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For a decade, Meghan Hein traveled the world and learned many life skills, but when she was laid off from the service industry due to COVID-19, Meghan turned to Lighthouse Labs to guide her way into tech. Meghan shares how their COVID-19 Scholarship Fund made her career change possible, and what sets Lighthouse Labs remote Web Development Immersive apart from other bootcamps. Plus, learn how Lighthouse Labs is preparing and supporting Meghan for today’s remote job search!
What inspired you to pivot into tech, Meghan?Continue Reading →
Jupyter Notebooks is an IDE used to interface with Python and it’s becoming more popular in data science bootcamp curriculums. But what exactly is Jupyter Notebooks? Anurag Srivastava, lead instructor and mentor for Lighthouse Labs’ Data Science bootcamp, walks us through the basics of data science and Jupyter Notebooks, and answers the question: can you effectively learn Jupyter at a bootcamp?Continue Reading →
In “normal” times, 83% of bootcampers are employed after graduating from a coding bootcamp. But the question we hear most often in 2020? Will I get a job if I go to a coding bootcamp during the COVID pandemic? Should I “wait and see” or should I take advantage of this time to change careers? Companies like ServiceNow continue to hire bootcampers as developers because demand for their product has surged during the pandemic. Other companies like Progressive are shifting to online work and remote hiring and onboarding. Candor and Layoffs.fyi have kept real-time, 100% user-generated lists of companies that are hiring, freezing, furloughing, etc throughout the pandemic, and The New York Times posits that big tech could emerge from the coronavirus crisis even stronger than before. But the hiring landscape has undoubtedly changed and is impacting coding bootcampers, so we’re answering all your questions about whether you’ll get a job or not after bootcamp. Plus, advice from bootcampers who have landed jobs during COVID-19 about how they did it!Continue Reading →
6/30/2020Continue Reading →
What kinds of Python projects can bootcamp students actually build? Because coding bootcamps are largely project-based, students at Python bootcamps like Hackbright Academy, Metis, and Coding Dojo graduate with a full portfolio of web applications and mobile apps. After spotlighting many bootcamp alumni who have built innovative applications using Python and Django, we’re rounding up our favorite Python projects built by bootcampers!
Interested in Python projects? Check out our favorite Python Projects Built by Bootcamp Grads!Continue Reading →
Frustrated with his university computer science courses, Sheldon Malboeuf decided to drop out and enroll at Lighthouse Labs in Montreal. Halfway through the bootcamp, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Sheldon’s in-person program online. Learn how Lighthouse Labs’ personalized instruction and job-relevant programming languages and skills seamlessly transitioned into a remote learning space for Sheldon. Plus, Sheldon outlines how Lighthouse Labs’s career services helped him land a remote developer job at Media Carry!Continue Reading →
5/27/2020Continue Reading →
Remote jobs are rapidly becoming more popular in nearly every industry, growing by over 173% in the past decade. This phenomenon is sweeping the US, Canda, and most of Europe as millennials demand a better work-life balance. Over 3% of US employees work from home at least half of the time, and over 5% of the US works full-time remote jobs. Whether you want to work from home, become a digital nomad, or have a more flexible schedule, becoming a remote developer can help you find the job of your dreams. Remote work and remote coding bootcamps open a wide range of possibilities, including better salaries (remote software developers make an average salary of $66,000), less time spent commuting, and a better work-life balance.Continue Reading →
When Eli Kittross-Schnell realized that his legal career didn’t inspire him, he turned to his second interest: technology. After careful consideration, Eli applied to Lighthouse Labs and attended their 12-week intensive Web Development Bootcamp. Eli explains how Lighthouse Labs paved the way to his dream job as a remote Web Developer for Cultivated Code just six weeks after graduation! Plus, Eli shares his advice for anyone attending a coding bootcamp now in order to get a remote developer job.Continue Reading →