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For This Lighthouse Labs Grad, A Hybrid Role Was The Perfect Avenue Into Tech

Career Services
Mar. 12 2019
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Lauren Girdler

How hybrid roles can bridge the gap for people with diverse backgrounds to get into the tech industry, with newly-equipped skills from Bootcamp.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Rachel Ng And Life In New York City

Community
Feb. 14 2019
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Lauren Girdler

Before taking the bootcamp program at Lighthouse Labs, Rachel worked as a graphic designer in Vancouver and at a marketing agency in Hong Kong. Rachel now works in New York City, utilizing the skills she gained at bootcamp in her current role as designer and front-end developer.

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An Inside Look At Landing A Government Job, From A Lighthouse Labs Grad

Career Services
Dec. 27 2018
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Lauren Girdler

Patrick Simonian is a Lighthouse Lab Web Development bootcamp graduate from Victoria who recently started working for the BC Government; here he provides a summary of the steps to success when looking for government employment.

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Teacher Feature: Nima Boscarino

Community
Dec. 19 2018
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Lauren Girdler

Nima is a full-time instructor at our Vancouver campus and has been doing some amazing work in the community both with Lighthouse Labs and our partner agency Canada Learning Code.

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Chatting With Quantum Mob And How They Tripled In Size With The Help Of Devhub Toronto

Community
Dec. 17 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Quantum Mob is a Toronto development agency that started in early 2016 working out of Devhub in Toronto. They have since grown to 12 full-time employees. They were founded by Erich Reich and Eric Kim, who worked together at a previous job, and decided to go into business together.

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How Lighthouse Labs, With The Help Of ISSofBC, Helped This Developer Prepare For His Hack Capital Role

Students
Oct. 29 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

How has Lighthouse Labs bootcamp prepared you for your current position?

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The Ways One B.C. Teacher Passes On Coding Skills To The Next Generation

Community
Oct. 23 2018
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Lauren Girdler

"I think we need to find a balance between screen time and play time. It’s important for students to be familiar with technology, but also have time away from screens, whether it’s computer, tablet, phones, or TV"

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A Developer Explains How The First Nations Technology Council & Lighthouse Labs Helped Open New Career Opportunities

Students
Oct. 22 2018
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Lauren Girdler

The First Nations Technology Council & Lighthouse Labs helped open doors for Jamal Alawes, now at Coconut Software, in his tech career.

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How A Full-Stack Software Engineer Used Lighthouse Labs & ISSofBC To Jumpstart Her Career In Tech

Students
Oct. 16 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

October 28 is Lighthouse Labs' five-year birthday! To honour this exciting milestone, we're taking a look back at some of the past events and goals we've achieved, our favourite initiatives we've been a part of along the way, and what kind of impact they had after the fact.

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Why You Should Start a Daily Coding Habit

General
Sep. 18 2018
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Lauren Girdler

Coding knowledge continues to be a skill that is in high demand. But to truly gain a new skill you need to dive in to build that muscle memory. So, commit to practicing coding every day!

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Staying Healthy During Bootcamp

General
Sep. 12 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Attending bootcamp takes determination and grit, but self-care is just as important. It can be easy to fall into bad habits like skipping out on sleep and not eating well. However, staying healthy while attending bootcamp will actually help you succeed!

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Teacher Feature: Rohit Dhand

General
Aug. 30 2018
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Lauren Girdler

Rohit Dhand is one of our amazing Vancouver instructors who has been working in computers and programming for almost 30 years.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Jackson Cunningham

Students
Aug. 15 2018
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Lauren Girdler

Taking the Web Development Bootcamp in Vancouver allowed Jackson to make the switch from mortgage broker to web developer. He now works full-time on his own business called Tuft + Paw which sell beautiful, modern cat furniture.

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6 Reasons Graphic Designers Should Learn to Code

General
Aug. 09 2018
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Lauren Girdler

By having an understanding of what is possible and what is difficult in web development, you will increase your professional skills which can help to open up a wider range of career opportunities.

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Lighthouse Labs Employer Spotlight: Beanworks

Career Services
Jul. 11 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Beanworks is no stranger to Lighthouse Labs, having hired (as of this interview) five graduates for their team! Read below for our full interview with Reza Sanaie, Beanworks CIO.

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