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How hybrid roles can bridge the gap for people with diverse backgrounds to get into the tech industry, with newly-equipped skills from Bootcamp.
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.
Patrick Simonian is a Lighthouse Lab Web Development bootcamp graduate from Victoria who recently started working for the BC Government. Find out more!
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.
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.
How has Lighthouse Labs bootcamp prepared you for your current position?
"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"
The First Nations Technology Council & Lighthouse Labs helped open career doors for Jamal Alawes, now at Coconut Software.
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.
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!
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!
Rohit Dhand is one of our amazing Vancouver instructors who has been working in computers and programming for almost 30 years.
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.
By having an understanding of what's possible with code, designers can open up a wider range of career opportunities.
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.