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Next Cohort: Sep 8-Sep 6
Sep 8-Sep 6
We strongly believe that there is a good way of building web products. During our bootcamp, we teach you how successful startups work: design your project’s wireframe & mockup, test your UX with a prototype, split your user stories across your team and collaborate with branch and pull requests with git and Github.
We also teach you how to learn, and what tools to use to do so (Heroku, Stripe, MailChimp, Cloudinary, Algolia…) You learn how to implement all these services to be more efficient when you launch your product.
At the end of the bootcamp, you will be able to build a web product from scratch, design a relational database and build queries with SQL, integrate a 3rd service using an API or scrape HTML data, and be able to learn a new programming language very quickly, which is extremely important in the fast-paced environment of web development.
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Next Cohort: Sep 8-Sep 6
Is there any preparatory work before the start of the bootcamp?
The only technical prerequisite to join the bootcamp is to complete the Ruby track on Codecademy. It generally takes between 9 and 15 hours, and is absolutely mandatory. Once you are selected, to help you kickstart your journey into code and make sure you start at the same level as everyone else, you will need to complete our Prepwork courses, available in our online educational platform, before the beginning of the bootcamp.
Do you help international students to get a visa?
Depending on your situation and where you would want to do the bootcamp, you will potentially need a tourist or business visa. Please check with the city manager for more information and possible assistance.
Do you offer career support?
We do support all our students in finding the right career path after the bootcamp, sharing them all the necessary resources to build the best LinkedIn profile, getting the best out of the alumni Slack groups, enjoy our exclusive perks, land their first job as developers or product managers, launch their startup or start their freelancing career. However, we consider that the ability of each student to find a position after the bootcamp is highly based on the student's motivation and work. Guaranteeing 100% employment at the end of the bootcamp would be dishonest in that regard. When choosing a coding bootcamp, what you should focus on is the quality of the curriculum and teachers. You should ask yourself about the skills you will have at the end and the product you will be able to build. This is what will really make you hireable. Keep in mind that Le Wagon has an excellent network within the tech industry and a very good reputation with recruiters. Our students massively benefit from this. Moreover, we now have more than 3,000 alumni. This internal network is your first support when looking for a job: our alumni work for the best tech companies out there and can recommend you for a position, and they'll also be available to support you during the search - by answering technical or non-technical questions.
What language is the bootcamp taught in?
In most cities, the bootcamp is taught in English. In French cities, the program is in French. You will have a 1h30 lecture in the morning in French, and a 1h30 live-code in the evening in French as well. So, if you don't understand French correctly, you won't be able to attend the bootcamp in France. You can check the language of the campuses you're interested on the relevant city pages.
Do I need a laptop?
Each student must have a laptop. You’ll need Mac OS X or Linux, but if you only have Windows, no worries, you’ll learn how to install Linux the first day.
What is the main difference between Le Wagon and other coding bootcamps?
Le Wagon was built to teach entrepreneurs and creative people how to code to make their ideas happen. The idea behind Le Wagon is to give you all the skills you would need to bootstrap and launch your own product/web app. Even if you don’t want to be an entrepreneur after Le Wagon and you want to start as a developer or a product manager in a tech company, this ability to create a product from scratch will be highly beneficial. This is why we teach Ruby and its framework, Ruby on Rails: both are really easy to grasp and give you the ability to build and deploy your product quickly.