Learn to create gorgeous web pages and captivate audiences with HTML5 and CSS3.
This dynamic duo of language & framework is one of the most widely used and polished modern technologies for web development.
Focus on code quality and maintainability by getting comfortable with the tools, methodologies and best practices of automated testing, including test-driven development.
Become a true full-stack web developer and learn best programming practices, from good database modeling to abstraction and well-encapsulated code & modular design.
Create beautiful sites & web applications that scale on any device, including iOS, Android, and other major platforms.
You’ll learn how to approach problems by conquering errors and roadblocks through rapid experimentation and iterative building.
Our curriculum was created to simulate a real developer’s job environment. You'll be exposed to industry-relevant technologies, and then immediately reinforce that knowledge by building applications & completing daily programming projects.
While learning popular web technologies, the focus of the first two weeks is on helping you appreciate what it means to be a good developer. We want you to become a developer that knows many technologies, as well as one that has a good approach, rapid experimentation, incremental building, and sharp debugging skills.
WEEK 3 & 4 Front-End Development & Group Projects
Building on the coding concepts and technologies learned in the first two weeks, the focus shifts towards front-end programming. Once you’re comfortable with HTML & CSS, we’ll introduce you to working with relational databases and SQL, which are extremely prevalent in most web applications.
WEEK 5 & 6 Preparing for Reality
Every successful developer should be a polyglot. In reality, modern web applications need to be real-time and highly interactive. Weeks 5 & 6 are spent expanding your horizons and exposing you to a multitude of languages and paradigms.
WEEK 7 & 8 Final Project & Advanced Topics
For your final project, you'll have the opportunity to bring your own idea to life! You’ll form teams with your classmates, and collaborate to create a functional app that is presented during our monthly Demo Days.
Our students build projects as part of their final projects. They also demo them in front of the whole community on monthly basis.
We wanted to build a real-time application and challenge our learning abilities by using technologies that were not covered in the bootcamp & a game fit the bill. Ultimate Breakout - (theoretically) unlimited players.
Smoree allows you to create landing pages for your courses, manage your students, and share your knowledge with the world. It's as simple as that.
DevClout evaluates the coding skills and influence of developers through Github + StackOverflow, and allows them to compare their score with friends, know their rankings & see where they stand on the leaderboard.
Tournamentor is a bracket management app built for E-Sports/Competitive Gaming that serves to replace large tablets and laptops.
Check out other students projects. Student Showcase
Learn from professional developers who bring years of experience and passion for mentorship into our classroom.
You will also be supported by our awesome staff.
At Lighthouse Labs we are looking for a rare breed: someone who is seeking an opportunity for extraordinary growth, is ready to thrive in an intense learning environment, and LOVES code.Above all we admire:
We believe that the best developers are passionate, lifelong learners. As for you: you see bootcamp as more than just the means to an end, and it shows in your ever-growing list of side projects.
Some brains are just wired for coding, no matter their previous exposure or education. You think in a logical, structured way that lends itself beautifully to a career as a developer.
Becoming a developer is far from easy. Our program requires motivation, determination, hard work, and resilience. You’re goal-oriented and have a solid idea of what you want to accomplish. You get it done.
We’re an array of personalities from every imaginable background, and the result is amazing. If you are kind, quick, and a little quirky, we will be fast friends.
In case it wasn’t clear:
No previous coding education or experience is required to attend Lighthouse Labs.
Career Services is how we connect our graduates with their first role as a developer. Our team will work with you to identify your unique career goals, and guide you to success.
We’ll help you cultivate your career goals and lay out a plan of attack.
You will have endless opportunities to practice your elevator pitch and we’ll show you how to highlight your assets.
Our monthly events will connect you with our ever-expanding network and their amazing opportunities.
The Career Services team is always reaching out to new employers, curating resumes, and arranging interviews.
Our students put their trust in us, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that everyone coming into our program is set up for success.
A short 5-10 minute application for you to introduce yourself, including your education and coding experience, plus your super power. You know, the important details that will help us get to know you. New cohorts fill up on a rolling basis so make sure to submit your application as soon as possible!
Our admissions team will get in touch (quickly!) after reviewing your application and invite you for an interview. We want to meet you, show you our space and give you a chance to see the current cohort in action! This is also your opportunity to ask us anything.
4 weeks, part-time, remote work.
Once you are accepted into a cohort, your place in the program will only be reserved once we have received your deposit. Deposits can be paid by credit card, and we are able to accept cheques, wire transfers, bank drafts, or cash for the remainder of your tuition. Your tuition is due 2 weeks before your start date.
6-10 weeks before your intended start date.
For bootcamp, we recommend you apply 6-10 weeks before your desired start date as our cohorts start on a rolling basis. The more time you have for prep and stretch goals, the better!
Length: 40-60 hours
Completed remotely at your own pace.
Length: 8 weeks immersive in-person learning
Present your final project to the masses!
View past projects page here
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 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
How much programming experience do I need to take your Bootcamp?
No formal education is required to being admitted to Lighthouse Labs! While having some coding knowledge always helps, your background does not matter as much as a genuine interest in development and a raw determination to succeed in this challenging environment.
How do coding bootcamps compare to traditional education, like a Computer Science degree?
The bootcamp educational model is built very differently from the ones you experienced in high school and/or university. Lighthouse Labs practices a flipped, immersive model of education that puts the emphasis on the development of practical skills through building real-world applications using an incremental and cumulative collection of tools and best practices.
Lectures take up a maximum of two and a half hours in any given day, with another eight to ten hours being spent each day working in a lab setting. You can expect to introduce yourself to new concepts through readings and exercises, getting your knowledge bolstered and backfilled with lectures throughout the week. You can learn more about the bootcamp experience our blog post: So You Want To Take A Bootcamp
It is our core belief that 80% of the learning should be done on the job and we’ve tailored every part of our program around it. Our curriculum is constantly interrupted by a community of passionate developers based off feedback from employers, students, alumni and industry trends. We won’t teach you everything about software development (that takes years of practice), but we will give you the foundation so you can continue learning in your new career as a developer as quickly as possible.
What are your graduate employment rates?
96% of our job-seeking graduates have been hired within 120 days! You can view the complete breakdown of our employment statistics in our Student Outcomes Report.