Full-time (9 weeks)

In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a Software Developer, code your own web applications from scratch and change your career.

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In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a Software Developer at Le Wagon.
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Some of our upcoming courses in Oslo can be followed remotely. After you complete your application, the admission manager will be in touch shortly to give you all the necessary information.

Live a unique experience.

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.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 8260+ graduates
  • 2160+ products built
  • 480+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

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.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

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:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • JavaScript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

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.

Programming Basics in Ruby

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.

Software Architecture

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.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

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.

Frontend Development

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.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

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.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

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.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

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!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

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 8260+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

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.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

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.

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Our 8260+ 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.

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Despite all different backgrounds of the participants, Le Wagon made it possible for everyone to grow at their own pace. This was one of the main reasons why I enjoyed this program so much: you get an opportunity to challenge yourself every day.

Paulina Gernandt
Paulina GernandtStudent at Zeppelin University
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The Kitt platform was a gamechanger. Having a structured approach to learning development was really necessary for me – getting foundational knowledge was very helpful to begin using more complex documentation and learn new concepts.

Magnus Berntsen
Magnus BerntsenConsultant at Cloud Connection
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I'm very pleased. It was definitely worth the money and time investment. I am very happy and grateful for my experience with Le Wagon.

Petter Gulliksen
Petter GulliksenDigital Marketer at Freelancer
Typical day

A typical day at Le Wagon

From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is action-packed.

Lectures
Lectures9:00AM - 10:30AM

Grab a coffee and start every morning with an engaging & interactive lecture, before putting what you’ve learnt into practice.

Challenges
Challenges10:30AM - 4:30PM

Pair up with your buddy for the day, and work on a series of programming challenges with the help of our teaching staff.

Yoga
Yoga4:30PM - 5:30PM

Learning to code is very intense, so it’s important to take a break and relax during our yoga classes.

Live code
Live code5:30PM - 7:00PM

Review the day’s challenges and get an overview of upcoming lessons during live code sessions.

Talks & Workshops
Talks & Workshops7:00PM - 8:30PM

Be inspired and get priceless advice from successful entrepreneurs invited for exclusive talks.

Portfolio

Build your developer portfolio.

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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Compassion

Nowadays more and more people suffer from mental disorders and loneliness. Compassion offers a live, anonymous, text-based conversations with compassionate people.

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Monkee

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Teachers

Passionate teachers

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.

Jérémie Poiraudau
Jérémie Poiraudau

Jérémie studied finance at Sorbonne, worked as a financial consultant: 6 years in corporate and 2 years in a Fintech. He chose Le Wagon to satisfy his interest in the digital world, build a set of skills and improve his startup project La Fokale.

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Agnieszka Stec
Agnieszka Stec

Agnieszka is alumna of #batch299 and takes care of Oslo's Social Media. She also supports our students as a teaching assistant. In free time she enjoys a good book and sailing.

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Joanna Gaudyn
Joanna Gaudyn

Joanna is the founder and business driver for Norway. Alumna of #batch71, she's worked as a full-stack software developer and taught at Le Wagon before she decided to open its new chapter in Scandinavia.

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Gabriele Canepa
Gabriele Canepa

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.

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Aleksandra Kurdo
Aleksandra Kurdo

Aleksandra is a CS graduate who had escaped from a PhD path and landed in the .NET world. After over 4 years in a corporate environment she tried freelancing (without regret). It all brought her to becoming a Rails developer and Le Wagon teacher.

Valerie Schraauwers
Valerie Schraauwers

Valerie has a background in International Business and worked for a tech start-up in Amsterdam, which sparked her interest in web development and programming. She is a proud alumna of batch #149 in Bali and has been teaching for Le Wagon ever since.

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Jack Cohen
Jack Cohen

After completing batch #193 in Tel Aviv, decided that becoming TA would be an important stepping stone for growth. Passion lies in backend development, and lifelong learning!

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Benjamin Baranger
Benjamin Baranger

Ben worked in IT for 9 years, the last 3 as a Production Integrator working closely with devs. In 2017 he realised he wanted to become one and never looked back. Since then he's been busy expanding his knowledge and helping others learn to code.

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Everyone's been very supportive. I was very lucky to be able to work with the Oslo staff.

Handan Zhang
Handan ZhangFull-stack Developer at Freelancer
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It was intense and challenging, and definitely worth it. Every day was enlightening and it's unbelievable how much we have learnt in such a short period. All in all it was awesome and I would recommend it to everyone!

Agnieszka Stec
Agnieszka StecTeaching Assistant at Le Wagon
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Teachers are always there for you to help when we get stuck. They make you think and solve the problem yourself instead of just giving you the answer. All of them were so patient and they were happy to explain things over and over, until we got it.

Jaemin Park
Jaemin ParkConsultant at DNB
Community & tools

Community and tools for life

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.

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Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

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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.

Community and tools for life
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Since everyone who is a part of the bootcamp comes from different parts of the world, with different backgrounds, it makes it really interesting to be able to work and learn together.

Inge Ketele
Inge KeteleFull-stack Developer at TV2
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Meeting all the great people and being invited into a big and helpful community is definitely the best part of the bootcamp. Finding help solving a programming problem, or finding a partner to create something cool together, is much easier now.

William Wik
William WikDigital Designer at Isobar Norge
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I was amazed by the high level of motivation in the group and effort everyone put in to improve. I feel like this interdisciplinary learning approach gives you guidance and a very stable foundation of knowledge, network, and experiences.

Paulina Gernandt
Paulina GernandtStudent at Zeppelin University
Career Services

Find a job in the best tech companies

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.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 8261 alumni community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the best companies
Hiring Partners

They hire our web development grads

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Amazon Hired 5 graduates
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Cloud Connection Hired 1 graduates
Isobar Norge Hired 1 graduates
MyFoodOffice Hired 1 graduates
Rubynor AS Hired 1 graduates
TV2 Hired 1 graduates
Financing options

Find the right financing option for you

Find out if you are eligible for special offers in Oslo.

Covid-19 scholarship

Have you lost your job or your income has been significantly reduced due to the coronavirus situation? We offer scholarships covering from 10-35% of bootcamp tuition for those who were affected the most. Send in your application explaining why you think you qualify for this scholarship. Documents confirming your income reduction will be requested.

Discounts cannot be combined. Students who choose to defer enrolment after being awarded a scholarship are not guaranteed the same amount for a future session. Students must make their interest for this scholarship known in their application and to their admissions contact during the first interview. Recipients who enrol using a Le Wagon scholarship agree to provide a success story upon graduation.

Le Wagon Oslo + The Founder Institute

Are you a graduate of The Founder Institute incubator program? Would you like to learn all the skills necessary to turn your idea into a product? Now you can apply to Le Wagon Oslo and get for a discount equal to the amount of your Founder Institute tuition!

Discounts cannot be combined. Students who choose to defer enrolment after being awarded a scholarship are not guaranteed the same amount for a future session. Students must make their interest for this scholarship known in their application and to their admissions contact during the first interview. Recipients who enrol using a Le Wagon scholarship agree to provide a success story upon graduation.

Young Women in Tech scholarship

⚠️Eligibility: Age 17 to 23 years old at the time of bootcamp

In an effort to increase the number of women in technology-related fields, we’re committing to help self-identifying young women pursue their dreams of becoming tech entrepreneurs, junior developers and project managers.

All self-identifying women between the ages of 17 to 23 years old are applicable for the 50% reduction in tuition.

Discounts cannot be combined. Students who choose to defer enrollment after being awarded a scholarship are not guaranteed the same amount for a future session. Students must make their interest for this scholarship known in their application and to their admissions contact during the first interview. Recipients who enroll using a Le Wagon scholarship agree to provide a success story upon graduation.

Mario & Luigi scholarship

Are you and your friend or co-founder ready to jump into the next level? 10% reduction in tuition each when you enroll together.

Discounts cannot be combined. Students who choose to defer enrollment after being awarded a scholarship are not guaranteed the same amount for a future session. Students must make their interest for this scholarship known in their application and to their admissions contact during the first interview. Recipients who enroll using a Le Wagon scholarship agree to provide a success story upon graduation.

FAQ

Any questions about our program in Oslo

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.

What is the tuition fee?

Both our full-time and part-time web development courses cost 69.000 NOK.

Are there any scholarships available?

We offer scholarships for co-founders and young women in tech. You can find more information here.

What's the application process to become a student of Le Wagon?

Once you’ve submitted the application form on our website, you will receive an email to schedule an interview, after which we will tell you very quickly if you have been selected. We also recommend that you start working on the Ruby track on CodeCademy as soon as possible, as you will have to complete this track before being accepted.

Is there any preparatory work before the start of the bootcamp?

Yes, you have to complete the Ruby track on Codecademy before being accepted to the program. It takes on average between 10 and 15 hours and this step is absolutely mandatory. If you are accepted, you will have additional 50-60 hours of prepwork to complete on Le Wagon’s platform.

What will I be able to build at the end of the program?

You’ll have a Ruby on Rails junior developer level. This means you’ll be able to quickly prototype your ideas by creating a web application on your own. For instance, you will know how to include authentification to your site (simple signin / signup, or Facebook connect), add an admin back-office, include payment features, automate emails sending, and much more. You’ll also know how to quickly deploy to production and you will have learned the programming best practices. You’ll then be facing a choice: continue your entrepreneurial journey or become a junior developer in a startup or a bigger tech company.

Will I learn mobile app development?

Yes and no. Let’s be clear, you will not learn iOS, Android or Windows Phone development. We don’t think these skills can properly be taught (honestly) in 9 or 24 weeks. We prefer teaching you the fundamentals of programming and web development for many reasons. First, these are the core skills of a software engineer, even if you want to dive into mobile development later on. Second, the web is THE open platform you need to understand. Thanks to Responsive Web Design (which is part of the programme), you’ll still be able to create apps that will display nicely on mobile devices. You’ll also learn to create APIs that will be used by your mobile apps. It will then be very easy for any mobile developer to code your iOS or Android interface starting from the API you’ve built.

What is the main difference with other bootcamps?

We’re more product-driven than any other bootcamp you might find. The idea behind Le Wagon is to give you all the skills you might need to bootstrap and launch your own product / web app. That's why we teach Ruby and its framework: Ruby on Rails. Both are really easy to grasp and give you the ability to build and deploy amazing products quickly.

Is it possible to join a waiting list?

People dropping out once they have been accepted on the course is very rare, but if it happens we will reach out to you! However you will need to go through the application process as usual before being accepted.

What are the differences between different cities?

Le Wagon fulfils exactly the same mission in all of our locations. The curriculum is the same everywhere as are all of our materials (lectures and exercises). Teachers and teaching assistants are hired and trained in the same way all around the globe. Our advice to help choosing a city would be : - Target a country where you want to build something: either take part in its tech community or find a job - Quality of life: can I afford it? Would I like the climate? etc. - Language: check the language in which the bootcamp is actually done.

What language do I need to speak?

In Oslo the courses are given in English. Norwegian is not a requirement.

I don't have any technical background, is it the right program for me?

Of course. We expect 3 things from our students: be motivated (very motivated), be curious, be social. That's it!

Do you help international student to get a visa?

Depending on your situation and where you would want to do the bootcamp, you can usually attend Le Wagon on a simple tourist visa. However, you should always check if it’s the case with your embassy.

Do you provide accommodation or catering?

No we do not. The price of the course only includes the tuition - and unlimited tea and coffee. If you come from outside of Oslo, the best places to look for accommodation for 9 weeks will be Finn, Hybel – you might want to publish your own ad about looking for short-term accommodation rather than relying on what's already published on the platform or Airbnb.

How much does it cost to live in Oslo?

This will of course vary depending on your lifestyle, but to give you a rough idea: - Average cost of living (excl. rent): €600 - Average rental cost (private room): €650 - Average rental cost (entire flat): €1200

Is there a typical profile for a Le Wagon student?

Absolutely not. Our alumni are between 17 and 60, they all share the same curiosity and enthusiasm for coding. However, they all come from various backgrounds: studying, marketing, engineering, doctors, lawyers, journalists, architects, musicians... Learning to code at Le Wagon is not only an incredible human experience, it also helps you build an astonishing network for your after-bootcamp life.

Want to go further?

Next Oslo web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Oct 19, 2020