Full-time (9 weeks)

In 9 intensive weeks in Paris, 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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Live a unique experience.

Our web development course in Paris 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
  • 9270+ graduates
  • 2170+ products built
  • 540+ 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.


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 9270+ 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.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 9270+ 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.

Claire Schults
Claire SchultsProject Manager at Startup Flow

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.

Aoife McDaid
Aoife McDaidFull-stack Developer at Algolia

A typical day at Le Wagon Paris

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

  • 9:00 am Lectures
  • 10:30 am Challenges
  • 4:30 pm Yoga
  • 5:30 pm Live-code
  • 7:00 pm Events 8:30 pm
Lectures9:00AM - 10:30AM

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

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.

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.

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course in Paris, 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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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.

Julien Da Silva
Julien Da Silva

Originally working in the film industry, Julien joined Le Wagon to be able to prototype a product and understand how the best ones are made. He is now a developer and teacher and enjoys explaining complex concepts in simple terms to students.

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Thanh Tran
Thanh Tran

After a MSc in Management at EM Lyon, Thanh spent a couple of years in the tech industry. Her last stint as a VC Analyst in Singapore drove her to join the bootcamp and she never stopped coding since! She is now a Teacher & Developer at Le Wagon.

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Germain Loret
Germain Loret

Germain has been a developer and teacher at Le Wagon since January 2018. After 3 years working in marketing for an e-commerce website, he wanted to learn to code to create his own web applications. He joined Le Wagon's batch #70... and never left!

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Damien Milon
Damien Milon

Graduated from Polytechnique in 2013, Damien started his career as a Nuclear Physics Engineer and Software Developer before starting a Web Development freelance career. He joined Le Wagon's engineering team in late 2019 to help scale the operations!

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Edward Schults
Edward Schults

Le Wagon batch #5 student, Edward was the first employee to join the main team of teachers / developers in 2015. Besides teaching, he plays a big part in the evolution of educational platforms and content used by our community.

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Cecile Veneziani
Cecile Veneziani

With 10-year experience, Cecile loves sharing her passion for Ruby and Rails. She's an active member of the local Ruby & Rails community, co-organizing Rails Girls & Ruby Burgers events. She also teaches in other Le Wagon cities across the world.


The program gave me exactly what I was looking for: an intensive ruby and rails course, best practices and tools, cool front-end tips.

Maxime Braud
Maxime BraudUX Designer at Mozza

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

When you're at Le Wagon, you're part of a very cosmopolitan family which will do whatever it takes to make you reach your full potential.

Manou Febvret
Manou FebvretUX Designer at Aircall

Find a job in the best tech companies in Paris

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 9271 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

They hire our Web Development grads in Paris

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

Aircall Hired 3 graduates
Algolia Hired 2 graduates
Amazon Hired 6 graduates
BAM Hired 2 graduates
Doctolib Hired 9 graduates
En Voiture Simone Hired 4 graduates

Find the right financing option for you

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

Personal Training Account (CPF)

Le Wagon Web development training is registered at the RNCP, which means that you can use your CPF to fund it. Your CPF will be calculated regarding of your accumulated work hours. To find out how this funding option works, you can read this short guide on the CPF (in french).

If you already know how to use your CPF, here is Le Wagon training code: 247187.

NB: This funding option is not available for our Data Science bootcamp yet.


Depending on your business sector, you can contact the FONGECIF. If your file is accepted, they can either take charge of the whole training cost or a part of it. If your request is declined, you will have to wait for a year before presenting a new file.


This funding facility makes it possible for employees to get the bootcamp costs partially or entirely covered. You will find all the information to understand how it works in this article.


As we are registered at Datadock, our training is validated by the OPCO. You should be able to contact the AFDAS, FAFIEC, FAFIEH and ask them fundings for the bootcamp. This website will allow you to use the NAF code (which is on your pay slip) to know which OPCO you depend on.

AIF (financial help for individual training)

This is a 2000€ funding offered by Pôle Emploi to help you fund your training. This funding is not automatic. In order to get it, you can contact your Pôle Emploi advisor to present him/her your professional project and the reasons why you want to join Le Wagon.

If your Pôle Emploi advisor asks you for a quote, we will be happy to provide you with one if you are selected. You can also ask him/her more information about fundings in your area or local communities.

CSP (Contract of professional security)

The CSP (Contract of professional security) can allow you to obtain a total funding of training. This financing facility is intended for employees of companies subject to an economic lay-off.

Partnership with BNP Paribas (french bank)

The Wagon partnered with BNP Paribas to allow our students to contract a loan in order to finance their bootcamp in each of our french cities. You will find all the related information on this page.

Any questions about our program in Paris

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.

Does Le Wagon deliver a certificate?

By attending Le Wagon Web development bootcamp you can get certified as "Web Application Developer-Developer". This certification is registered in the National Professional Certification Office (RNCP) and is recognized by the state. Therefore this is a certification and not a diploma that you can take at the end of the training.

Le Wagon Data Science bootcamp does not deliver a certificate though.

Why do you teach Ruby?

Ruby is an excellent language to start with. Its syntax is light which makes this language understandable and easy to learn for beginners. It also allows them to be autonomous in creating websites or applications to quickly test their ideas. On the other hand, the Ruby developers community is active, mature mature and stable. It is composed of senior developers keen to help juniors to develop their skills. Ruby is used by some of the best tech startups such as Airbnb or Github.

If you want further information on that topic, you can read this article (in french) written by our CTO Sébastien Saunier.

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

At Le Wagon, around 80% of the students are novice programmers. After having taught 6,000+ people how to code, we know that the ability of our students to succeed during and after the bootcamp is based above all on their motivation and work provided during the training.

There is no such thing as a typical profile among our students: recent graduates, professionals working in marketing, engineering, sales, lawyers, journalists, architects, musicians... Our alumni are between 18 and 55, and they all share the same curiosity and enthusiasm for coding.

Do you offer career support?

We recently conducted an alumni survey and created an infographic in order to answer to the most common questions among our students such as: - How long will I need to find a job? - What position can I hold after the bootcamp? - What type of contract? - For which salary? And many more...

We make every effort to best support our students in their job search at the end of the bootcamp. At the end of the 9-week full-time program, or 24-week part-time program, we organize offices hours: a dozen of workshops with Le Wagon's privileged partners - tech startups, product managers, investors - aiming to support students in their post-bootcamp projects. Among these partners we have many tech startups such as Doctolib, Drivy, Entrepreneur First, Comet or Wemind.

Twice a year, we organize Le Wagon Summit: Le Wagon's biggest networking event, which brings together more than 40 French tech startups and more than 200 Le Wagon alumni each year. During the last Summits, we counted among our partners major companies of the tech scene such as Facebook, Meero, Mindsay, Skello, WTTJ, Mano Mano, or even Leboncoin.

Le Wagon also gives you access to a broad and international community of +6,000 alumni. They often come back to Le Wagon to give tips and feedback to new students, and they will very often share job & co-founder opportunities.

On our side, we are very close to many tech companies and often do direct intro. We also have a Career Playbook, in which we explain how to continue to progress after the bootcamp, how to prepare yourself at technical tests, how to find a job of junior developer etc

The result? Our alumni looking for a job at the end of the program usually achieve their goals within less than 3 months. Obviously, we cannot promise anything: we consider that a candidate's ability to find a job is above all based on their involvement and motivation.

How to apply and what does the selection process consist of?

Here are the steps to apply at Le Wagon:

Go to Le Wagon Paris program page , click on "Apply to Paris" and choose your bootcamp rhythm in the drop-down menu: full-time or part-time.

Fill out the application form with your motivations and book a slot for an admission interview. This interview lasts half an hour and will allows us to evaluate your motivation, to know more about your professional project as well as your expectations regarding the bootcamp. To prepare for the interview, we strongly advise you to read our syllabus have a real look at the program and the languages ​​taught at Le Wagon.

You will also have a technical test to complete on CodeCademy to discover Ruby (which is the main language taught at Le Wagon): This is a ten hours exercice that you will have to complete within one week.

Those two tests will be used to estimate your motivation and then approve your application or not. It is only once you completed both the technical test and the interview that we will be able to give you an answer under 7 days.

If your application is approved, you will receive an online contract to sign. You will also have to pay a deposit in order to ensure your place in the next session (equivalent to 1/3 of the bootcamp fees).

Do you organise events?

Throughout the training, Le Wagon team organizes networking events and afterworks for students to get to know each other, meet training alumni as well as key players in the Parisian tech scene.

Among those events: conferences with well known entrepreneurs, free coding workshops to discover web development. If you want to be informed of our upcoming sessions you can join our meetup group or to subscribe to Le Wagon newsletter to be informed each time a new event goes live.

How many students are in each promotion?

In Paris, we welcome 76 students in each of our promotions. We have two campuses located 400 meters from each other.

In what language are the courses delivered?

In Paris, courses are delivered in french. But video tutorials and coding exercices are in english. Thus our students need to have a good english level to be confortable throughout their learning experience.

Do you offer housing services?

We do not offer housing or catering. The price of the program only includes lessons and lifetime access to our educational platform (with an infinite source of tea and coffee).

Does Le Wagon offers a visa or a student statut?

Joining Le Wagon doesn't make it possible to obtain a student status. Regarding tourist or business visa, you can directly contact your local city prefecture for more information and help.

Want to go further?

Next Paris web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Jan 4, 2021