It’s said that every 7 minutes in China, a new business is created.

50% of these businesses are Tech. This is a market of 700 million netizens, with 92% using the web through mobile devices. Users are not only browsing, they engage and transact in huge numbers.
Ever heard of Alibaba’s Single's Day? $25.3 billion of online sales... in one day.

At Le Wagon Shanghai, we will inspire you to greater heights thanks to our unique Digital ecosystem.
What about building your own WeChat app for 900 million MAUs?
Let's have a dip dive Behind The Great Firewall Of China together.

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Code the startup way.

Learn web-development

Learn all about Ruby, SQL, and the Rails application framework. Develop your front-end skills by using advanced CSS patterns (flexbox, CSS grid) and go deeper into Javascript and ES6, the latest version of Javascript. More details.

Think like a Software engineer

A person who has the big picture on technical issues, who understands what MVC means, knows how to design a database schema or to dissect an HTTP request, and who can start learning a new programming language very quickly.

Adopt a technical workflow

There's definitely a good way of building tech products and that's what we will teach you. Write your MVP's user stories, draw your database scheme, build a mockup with Sketch, collaborate using pull-requests and code-reviews on Github. That's how successful startups work.

Get the startup toolkit

Heroku, Stripe, MailChimp, Cloudinary, Algolia... We will teach you how to implement all these services to be more efficient at the launch of your new product. Save time, use the right tool for your specific need, that's our developer mindset.

Build your product

No one will teach you how to build web products as we do. Kudoz has just raised 1.2M, Impact is disrupting politics, MaShareEcole school, MedPics healthcare, Krawd marketing... and there are so many other projects in the starting blocks. Check it out for yourself.

Land a new job

Working as a junior developer for Stripe, Algolia, Molotov, Save, Compass, 55, Save, etc.. We will help you find your dream job, either as a junior dev, product manager or growth hacker. Discuss with any of our alumni to find out more!

What our students think of us

Jay Gao

Before joining Le Wagon, I have been working as a mechanical engineer for more than 5 years and have accumulated a... Read more

Jay Gao
Batch #76, Shanghai
Published on Course Report, 23 Sep 2017
Hamilton Le

More than what I had hoped for. I was really pleased with the quality of the teachers, the classroom environment, ... Read more

Hamilton Le
Batch #72, Shanghai
Published on Course Report, 01 Sep 2017
Nathan Lee

What makes Le Wagon different from most bootcamps is the fact that they craft their curriculums based around the s... Read more

Nathan Lee
Batch #72, Shanghai
Published on Course Report, 01 Sep 2017
Kirsten Judd

Le Wagon is the best way to learn a lot in a short amount of time in a fun environment with supportive teachers an... Read more

Kirsten Judd
Batch #72, Shanghai
Published on Course Report, 01 Sep 2017

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Teachers in Shanghai

Charly Martin

Although a big fan of the nomadic lifestyle, Charly decided to settle down in Sydney to launch Le Wagon, after going through the program as a student, teacher assistant and lead teacher. He’s now willing to help new students learn how to build awesome web products and change their lives for the better!

Eric Guo

Eric Guo is the author and contributor of some of the most important Rails gems in China (WeChat, anyone?) and a heavy participant in the Ruby China community. His role as CTO in SanDisk China and, more recently in Bayetech (e-commerce) makes him lead large development projects while releasing frequent open-source code: e.g the first WeChat commerce mini-program (webapp). Eric will coach our students to use the best of Chinese technologies in order to build amazing prototypes.

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Dimitri Bosch

A truly multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary person, Dimitri learnt to code in Ruby after working for years in the cinema industry. He has now found his passion, working as a freelance web developer while living in Japan! Dimitri brings clarity to problems and makes sure students deeply understand the concepts, while giving lots of energy to our classrooms.

Dounan Hu

Originally from Shanghai, Dounan studied Physics & Astronomy to get an M.S at the University of Cambridge in 2005. Involved in programming since the age of 16, he lived in the USA to conduct university-level projects of algorithms and serve the research of Astronomy. He also got involved in numerous social & nonprofit activities from NY to Brazil. By 2010 Dounan went ahead to become a tech consultant for the startups in the Bay area and in China, where he joined Aihehuo.com as CTO in 2015. With Le Wagon Dounan shares his passion of social enterprises & software architecture to the next generation of makers.

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Forrest Ye

Forrest is a graduate from JiaoTong university where he co-founded Ele.me. He worked as Software Engineer at Microsoft, then Product Manager at Tencent. 3 years ago Forrest decided to drop his corporate career to become a full-time Ruby on Rails developer! At Le Wagon he will teach to our entrepreneurs the fundamentals of code, how to master the best frameworks and adopt a good tech workflow for a very fast execution.

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Gabriel Dehan

With 10+ years experience of programming, using Ruby & Rails for more than 5 years, Gabriel has been teaching Le Wagon students from batch #1, all around Europe! Now a freelance developer, digital nomad and meditation practitioner, Gabriel is a king in teaching techniques...

Michaeljohn Clement

Michaeljohn acquired deep experience with front-end technologies, especially JavaScript, during his years as a freelance Web developer, and was an early contributor to Node.js. He has worked with startups and small companies all over the world. He moved from the US to China in 2011 and believes many of the biggest opportunities for tech startups are found in the Middle Kingdom. As a teacher, Michaeljohn advocates learning by doing, and Le Wagon's program is a great way for students to put theory immediately into practice.

Maria Altyeva

Maria is an alumni from Yale University, an airport lounge sleeper, nacho cheese enthusiast, yoga instructor and a ninja back-end engineer! She moved to China in 2014 to explore the tech scene and is currently leading the development team at 5:IT, while sharing her thoughts on her blog and running a small supper club. Maria will guide Le Wagon students through the first steps of the Rails back-end framework, and help them build MVPs!

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Paul Ld

Paul is the Co-Founder and CTO of Easyship, a Hong Kong-based technology company that empowers eCommerce sellers to ship their orders worldwide. In his previous life, Paul worked in Investment Banking for 7 years. He switched careers to embrace the world of startups through his passion for technology. Paul will come to supervise the students final projects and share his passion about translating business challenges and requirements into technology solutions.

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Thibault Genaitay

Thibault is a digital marketing practitioner and front-end developer passionate about Chinese innovation. From 2010 to 2016 he helped fabulous international brands to design their digital strategy for the Chinese market. He also developed a conviction: today, innovation is fed by a mix of business and tech talents. Thibault founded Le Wagon in Shanghai to support creative entrepreneurs build amazing products in China!

Beloved Teaching Assistants

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Enjoy our exclusive offers:

Early birds ☝☝ Receive RMB 3900 discount if you enroll before December 1, 2017

Women can code💃💃 Women participants will all get 10% discount

Batman & Robin 🏃🏃 Startup co-founders taking the course together will both receive a 15% discount

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Business Development

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Web Developer

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Product Manager

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Business Development

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Back-end Developer

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Software Engineer

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Product Manager

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Front-end Developer

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Product Manager

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Product Manager

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Olivier Cas

Digital Marketing Manager

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Jean Anquetil

Full Stack Developer

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Manou Febvret

Front-end Developer

Kudoz
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Ilias Hicham

Junior Ruby Developer

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Alice Gillet

Strategic Partnerships Manager

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Mia Wardé

Customer Success Manager

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Software Engineer

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Ariane Coulon

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Product Manager

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Product Manager

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Product Manager

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