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Our software development course in Melbourne 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 software development course in Melbourne is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.
Our Software Engineering 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 12,837+ 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 12,837+ 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.
The course curriculum is very well designed for accelerated learning, compounding your knowledge each day and with lots of interesting challenges and great review exercises/flashcards to keep you on track.
With so many fantastic resources supplied during the course and to have access to as an alumni, I feel Le Wagon has set me up to succeed in pursuing a career in tech. Morning lecture, then exercises and flashcards to solidify new teachings.
From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is in Melbourne 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 software development course in Melbourne, 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.
George is a cheeky lad from just north of Byron Bay. He's a passionate dev, that currently fell in love with React Native. But he rarely uses computers and phones outside of work time where he spends time surfing, Mountain biking, outdoor activities.more about George
Ben is a UX focused Frontend developer working for Ausmed and teaches at Le Wagon on the part-time course and occasionally on the full-time course. When he has free time, he boulders, surfes and crafts furniture.more about Ben
Just a sheila who fell in love with building her own products during her cohort and realised she wanted to jump off the product management wagon and work as a Dev and Teacher. Previously, she was a technical product manager at GE specialized in UX.more about Sheila
Back-end, front-end, side-end, dev-ops you name it, Marty has spent the last 10 years building products for companies big and small in Australia and London such as News Corp, Rome2rio, Engineers Without Borders and his own startup, Aircamp.more about Marton
Paal is the Driver (General Manager) of Le Wagon in Melbourne. He previously worked with startups, Growth Marketing, and web development. He loves guiding people’s talents and inventing fun metaphors and analogies to intuitively explain stuff.more about Paal
I'm grateful every day that I had the opportunity to learn from the most patient, highly skilled and overall great teachers. I now have the freedom to build my own products and I'm grateful for their passion to bring out the best in every student.
Melbourne software 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 software 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.
Your experience with Le Wagon doesn’t end at the Bootcamp. You become part of a growing community. I was given lots of support with building my CV to always having someone for programming advice. Le Wagon has been a life changing experience.
Once the software development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters in Melbourne and connect with relevant alumni.
Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course in Melbourne: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 12,837 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.
Le Wagon has 2114 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 2114 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 44 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.
Everyone that is motivated, who is comfortable collaborating, and willing to learn is a fit for this course. Most of the people joining our course have little or no previous experience with coding. And the majority of people taking our course do it to become web developers. But we also host product managers, entrepreneurs and consultants that take this course to up-skill and become better at their jobs.
With Le Wagon, there is often a misconception: it’s a coding school reserved for entrepreneurs, which is ABSOLUTELY not the case. The majority of our alumni in Australia do the course to become web developers.
The reason for that misconception lies in the fact that during the course, you’ll be building 2 fully-functional web applications. After all, building stuff and problem-solving lies at the core of both programming and entrepreneurship.
We truly want to make sure that you have the strongest suite of skills once you finish the course. If you’re able to, from scratch, build two fully functioning web applications during the program after only 9 weeks, that is already quite an achievement and sets you firmly on the path of web development.
Installments: There is a 3000$ deposit to reserve your spot at the full-time Bootcamp. The remain 7000$ will be paid in two installments of 3500$ respectively one week and four weeks into the course. For the part-time, it's 5000$ upfront to reserve your spot and the remaining 5000$ is due 1 month in.
Gender diversity: In terms of Gender diversity, we are pretty balanced. The last cohort, we had respectively 33%, 68% and 40% female students.
Average time to find a job in Australia: On average, it takes around 2-3 months to find a full-time job. Some students take one week, others take 2-3 months and some take more. This depends on your transferable skills, personality, visa situation and your effort of actively searching for a job.
What to expect in terms of education: There is no place that is more effective to teach you Coding. We want you to learn as much as possible in 9 weeks. Our objective is that you'll be enjoying programming and be confident to continue your own journey as a self-driven learner and a problem-solver.
With other words, we’ll make sure that you’ll know how to fly when we push you out of your nest. But it’s up to you to continue to learn to be become a better flyer. If you genuinely want to become good at programming, it’s going to be some year-long journey.
Dropout rates: Dropout rates in Melbourne have been 0%.
First is our co-working (Inspire9), which looks like a Brooklyn loft. Inspire9 is just a place we love. It’s a big open space with ambitious, smart, driven, but still humble people. It’s a little ecosystem where we feed off each other. As part of the community, we have one of our teachers Marty and our career coach Jamie from AdvisorySpace, who will be actively helping the students to position themselves in the job market, which is part of the career service we provide. We organize a career day as well as providing ongoing job support for those who require it.
Second is the vibe and the progression level. We bring along the Australian chillness in our educational approach, as well as a bit of playfulness that we believe has real impact on learning as we’ve had some exceptional results over time. The high level quality of the web apps our students build should speak for itself, especially knowing that around 90% of our students have had little or no previous experience with coding.
To see all the web apps built by our alumni, https://lew.ag/mel1, https://lew.ag/melbourne2, https://lew.ag/melbourne3, https://lew.ag/melbourne4, https://lew.ag/melbourne5, https://lew.ag/melbourne6.
We are also lucky to have exceptional teachers as part of the crew (in Alec and Marty), who bring many unique gold nuggets in their deep pool of creative approaches to code.
Our cohorts are very diverse in terms of gender, nationality and previous professional background and blends
The atmosphere is mindful and creates an environment for collaboration and blends well into such diverse cohorts as we have (in terms of gender, nationality, and previous professional experience).
Pretty cool is the short answer!
We are located 50 meters from Richmond station in a big co-working space called Inspire9.
Richmond itself is the tech hub of Melbourne with plenty of amazing restaurants and bars in addition to being one of the most central public transport spots in town.
We chose to be part of the Inspire9 co-working community as Le Wagon and inspire9 works based on the same values.
Le Wagon is a community Driven Bootcamp (every GM of Le Wagon has been a previous alumni), we have a product-driven approach to learning how to code, and we are super inclusive and collaborative - which creates balanced cohorts in terms of gender, nationalities, and previous professional background.
These values are as well reflected in Inspire9, which is a community driven co-working space, known for being inclusive and unique. It is as well known as the home to some very successful Australian startups such as LIFX, CultureAmp, Who Gives a Crap, and Rome2Rio.
With this blend of two complementary communities (Le Wagon and Inspire9), our students are able to work alongside tech companies, professional developers and CTOs, and truly build their network and become a part of the family.
In terms of education, having such a space is PRICELESS. Not only does it foster creativity, but it also removes tension, one of the main barriers for learning.
In how many Coding Courses are students really able to build a web app from scratch by the end of the course? And isn't it curious that this is achieved in the program that is also the shortest among all Bootcamps?
Our core lies in the quality of education and delivering the content effectively. We are a growth-minded business, continuously working on improving every aspect of the learning experience for our students.
In the last 2 weeks of the program, students build products in teams of 3-4 people. At the end of their product sprint, they pitch in front of an audience- which means students have to know how to code a fully functional application and deploy it to demo it live.
Said another way, we are truly accountable and, therefore, put in an immense effort into making sure that our students have acquired a satisfactory coding level for them to be able to build these web applications by themselves in only 9 weeks.
It's likely the foundation that lies in Le Wagon being awarded the position as the best Coding Bootcamp for 4 years in a row.
And it reflects in how we deliver our product from the effective program structure, the quality of teaching, the learning interface, our content, our playfulness, and our community.
There is a misconception that the course is too short. 9 weeks is the time it takes us to train you to become a Junior Dev.
We also emphasize heavily on replicating an experience that is close to best practices applied among the top tech companies. One of these practices is pair-programming and collaboration.
Pair-programming is such an approach to effective problem-solving, learning, and writing better code. There are reasons why companies such as (REA, Thoughtworks, HelloFresh) insist on this practice.
And in terms of group collaboration, we work for 3 weeks straight, in groups of 3-4 people, to build web applications that you are proud of while training you to become the Developer version 3.0 that is demanded in 2019. This means:
Someone that can handle a little bit of chaos by knowing how to problem-solve, that know how to collaborate, that knows how to design a mockup, to run tests, that understands the power of effectively manage a team and a product, and of course, someone with strong coding skill.
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 Melbourne Web Development course (full-time coding bootcamp) starts on Jan 10, 2022