A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Our story.


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.

Lighthouse Labs co founders Jeremy Shaki Khurram Virani Josh Borts

October 2013


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.

Lighthouse Labs coding bootcamp

December 2013


The Coding Begins

Our very first cohort graduated and 100% of students found employment within 90 days of graduation.

the HTML500 coding bootcamp

February 2014


The HTML500

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!

iOS Swift Bootcamp

August 2014


iOS Development

Launched Canada’s first iOS Development Bootcamp.

LThe HTML500 learn to codes

February 2015


The HTML500 AGAIN!

Took The HTML500 on the road to four cities to champion digital literacy across Canada.
Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, London

Lighthouse Labs Toronto

March 2015


We Head to Toronto

Opened the doors to our second campus in downtown Toronto.

Canadian coding bootcamp

April 2015


Opened Satellite

Opened our first satellite location (we now have three!)

Student Outcomes Report

February 2016


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!

September 2016


We Hit 1000 Students!

We celebrated out 1000th successful bootcamp graduate!

Learn To Code

March 2018


Learn To Code

We launched our free Learn To Code resources on Thinkific.

21-Day Coding Challenge

May 2018


21-Day Coding Challenge

We launched the first 21-Day Coding Challenge, an immersive JavaScript challenge designed to help beginners build new habits and learn to code in less than 30 minutes a day.

5 year birthday

November 2018


5 year birthday

Lighthouse Labs celebrated 5 years of introducing more than 20,000 Canadians to code!

Montreal

January 2019


Montreal

Our satellite in Montreal became a fully on-site campus, operating out of Spaces Mile End in Montreal's startup district.

Our core beliefs.


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