta Lab
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Those 2 months have been my best experience in terms of education. The teaching was excellent and the course targets the right skills needed to start a career in tech. It gave me everything I need to learn new skills quickly and efficiently.

Milan Barande
Milan BarandeFront-end Developer at Christian Dior Couture
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Le Wagon went beyond my expectations with an extremely complete course, an impressive online platform including efficient, motivational and entertaining challenges and tools, highly skilled teachers, a top teaching method and a very active community.

Hien-Chanh Quach
Hien-Chanh QuachFull-stack Developer at Skello
Typical day

A typical day at Le Wagon

From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is action-packed.

Lectures
Lectures9:00AM - 10:30AM

Grab a coffee and start every morning with an engaging & interactive lecture, before putting what you’ve learnt into practice.

Challenges
Challenges10:30AM - 4:30PM

Pair up with your buddy for the day, and work on a series of programming challenges with the help of our teaching staff.

Yoga
Yoga4:30PM - 5:30PM

Learning to code is very intense, so it’s important to take a break and relax during our yoga classes.

Live code
Live code5:30PM - 7:00PM

Review the day’s challenges and get an overview of upcoming lessons during live code sessions.

Talks & Workshops
Talks & Workshops7:00PM - 8:30PM

Be inspired and get priceless advice from successful entrepreneurs invited for exclusive talks.

Portfolio

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Teachers

Passionate teachers

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.

Thibault Jaime
Thibault Jaime

Thibault drives Le Wagon in Lausanne. He likes Entrepreneurship, coding and sport. He did Le Wagon in summer 2017 and then worked for one year as a web developer in a Real Estate Startup in Paris before moving to Switzerland.

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Alain Fresco
Alain Fresco

Alain is the founder and manager of Wavemind, a web development agency in Lausanne. He also teaches Ruby on Rails at Le Wagon in Lausanne. RoR is Wavemind's main Back-end technology.

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Maxime Personnic
Maxime Personnic

Maxime has worked for several years as an engineer and manager in industrial and technical fields. He attended Le Wagon in 2018 and now works freelance building apps in Ruby on Rails

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Mathilde Igier
Mathilde Igier

Mathilde finished her studies in EPFL in Lausanne and never left the area. For several years now, she works as a freelance on mobile and web projects. She teaches Front End at Le Wagon Lausanne.

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Cataline Baert
Cataline Baert

Cataline used to teach Maths. She switched to web development recently. She comes from Luxembourg and lives in Geneva. She teaches Ruby & Databases in Le Wagon Lausanne.

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Solène Basaïa
Solène Basaïa

Solène was a Fullstack Dev for 2 years in Startups in London. She decided she wanted to come back and live in Vaud again and found a job as a Software Developer at Veepee (Ventes-privees) in Lausanne.

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Marcellin Piguet
Marcellin Piguet

Marcellin has been working in digital for 10 years. He specialized in User Experience and Design Sprint 5 years ago. He now works at Be.care, a Medtech startup hosted in the same premises as Le Wagon in Lausanne.

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There are some ingredients that make this web development bootcamp very unique. First of all, the teachers are amazing, they help and support you a lot during the whole course, you can feel they really enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills.

Claire Dupont
Claire DupontProduct Manager at Unity Technologies
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At first, it was hard for me to learn web development, but the teachers made sure I made progress and really helped me along the way. Looking back at the whole experience, Le Wagon is the best investment I've made in myself and my career.

Maria Sut
Maria SutBack-end Developer at Tecnotramit
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Le Wagon's method is perfectly implemented, but what makes the difference are the people working there. They just keep motivating us, treating us with a lot of attention and patience. They made us feel good, happy, focused and part of the community.

Piotr Godzinski
Piotr GodzinskiFreelance Developer
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In the end my expectations for this course were even exceeded. The teachers were amazingly motivating and competent, I met interesting people from different professional backgrounds, the exercises & method enabled a step-by-step learning process.

Nhung Nguyen
Nhung NguyenFreelance Developer
Community & tools

Community and tools for life

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.

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Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

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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.

Community and tools for life
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The people I met there and the skills I learned completely exceeded my expectations. The absolute highlight were the three last weeks in which we built two MVPs. This was an absolutely amazing experience and I would recommend it to anybody in doubt.

Joscha Koepke
Joscha KoepkeProduct Manager at Google
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Le Wagon has a truly global reach. Running their web development courses in more than 30 locations and with a very tight-knit alumni network, one can easily get a foot into the startup or tech ecosystem of exciting cities on every continent.

Konstantin Baumer
Konstantin BaumerFreelance Developer
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Le Wagon helped me to connect to different tech communities and gain insights on the different tech sectors. More importantly, I met a group of new friends who share common interests. I would proudly recommend Le Wagon's web development course.

Isabel Chan
Isabel ChanData Analyst at Alibaba
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A "life changing experience", meaning every word of it! More than just a team of teachers and an amazing course, we are part of a big family at Le Wagon. There is a real community who can help us even after the bootcamp, so inspiring!

Sandra De Castro
Sandra De CastroFull-stack Developer at Dernier Cri
Career Services

Find a job in the best tech companies

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.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 7931 alumni community.

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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.

buymeacoffeeCreated with Sketch. Alumni Coaching Sessions

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.

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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.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the best companies
Hiring Partners

They hire our web development grads

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Amazon Hired 5 graduates
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Microsoft Hired 2 graduates
Google Hired 4 graduates
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Getaround Hired 6 graduates
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Facebook Hired 1 graduates
Apple Hired 1 graduates
Financing options

Find the right financing option for you

Find out if you are eligible for special offers in Lausanne.

Financing for Temporary Workers by Temptraining
Financing for Temporary Workers by Temptraining

In Switzerland, Temporary Workers contribute to a fund called Temptraining. Le Wagon is registered as a certified training institute. Depending on your contributions, you can get partially or fully funded.

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FAQ

Any questions about our program in Lausanne

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.

Who can apply to Le Wagon? Any prerequisite?

About 80% of the students who enter Le Wagon don’t have any technical skills. The vital elements to succeed at Le Wagon are being highly motivated and committed during the whole program.

There is no typical profile to participate. Our students come from various backgrounds: young graduates, marketing professionals, engineers, lawyers, journalists, architects, musicians, freelancers, etc… Our students are between 18 and 50 years old and share common values such as curiosity, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.

Is it possible to find a job after the bootcamp?

Switzerland is lacking developers. It is a great opportunity for students who just graduated from a bootcamp. We have many alumni who found a job locally after completing Le Wagon:

Nathan : Fullstack Dev at Tayo

Iris : Fullstack Dev at TieTalent

Giovanni : Freelance Fullstack Dev

We help our students to find the best way for them to bring value to society with their new skills and keep learning, depending on their aspirations. We open our local Tech network to accelerate their reconversion.

Where should I do Le Wagon?

We always advise our students to study in the city where they plan to settle down in the future.

At Le Wagon, you will learn new skills, but you will also develop your personal network, with other students and alumni. You will also be exposed to the local Tech ecosystem and benefit from the links built between Le Wagon and local companies, startups, incubators, etc...

In which language do we teach?

[Full-time] In Lausanne, we currently teach in French. However, we have requests to do batches in English. If you are interested by a batch in English, please voice your interest here: Quick survey for batches in English in Lausanne

[Part-time] The Part-time bootcamp is opened to both French and English speakers. The videos of the lectures are available in FR & EN. Then, during the exercises phases, teachers help students in their mother tongue.

What is the daily schedule in Lausanne?

[Full-time] A typical day starts at 8.30 and ends at 18.00. There is a lecture from 8.30 to 9.30, followed by exercises or projects, and a live-coding session from 16.30 until 18.00.

[Part-time] Please check the schedule here

For both the Full-time & Part-time formats, lectures are maintained during bank holidays, unless stated in the training contract.

Are there events organized in Lausanne?

Once a week on average, an event is hosted at Le Wagon, and students are more than welcome to join. It usually takes place from 18.30 to 20.00 and it is a good opportunity to meet people working in Tech locally.

Find all our events here

Is there a certificate after completion of the bootcamp?

Le Wagon delivers a certificate of completion for the students who followed the bootcamp seriously and completed the daily exercises and projects.

Le Wagon in Lausanne is certified by Eduqua, a high quality label for schools in Switzerland (Certificate #18688-43). However, the Le Wagon certificate is not yet recognized officially by the Swiss authorities.

How many students in Lausanne?

Our batches average 12 students in Lausanne. It is a great opportunity to benefit from personalized teaching and tight relationship with other students. This number keeps growing batch after batch.

How can I come to Le Wagon everyday?

🚃 By train, the easiest is to stop at Renens station and take the bus (5 min) or walk (10 min) to Le Wagon. It is also possible to stop at Malley station.

🚎 By bus, lines 17 & 19 will drop you right at Le Wagon. Lines 32 & 33 also stop closeby.

🚗 By car, we can arrange parking spots. Spots cost 150 CHF for the bootcamp. It is better to ask in advance to secure a spot.

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What are the accommodation options?

We can arrange a room with a host family or in an apartment close to Le Wagon for about 600 CHF / month. It is better to ask in advance to secure accommodation.

What are the options for lunch / dinner ?

[Full-time] We are lucky to have a great restaurant in the building that serves 2 different menus each day made with local and fresh products. Price is 13.50 CHF for a menu.

Some students prefer to bring their own food and use the small kitchen area at Le Wagon (fridge and micro-wave). There are also supermarkets around.

[Part-time] We advise students to eat before/after the evening session or to bring something to eat with them.

Is there also Yoga in Lausanne?

Yoga lessons are not set yet in Lausanne. However, we advise students to take breaks regularly because days are intense 😅

Want to go further?

Next Lausanne web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Feb 8, 2021