Dear Indie Hackers,
I've been a silent but long-time follower of the podcast and this forum, tonight I'm delighted to share my experience of CTO and co-founder of Le Wagon.
I am a self-taught programmer who then learnt Computer Science in engineering school. I started my career at Google in 2008 and worked for two startups after that. In 2014, I joined Boris & Romain in the infancy of what would become Le Wagon.
Le Wagon is an international coding school specialised in immersive bootcamps (Web Development and Data Science). Le Wagon teaches people the skills they need to change their lives, kick-start their tech career or launch their own startup.
Since 2014, we've grown from Paris, France to more than 45 cities around the world and we have graduated more than 12,000 alumni. This is what we are most proud of, our community is just amazing.
Le Wagon attracted early on strong entrepreneurs who struggled getting their idea into the world because of miscommunication between them and technical third-parties (agencies, freelancers, etc.). Learning to code allowed them to better shape and deliver their idea. So far, at least 170 startups have been created by Le Wagon alumni, half of them managed to raise a total north of 300M$ and some of them already exited! Here's the list if you are interested, we try to keep it as updated as possible!
I'd be happy to share insights from our entrepreneur journey, our community or discuss about Tech, Coding, Education, etc.