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Duration

9 weeks

Tuition

$9,800

  Montreal

Jul 8-Sep 6

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Year Founded

2013

Scholarships

yes

Our coding bootcamp teaches you the full web stack, from the database to the browser. You will learn the core concepts of object-oriented programming, and structure your software following design patterns like MVC. In addition to mastering back-end programming languages (Ruby, SQL), you will develop your front-end skills using recent techniques like flexbox, CSS grid and learn ES6, the latest version of JavaScript.

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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Student Reviews (3)

Le Wagon

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made

Montreal •

Graduated From

Fullstack Program

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

I've only got good things to say about Le Wagon. They do exactly what they say: change your life by learning how to code.

I wrote my first Hello World in Python in 2018. I enrolled on Le Wagon in 2019, and now I'm working as a freelance develope...

I've only got good things to say about Le Wagon. They do exactly what they say: change your life by learning how to code.

I wrote my first Hello World in Python in 2018. I enrolled on Le Wagon in 2019, and now I'm working as a freelance developer with my first job within 3 weeks fof graduating the bootcamp.

For me, Le Wagon stands out from other bootcamps because of its curriculumn: firstly, its product-oriented; and secondly, its focus is on Ruby / Rails. But they also have excellent teachers and a brilliant teaching platform (Kitt), as well as a global alumni network you can access through Slack.

Unlike other bootcamps (to my knowledge) Le Wagon is product-oriented. The last 3 weeks of the course you'll be working in a group of 3-5 people on a final project. It's a great way to expose yourself to agile developmnent, design-thinking, and gitflow. These are practical skills that you can only really learn by doing, and Le Wagon provides you with a great environment to do it in.

Their curriculumn focuses on learning how to learn: they teach you the industry best practice and design patterns that are going to be used by agenices worldwide despite what programmnig langauge they use. For example, my first commercial project used Vue JS. But I picked it up super quickly and did not feel disadvantaged by taking a course based on ruby/ruby on rails. I'm confident now to learn by doing, and that's something that Le Wagon gave me the skills to do.

That's always a major sticking point. People ask why the course is taught in Ruby. Well that's because the syntax in ruby is super easy for beginners to pick up. This is because (unlike JS) it's a programming language built from the grounds-up with a sophisticated design philosophy underlying its architecture: it's meant to be a human-friendly language. As a case in point, some of the handy syntax improvements in ES6 (implicit return, template literals) existed in ruby for years! So overall, ruby is fun to program in, and it's a brilliant medium to learn the basic programming patterns that are langauge agnostic (such as MVC). All good reasons to study in ruby.

But if you are anxious about learnng JS, React, Redux etc, Le Wagon actually offer an alumni track on these frameworks on their platform, Kitt, that is super good quality.

And finally, there's the amazing talent that backs the teaching of Le Wagon. The teachers were all excellent quality. We had UI practitioners as TAs during product sprint week. We had backend developers teaching us during the SQL and Active Record week. The course was well structured; all the teachers were personable; there was a wide variety of students and teachers alike; and there were happy hour Thursdays every week at teh coworking space.

You have access to Kitt for the rest of your life; when Le Wagon update thier curriculum, you can access these exercises on Kitt. Their Alumni are also very active in many different sectors in countries all around the world. So you're not just purchasing the time to learn how to code when you enrol on Le Wagon, you're participating in a global community of entrepreneurs and designers and educators. Like I said, I only really have good things to say about it!

Le Wagon

Le Wagon Montréal, batch #210

Montreal •

Graduated From

Fullstack Program

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

I highly recommend this bootcamp to anyone!

I graduated as a Software Engineer in Belgium but before committing myself to a full-time job I wanted to have an experience abroad. So I joined batch #210 in Montréal and it was the best experience o...

I highly recommend this bootcamp to anyone!

I graduated as a Software Engineer in Belgium but before committing myself to a full-time job I wanted to have an experience abroad. So I joined batch #210 in Montréal and it was the best experience of my life!

Before the bootcamp, I wasn't sure if I was going to learn anything in the first couple of weeks, because those were all about the basics of programming. But boy was I wrong! My prior knowledge of coding gave me the opportunity to learn how to explain stuff that seems easy to me, to someone who never heard of it prior to the morning lecture of that day. And that definitely helped me to improve as a programmer. The bootcamp also provides optional challenges which are quite challenging, even for programmers with experience.

But as the weeks progressed, I realized that Le Wagon is about so much more than just coding. The bootcamp taught me a lot about teamwork, helping each other out, realizing what you don't know and how to let others help you with what you don't know. And most importantly it taught me how to transform an idea into a product you can proudly present in only 2 weeks with people you've only known for 1,5 month. That's the magic of Le Wagon!

FAQ

  • 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.

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