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Our web development course in Marseille 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 software that answers your users' needs, and to follow the right workflow to collaborate with other developers, designers and product managers.
Our web development course in Marseille 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 40 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 15,330+ 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 15,330+ 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.
From a guitarist life to a geek one.It was a really intense period with ups and downs, but I had the opportunity to learn a lot and find a new "love" of my life, programming. I will now improve the React.Js to be a complete freelance profile.
Before, I thought that being a web developer was only for engineers. The pedagogy is amazing. After 9 weeks of hard work, we are able realize in 9 weeks what others learn in 5 years.
Unbelievable ! It allowed me to be reconciled with the world of code that I hated. The short is well distributed. It's really well structured and precise. This allows to understand the fundamentals and especially to execute the concepts immediately.
From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is in Marseille 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 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.
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.
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.
Benefit from a combination of panel discussions, workshops, presentations, and assignments to help you find the right career path.
Prepare your personal profile, complete job applications, prepare for technical challenges, and make a game plan for after the bootcamp!
Hear from alumni about their post-Bootcamp journeys and what a typical day looks like in their new careers.
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
During our web development course in Marseille, 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.
After over 20 years in web development, IT team management and software architecture, Damien joined Le Wagon Marseille in 2017. He's also comedian and co-founded the startup Imparato [www.imparato.io] in 2018.more about Damien
An engineer by training, Florent worked for eight years in construction and environment. Back in France, he decided to change his life and integrated batch #53. He is now a freelance developer and teaches at Le Wagon.more about Florent
In the Batch 176, I lived throughout the 9 weeks a great human experience. The Wagon team and the teachers are super nice. The teaching method is excellent. I learned a lot of things and can now consider getting into Freelance Developer Fullstack.
The first 3 weeks are intense. We never work alone, we help each other, and we progress together. The teachers have brought us a lot of bricks which lead to a coherent whole and allow to realize really nice projects.
Marseille 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.
In one word : incredible. I've met great people, students, teachers or staff. The were really good vibes everywhere. Courses were intense but very well made, I learned so much in 2 months.
Before starting Le Wagon, I was stressed. I didn't know if I was strong enough, smart enough to really enjoy the bootcamp. It was hard, but incredibly simple. The team was always all around us, supporting us.
The wagon to change my life, at age 45 I had no knowledge in the code, plus a marketing experience. I went on the other side, the side that I thought obscure, but now is clear and more logical ! I can now code my own projects or work in a startup.
An experience rich in learning, coding, meetings and enriching on the human level. This experience allowed me personally to find more my way, expand my professionnal network and open new doors as a Marketing Lead in a Startup.
Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters in Marseille and connect with relevant alumni.
Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course in Marseille: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 15,330 alumni community.
Attend our job fairs and networking events, meet with the best tech companies and receive offers from recruiters looking for talent in tech-related roles.
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.
Le Wagon has 2326 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, which 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 2326 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 41 cities we run our coding bootcamps in.
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.
The prerequisites to be able to apply for our training are the following - to have a strong motivation, - to have a professional project in coherence with the openings of our training, - to have a good level of written comprehension in English
We evaluate the satisfaction of our alumni with the calculation of the Net Promoter Score (also called NPS).To do this, we ask this question at the end of the training: "How likely are you to recommend the wagon to a friend, colleague, or relative?"
The answers are scores ranging from 0 (not likely) to 10 (very likely). The score given by the alumni determines the category in which they will be classified. There are 3 categories: Promoters: for alumni who give a score of 9 to 10 Passives: for those giving a grade of 7 to 8 Detractors: for those giving a score of 0 to 6.
The formula for calculating the Net Promoter Score is as follows: (Number of promoters - Number of detractors) / (Number of respondents) x 100
Since the launch of the Wagon in Marseille, we have an average NPS of 86 (calculated over the year 2020) on our web development training.
At Le Wagon, around 80% of students have no technical skills when they enter the training, yet more than 99% of our students follow the training to the end. Since 2014, we have trained more than 10,000 people in web development. The ability of our students to succeed in the training or find a job depends above all on their motivation and their investment throughout the program. The main reason for dropping out for the remaining 1% is a change in professional project during training.
There is no typical profile to do Le Wagon. Our students are young graduates, marketing and sales professionals, engineers, lawyers, journalists, architects, musicians ... Our students are between 18 and 60 years old and share the same curiosity and enthusiasm for code.
To apply for the training, you simply need to complete and submit the application form - it will take you a few minutes. We will then schedule an interview (remote or face-to-face) to understand your objectives in more detail.
You will then have to complete a technical test to show your motivation!
The only technical prerequisite to join the Wagon formation is to complete the Ruby track on CodeCademy. It usually takes between 9 and 15 hours. Once you have been selected, to help you get started with the code and make sure everyone is on the same level, we invite you to complete our Prepwork, available on our educational platform, before starting the training.
At the end of the 9 weeks, you will have acquired a Ruby on Rails junior developer level. This means that you will be able to quickly prototype your ideas by independently creating a rich and complete web application. For example, you will know how to allow your users to register on your site, add an administration back-office, accept payment by card, send emails automatically, etc. You will know how to get into production quickly and you will have learned the best development practices used by the best startups today. You will then have the choice: to continue your entrepreneurial project, or to apply as a junior developer or product manager in a web startup!
Our Web Development training delivers a Professional Certification level 6 (equivalent to Bac + 3/4) "Web Application Designer / Developer" registered with the RNCP.
Here are the skill blocks validated by this certification: Block 1: Define and design a web application project Block 2: Manage and develop a web application project Block 3: Deploy and analyze the use of a web application
The procedures for obtaining the certification are available here.
The average success rate for certification over previous years is 70% (calculated over the years from 2018 to 2020).
Technology is a bit like fashion. Some people will say "this is not trendy anymore" or "this is the future". And we at Le Wagon prefer not to follow the hype and base our program on a more long-lasting foundation.
When we learn to drive we learn to drive any car, right? Yes, we'll have to adapt to manual / automatic shift, a more powerful engine or a different break feel. It's the same with programming.
One should not attend a bootcamp to learn a language. But to be able to deeply think as a software engineer. In other words, someone who is capable of breaking down problems into software components and build solutions from the ground up. Coding is here to build stuff and a bootcamp should equip you to be an autonomous creator.
So, we decided to teach the back-end programming with Ruby because of these three reasons: 1 - It's the first language who puts the developer at the center of the creation process. Most languages were created with the machine in mind (robustness, stability, performance...). The consequence is that computer languages can be unintuitive and complex to learn. Ruby was created by a Japanese guy (Yukihiro Matsumoto) who thought that a language should make developers happy. It's concise, elegant and reads like English. So students can focus on the developing their logical thinking, rather than memorizing the syntax.
2 - There are several back-end languages. Ruby is object oriented programming just like PHP, Python, Java, C++. It means that the building blocks of programming are transversal to all of them (variables, functions, strings, arrays, hashes.) Once you learn object oriented programming, you'll be ready to acquire new skills in other back-end languages. You'll just need some time and discipline. Most of Le Wagon graduates who are now working as professional developers are coding in several different languages, frameworks and stacks. 3 - Paired with Rails (an open source framework created by a startup founder and author of the book "Rework" David Heinemeier Hansson), it brings an extremely efficient way of building web apps. Ruby on Rails has an amazing community of developers and was used to build companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Soundcloud, Kickstarter and Shopify. Remember: the bootcamp unfolds over 9 weeks only. Days are fully packed and it's really fast paced. It should be taken as a launchpad for a new life as a creator, rather than an end in itself. After these two months, there will be a never ending world of languages, frameworks, technologies to explore. If you learn how to learn, you'll be able to fly with your own wings.
Once your application has been selected, we will schedule a 30-minute interview to get to know you. Come as you are ! Once again, we will focus on your motivation, but also your team spirit. Since you will often be working with other people during the training, this criteria is very important to us!
Our students all have very different profiles. Our alumni are between 18 and 60 years old and all share the same curiosity and the same enthusiasm for the code. They come from very varied sectors: students, graduates of engineering or business schools, lawyers, journalists, architects, designers, musicians, nurses, bakers, masons… Spending 9 weeks at Le Wagon is not only an incredible experience. an educational experience is also a way of joining a great and inspiring community of which you will be a part for life!
If you don't have a specific project idea, don't worry! Students carrying a project are invited to pitch it during training and students who do not have one join them to work on it. On the other hand, you should not apply if your only goal is to launch your project in 2 weeks. The real goal of the Project Weeks is to learn how to work in a team and improve their skills in Rails while you are building your product. Either way, the good news is that you will be able to code any idea independently at the end of the training!
We look for one thing above all in applications: motivation. Our 9 week training is intense and demanding and requires a lot. Make sure you explain why you want to join Le Wagon in your application. The more details you give us, the better your chances of being selected for an interview!
Our main mission is to give you all the skills you might need in order to launch your web application. Whether you want to join a team of developers or launch your startup, the idea is above all to give you the right tools in order to be autonomous as quickly as possible. This is why we made the choice to teach Ruby and its Ruby on Rails framework. Both are based on a syntax that is easy to understand and adopt, giving you the opportunity to design and deploy your product in no time.
It is possible for people with disabilities to follow our courses. However, in order to verify that they are appropriate for your situation, it is advisable to contact us directly for a first interview, either remotely or in person. The e-mail of the disability advisor is email@example.com.
At the end of the training, you have all the skills to get started as a Web Developer, Product Manager, UX / UI Designer as an employee or as a Freelance. However, if you wish to continue training, the skills acquired at Wagon Marseille allow you to access longer-term training with our partners. You will have the opportunity to discuss it with our educational advisor during the training.
You can find all the information on the level of return to employment of the Wagon Marseille alumni by clicking on this link.
In Marseille, lessons are taught in French. However, the video tutorials, exercises and languages are in English. It is therefore necessary to have a good level of English to apply and to be able to be comfortable throughout the training.
All the information on the Wagon Marseille premises, as well as the accessibility conditions, in particular for people with disabilities, are available on this page.
You can also contact us to find out about our reception conditions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Marseille, we welcome an average of 30 students in each of our promotions.
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.
Next Marseille Web Development course (full-time coding bootcamp) starts on Jul 11, 2022