Lighthouse Labs was created as an experiment in 2013 by a group of software developers with a passion for code, mentorship, and education. Our mission: to continuously find the best ways to train the next generation of developers and to transform the way tech education is delivered. Over two years later, we are still chasing that same mission. We aim to empower students to master the craft of software development, launch careers, and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada’s tech industry. With over 80 mentors and 350 graduates who have joined the ride, we’re still just a bunch of developers developing developers.
Journey to the West!
A few friends took a journey West and landed at Launch Academy, armed with a mission to build the next generation of developers.
The Coding Begins
Our very first cohort graduated and 100% of students found employment within 90 days of graduation.
Founded The HTML500, Canada’s largest learn to code event, and connected 50 of Vancouver’s top companies to teach 500 coding newbies FOR FREE!
Launched Canada’s first iOS Development Bootcamp.
The HTML500 AGAIN!
Took The HTML500 on the road to four cities to champion digital literacy across Canada.
Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, London
We Head to Toronto
Opened the doors to our second campus in downtown Toronto.
Opened locations in the Yukon, Calgary, Halifax and the list keeps growing.
We are dedicated developers, mentors and educators.
We bring in a restless commitment to our students’ success and believe that education should prepare people for careers they love. We are strong believers in the power of office dogs.
Code. It’s what we do best.
We train passionate people in Web and iOS development. Our core programs are intensive, immersive bootcamps that transform people into outstanding developers. Our part-time Intro to Web and iOS Development courses are perfect to get your feet wet when learning to code.
The best projects are those that will make a measureable impact. Success is not created through entitlement or credentials, but something that is earned through the sweat off your brow.
We hold ourselves to the highest level of transparency because we believe it's the best way to build trust. Our doors are open and our ideas are always up for discussion. We seek to engage our community whenever possible, and have no qualms admitting when we’re wrong.
Determination and passion are the two most powerful forces to achieve, well... anything. That’s why we look for students who are motivated, resilient, and who approach every task with an eager sense of conscientiousness. We expect our students to give it their all, and in return we’ll do the same.
Ever heard of a stone soup? Stone soup is the idea that if you provide the concept and capacity to create, the people will get it done. When everyone contributes, everyone benefits and becomes invested in its success. Through the stone soup concept, we aim to empower generosity, commitment, collaboration, and occasionally stir the pot.
We’re constantly evolving the ways in which we train amazing developers, and staying stagnant is not an option. We approach our educational philosophy as a never-ending journey of self-improvement, and we apply that to everything we do.
Does not take oneself too seriously.
Why? Because dogs.
Not only working software, but also well-crafted software. Not only responding to change, but also steadily adding value. Not only individuals and interactions, but also a community of professionals. Not only customer collaboration, but also productive partnerships.
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