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Our web development course, initially developed as an immersive 9-week bootcamp, can also be followed part-time in 24 weeks, studying some weekday evenings and Saturdays. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust, user-friendly app that matches users' needs and objectives, and to use the right workflow to work in collaboration with other developers.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 7570+ graduates find their dream job!
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.
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.
Our 7570+ 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.
Learn to code in 24 weeks with a tailor-made program
adapted to your busy schedule.
Live a unique learning experience every week.
Meet your peers and teachers three times a week to work on coding challenges. Learn to think and solve problems like a software developer.
Watch lectures at your own pace on our online platform. Grasp core concepts and prepare yourself for the next coding session. Consolidate your knowledge on a daily basis playing our Flashcards.
Every week, join us for events with entrepreneurs and hiring partners. Create your own network within a thriving tech scene.
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.
After several years in startups in Operations positions, Alexandre decided to learn code to have a better understanding of web products. After doing our FullStack bootcamp, he became both a freelancer & a teacher at Le Wagon to share his knowledge!more about Alexandre
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.more about Thibault
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.more about Alain
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 Railsmore about Maxime
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.more about Mathilde
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.more about Cataline
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.more about Solène
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.more about Marcellin
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.
Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.
Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.
Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.
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.
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.
Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 7570 alumni community.
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.
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.
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.
The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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...
[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.
[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.
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
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.
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.
🚃 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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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.
[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.
Yoga lessons are not set yet in Lausanne. However, we advise students to take breaks regularly because days are intense 😅
Next Lausanne web development course part-time coding bootcamp starts on Oct 17, 2020