ProgramaThor is a platform for developers looking for their next opportunity and companies actively hiring.
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.
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 7950+ 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 7950+ 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.
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!
The turning point of my career - and even of my life. I not only became a developer but I also changed my path. Yet during the bootcamp I started receiving invitations for tech roles jobs in amazing companies.
Le Wagon has transformed my life. I could not believe how much I learned in such a short time. It was not "just another course", I really left feeling very capable of creating an innovative digital expansion project for my clients
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.
ProgramaThor is a platform for developers looking for their next opportunity and companies actively hiring.
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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.
Roberto started his career in software development participating to Buscape's amazing journey of a company growing from 40 to 1000 employees. Today he is the CTO of JobforModel, a marketplace for Fashion Models.more about Roberto
Passionate about technology and challenges, Rayan is CTO and Founder of HortaTech, a software house that develops and accelerates Ruby on Rails web-apps. He creates each product as if it were his own. In the last two years, he founded 2 startups.more about Rayan
The first few weeks were very difficult for everyone, but with the support of teachers and classmates, I knew the end result would be worthwhile.
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.
Before doing Le Wagon I was worried about my future and having a hard time finding a good job. Two months after I finished the course I’ve been involved in some freelancing dev for a French startup and also got hired at Gympass here in Brazil
Best investment ;) I completely loved the course, the studying environment was awesome, the friends I made there were the best, and the teachers are great!
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 7959 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.
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.
The bootcamp costs R$ 17,500 for both Full-Time and Part-Time. We have the following payment methods and discounts:
• From 1x to 3x without interest
• 12x (1.89% monthly interest)
• 18x (1.99% monthly interest)
• 24x (2.19% monthly interest)
• 5% for payment at once
• 7% Co-founders (if you refer a friend to bootcamp and both are approved in our selection process)
Our selection process does not take into account any technical skills, so it's not necessary to have technical background or to previously know how to code to study with us (we have students who are former oceanographers, philosophers, photographers, filmmakers, sociologists, physiotherapists, tattoo artists, etc!).
However, on the selection process we will evaluate your posture and profile, as well as your commitment to the program, as it is a collective bootcamp and your absence or lack of engagement would affect the group as a whole.
Given this, it has the following phases:
- Interview (online or in-person) for profile analysis and expectations;
- Completing a 10-hour online Ruby course;
- Payment data and contract signature;
- Preparatory work to be completed until the bootcamp starts, lasting approximately 60 hours.
If you wish, you can sign up at https://lew.ag/applyLWSP (no obligation). As soon as you sign up, you will receive a link to schedule an interview with us :)
Full-Time and Part-Time courses are taught in Portuguese, but you need to be able to understand written English, as our platform and exercises are in English.
For the computer, we have no minimum requirements. On the first day, we will do a setup on all machines to install the tools you will need during bootcamp, so don't worry!
Our training is Full-Stack, which means you will end up mastering Front-End and Back-End development.
For database languages, we have SQL, through formats such as CSV, MySQL and PostgreSQL. In addition, our students end up having solid knowledge in Git and Github as well as deployment in Heroku.
We don't teach mobile native languages, but we will teach you how to create responsive web applications that will fit perfectly on mobile phones. Plus, through PWA (Progressive Web App) technology, you can deliver a user experience that is remarkably similar to a native app.
Here in São Paulo, we have a single product, the full-stack web development bootcamp and you can attend it Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time Bootcamp: 9 weeks long, on Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm.
Part-Time Bootcamp: 24 weeks long, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 pm to 10 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Le Wagon prefer not to follow the hype and base the program on a more long-lasting foundation. We truly believe you should NOT attend a bootcamp to learn a language, but to be able to deeply think as a software engineer: someone who is capable of breaking down problems into software components and build solutions from the ground up.
1 - It's the first language that 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 is concise, elegant and reads like English, so students can focus on developing their logical thinking rather than memorizing the syntax.
2 - Ruby is object-oriented programming: 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. Most of Le Wagon graduates who are now working as professional developers are coding in several different languages, frameworks and stacks, from Elixir to Python.
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, Github, Twitter, Soundcloud, Kickstarter and Shopify.
We have many partnerships with companies that already know Le Wagon's reputation as the biggest and best programming bootcamp in the world. They come every batch to meet our students (some of them are hired before the end of bootcamp!). In addition, many alumni start their own business and look for other alumni to work with them; as well, there are other alumni who are working in companies with open spots and they bring these opportunities for our students.
Le Wagon's alumni and teacher network, with over 7,000 members worldwide, greatly facilitates job-seeking and networking for jobseekers. This also makes it much easier for those interested in living and working abroad, as the program is exactly the same worldwide.
Next São Paulo web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Jul 13, 2020