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21-Day Coding Challenge Contest Wrap-Up

General
Jun. 18 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

The 21-Day Coding Challenge contest has come to a close and what a wild, exciting journey it has been! Congratulations to everyone who completed the challenge.

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Blockchain Outside of CryptoCurrency

Community
May. 30 2018
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Posted by
Don Burks

While most references to blockchain are related to Bitcoin, there are many exciting implementations of blockchain which are helping to mature this technology and bring it into the mainstream.

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Announcing our Latest Part-Time Course: Blockchain for Developers

General
May. 24 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Lighthouse Labs is thrilled to announce the launch of our new course: Blockchain for Developers! This 12-week, part-time course is designed for professional developers looking to gain skills in the exciting, emerging field of blockchain.

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The Non-Technical Qualities of a Great Developer

Career Services
May. 16 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Being a Software Developer is so much more than just an ability to code. There are a variety of interpersonal and non-technical skills that are just as crucial to success.

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Online vs. In-person Coding Education

General
May. 09 2018
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Posted by
Sarah Foot

So you want to learn to code? Congratulations! With online and offline options, paid and free, deciding what is best for you can take some time and energy. At Lighthouse Labs, it’s our opinion that everyone has their own learning style, and education isn’t one size fits all.

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Digital Literacy: The Must Have Skill for 2018

General
May. 03 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Not long ago, coding was the exclusive domain of developers. But in our increasingly digital world, knowledge of coding is useful, and even necessary, for a much broader range of functions and professions.

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Employer Spotlight: TouchBistro

Career Services
Apr. 19 2018
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Posted by
Carmen Tsang

TouchBistro is no stranger to Lighthouse Labs, having hired 5 graduates to their team! Read our interview with Derek Harasen, Development Manager at TouchBistro, to see what an employer is looking for when hiring bootcamp graduates.

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Coast to Coast Volunteer Opportunities for Canadian Developers

Community
Apr. 12 2018
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Posted by
Sarah Foot

From Victoria to Halifax, one of the most popular request from Lighthouse Labs alumni and developers is: “how do we give back to our community?”. As a developer, finding opportunities to volunteer and mentor may seem daunting. With so many meetups and hackathons, sometimes it seems like opportunities are all at once or not available at all. We hear you, and that’s why we have curated opportunities from coast to coast to get you out and about in the community!

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My Lighthouse Labs Project: Alex Hache - Nearhere

Students
Mar. 29 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

For his final bootcamp project, Alex worked on a web application called Nearhere, a travel assistant that changes recommendations based on someones lifestyle.

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The 21-Day Coding Challenge: Improve Your Coding Skills, Win Prizes!

Students
Mar. 22 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Do you want to make JavaScript coding a daily habit? You can do just that with our newly launched 21-Day Coding Challenge! As an added bonus, when you complete the challenge you will have an opportunity to win some exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a Macbook Pro.

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Announcing Code Create Teach: An introduction to computational thinking and coding in the classroom for K-12 educators

Community
Mar. 12 2018
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Posted by
Topaz Glazer

Lighthouse Labs is excited to announce our partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) on the Code Create Teach project - a national campaign to support, inspire and encourage teachers to bring code into their classrooms.

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The OG Ladies of Tech

General
Mar. 08 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

March 8 is International Women’s Day which is the perfect opportunity to recognize all the fantastic women of the past who have influenced the world of tech.

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Why Lighthouse Labs Teaches Full-Stack Development

General
Mar. 06 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

One of the most common questions we get asked at Lighthouse Labs is “why teach full-stack development”? While other bootcamp programs focus on either front-end or back-end, we are steadfast in our commitment to teaching the concepts of both. We believe that a full-stack education provides the best foundation for Junior Developers to have long and rewarding careers no matter their specialization.

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Founder Spotlight: Lighthouse Labs Co-Founder Jeremy Shaki

General
Feb. 22 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

The team at SwitchUp recently sat down with Jeremy Shaki, the Co-Founder and Chief Talking Officer of Lighthouse Labs, to learn more about his views on coding bootcamps, the future of technology and the current coding career space.

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Teacher Feature: Roland Tecson

General
Feb. 14 2018
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Posted by
Corey Leung

Roland is an iOS instructor at our Vancouver campus who has been doing some amazing work in the community.

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