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

Our story.


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.

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 2014


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.

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April 2015


Opened Satellite

Opened locations in the Yukon, Calgary, Halifax and the list keeps growing.

Who we are.

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.

What we do.

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.

immersive development bootcamp

Our core beliefs.


Manifesto of
Software Craftmanship

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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