On January 31, select participants from the International Masters and MBA attended the second of the three-module coding bootcamp, the EADA-Le Wagon Tech Business Track. In the first module in December, attendees learned how to design and launch a tech product. The second module covered web development and had more than 25 students from the following programmes registered: International Master in Finance, International Master in Management and International MBA.
According to Le Wagon Spain Founder Gus De Vita, the Track provides students with the tools to bridge the increasing gap between business and tech. “We designed a programme that gives participants a comprehensive vision of the processes and techniques involved in conceptualising, creating and launching a tech product.”
The building blocks of website design
The Le Wagon coding school led students through the process of building a responsive website with an emphasis on adopting CSS best practices, integrating third-service services and configuring a domain name. Participants also became familiar with Google Analytics as a tool to monitor website traffic and user behaviour.
The learning objectives for this specific module are based on effective web design, with participants learning how to:
- Mark-up content with HTML
- Design a website with CSS
- Build a UI library of components with CSS
- Host a website online and integrate third-party services
Belgian MiM participant Felix Taveirne appreciates the importance of this training for his future personal and professional goals. “Websites are everywhere in our lives today, and it is useful to know how to create them yourself, “he says. “In the module, we have learned the basics; now we have to keep programming to become pros. I see webpage development as an ongoing process of problem-solving.”
MiM participant Cristina Pérez Díaz signed up for the EADA-Le Wagon Tech Business Track as an opportunity to learn more about a business world increasingly driven by technology. “Now I have a basic understanding of how users access and move through an online platform,” she says. “This helps me relate to professionals in the tech industry, and having a foot in the industry can open many doors.”
The third and final module of the EADA-Le Wagon Tech Business Track will be held in in March and will focus on programming and APIs.