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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.
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 6890+ 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 6890+ 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.
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.”
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.
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.
I was building an app, from scratch, with 3 friends that shared the same excitement I had. A truly remarkable experience.
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.
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!
The Le Wagon curriculum is perfect for this purpose because it gives you a lot of knowledge in very short period of time.
After trying to become a full-time web developer for years, I have finally been able to shift careers.
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.
Le Wagon gave me the perfect introduction into coding that opened my eyes to the possibilities that programming could bring.
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.
From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is action-packed.
Grab a coffee and start every morning with an engaging & interactive lecture, before putting what you’ve learnt into practice.
Pair up with your buddy for the day, and work on a series of programming challenges with the help of our teaching staff.
Learning to code is very intense, so it’s important to take a break and relax during our yoga classes.
Review the day’s challenges and get an overview of upcoming lessons during live code sessions.
Be inspired and get priceless advice from successful entrepreneurs invited for exclusive talks.
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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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.
Carlos is an invited professor at Técnico (IST), lead teacher and partner at Le Wagon Lisbon and full stack developer. In his spare time, he helps companies in creating new solutions based on innovative business models and technology.more about Carlos
Mariana, Communications-Consultant-turned-Web-Developer who also loves diving and traveling, joined Le Wagon as a teacher after completing the bootcamp herself. When Mariana is not teaching, she’s working as a PHP dev for her Wordpress agency.more about Mariana
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.more about Ricardo
After teaching students around the world English, Irina turned to software architecture and programming. As an alumna herself, Le Wagon did change her life. She wants to help others achieve it too by bringing her unique energy to the classroom.more about Irina
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.more about Gabriele
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.more about Andre
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.more about Patrick
Alumni from Lisbon's very first bootcamp in 2016 (shout out #batch28), João has been teaching with Le Wagon ever since. In the little spare time he has, João takes on freelance clients while completing his Masters in CS and Electrical Engineering.more about João
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Le Wagon is also the community - joining people in a tech environment, providing the best experience, and teaching to ensure a greater future ahead.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 6893 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.
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).
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
Have a look at our Accommodation Support Doc for Lisbon - http://bit.ly/lx-accomodation
Next Lisbon web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Apr 18, 2020