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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 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 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 6770+ 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 6770+ 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.
This bootcamp has the most structured and best-paced curriculum I have ever come across. We had the best learning environment one could ask for, and in the end, I walked away with so much more than just skills in web development.
The program is very logically organized and the online tools to support learning outcomes are terrific. Despite the many personal obstacles I faced during the program I was able to learn the material and develop marked confidence in my skill level.
Le Wagon’s teaching method is pioneering in the way that it provides the student not only with a general understanding of some languages but with a deep mastering of what is fundamental: the skeleton, the way everything is set-up.
Even though it’s hard on paper, everything is done in order to make it as simple as possible for you. So you work hard, but you enjoy every moment of it!
Le Wagon allows its students to integrate the essential concepts to become a full-stack developer and meet these new challenges.
Those 2 months have been my best experience in terms of education. The teaching was excellent and the course targets the right skills needed to start a career in tech. It gave me everything I need to learn new skills quickly and efficiently.
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.
Stephane has touched on numerous fields over the years, from musician in rock bands to therapist and sound engineer. Looking for a new career, he chose Le Wagon; loving it so much, he is now helping others on their journey to coding freedommore about Stephane
Martin was enrolled in Concordia University‘s Computer Science program but decided to put it aside to attend Le Wagon Montréal’s first batch (#63). Now Martin enjoys helping students learn on their way to becoming web developers.more about Martin
Alex was an engineer in embedded system for the aircraft industry. He quitted his job to come to Canada and attended Le Wagon batch #188. Now, he helps students in their journey to learn how to code.more about Alexandre
Previously working as an outdoor guide in various places, Nicolas made a 180 career change last year by attending Le Wagon. He is now working as a full-stack web developer, and is eager to start helping others on their coding journey!more about Nicolas
Richard attended Le Wagon Montreal 2019 winter batch. The bootcamp experience changed his life and to give back the Le Wagon community, he joined the team as a teacher. He also works as a Fullstack developer at a startup in the crypto-sphere.more about Richard
Mechanical Engineer by trade, Stephanie used to work for big corporations. She decided to do Le Wagon to kickstart her career in the tech world. She loves seeing others follow this path and help them along the way to achieve their goal.more about Stephanie
Victor worked on very diverse fields, from photography to automobile mechanics. He joined Le Wagon to learn how to code and discovered the joy of teaching. He is now part of Montreal's team and he also teaches in other cities across the world.more about Victor
Formerly working as a quality control technician in the film industry, Frederic attended Le Montreal 2019 Winter batch to change his career path. He is now a fullstack developer and also teaches to help students realize that indeed, everyone can codemore about Frederic
Architect by trade, with a 6-year experience as a graphic designer, Camille did Le Wagon to improve her tech skills. She is now a teaching assistant to help students through their coding journey (and to remind them to correctly indent their code).more about Camille
There are some ingredients that make this web development bootcamp very unique. First of all, the teachers are amazing, they help and support you a lot during the whole course, you can feel they really enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills.
It was easier to adapt ourselves to this new language because we were surrounded from day one with incredible teachers, patient and passionate about coding.
A global community, that my online classes could never give me, along with the hands-on teaching that would give me a true understanding of what I was programming.
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.
A community that my online classes could never give me, along with the hands-on teaching that would give me a true understanding of what I was programming.
Le Wagon has a truly global reach. Running their web development courses in more than 30 locations and with a very tight-knit alumni network, one can easily get a foot into the startup or tech ecosystem of exciting cities on every continent.
It didn't stop after the 9 weeks. I am now a part of a community that spreads worldwide. I have developed friendships and networks that will last a lifetime.
Le Wagon is not only an amazing community, it's also a family. After Le Wagon, with one of my classmates, we've decided to work as freelancers during our free time and after only 3 weeks I found a job in a great startup as a Front-End Developer!
You get to meet amazing people, from your classmates and teachers to the people you meet along the way. You leave the bootcamp with a highly in-demand skill, and a great network to lean on.
Le Wagon has such a big community of likeminded people that it continues to benefit those who have graduated from it. You have a community of alumni all over the world willing to lend a hand and help you in things such as tech advice or jobs.
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 6770 alumni community.
Attend our job fairs and networking events, meet with the best tech companies and receive offers by recruiters looking for tech talent.
Our web development course's alumni love to share their experiences with fresh graduates: they explain how they found a job, launched their startup or freelance career.
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.
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.
If you’ll be attending the 9-week full-time bootcamp, simply entering Canada as a visitor with a valid passport is usually enough. That said, some people may require a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. While we don’t formally assist students with acquiring visas, we’re happy to point you in the right direction. Here’s some useful information to help find the travel documents you need.
If you’re planning on attending the 24-week part-time program, make sure to check (and double check!) whether you’re authorized to stay in Canada for the program’s entirety.
We have a partnership with a financial institution (Caisse Desjardins des TI), that offers low-interest student loans and flexible payment options. This option is available for all students who are approved in the first steps of our selection process and are Canadian citizens or residents.
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The cost of living might vary a lot according to your lifestyle. But to help you with your research, you can check this document. You can find more information about the neighborhood we are located at and also some links with apartments for rent - some of them are suggestions from our alumni.
We do support all our students in finding the right career path after the bootcamp, sharing them all the necessary resources to build the best LinkedIn profile, getting the best out of the alumni Slack groups, enjoy our exclusive perks, land their first job as developers or product managers, launch their startup or start their freelancing career.
We organize four career weeks a year for our alumni that include inspiring talks, networking with alumni and job fairs.
However, we consider that the ability of each student to find a position after the bootcamp is highly based on the student's motivation and work. Guaranteeing 100% employment at the end of the bootcamp would be dishonest in that regard. When choosing a coding bootcamp, what you should focus on is the quality of the curriculum and teachers. You should ask yourself about the skills you will have at the end and the product you will be able to build. This is what will really make you hireable.
Keep in mind that Le Wagon has an excellent network within the tech industry and a very good reputation with recruiters. Our students massively benefit from this. Moreover, we now have thousands of alumni worldwide. This internal network is your first support when looking for a job: our alumni work for the best tech companies out there and can recommend you for a position, and they'll also be available to support you during the search - by answering technical or non-technical questions.
We have hundreds of alumni who graduated from one of our batches in Montréal, most of them living in the city. After Le Wagon, the majority found a new job (either as a product manager or developer). A part of them are working as freelancers now and around 10% of them are entrepreneurs. It’s a rich, diverse and vibrant community <3
If you want to know more about them, you could also check some of our inspiring alumni stories.
If you already have a work permit and are authorized to work in Canada, it will make the job search process faster. If it is not the case yet, find more information about different types of work visas. You could also check eligibility to immigration programs, such as Express Entry or Quebec Immigration Programs.
But again, as we mentioned before, to attend the full-time bootcamp you only need to enter to Canada as a visitor :)
Your tuition is tax deductible. We'll issue a T2202A for you to claim your tuition for the program on your tax return. For student living in Québec, we will also issue a receipt for your tax filing at Revenu Québec.