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See what you will accomplish as a Lighthouse Graduate.
You won't just learn how to code, you will learn how to learn. By the time you graduate Lighthouse Labs, you will have a strong practical knowledge of a multitude of languages and the ability to learn new programming languages at a professional pace. We make sure that you will be able to evolve as a developer in an ever-evolving tech industry.
Rule #1 at Lighthouse Labs: Developers learn by doing. With an intensive, hands-on curriculum you will have the opportunity to work on open source and real world projects while being assisted by instructors. Less lectures and more TA supported coding leads to more well prepared and experienced developers.
Lighthouse Labs has a full-time Career Services team dedicated to helping students achieve their individual career goals. Whether you’re looking to become a full-time developer ASAP, take on a hybrid role, or even start your own startup, we’re here to help. Although no one can guarantee you a job, so far we’ve had 100% of students in our accelerated program find a job within 3 months of graduation!
The hottest coding language and framework of choice for popular sites like Twitter, Github, LinkedIn and YellowPages.
Learn the language that all web developers must know, along with popular libraries like jQuery.
Learn to create gorgeous webpages and captivate audiences with HTML5 and CSS3.
Build apps that leverage Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and learn how to build APIs for your own apps.
Understand Object Oriented software design and build well encapsulated & decoupled apps.
Learn to build sites that scale beautifully on iPad, iPhone, and other major devices.
More than just a buzz term, TDD is a mindset for writing tests as part of your development process.
Our advanced students will also have the chance to learn to build fast and scalable server-side apps using the latest JS frameworks.
You'll work through a 6 week prep course that teaches you the basics of working in Xcode and the Objective-C language. You'll also have regular check-ins with our instructors to make sure you're ready for Day 1.
You'll spend most of your time in labs (and some in classes) improving your knowledge of Objective-C and learning the iOS SDK so you can build apps with cool features like Geolocation and Motion Sensors.
In the final phase of the in-class portion of the course, you'll work in teams to build an iOS app of your choosing with the guidance of our expert TAs. Then when you're done, you'll get to demo your apps to different companies in the community.
After completing the bootcamp, you'll retain access to our curriculum, network of mentors, and past and future grads - all invaluable resources as you continue to build your career. Plus we'll give you advanced notice of other courses you might be interested in.
Use Storyboards to build your apps using the many types of views in iOS. Plus, use Auto Layout to make sure your apps work on all iOS devices.
From User Attributes to CoreData, we'll teach you the best ways to let your users save data on your apps.
Use AFNetworking to interface with popular APIs such as Google and Facebook, as well as your own!
Location aware apps are pretty awesome, and we'll teach you to build apps that use iPhone's geolocation services to make them awesome.
Learn to make your apps interactive and usable with iOS's gestures and the iPhone/iPad's built in motion sensors.
Your apps should look as beautiful on the outside as the inside, and we'll make sure you can make awesome apps using iOS's animation features.
Understand the fundamentals of designing software for mobile devices, from proper design patterns to memory and battery management.
Learn best practices for software development by working in teams on your projects.
Finding quality talent in Vancouver's expanding tech scene is extremely difficult. It's refreshing that Lighthouse Labs isn't just educating new developers, but teaching them how to succeed in this constantly evolving ecosystem.
Josh Lopour, Rets.ly
Khurram is an extraordinary instructor in software development and I would recommend him and Lighthouse Labs to anyone wanting to become serious about a career in development.
Jeff MacLean, Guestfolio
The curriculum is intelligently designed and incredibly challenging. It will show you the limitations of your knowledge quickly while surrounding you with professionals who can help you grow. Expect to be stretched several times beyond your capacity!
Jillian Evin, Wishpond
Immersion is the key to learning a new skill. Get ready to spend eight of the most challenging weeks surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the Vancouver tech scene and with peers who are as serious about programming as you are.
Regan Perkins, Pressboard
The curriculum is both exciting and challenging. The instructors force you and support you to push the boundaries of your knowledge. The environment is friendly, warm and inspiring. A very intense, life-changing journey!
Sarah Martin, Telus
At Lighthouse Labs there is a culture of enthusiastic learning and exploration that is incredibly inspiring. They'll teach you to code, but you'll also learn how to be your own teacher, and that's absolutely invaluable.
Xianny Ng, Bench
Lighthouse Labs kickstarted my career as a professional developer. The curriculum is current, relevant, and engaging. It was the best possible use of my time.
Colin Clay, Rest.ly
At the risk of sounding clichéd, Lighthouse Labs changed my life. My work is now exciting and challenging, and I'm surrounded by amazing, smart people. After just 8 (intense) weeks, the possibilities are endless.
Ali Yazdani, Fetch
One of the biggest problems Vancouver startups face right now is finding and hiring great tech talent. Bootcamps like those offered by Lighthouse Labs are a great way to help increase the number of enthusiastic developers in the community.
Kraig Docherty, Invoke Labs
Curious to learn more about our web and mobile development programs?
8 weeks, full time immersive
This is how you become a web developer. You’ll learn best practices from industry pros, connect with Canada’s top tech companies, and accelerate your coding skills.
Web Part Time
6 weeks, part time fundamentals
Monday and Wednesday evenings. This class is the ultimate career booster. You'll build beautiful web apps, understand front and back end web technologies.
We are located in Canada's top tech hubs! It is important to us that we don't just teach people to code in front of a screen - we want to immerse them in the developer lifestyle. Our spaces are the perfect places to learn from other developers, meet incredible entrepreneurs, and grow your network in the flourishing tech community.
Our grads are equipped with the skills they need to immediately contribute as professional developers. We partner with everyone from big established companies to small scrappy startups - whatever it is you're looking for, we can help.
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