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

Students
Oct. 23 2018
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Posted by
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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What You Might Have Missed at Canada's Largest Tech Festival in Toronto

Community
Oct. 04 2018
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Posted by
Tim Huebsch

Elevate took over Toronto for a week in mid-September. A busy week full of keynotes and events, here are Lighthouse Labs staff's highlights you might have missed

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Top 8 Ways To Succeed at the 21-Day Coding Challenge

Students
Sep. 24 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

The 21-Day Coding Challenge is starting Oct. 1. We’ve compiled the top eight ways you can prepare (and succeed!) at the Challenge.

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What's New at Vancouver Startup Week

Community
Sep. 20 2018
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Posted by
Erin Westlake and Vivian Chan

Vancouver Startup Week has a lot of great returning events to check out. We speak with Vivian Chan, Co-Chair of Vancouver Startup Week, to find out what’s new and exciting for 2018.

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Top 8 Events to Attend at Elevate Toronto, as Recommended by Lighthouse Labs Staff

Community
Sep. 20 2018
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Posted by
Tim Huebsch

The entire Toronto Lighthouse Labs staff are excited to attend and participate in the numerous events, speakers, and other exciting activities happening during Elevate. Here's a teaser of what we recommend checking out.

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Why You Should Start a Daily Coding Habit

General
Sep. 18 2018
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Posted by
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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Posted by
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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The Power of Hybrid and Tech Adjacent Roles

Career Services
Aug. 23 2018
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Companies are finding there is a need for knowledge and ability in coding; skills that are useful in a variety of positions within an organization and not just at a developer level.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Jackson Cunningham

Students
Aug. 15 2018
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Posted by
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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Posted by
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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Adaptation, Collaboration, and Unique Career Journeys: Insights from the Resolver Team

Career Services
Aug. 07 2018
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Posted by
Anna Hermansen

Read about the the first event in a planned “Career Journeys” series that engage our employer community in discussions on what it means to be a developer. Thanks to the Resolver team for hosting us and producing such an interesting and relevant discussion!

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The Value of Investing in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Teachers and Coding Education

General
Jul. 19 2018
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Posted by
Don Burks

One fundamental reason for teaching digital literacy is impact. Teachers from kindergarten up to grade 12 are advocates and evangelists for lifelong learning.

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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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