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Our web development course in Tokyo 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 in Tokyo 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 40 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 11,710+ 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 11,710+ 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.
Teachers here are very pedagogical, they all take the time to make sure students understand key concepts, bring concrete examples to help. They were ready to explain and re-explain, not counting their time.
The teachers were super knowledgable. I especially liked the fact that they aided me in finding solutions rather than just giving them to me. It really helped my learning!
Le Wagon went beyond my expectations with an extremely complete course, an impressive online platform including efficient, motivational and entertaining challenges and tools, highly skilled teachers, a top teaching method and a very active community.
After few years of working on projects with startups and developers, I felt the need to grow my technical skills. I got to know latest web development techniques as well as what product Management is and how to do it by making Rails prototypes.
From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is in Tokyo 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 can be very intense. If you want, you can make the most of the yoga classes we organize on certain days to relax and take a break.
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.
At the end of the bootcamp, you are welcome to join our Career Week. This week gives you the tools you need to take the next steps in your career, whether it is finding your first job in tech, building a freelance career, or launching a start-up.
Benefit from a combination of panel discussions, workshops, presentations, and assignments to help you find the right career path.
Prepare your personal profile, complete job applications, prepare for technical challenges, and make a game plan for after the bootcamp!
Hear from alumni about their post-Bootcamp journeys and what a typical day looks like in their new careers.
You can join any workshops or watch any tutorials that you are interested in. You create your own career week according to your interests and objectives
During our web development course in Tokyo, 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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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.
Hide is an alumni from the very first Le Wagon session in Tokyo. Aside from being our most dedicated teaching assistant, he works on numerous side projects involving bots, AI and blockchain.more about Hidehiro
Edmond is a back-end engineer currently developing Shopify applications using Rails and React. He regularly works with us as teaching assistant, and our students love his enthusiasm and patience.more about Edmond
Yale graduate, Maria is a Senior Rails Developer with 8+ years of experience working in the IT and services industry. She's been teaching at Le Wagon for the past 2 years, traveling between China, Tokyo and Kyoto.more about Maria
Traveling between Shanghai, Tokyo and Kyoto, Forrest is an experienced Rails developer whose experience proves invaluable during the intense project weeks.more about Forrest
Sylvain is the co-founder of Le Wagon in Japan. He mainly takes care of the community, and loves to teach programming and product development fundamentals to beginners.more about Sylvain
James currently shares his time between a position as university teacher, freelance developer and amazing Teaching Assistant for Le Wagon.more about James
Graduated from our first Tokyo bootcamp, Ainaa currently works as a freelancer for Tacchi, and teaches programming to kids with the Saturday Kids organization. At Le Wagon, her favorite modules to teach are Ruby and Object-Oriented programming.more about Ainaa
An alumni of the first batch in Tokyo, Douglas joined a local startup after graduating to gain experience as a fullstack developer. He joined the Japan team in 2018 as our Tokyo driver, giving students the best Le Wagon experience every day.more about Douglas
The drivers and teachers of Le Wagon Tokyo are world class. Really good at simplifying concepts and ensuring you grasp the materials. TA’s are also each useful in comprehension - they don’t just give you the answer, they force you to learn.
Teachers are amazing! It was an incredible experience and I almost didn't want it to end. Now I'm a full-stack developer for a startup in Tokyo and I have finally realized my dream to code professionally all thanks to Le Wagon!
The teachers are not there to give us the answer but to ask us the right questions. They know the student usually already has the knowledge and resources to solve the challenges that are presented to them.
The teaching staff and drivers are extremely supportive and well-experienced. They became not only my teachers and mentors, but also really nice friends.
Tokyo 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.
With Le Wagon Tokyo's enthusiasm for great education, you won't realize how fast the bootcamp passes! After the program, you become a part of Le Wagon family, and you'll be amazed by the communication between alumni.
The Le Wagon community is truly what made the experience a memorable one. We were all in this together with the support from everyone!
My experience at Le Wagon was an experience of a lifetime. Most importantly, it was fun. I enjoyed every second of the camp and will do it all over again if I could. Shoutout to all the amazing teachers and fellow students who taught me so much!
Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters in Tokyo and connect with relevant alumni.
Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course in Tokyo: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 11,710 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.
Le Wagon has 2083 reviews with an average grade of 4.98/5 which makes it the most acclaimed coding bootcamp worldwide on Switchup according to student reviews! Whilst these reviews make us proud, above all they make us happy. Behind these reviews are hundreds of people around the world who have had a life-changing experience joining our program, that has opened new doors for them. We feel blessed and honoured to have enabled them - and to keep enabling our students - to become autonomous in coding, upskill or change their career, or launch their own startups.
Also, these 2083 reviews are extremely important for us to make sure we’re always meeting the same level of excellence. Having such positive and enthusiastic reviews about our bootcamps is the ultimate proof that we provide the best tech education for all our students, in the 45 cities we run our coding bootcamps in.
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.
If you’re attending our 9-week full-time program, you only need to make sure you are eligible for a 90-day tourist visa. If your country is not in the list of eligible nationalities, we can provide supporting documents to apply for a short-term stay visa at your local Japanese embassy.
If you’re attending our 24-week part-time program, it’s important to check if you are authorized to stay in the territory for all program’s length.
At the end of each bootcamp, we organize a 10th optional week, the Career Week, dedicated to helping our students prepare their job search and upcoming career. This Career Week consists of practical support on how to build a resume, creating or updating a LinkedIn profile and a portfolio page, or preparing for technical interviews.
We also connect our fresh graduates with a network of over 50 startups and recruiting agencies, and regularly introduce new job opportunities through a dedicated Slack channel.
This article extensively explains what to expect from our Career Week.
Keep in mind that finding a job at the end of our program will strongly depend on your dedication and motivation before, during and after the bootcamp. Our most successful graduates have a genuine interest in tech and programming, and never miss an opportunity to build up their skills and broaden their knowledge.
You can refer to this article written by one of our alumni for a step-by-step guide on how to land a job in Tokyo.
Tokyo always had a reputation for being an expensive city to live in. The good news is, this is just a reputation. You can refer to this article for an estimated accommodation, food and transportation budget.
Our standard payment plan is as follows:
- Deposit upon contract signature (⅓ of the total tuition)
- Remaining balance due during the first month of the bootcamp
We do offer a payment option in three installments without extra fees for specific cases, upon request.
Please note that your spot will only be secured once we have received your deposit.
You can find additional details regarding payment options by following this link.
Before each in-class session, our students will have to:
- Watch the video of the corresponding lecture
- Go through the set of flashcards for this lecture
This is the minimum amount of work we expect from our part-time students outside of class, and represents 6 hours of studying per week.
On top of that mandatory homework, we strongly recommend to keep a steady studying pace by coding, reviewing exercises and key notions on a daily basis.
While arriving late or missing a class is not ideal, we understand that our part-time students have busy work schedules.
As such, we have the following in place to make sure missing a class does not impact the learning experience too much:
- From day 1, our students have access to our teaching platform, which contains all the challenges, flashcards and video lectures to be able to catch up at home
- Our dedicated Slack channel allows students to ask questions and get support during study-at-home sessions
That said, we expect our applicants to make sure that their schedule fits with the bootcamp, and that they will be able to attend all classes unless exceptional situation.
Our fresh graduates looking for a job in Tokyo will usually find one within 2-3 months after the program.
A majority of our students (60%) will end up working as web engineers, either in back-end, front-end or full-stack positions. Companies hiring our alumni are small and medium startups with very friendly working environments.
Another 20% will work as UI / UX designers or product managers.
The remaining 20% will either launch their startup, work as a freelancer, or go back to their previous industry with their newly acquired skills.
Our latest Student Outcomes Report was published in August 2020, and is available here.
Our program in Tokyo is very international and gathers students from various countries and backgrounds. 50% of the participants come from abroad specifically for the bootcamp, while the other half already lives in Japan.
Each session, we welcome 10 to 14 different nationalities, with backgrounds ranging from marketing, finance or consulting to construction, English teaching and even sushis chef. Average age for each session is usually around 29 years old.
You do not need to be able to speak Japanese to join our program: all our curriculum, teaching platform, content and events are in English.
While speaking Japanese opens up opportunities when looking for a job, there are more and more companies in Tokyo ready to hire non-Japanese speakers. That said, JLPT N4 or N3 will be a proof that you are committed to living in Japan, and greatly helps communication within most companies.
For more questions & answers, you can visit our FAQ section! If you would like to discuss with Le Wagon team, don't hesitate to contact us.
Next Tokyo Web Development course (full-time coding bootcamp) starts on Oct 4, 2021