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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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 software 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
  • 6770+ graduates
  • 1650+ products built
  • 370+ 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 6770+ 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 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.

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The beginning was really tough for me, as I had absolutely no coding basis, but the program is organized in a way that you cannot resign.

Pierre Rozé
Pierre RozéFounder at Mais Uma
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From day one I knew I had made the right choice, the material moves fast and you have to be willing to put in the work.

Thomas Doyle-Engler
Thomas Doyle-EnglerFreelance Developer

A typical day at Le Wagon

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

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

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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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.

André Ferrer
André Ferrer

8 years in law were enough for André. After being unsatisfied working with tax law, he decided to get back on the rails and did Le Wagon. Now, he works teaching and freelancing. His mission is to help other people have the freedom coding provides.

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Marcel Fonseca
Marcel Fonseca

With a background in International Relations and videogame translation, Marcel began to work as a tech consultant and freelance developer after completing Le Wagon in 2018. Now he's focused on working on cool projects and teaching at Le Wagon.

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Matheus Penchel
Matheus Penchel

Software developer since 2008, he fell in love with Ruby on Rails and API's almost a decade ago. After joining Le Wagon on Rio's first batch he also taught in São Paulo and Tokyo. He's been working as a freelance contractor and teacher.

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Caio Andrade
Caio Andrade

Caio's been around Ruby since 2009 when he started working as webdesigner, and later as a front-end developer, for a Rails focused company. After studying at Le Wagon he started working as a fullstack developer and teaching in Mexico and Rio.

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Ronalson Filho
Ronalson Filho

8 years of experience in product design, he currently develops design systems & products at Mundipagg and teaches Frontend at Le Wagon Rio. He also organizes meetups and events such as Rio.css, Rio.html and JSDay Rio.

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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.

Slack icon Slack communities

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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I think the human spirit part of the bootcamp was as rewarding as the new acquired skills. Being in Rio made the experience unreal. I feel privileged to have been able to combine the learning process with experiencing life in such a wonderful city.

Nicolas El Saddi
Nicolas El SaddiBusiness Analyst at Goldman Sachs

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 6770 alumni community.

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Attend our job fairs and networking events, meet with the best tech companies and receive offers by recruiters looking for tech talent.

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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.

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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.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the  best companies

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.

Paypal Hired 1 graduates
Romain Fernandes
Amazon Hired 5 graduates
Amelie Beurrier Charles Cazals
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Getaround Hired 5 graduates
Jean Anquetil Emily Fiennes
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Microsoft Hired 2 graduates
Quentin Brasseur Martin Dys
Trainline Hired 2 graduates
Rafael Millán Jérémy Israel
Doctolib Hired 8 graduates
Renan Le Gall Côme Hug De Larauze
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Find the right tuition plan for you

Find out if you are eligible to special offers in Rio de Janeiro.

Up to 5 installments without any interest

You can choose to pay the bootcamp in up to 5 instalments without any interest, directly with us.

Up to 24 instalments with Provi, our financial partner
Up to 24 instalments with Provi, our financial partner

Provi is a successful fintech company that believes in the future of tech jobs and the lifestyle our coding bootcamp can offer to students. With Provi, you do not need to provide any credit history or garanty.

Our partnership with Provi offers instalment options with interest: 12x with interests of 1,89% a.m. ; 18x with interests of 1,99% a.m. and 24x with interests of 2,19% a.m.

How does it work? Apply to Le Wagon + Fill the form 👉 provi.com.br/lewagon/

Any questions? Contact our bootcamp manager! 👉 milene@lewagon.com

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Early Bird 🐣 Scholarship

Get a 5% discount by completing your application 2 months before the start of bootcamp.

5% discount by applying 2 months before the bootcamp

Completing your application means completing the interview and the 10-hour challenge Discounts and instalments options are non-cumulative

Co-founders 👯 Scholarship

Enroll with a friend, coworker, spouse or business partner and both of you will get a 7% discount.

We offer scholarships of R$ 2,450* for double applications

R$ 1,225 for each applicant

Discounts and instalments options are non-cumulative

Women in Tech 🦸‍♀️️ Scholarship

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

We offer scholarships of R$ 1,225 to any women aspiring to be a Le Wagon student.

Discounts and instalments options are non-cumulative

Any questions about our program in Rio de Janeiro

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.

Who are the students joining Le Wagon Rio?

Our students come from all around the world! 🌍

We usually have about 20 students per batch, half brazilian, half international, coming from France, USA, Germany, UK, Canada, Spain, Poland, Sweden... Just last year, we had 20+ different nationalities in the bootcamp!

On average, they are between 20 to 35 years old - but everybody can make it here, as long as you're motivated and curious 💪

They want to change of career, build their company, upskill at their current job... It's a very enriching experience and stimulating environment to study in ☺️

What type of visa do I need to attend Le Wagon in Brazil?

For our 9-week coding bootcamp, you can simply come as tourist. You will be allowed to stay up to 90 days in Brazil (3 months) so right enough to do the bootcamp (2 months) and still have time to travel around ✈️

However, depending on your country, you may require a visa to travel to Brazil. We're here to help you in this process and we're ready to provide any document to help you get it.

Make sure to check with your local Brazil consulate the document your might need.

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

1⃣ Apply online (no commitment!)

2⃣ Interview with our bootcamp manager

3⃣ 10-hour online challenge to complete in a week

Once your application is accepted and you sign your student contract:

4⃣ You'll have to complete a 60-hour prep work before the start of the bootcamp - videos and exercises to prepare you for this life-time challenge 💪

The Le Wagon selection process is always the same, no matter the city you're joining

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Next Rio de Janeiro full-time coding bootcamp starts on Jul 11, 2020

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