Lighthouse Labs was created in 2013 by a team 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 transform the way tech education is delivered. Five years later, we have introduced over 20,000 Canadians to the practice of coding and launched 1,000+ graduates into careers as professional developers. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, we continue to empower students, launch careers, and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada’s tech industry.
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 our first satellite location (we now have three!)
Student Outcomes Report
Published a ground-breaking student outcomes report - the first of its kind in Canada - showing a 96% employment rate for our Bootcampers within four months of graduation.
We Hit 1000 Students!
We celebrated out 1000th successful bootcamp graduate!
Learn To Code
We launched our free Learn To Code resources on Thinkific.
21-Day Coding Challenge
5 year birthday
Lighthouse Labs celebrated 5 years of introducing more than 20,000 Canadians to code!
Our satellite in Montreal became a fully on-site campus, operating out of Spaces Mile End in Montreal's startup district.
Our true colours always shine through. Ask a question, and you will get a straight answer. Are we opinionated? Hell ya. But we share ideas with respect, a generous spirit, and an open mind.
We are a mixed bag of nuts and appreciate that we are better together – combining our backgrounds and passions to work towards common goals. We value our differences, celebrate diversity, and proudly fly our nerd flag.
Undaunted by challenges, we believe accomplishing big things requires a willingness to roll up sleeves and get ‘er done. We look for people who are motivated and resilient, who approach every task with an eager sense of growth.
We understand the life-changing commitment our students make. We support them as if their life depends on the code they write. Our efforts are focused on helping our students succeed – we’ll provide the help, encouragement, and mentorship that each person needs.
We are avid learners who are dedicated to personal growth through knowledge. We learn by doing. We push boundaries and experiment in adventurous, creative ways. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail, but we always learn and grow.
Our work matters. We believe our value is created by the impact we make. We are generous contributors who engage communities with the intent of making them stronger.
We delight in disruption. We are in the business of fostering knowledge, growth, and innovation. It is our belief that success requires getting out of the comfort zone and becoming comfortable being uncomfortable.
We are dedicated to delivering. We work hard and do what it takes to get the job done. If something’s not working we learn, we adjust, and we optimize for success.
What we do, we do well. We set the bar for quality high and continuously look for new ways to elevate the services and experiences we craft.
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