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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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Our Tech World: Understanding the Value of Technical Training

General
Jul. 03 2018
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Posted by
Don Burks

It is worth exploring how technology touches our lives as a vehicle for bringing about a deeper and more thorough understanding of the value of technical training, digital literacy, and fluency with the types of problem-solving skills that are needed to work with computers.

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Lighthouse Labs Bootcamp Students Now Eligible for Alberta Student Aid

Students
Jun. 26 2018
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Posted by
Lauren Girdler

Lighthouse Labs full-time Web Development Bootcamp has been approved by the Alberta government as being eligible for Alberta Student Aid!

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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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