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Lighthouse Labs

Average Rating4.44
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Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian online bootcamp that teaches web development and data science. The bootcamps have small class sizes and on-demand mentorship from a community of over 40 full-time developers. The web development program covers JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, software architecture, and responsive design, as well as computer science and software engineering concepts. The Data Science bootcamp teaches Python, SQL, machine learning, and deep learning. ...

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  • adam
    Junior Dev • Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Toronto
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    Aug 03, 2022
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    Is coding bootcamp for you?

    I came to this review site before quitting my job and doing this bootcamp, so I thought it would be nice to come full circle and leave a review after starting my career in tech. Overall, the bootcamp is great - you learn a lot in a short amount of time. I would recommend a bootcamp if you are in a hurry to change careers. That being said, LHL is not responsible for the overarching job market / economic climate. When I graduated every tech giant was doing mass layoffs. Bear that in mind b...
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  • Lliam McBean
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Calgary
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    Nov 25, 2021
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    Do not do Career Services

    The curriculum provided by lighthouse is great. They do a good job of going over legacy code bases like EJS, all the way through to modern frameworks like React. The instructors are very knowledgable and you come out with a good base understanding of industry knowledge.

    That being said, DO NOT DO CAREER SERVICES. My expectation of career services going into bootcamp was to get some help spreading my resume, even to just know more about what companies and positions I should be appl...
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  • Armin P
    Full stack engineer • Student • Online
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    May 21, 2021
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    Life changer!

    If you have even think about taking the bootcamp, the I would say take it for sure!!

    I have graduated from LHL in March 2021. I've  accepted  one month after as a Full stack engineer with a really good salary. I am writing you to express my gratitude and raise my hat for LHL.
    I have a master's in computer science and I have been in many courses and programs during last 10 years. I've been always scared of coding even though I got my masters in this. The way LHL teach coding is ...
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  • Marshé Hutchinson
    Database Administrator • Student • Data Science Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Apr 26, 2020
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    Great class

    I learned the fundamentals of python and R. The course was very informative and the exercises were useful.
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  • Kate Day
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Calgary
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    Aug 12, 2019
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    Web Development Bootcamp

    Do it!! Before this course, I had never seen a line of code and I had seen a terminal used but never used it myself. This is a bootcamp and it is intense! Everyday is something different! A new topic and material to cover. You get your day started with reading and a couple exercises then the lecture starts. You have more time to work on it and a few days a week there's an afternoon lecture to go along with it. 

     

    They throw a lot of basics and topics at you so you under...

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

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    Sep 19, 2019

    Hi Kate! Thanks for sharing your experience. It's great to hear you thrived in the Bootcamp environment and enjoyed the time you had with the mentors. Come and visit, or catch up with us at a Demo Day anytime! 
  • Rachel
    Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
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    Jul 22, 2019
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    Developer

    I had little to no experience in coding prior to joining LHL but graduated with enough knowledge and experience to change the course of my career. I can now write my own full stack applications from scratch and have become more aware of what technologies are available to learn. It is a wonderful way to challenge and fully immerse yourself in learning with the goal of getting your foot in the door with a development career.

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

    Community Operations Manager

    Sep 03, 2019

    Hi there, 

    thanks for sharing your review. It's great to hear you're doing so well after Bootcamp and enjoyed the experience. Stay in touch and come back for alumni hours anytime. 
  • Michael Witkowsky
    Jr Front End Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
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    Jul 18, 2019
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    Change in a few weeks

    Lighthouse labs have a special effect on people. It takes what you knew as your limit, destroys it, and don't let you build a new one for a few weeks, not until you have learned everything they have to taught.

    And all that with an imense support from the teachers, mentors, and staff.

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

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    Sep 03, 2019

    Hi Michael, 

    We're always trying to push our students to become the best programmers they can be. It's great to know the environment was a good fit for you! Thanks for sharing your review and experience. 

    -The Lighthouse Labs Team
  • Rachel
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
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    May 27, 2019
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    The best place to learn coding

    I graduated from Lighthouse Labs' Vancouver Web Development Bootcamp in April 2019, and really couldn't rave enough about the program.

    Coming from some basic coding knowledge (I had taken one of the part-time introductory coding classes that Lighthouse offers), I found the bootcamp to be a difficult yet supportive and rewarding experience.

    With tons of mentor support, awesome teachers and a curriculum that's regularly updated, it's clear that Lighthouse cares a lot abou...

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  • Emma Skillings Capet
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Montreal
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    May 16, 2019
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    The Best Bootcamp!

    I enrolled in the Web Development Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs with very little prior coding knowledge (I had completed a couple code academy courses in CSS and HTML) and I came out the other end a Full Stack Web Developer! I loved the learning environment, and I don't think I would have made it through without the encouragement and expertise of my teachers and mentors. And at the end they even helped me find a job! A 10/10 learning experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking...

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  • Tiffany D
    Front-End Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Montreal
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    May 13, 2019
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    An overall great experience!

    I would highly recommend the Web Development Bootcamp with Lighthouse Labs. From the instructors to the mentors to the support staff, it really seemed like their main focus was ensuring the student's had the best experience possible. I felt supported throughout the entire bootcamp and there was constant reassurance when things got tough (which they did & will - this is not a simple program. It definitly requires a lot of work and dedication). 

    One aspect I really like about t...

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  • Thomas Hulsmans
    Digital Marketing Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Calgary
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    Apr 24, 2019
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    Full Stack Developer - 10 week bootcamp - Calgary

    Its tough work but my god is it worth it, I graduated less than a week and a half ago and with the help of their career services (shoutout to Kat!) took me outta retail and into a 60k/yr position with a company I can grow at. I know this is gonna sound like one of those ads but honestly if your feeling stuck in your position or need a change of pace, this is a quick, fast-track path to do so. Anyone could benefit from the bootcamp in some way!

     

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  • Erin
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
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    Mar 27, 2019
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    Honestly one of the best thing I've ever done.

    School never really worked for me - I was often bored, often distracted, and when high school ended Computer Science was definitely not in the cards. But I always enjoyed coding and dealing with technologies. 15 years later after a few career changes the idea of a bootcamp came up and I asked around a bunch and landed on Lighthouse as having one of the best reputations and...man...I'm so glad. Those 10 weeks were some of the most challenging but ultimately most rewarding of my life. I met ...

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Lighthouse Labs Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
91%
Graduation Rate
53,280
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at Lighthouse Labs, 91% graduated. 75% of graduates were job-seeking and N/A of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $53,280. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 345 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field EmployeeN/A
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract positionN/A
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
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* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

Recent Lighthouse Labs News

Imogen Crispe
Published October 25, 2017
After getting feedback from alumni and employers, Canadian coding bootcamp Lighthouse Labs has added a computer science unit to their web development and mobile development curriculums. The program lengths have also increased from 8 weeks to 10 weeks as part of the bootcamp’s ongoing goal to remain relevant and competitive. We asked Lighthouse Labs Co-founder and Chief Education Officer, ...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 31, 2017
Why do journalists and industry leaders think that two coding bootcamps are closing? And despite these “shutdowns,” why do companies like IBM still want to hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re covering all of the industry news from August. Plus, a $3 billion GI Bill that covers coding bootcamps for veterans, why Google and Amazon are partnering with bootcamps, and diversity initiatives. ...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 31, 2017
Kyle Campbell has launched two startups, Retsly and Hack Capital, and built his engineering teams by hiring developers from Lighthouse Labs in Vancouver! Being a self-taught developer himself, Kyle appreciates the practical skills that students learn in the Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp, and specifically builds his teams with a focus on supporting more junior developers. We asked...
Imogen Crispe
Published March 31, 2017
Haven’t had time to keep up with all the coding bootcamp news this March? Not to worry– we’ve compiled it for you in a handy blog post and podcast. This month, we read a lot about CIRR and student outcomes reporting, we heard from reporters and coding bootcamp students about getting hired after coding bootcamp, a number of schools announced exciting diversity initiatives, and we added a han...
Imogen Crispe
Published January 31, 2017
Welcome to the January 2017 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we applaud initiatives that bring technology to underserved communities, we look at employment trends, and new coding schools and campuses. Plus, we hear a...
Liz Eggleston
Published December 22, 2016
  In our recent Student Outcomes survey, alumni reported that they were working in over 650 different companies! Of course, you may have read recent press citing companies like Google who apparently aren’t willing to invest in junior technical talent from coding bootcamps (we happen to know that coding bootcamp grads have been hired at Google and Salesforce, but that’s not the point)... He...
Lauren Stewart
Published December 12, 2016
Where do coding bootcamp graduates really get jobs? Mobify! Mobify is an mobile eCommerce platform based in Vancouver, Canada that optimizes the shopping experience. We chatted with Laura Crawford, Mobify’s Talent Acquisition Manager, to learn more about why they’ve already hired four Lighthouse Labs graduates and look forward to hiring more. Read on to learn how Mobify focuses on hiring ...
Lauren Stewart
Published November 03, 2016
Katie Peterson was a chemical engineer for 7 years before moving from Idaho to Calgary, Canada. After having a hard time finding a position in the oil and gas industry, she decided to transition into tech and start learning to code. Katie walks us through her coding bootcamp journey, first attending The HTML500 hosted by Lighthouse Labs, then committing to their Intro to Web Development p...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 01, 2016
  Welcome to the October 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we are also covering our Women In Tech Snapchat takeover! Other trends include new developments in the industry, new outcomes reports and why those are im...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 03, 2016
Welcome to the September 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to big fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. Of course, we cover our 2016 Outcomes and Demographics Report (we spent a ton of time on this one and hope everyone gets a chance to read it)! Other trends includ...

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How much does Lighthouse Labs cost?

Lighthouse Labs costs around $14,000. On the lower end, some Lighthouse Labs courses like Intro to Front-End with JavaScript cost $1,750.

What courses does Lighthouse Labs teach?

Lighthouse Labs offers courses like Data Science Bootcamp, Intro to Data Analytics, Intro to Front-End with JavaScript, Intro to Web Development and 2 more.

Where does Lighthouse Labs have campuses?

Lighthouse Labs teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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