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Our web development course in Nice 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 10,767+ 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 10,767+ 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.
And when the course ends… It’s not over! Lifetime access to the online platform, connections to the best startups, and even the opportunity to continue your training by becoming a teaching assistant.
The curriculum in Le Wagon courses is really first class. They have found a way to teach you all of the important practical skills you'll need to make a web application, while cutting out unnecessary/theoretical computer science subjects.
Most learning and rewarding experience of my life! The Le Wagon bootcamp is a very intensive experience. If you like being challenged and solving problems, you will absolutely love this course!
I was struck by the amount of knowledge and skills I developed. I give credit for that to the amazing program and method they developed. The way the course is structured and the resources they provide is THE real added value of this bootcamp!
Le Wagon went beyond my expectations with an extremely complete course, an impressive online platform including efficient, motivational and entertaining challenges and tools, highly skilled teachers, a top teaching method and a very active community.
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, which run at least once a week.
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 in Nice, 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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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.
At first, it was hard for me to learn web development, but the teachers made sure I made progress and really helped me along the way. Looking back at the whole experience, Le Wagon is the best investment I've made in myself and my career.
Le Wagon's method is perfectly implemented, but what makes the difference are the people working there. They just keep motivating us, treating us with a lot of attention and patience. They made us feel good, happy, focused and part of the community.
In the end my expectations for this course were even exceeded. The teachers were amazingly motivating and competent, I met interesting people from different professional backgrounds, the exercises & method enabled a step-by-step learning process.
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.
The people I met there and the skills I learned completely exceeded my expectations. The absolute highlight were the three last weeks in which we built two MVPs. This was an absolutely amazing experience and I would recommend it to anybody in doubt.
Le Wagon helped me to connect to different tech communities and gain insights on the different tech sectors. More importantly, I met a group of new friends who share common interests. I would proudly recommend Le Wagon's web development course.
A "life changing experience", meaning every word of it! More than just a team of teachers and an amazing course, we are part of a big family at Le Wagon. There is a real community who can help us even after the bootcamp, so inspiring!
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 10,767 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 1969 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 1969 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 43 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.
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 want to continue to improve your skills, the skills acquired at Wagon Nice allow you to obtain longer-term training with our partners. You will have the opportunity to discuss it with our educational advisor during the training.
It is possible for people with disabilities to follow our training courses. However, to check that they are appropriate for your situation, you should contact us directly for a first remote or face-to-face interview.
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.
In Nice, 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.
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.
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!
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 (Sign up / Sign up with Facebook / Twitter), 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 students all have very different profiles. Our alumni are between 18 and 55 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!
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.
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!
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 criterion is very important to us!
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 make the 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 one) to understand your objectives in more detail.
You will then have to complete a technical test to test your motivation!
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 Nice Web Development course (full-time coding bootcamp) starts on Jul 5, 2021