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

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Join a unique Web Development course

Our web development course in Lisbon 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
  • 11,710+ graduates
  • 2790+ products built
  • 160+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course in Lisbon 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 40 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 11,719+ 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.

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Our 11,719+ 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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It was very demanding but the results were incredible. You really learn the bases of full stack web development in 9 weeks, and more importantly, you learn the mindset of “how to learn quickly and effectively.”

Stanislas Laurent
Stanislas LaurentProduct Manager at TheScreener
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I had 2 prototypes done and was as proud of them as a mother is proud of her children. They were my babies, they were the result of 9 weeks of hard work, and I couldn't be happier.

Mónica Nabais
Mónica NabaisBack-end Developer at Compta
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The teachers, the collaborative atmosphere, the learning methodology, everything that Le Wagon provided on a daily basis was essential for this crazy and rewarding learning adventure.

Joana Reis
Joana ReisFull-stack Developer at Compta
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I was building an app, from scratch, with 3 friends that shared the same excitement I had. A truly remarkable experience.

Alexandre Fontes
Alexandre FontesFull-stack Developer at BLKO
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All the technology taught at Le Wagon is up to date and really well explained during the morning lectures. The curriculum is super well organised, focusing on all the important tools needed to start building apps.

Rui Jorge
Rui JorgeFront-end Developer at Glintt
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I learned more in the first 3 days than in 3 years at university. They teach in a much more personal way, nobody is left behind and they treat each student as an individual!

Francisco Azevedo
Francisco AzevedoFull-stack Developer at e.near
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The Le Wagon curriculum is perfect for this purpose because it gives you a lot of knowledge in very short period of time.

Miguel Tavares
Miguel TavaresFull-stack Developer at Landings.jobs
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After trying to become a full-time web developer for years, I have finally been able to shift careers.

Gilmar Lima
Gilmar LimaFull-stack Developer at KWAN
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Classes focused on the practical side of how to use code as a developer and we were given the tools to look deeper and understand some of the underlying mechanisms of ruby and rails.

Manuel Costa Reis
Manuel Costa ReisFull-stack Developer at Landings.jobs
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Le Wagon gave me the perfect introduction into coding that opened my eyes to the possibilities that programming could bring.

Daniel Bugge
Daniel BuggeFull-stack Developer at Trendiamo
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The 9 weeks were very hard but so rewarding. It’s was a constant shift between feeling on top of the world and feeling like you truly have no idea of what’s happening. The truth is that none of us gave up and ended up presenting an amazing project.

Maria Castro
Maria CastroBack-end Developer at Rumos

A typical day at Le Wagon Lisbon

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

  • 09:00 Lectures
  • 10:30 Challenges
  • 16:00 Yoga
  • 17:00 Live-code
  • 18:00 Events 20:00
Lectures
Lectures09:00 - 10:30

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

Challenges
Challenges10:30 - 16:00

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

Yoga
Yoga (Optional)16:00 - 17:00

Learning to code can be very intense. If you want, you can make the most of the yoga classes we organize on certain days to relax and take a break.

Live code
Live-code17:00 - 18:00

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

Talks & Workshops
Events (Optional)18:00 - 20:00

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

Career Week

At the end of the bootcamp, you are welcome to join our Career Week. This week gives you the tools you need to take the next steps in your career, whether it is finding your first job in tech, building a freelance career, or launching a start-up.

Workshops Workshops

Benefit from a combination of panel discussions, workshops, presentations, and assignments to help you find the right career path.

Becoming job-ready Becoming job-ready

Prepare your personal profile, complete job applications, prepare for technical challenges, and make a game plan for after the bootcamp!

Inspiration Inspiration

Hear from alumni about their post-Bootcamp journeys and what a typical day looks like in their new careers.

Custom-made Custom-made

You can join any workshops or watch any tutorials that you are interested in. You create your own career week according to your interests and objectives

Timetable for the week
Monday
  • Discover career paths
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  • Prepare for a job application
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  • Prepare for technical challenges
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  • Apply for jobs
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  • Game plan post bootcamp

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course in Lisbon, 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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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.

Ricardo Otero
Ricardo Otero

Ricardo has a rich background in building venture-backed products. Head of Tech at Faber Ventures evolved into him co-founding his own VC backed startup, Hoko, an AI-powered publishing tool. He is now a freelancer while lead teaching at Le Wagon.

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Gabriele Canepa
Gabriele Canepa

After completing Le Wagon, Gabriele chose to make Lisbon his home and has been working here ever since. Full-stack software developer by day and Le Wagon lead in his free time, he brings the special sauce to our students' frontend mastery.

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Andre Pires
Andre Pires

Alumni from Batch 49, he now works as a developer and is a strong member of Lisbon's community. André is patient, dynamic and always making the extra effort so that students can enjoy the bootcamp experience as much as he did.

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Patrick Pinto
Patrick Pinto

A Ruby on Rails enthusiast and the CTO of Lisbon-based startup, Bugle, Patrick started lead teaching at Le Wagon after hiring one of the Lisbon alumni and seeing the power of the bootcamp in action.

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Jose Lourenco
Jose Lourenco

With a background in computer science, José has been building data products at big telcos and fast-growing startups for the last 10 years, in fields as NLP and Cyber Security. José helps students build their own products by teaching data engineering.

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Mariana Marcelino
Mariana Marcelino

Mariana, communications-consultant-turned-developer who also loves diving and traveling, joined Le Wagon as a teacher after completing the bootcamp. After successfully freelancing, she has join us as batch manager, teacher and outcomes coordinator.

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Nicholas Major
Nicholas Major

Nick taught himself programming while working in tech support at bluehost.com about 10 years ago. Although Ruby and Javascript are his primary languages, he also has experience in Python and Perl.

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After a few days at Le Wagon batch #28 in Lisbon I realized my investment was a smart one. I really felt the time and money put into the program was being invested back on me from everyone involved.

Ricardo Serrão
Ricardo SerrãoFull-stack Developer at Trading Econimics
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Everyone made sure we had the best guidance and support over the course, and displayed a level a of patience that I was not used to.

Francisco Barreto
Francisco BarretoFull-stack Developer at Cleverti
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Yes, you will struggle, but that is the whole point. And there is always a teacher or a colleague to discuss the challenges with - that’s one of the most valuable sides of the bootcamp.

Ana Silva
Ana SilvaBack-end Developer at Bugle
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Most importantly the whole Le Wagon team of teachers and assistants spent a great effort on helping the students and make it a great experience for everybody.

Swen Kunzel
Swen KunzelCTO at Secret City Trails

Community and tools for life

Lisbon 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.

Slack icon Slack communities

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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Le Wagon is a family and you really feel that from Day 1. We would have a weekly Friday dinner and many other activities which allowed us to bond. Beer pong, dancing, doughnuts and snacks, hugs, you name it, we had it!

Irina Popa
Irina PopaTeaching Assistant at Le Wagon
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My group came from different backgrounds and had complete opposite experiences from me! Not only did that leave me at ease about my lack of knowledge in the matter but it created the amazing environment that is Le Wagon!

Maria Castro
Maria CastroBack-end Developer at Rumos
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Le Wagon is not only a coding bootcamp, Le Wagon is a network made by people who really want you to succeed and help you along the way, even after the bootcamp.

Alexandre Fontes
Alexandre FontesFull-stack Developer at BLKO
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Le Wagon is also the community - joining people in a tech environment, providing the best experience, and teaching to ensure a greater future ahead.

Rui Jorge
Rui JorgeFront-end Developer at Glintt
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Le Wagon in Lisbon also gives you a whole environment within the startup scene, where you feel like you are part of the dynamic. Regular talks with StartUp CEOs, CTOs or Founders encourage you to pursue your own idea...

Constantin Ehrlich-Adám
Constantin Ehrlich-AdámFull-stack Developer at TeleClinic
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Le Wagon offered an ecosystem of intelligent, interesting individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, which I feel had a strong effect on each others' ability to imagine and innovate.

Daniel Bugge
Daniel BuggeFull-stack Developer at Trendiamo
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My Le Wagon experience has ended I am still very much tied to the community and I would be very sad if that were not so. These are bonds made for life and I know that if I ever have a programming problem I have tons of people I can turn to for help.

Irina Popa
Irina PopaTeaching Assistant at Le Wagon
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The community is great, and I feel that the students and the teachers are my friends and are there to help me, even after the bootcamp. I'm definitely hanging out with them after my working/studying schedule, which is super cool.

Joana Reis
Joana ReisFull-stack Developer at Compta

Find a job in the best tech companies in Lisbon

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters in Lisbon and connect with relevant alumni.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course in Lisbon: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 11,719 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.

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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

They hire our Web Development grads in Lisbon

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

Amazon Hired 7 graduates
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Compta Hired 2 graduates
Gaspard + Bruno Hired 3 graduates
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Google Hired 5 graduates
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Landings.jobs Hired 2 graduates
MAN Digital Hub Hired 1 graduates

Find the right financing option for you

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

Income Share Agreement - Fundação José Neves

After being accepted to any of our bootcamps, students who are fiscal residents in Portugal may apply for an Income Share Agreement (ISA) with our partner Fundação José Neves (FJN).

Once your application is approved, FJN will take care of your full tuition fees so that you can focus solely on enjoying your experience and solving our mind-blowing bootcamp challenges!

After your graduation, and only once you have found your dream job in tech, you will repay the tuition through a small percentage of your salary (above a pre-defined minimum income).

Le Wagon Alumni Discount

If you've graduated from one of our bootcamps, you are very likely to be interested in repeating your unforgettable experience!

By leveraging your tech skills, you will be able to differentiate your web apps with machine learning or deep learning models or to deploy your data-based products through a full-stack web app.

Therefore, we offer Le Wagon Alumni a 20% discount (over our basis price of €6.500) on all our bootcamps here in Lisbon. This way, you may choose to have a 9 weeks break or to upgrade your tech stack over 24 weeks, while you ace your current tech job.

The most acclaimed Coding Bootcamp

Le Wagon is the #1 ranked coding bootcamp on Switchup Coursereport logo

Le Wagon has 2084 reviews with an average grade of 4.98/5 which makes it the most acclaimed coding bootcamp worldwide on Switchup according to student reviews! Whilst these reviews make us proud, above all they make us happy. Behind these reviews are hundreds of people around the world who have had a life-changing experience joining our program, that has opened new doors for them. We feel blessed and honoured to have enabled them - and to keep enabling our students - to become autonomous in coding, upskill or change their career, or launch their own startups.

Also, these 2084 reviews are extremely important for us to make sure we’re always meeting the same level of excellence. Having such positive and enthusiastic reviews about our bootcamps is the ultimate proof that we provide the best tech education for all our students, in the 45 cities we run our coding bootcamps in.

Any questions about our program in Lisbon

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.

What's the local to foreigner ratio in your full-time bootcamp?

In Lisbon, we typically have 10 nationalities represented on average in our full-time bootcamp with anywhere from 40% to 60% coming from abroad (depending on the time of year).

What's the average cost of living in Lisbon?

According to previous Le Wagon Lisbon alumni who came from abroad, here's the average cost of living over the last few years -

Average cost of living (excl. rent): €557

Average rental cost (private room): €384

Average rental cost (entire flat): €984

Where should I stay in Lisbon?

Have a look at our Accommodation Support Doc for Lisbon - http://bit.ly/lx-accomodation

For more questions & answers, you can visit our FAQ section! If you would like to discuss with Le Wagon team, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Want to go further?

Next Lisbon Web Development course (full-time coding bootcamp) starts on Oct 11, 2021

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