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In 9 intensive weeks, learn Data Science from Python to advanced Machine Learning, get all the skills to join a Data Science team and boost your career.

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 In 9 intensive weeks, learn Data Science from Python to advanced Machine Learning at Le Wagon Shanghai.
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Some of our upcoming courses in Shanghai can be followed remotely. After you complete your application, the admission manager will be in touch shortly to give you all the necessary information.

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Our full-time data science course gives you the skills you need to launch your career in a data science team in only 9 weeks. From Pandas to Deep Learning, you will finish the course knowing how to explore, clean and transform data into actionable insights and how to implement machine learning models from start to finish in a production environment, working in teams with the best-in-class tool belt.

Le Wagon's Data Science course gives you the data science skills you need to launch your career in any data-related role.
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Our data science course curriculum

Our course is designed to make you learn Data Science step by step, starting with the basic data toolkit in Python and Mathematics to the complete implementation and deployment cycle of machine learning algorithms.

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Start the bootcamp prepared!

Our data science course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete an online preparation work before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 40 hours and covers the basics of Python, the pre-requisite language of the course, and some mathematical topics used every day by data scientists.

Python for Data Science

Learn programming in Python, how to work with Jupyter Notebook and to use powerful Python libraries like Pandas and NumPy to explore and analyze big data sets. Collect data from various sources, including CSV files, SQL queries on relational databases, Google Big Query, APIs and Web scraping.

Relational Database & SQL

Learn how to formulate a good question and how to answer it by building the right SQL query. This module will cover schema architecture and then dive deep into the advanced manipulation of SELECT to extract useful information from a stand-alone database or using a SQL client software like DBeaver.

Data Visualization

Make your data analyses more visual and understandable by including data visualizations in your Notebook. Learn how to plot your data frames using Python libraries such as matplotlib and seaborn and transform your data into actionable insights.

Statistics, Probability, Linear Algebra

Understand the underlying math behind all the libraries and models used in the bootcamp. Become comfortable with the basic concepts of statistics & probabilities (mean, variance, random variable, Bayes’s Theorem, etc.) and with matrix computation, at the core of numerical operations in libraries like Pandas and Numpy.

c pulse Statistical inferences

You'll learn how to structure a Python repository with object-oriented programming in order to clean your code and make it re-usable, how to survive the data preparation phase of a vast dataset, and how to find and interpret meaningful statistical results based on multivariate regression models

speaker Communication

Data analysts are meant to communicate their findings to non-technical audiences: You will learn how to create impact by explaining your technical insights and turn them into business decisions using cost/benefits analysis. You'll be able to share your progress, present and compare your results to your teammates.

Preprocessing and Supervised Learning

Learn how to explore, clean, and prepare your dataset through preprocessing techniques like vectorization. Get familiar with the classic models of supervised learning - linear and logistic regressions. Learn how to solve prediction and classification tasks with the Python library scikit-learn using learning algorithms like KNN (k-nearest neighbors).

Generalization and Overfitting

Implement training and testing phases to make sure your model can be generalised to unseen data and deployed in production with predictable accuracy. Learn how to prevent overfitting using regularization methods and how to chose the right loss function to improve your model's accuracy.

Performance Metrics

Evaluate your model's performance by defining what to optimise and the right error metrics in order to assess your business impact. Improve your model's performance with validation methods such as cross validation or hyperparameter tuning. Finally, discover a powerful supervised learning method called SVM (Support Vector Machines).

Unsupervised Learning & Advanced Methods

Move to unsupervised learning and implement methods like PCA for dimensionality reduction or clustering for discovering groups in a data set. Complete your toolbelt with ensemble method that combine other models to improve performance, such as Random Forest or Gradient Boosting.

Managing Images and Text data

Get comfortable into managing high-dimensional variables and transforming them into manageable input. Learn classic preprocessing techniques for images like normalization, standardization and whitening. Apply the right type of encodings to prepare your text data for different NLP tasks (Natural Language Processing).

Neural Networks

Understand the architecture of neural networks (neurons, layers, stacks) and their parameters (activation functions, loss function, optimizer). Become autonomous to build your own networks like Convolutional Neural Networks (for images), Recurrent Neural Networks (for time-series) and Natural Language Processing networks (for text).

Deep Learning with Keras

Discover a new library called keras, which is a developer-friendly wrapper over tensorflow, a Deep Learning library created by Google. We'll teach you the fundamental techniques to build your first deep learning model with Keras.

Computer Vision

Go further into computer vision with Deep Learning building networks for object detection and recognition. Implement advanced techniques like data augmentation to augment your training set by computing image perturbations (random crops, intensity changes etc) in order to improve your model's generalization.

Machine Learning Pipeline

Move from Jupyter Notebook to a code editor and learn how to setup a machine learning project in the right way in order to quickly and confidently iterate. Learn how to convert a machine learning model into a model with a robust and scalable pipeline with sklearn-pipeline using encoders and transformers.

Machine Learning workflow with MLflow

Building a machine learning model from start to finish requires a lot of data preparation, experimentation, iteration and tuning. We'll teach you how to do your feature engineering and hyperparameter tuning in order to build the best model. For this, we will leverage a library called MLflow.

Deploying to production with Google Cloud Platform

Finally, we'll show you how to deploy your code and model to production. Using Google Cloud AI Platform, you'll be able to train your model at scale, package it and make it available to the world. Cherry on top, you will use a Docker environment to deploy your own RESTful Flask API which could be plugged to any front-end interface.

Student Projects

You'll spend the last two weeks on a group project working on an exciting data science problem you want to solve! As a team, you'll learn how to collaborate efficiently on a real data science project through a common Python repository and the Git flow. You will use a mix of your own datasets (if you have any from your company / non-profit organisation) and open-data repositories (Government initiatives, Kaggle, etc.). It will be a great way to practise all the tools, techniques and methodologies covered in the Data Science Course and will make you realize how autonomous you have become.

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.

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.

Simon Blanchard
Simon Blanchard

Simon's career spans 29 years across Europe and Asia, providing predictive Insights in Talent Management. Simon was a Department Head at Philips Research, leading research into the fields of optical storage and digital television.

Frederic Bazin
Frederic Bazin

Frederic has been working with tech since 1994 and has mastered a broad range of technologies. In addition to his personal passion for data, he is the CEO and Data Scientist at Cloverise, a web data extraction, and monitoring company.

Stephane Truong
Stephane Truong

Stephane is a well-known consultant in Data Science working for various corporates in Shanghai, China. He holds a Master degree in Data Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Communication Systems from EPFL.

Jason Zhang
Jason Zhang

Jason has experience in large enterprises, startups, and consulting. He was previously a data scientist at Quora, where he worked on user growth and content quality. He is interested in NLP technologies and product development.

more about Jason
Community & tools

Network and learning platform

Our Data Science course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global tech community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

Slack icon Slack groups

Get tips and advice from professional data scientists & data analysts, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities from entrepreneurs & developers.

Online classroom

Access our online education platform at any time after the course: you will find all data science lectures, screencasts, challenges and flashcards.

Tech community

Benefit from our global community of 8165 alumni working in data-related roles, but also entrepreneurs, developers and product managers all over the world.

Icon tutorials Global presence

Our different courses are running in 39 campuses all over the world: wherever you go, you belong to the Le Wagon community!

Community and tools for life
Career Services

Find a data job in the best tech companies

Once the course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you meet with the best recruiters and connect with relevant alumni.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your Data Science career after the course: boost your portfolio, find your dream job, leverage on our 8165 alumni community.

myspaceCreated with Sketch. Career Events

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

buymeacoffeeCreated with Sketch. Alumni Coaching Sessions

Our data science course alumni love to share their experiences with fresh graduates: they explain how they found their job as Data Scientist, Data Analyst or Data Engineer.

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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
Hiring Partners

Where our alumni work in data

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Data Scientist, Data Analyst or Data Engineer.

Alibaba Hired 1 graduates
BCG Digital Ventures Hired 5 graduates
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Booking.com Hired 1 graduates
Bytedance Hired 1 graduates
Kantar Media Hired 1 graduates
Financing options

Find the right financing option for you

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

Early Bird

💪 Savings 🙌

Enroll in the program* 2 months before kickoff and receive a 10% early birds discount.

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Student loans available in Le Wagon China now!

Great News! Le Wagon China has partnered with a few financing institutions to offer you the ability to pay for your education so that you can progress in your personal development.

If you want to apply for a personal loan in China without breaking the bank, there are some options for you! Le Wagon students can get up to 49,000 RMB on a loan. The loan process is simple, easy and affordable. Find all the details below:

Chailease International Finance

Company introduction: Chailease International Finance Co., Ltd. (CIFC) was established in 2005 in Shanghai. They provide professional financial solutions to customers and our main services are equipment leasing, Sale-and-leaseback, factoring etc.

Application item: Apply to all courses in Le Wagon China 1.Data science 2.Web development 3.Part-time product development

Loan amount: As low as 20,000 and up to 49,000 RMB Payment plan: 12 months, 18 months, 24 months. Nationalities: Chinese citizens, other nationalities are waiting to be confirmed. Applicant conditions: 22-65 years old Application materials: The instalment form filing, ID card, Bankcard. How to apply: Please contact our city manager for more information. Interest: 11%

Are foreigners eligible? Yes... and no. To be clear, foreigners can get this loan if they match ANY of these 3 requirements: 1. Have a Chinese Spouse 💍 2. Have a Chinese Credit Card 💳 3. Have a Property Ownership Certificate (also applicable to the spouse) 🏘️ Foreigners can only apply for the 12-month plan

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For Chinese citizens, there are some other options for you if you want to apply for a personal loan in China. Please find the details below.

Baidu - Du Xiaoman Financial

Company introduction: In April 2018, Baidu's financial services business group officially completed the signing of a split financing agreement and launched a new brand "Duxiaoman Financial" to achieve independent operation. Baidu established a financial services business group on December 14, 2015, under the overall responsibility of Baidu's senior vice president Zhu Guang, using artificial intelligence technology to deploy in the financial field. At present, Duxiaoman Finance has completed the consumer credit and wealth management products and services through "Wealthy Flower", "Duxiaoman Financial Management", "Duxiaoman" Wallet, and "Panshi Jinke Platform", "Only Voice Robot" and other payment and financial technology services.

Application item: Apply to all programs in Le Wagon China 1. Data science 2. Web development 3. Part-time product development

Loan Amount: Le Wagon students can get up to 30,000RMB. Payment plan: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months. Nationalities: Chinese Only 🇨🇳 Applicant conditions: 22-65 years old Application materials: Students must link their Chinese ID card number on the app. A passport or HK/MO/TW ID number is not accepted.

How to apply: 1. Sign Le Wagon bootcamp training contract 2. Download Baidu App and apply for loan(The review process will be done within 10 minutes.) 3. Reviewal and confirmation by Baidu

Interest: INTEREST ONLY in the first 6 months 📆 Students can just pay the interest during the first 6 months, then start paying back their loan. With 6+6 plan, the total interest is 5,328RMB, the annual rate is 17.76% With 6+12 plan, the total interest is 7,182RMB, the annual rate is 15.96%

Others

Apps like 蚂蚁借呗(Alipay),微粒贷(Webank),有钱花(Baidu),京东金条(JD finance) offer fast and easy personal loan options, with a daily rate range of 0.015%-0.06%, the application usually requires APP credits or bank debit card. Each platform has various application requirements that can be found online.

Some banks offer a lower rate than APPs but barriers are higher. 中银E贷(BOC),融e借(ICBC),平安易贷PING'AN have an annual rate among 4.35%-7.2%, usually need proof of assets, property proof and salary info for final review.

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Welcome to contact different cities’ managers for more details about the loan and jump-start your life-changing journey with Le Wagon China!

Yiyao Shanghai city manager WeChat:fiona_jyy E-mail:yiyao.jia@lewagon.org Call:+86 15821181426

FAQ

Any questions about our program in Shanghai

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 are the job outcomes?

Our philosophy is that people want to learn new skills because they want to be in their dream career. That is why for every program we run, we gather exciting hiring partners around us - enterprises, startups and agencies - who are looking for world-class talent and could be your next employer in Shanghai!

We are excited to announce some of our hiring partners: Please consult this page.

I don’t speak Chinese, can I live and work in Shanghai?

Yes, you can undoubtedly live in Shanghai without speaking Chinese. Shanghai is a very international city with English speakers from all over the world and locals talking at least a bit English with you. It's easier to get around Shanghai without Chinese than other Chinese cities (Taiwan and Hong Kong excluded).

For work, the fact is, most jobs for expats in China do not require you to speak Chinese. According to Laowai Careers, the top 5 jobs for foreigners are: Education, Engineering, Marketing/Advertising, English Editing/Writing. Upgrading your tech skills and getting the great career support of Le Wagon community in China will be helpful to land a fulfilling job.

Why learn Data Science in China?

Central authorities, led by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) identified AI as the next economic mojo. The country has chosen Big Data to change millions of lives. Applications in facial recognition, voice recognition, autonomous driving are already rolling out at scale.

In 2019, China’s government put out its plan to lead the world in AI by 2030.

As Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google) has explained, “it’s pretty simple. By 2020, they will have caught up. By 2025, they will be better than us. By 2030, they will dominate the industries of AI.

This context makes China the ultimate laboratory for any aspiring data scientist to learn.

Recommended book: AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee, an Artificial Intelligence pioneer, expert on China and a venture capitalist.

Can Le Wagon help me getting a Visa for China?

To attend our training program in Shanghai, you will need a tourist or business visa. In some cases, we can invite you on a Business Visa (M). Durations and number of entries vary according to your nationality. Please consult our visa assistance guide and talk to our team, we’re happy to share practical experiences in getting the right travel documents!

Want to go further?

Next Shanghai data science course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Oct 19, 2020