This course is focused entirely on equipping you with tools that apply directly to professional web development. By the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be creating beautiful apps and understanding web development fundamentals for both front and back end. If you're interested in learning to code, communicating with your dev team, understanding how to create an MVP or gaining valuable career skills, this course is for you.
New to coding? Our Intro to Web Development course is perfect for you. In 6 weeks, you'll go from no coding experience to building beautiful, functional apps.
This course is designed to whet your appetite for learning to code. If you are curious about how apps are created and want to learn to build, this course is right up your alley!
Have a great idea that you want to bring to life? Trying to build an MVP? Get an understanding of how to make it work!
So you work with developers and want to be able to speak their language? We’ll help you learn to effectively communicate your ideas and understand your dev team’s limitations.
Unsure about taking our Bootcamp? If you can't decide if you will enjoy programming as a career, or if you've never coded before, what better way to figure it out than to try it hands on.
What does all that code mean? Have the intricacies explained in a way that informs and empowers you.
The hottest coding language that powers popular sites like Shopify, GitHub, Basecamp and YellowPages.
HTTP is the language your browser uses to request data from the web. Learn to make it work for you!
Learn to create gorgeous, responsive web pages and captivate audiences using HTML5 and CSS3.
GitHub is used by the top 40% of developers around the world. You’ll take advantage of GitHub to show off and track the progress of the projects you create.
Used by thousands of sites around the world, Sinatra is a flexible, lightweight framework for building web applications. We show you how to use it to your benefit.
Classes will be focused on building your coding knowledge with languages such as Ruby, HTML, CSS, and frameworks such as Sinatra. You will get introduced to the control flow of programs, as well as develop an understanding of how web apps are assembled. Talented developers from your community will mentor you throughout the course!
WEEK 1 & 2 Web Programming with HTML & CSS
Get introduced to object oriented programming with ruby. Learn the foundation languages of the web: HTML & CSS. Our instructors will teach you how a browser understands a web page, and allow you to start building your own.
WEEK 3 & 4 Web Development With Ruby & Sinatra
It’s not enough to understand how your browser looks at a web page. You’ll learn how the server side of building a web application works. Using the powerful, yet easy to learn Ruby programming language, you’ll learn the principles of working with data and the techniques that professional developers use to structure their applications.
WEEK 5 & 6 Deploying your first app
In the final section of the course, you'll put the finishing touches on your very own web application, and deploy it so your friends and family can see what you’ve created. We'll then show you what else is out there and how to take your new skills to the next level.
Learn from professional developers who bring years of experience and passion for mentorship into the classroom.
You will also be supported by our awesome staff.
Upon completing your application, you’ll be prompted to pay your non-refundable deposit of $150 to reserve your spot in the course. Graduates of the Intro to Web Development program will receive an $850 credit towards our Web or iOS Development Bootcamp.
What I love about being a dev, is not just the problem solving aspect and feature creation/development, but the culture and community is such a great fit for me. It’s something that's made me realize that this my career path. This is what I'm going to do for the rest of my life.
Previously: Lead Hand, Parker Johnson Roofing
Now: Developer at Unbounce
I gained the fundamentals of software engineering from university, but that doesn't teach you to be a hacker, who is good at developing a product in a fast-paced environment and is always ready to try out new technologies. This is what I learned from LHL.
Previously: Project Manager
Now: Software Engineer at Axiom Zen
Not only do you leave with a new skill set under your belt, you meet a significant amount of super talented and passionate people.
Now: Co-Founder of Fetch
Lighthouse Labs kickstarted my career, the curriculum is current, relevant and engaging. It was the best possible use of my time.
Previously: .Net Developer
Now: Developer at Retsly
Which should I take: the Intro course or the Bootcamp?
Ask yourself: "Do I want to work as a professional developer?"
If the answer is 'yes', then there is no question that the full-time development bootcamp is the program you need.
The goal of our bootcamp is to transform you into a professional full-stack developer. You’ll come to understand coding logic, and learn how to think like a dev by building software from the ground up using industry-relevant technologies. Our program will provide you with mentorship, data-driven curriculum and a top notch learning environment that will launch you into your first junior developer role.
If the answer is 'not sure', taking our part-time course might be the best option.
Our Intro to Web & iOS Development courses are excellent for:
You can read more on the subject in our blog post: Full-time vs. Part-time: Which Program Is For Me?
Which should I learn: web development or iOS development?
The choice between web and iOS should be based off your own personal interests and passions. When making your decision, you should weigh the benefits between the two very different development career paths, speak with both web and iOS developers, or try your hand at coding for both web and iOS to get a feel for which you prefer.
You can also consider your personal preference for your work style. Companies often hire Web Developers into collaborative teams, where as iOS Developers are often working individually on projects. At the end of the day, pursue whichever subject you want to build your new development career on!
To help weigh between the two options, our General Manager Sylvia has helped break down the pros and cons of each in our blog post: iOS or Web: Which Bootcamp Should You Take
Do you offer corporate training?
Yes! Many organizations have sent their employees to us to upgrade their technical skills.
Our Intro to Web and iOS Development courses are fantastic for people looking to gain a technical knowledge of development that can help when communicating with a dev team, managing development projects, understanding technical limitations, or transitioning into a hybrid development role.
Our Web and iOS Development Bootcamps can train someone with zero coding experience, into an agile developer in 8 weeks. This is a great option if you love your company but are looking for a career change, if you are currently a developer but need to learn new technologies, or if you're a founder looking to have more control over your the development of your product.
We can also build custom curriculum for your organization. If you need niche technical or development training for your team, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
How often do you run cohorts and how do I apply?
Our Web and iOS Development Bootcamps run year round, on a rolling basis. In Vancouver and Toronto, our Web Development Bootcamp starts every 4 weeks, and our iOS Development Bootcamp every 8 weeks. Our part-time Intro to Web and iOS Development courses start every 6 weeks.
You can see all upcoming start dates when submitting your application!