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Lighthouse Labs

Avg Rating:4.45 ( 93 reviews )

Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian bootcamp that teaches web development and data science. The bootcamps have small class sizes, a 1:8 teacher to student ratio, and a mentor 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. 

 Lighthouse Labs is looking for students who want to grow and thrive in an intense learning environment, and have an aptitude for coding. No previous coding education or experience is required. Once accepted, students must complete 70 hours of prep before day one of coding bootcamp. For the Data Science Bootcamp, Lighthouse Labs is looking for students who can thrive in an intense learning environment, and who love data.

Lighthouse Labs has a dedicated career services team which helps students find jobs through networking and employer outreach, as well as resume, portfolio, and interview preparation. Over the past five years, Lighthouse Labs reports that 93% of their job-seeking alumni are employed within 120 days of graduation. Lighthouse Labs has campuses in tech hub spaces like Devhub (Toronto and Vancouver), The Summit (Victoria BC), Spaces (Montreal) and The Edison Building (Calgary), which allow students to be surrounded by startup companies and entrepreneurs while they study. This form of immersion gives students an understanding of how to build their network and strengthen their understanding of the tech space and startup culture. 

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  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Spark, Data Structures, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonFull Time60 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary
    Our immersive 12-week Data Science Bootcamp will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch a career in Data Science. From SQL to Python to Machine Learning and beyond, you’ll learn a mix of programming, mathematical, and applied data skills to help you succeed on the job.
    Financing
    Deposit$1050-$1250
    Financing
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep Work40-80 hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Bootcamp (Online)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    Our immersive 12-week Data Science Bootcamp will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch a career in Data Science. From SQL to Python to Machine Learning and beyond, you’ll learn a mix of programming, mathematical, and applied data skills to help you succeed on the job.
    Financing
    Deposit$1050-$1250
    Financing
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep Work40-80 hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Intro to Data Analytics

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    Excel, Data Analytics
    In PersonFull Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,250
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    Everyone has data, but is yours helping you make good decisions? From executives to early stage professionals, we all need to learn how to analyze and interpret data. This part-time course will help you get the most out of your existing data for better business decisions.
    Financing
    Deposit$185-$225
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics (Online)

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    Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,250
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    Everyone has data, but is yours helping you make good decisions? From executives to early stage professionals, we all need to learn how to analyze and interpret data. This part-time course will help you get the most out of your existing data for better business decisions.
    Financing
    Deposit225
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Front-End with JavaScript

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,695
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    Learn how to build and style websites and landing pages using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. During this 6 week course you will build your own website from scratch, learn the core principles of responsive design, and leverage JavaScript to make your site dynamic and interactive. If you manage a website, want to build your own website, or work with dev teams building web applications, this course will provide you with a great foundation in front-end web development.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Refund / Guarantee$850 credit towards bootcamp for completing the Intro program.
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Front-End with JavaScript (Online)

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,695
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    Learn how to build and style websites and landing pages using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. During this 6 week course you will build your own website from scratch, learn the core principles of responsive design, and leverage JavaScript to make your site dynamic and interactive. If you manage a website, want to build your own website, or work with dev teams building web applications, this course will provide you with a great foundation in front-end web development.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Refund / Guarantee$850 credit towards bootcamp for completing the Intro program.
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Web Development

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    HTML, Git, Sinatra, CSS, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,695
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    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 how to code, communicate with your dev team, understand how to create an MVP or gain valuable career skills, this course is for you.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Refund / Guarantee$850 credit towards bootcamp for completing the Intro program.
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Web Development (Online)

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    HTML, Git, Sinatra, CSS, Front End, Ruby
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,695
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    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 how to code, communicate with your dev team, understand how to create an MVP or gain valuable career skills, this course is for you.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Bootcamp

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Sinatra, jQuery, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer in 12 weeks, and be the launchpad for your career. Operating out of Canada's most dynamic tech hubs, Lighthouse Labs combines a mentor community of 80+ full-time developers with an agile curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience. Over 75% of your time at Lighthouse Labs will be focused on building actual, functional software. They have a 1:8 student to teacher ratio to help keep you on track and you’ll have access to mentors from different backgrounds, 12 hours a day, five days a week. This has allowed them to achieve the ultimate result: more than 1,500 students graduated into amazing careers as developers.
    Financing
    Deposit$987.50-1,250
    Financing
    Desjardins for Ottawa and Montreal and Alberta Student Aid for Calgary.
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge.
    Prep Work70 hours.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Bootcamp (Online)

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    OnlineFull Time60 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer in 12 weeks, and be the launchpad for your career. Operating out of Canada's most dynamic tech hubs, Lighthouse Labs combines a mentor community of 80+ full-time developers with an agile curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience. Over 75% of your time at Lighthouse Labs will be focused on building actual, functional software. They have a 1:8 student to teacher ratio to help keep you on track and you’ll have access to mentors from different backgrounds, 12 hours a day, five days a week. This has allowed them to achieve the ultimate result: more than 1,500 students graduated into amazing careers as developers.
    Financing
    Deposit$987.50-1,250
    Financing
    Desjardins for Ottawa and Montreal and Alberta Student Aid for Calgary.
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge.
    Prep Work70 Hours.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Total Life Changer
    - 2/24/2015
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    I attended Lighthouse Labs January 2014 cohort. As someone who worked in healthcare for almost 10 years with very little coding experience, but a desire to get into the tech industry, I had no idea where to start. Do I try internet tutorials? Do I know what online tutorials to choose? Do I have the disipline to learn this stuff myself and put in 16 hour days to learn it?

    Going to Lighthouse was honestly one of the best and hardest things I have ever done. The program in Vancouver was absolutely life consuming... as it should be. I figured that I would sacrifice 2 months of my life and come out better on the other side because of it. The experience certainly did not disappoint. 

    More important than the "stuff" you learn there is the philosophy and work ethic you learn there. It is this that will give you the confidence to tackle the problems you'll face when you leave the program, and not be afraid to take on big challenges. 

    I entered into a 3 month co-op after the program which turned into a full-time position as a developer. 

    The TA's worked in tech, knew their stuff and were all around awesome. 

    The other students in my class were an amazing bunch and I couldn't have imagined spending 2 months with a better group.

  • Anonymous • Software Developer • Graduate
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    July web alumni here, and I can say that Lighthouse Labs changed my life. My primary goal with Lighthouse Labs was to get into the Vancouver startup scene as a developer, and I greatly succeeded at that. I have a software engineering undergrad degree from McGill and had two years of corporate tech industry experience, so I knew I could do well if I worked hard. I worked my ass off on both coding and networking from week 1 day 1 until week 9 Demo Day, and it paid off. I started my new 'software developer at a startup' gig after only 1 week after Demo Day. The instructors and TAs are all great, and the alumni network is pretty phenomenal. The fact that it is located at Launch Academy with HIGHLINE (probably the best incubator/accelerator in Canada) is just icing on the cake. I still stop by often to see friends, network, and talk about my career/goals over beers. Take the iOS/web bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs if you're serious about choosing developer as a career.

  • Awesome course!
    - 1/15/2015
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    I was in the September 2014 web dev Cohort and had a great time building my skill set and exploring the world of web development.

    I was hesitant at first, as I knew little about coding before enroling; but I know an opportunity when I see one. A gaurenteed job after 2 months of hard work is more than worth it, especially when the alternative is a 4 year computer science course, which costs far more and does not gaurentee a job. I'm now coding professionally in vancouver and love my job.

    The Instructors know what they are doing, and are experienced members of the industry. Furthermore, they are friendly and there is almost always a TA on hand.

    We learnt more than how to code: they teach you how to learn, and how to pick up new coding languages quickly. For example, I learnt python on my own in less than a week- something I would have never been able to do before.

    I got a job afterwards, which was amazing. They encourage you to get out, meet people and join meetup groups. Lighthouse labs provides tonnes of resources to make employment afterwards a breeze.

    Overall, the experience was phenomenal. I learned lots, and am now an active member of the extensive and growing alumni community. The truth is, Lighthouse labs is the best way to become a developer in vancouver. If you are hesitant, don't be: it will change your life.

  • Amber Spencer • Web Developer • Graduate
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    I am a former student of Lighthouse Labs, I joined their June 2014 cohort. I had a non-technical background in business development and marketing with very minimal coding or technical experience. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I learned more practical and immediately applicable skills in two months than I learned in three years at university. It was extremely challenging and pushed my limits – exactly what I was looking for! 

    I definitely couldn't have done it without the support of my fellow students and Lighthouse Labs' top teachers and teaching assistants. I came out of the course fully prepared to enter a company as a junior developer and was successful in doing so.  One of the greatest things about being alumni at Lighthouse is their incredible network – as a former student, I am always welcome back to my second home and it is a very warm environment. I often go there to work on my current projects for both the social aspect and also the incredible support. 

    Job prospects after the course were excellent, they have a great co-op network and encourage students to participate in networking events as well as holding their own in-house events. 

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    Most students have no prior programming background and yet everyone turns out to be able to finish their final project or even get a job. The curriculum is more well rounded compare to other bootcamps I've researched and they continue to update the curriculum to fit industry standard. Some instructors' style of teaching is more interesting but overall they are all very helpful. Mentors there make a great difference, most of them are patience and passionate! Career service is very helpful and try their best to connect students and alumni with potential employers, which definitely helps a lot when you don't have a computer science background on your resume. Every staff and classmates in my cohort are great people and I do miss them a lot after the bootcamp is done! Although I haven't found a job yet, I think doing this bootcamp is one of the best decision I've made.

    Response From: Sarah of Lighthouse Labs
    Title: Community Operations Manager
    Thursday, Jul 18 2019
    Hello,

    Sarah from Lighthouse Labs here. Thanks for your review! It’s great to hear you appreciated the updated curriculum; staying up to date to provide relevant training is important for us at Lighthouse Labs. Stay connected with our Career Services team during your job search; we’re here to support you every step of the way.

  • Anonymous • junior full stack developer • Student
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    lighthouse labs is the cheapest coding camp in toronto. Great curriculmn designed for all level of students. But it's important to put in ur own effort in order to succeed.

  • Anonymous • Front-end developer • Graduate
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    It was honestly one of the best decision I've ever made. I was in my late 20s and not happy at my job in the service industry.

    I learn best under pressure and with a little guidance (and I have no self-discipline). If this sounds like you, then a bootcamp is definitely worth the investment. No coding experience required (although they give you a thorough pre-bootcamp test to complete before being accepted). The greatest asset that the bootcamp provided were the mentors who helped me in all of my projects. They answered all my questions, took the time to explain the concepts I didn't understand, and explained step-by-step along the way. This kind of mentoring is really hard to come by in real-life situations, so I'd take advantage of their knowledge while you still can. 

    The career support throughout Lighthouse Labs' network in Canada is also great and extensive. You can still reach out to their services after 5 years of taking the bootcamp so it helps if you plan to work in Canada.

    A bootcamp is not for everyone, so please ask questions to alumni students to see if it fits your lifestyle. A bootcamp is a sacrifice and takes commitment to complete. "Learning to code" will not solve all your career problems if you don't work for it.

    Also, I gave 4 stars in the curriculum because I wish I would have had more time with React JS. And I wouldn't have cared much for Ruby on Rails, but that's just a personal preference. 

  • Run Away!
    - 4/20/2019
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    I read the bad reviews but thought they were outliers because there seem to be so many positive reviews on here. I joined Lighthouse in Toronto and was shocked at how awful this place was.

    PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE PAYING $10K. I hope this review really helps make your decision. I wish someone had told me this before I paid 10K, quit my job and wasted both my time and money. When I was at the program, I felt that more than half of the students were NOT happy with their learning experience.

    Curriculum: If you felt that you did not learn much from their prep course - QUIT and get your full refund right away. Their poorly-written materials only get worse. Their original content was short and difficult to digest. Usually, they would give you links to random blog posts, Khan Academy, or youtube videos and even Wikipedia (seriously). You would be confused due to the lack of organization. One could argue that it mimics the real world that is full of information. Well, maybe. But I think it will damage your foundations, rather than build them. The assignments were not well-structured. Some were vague. Some were pointless. Some confused you even more. You would also need to try not to be drown each day just to finish the assignments and learn barely nothing. Tech interviews and most of the things were decided on a day to day basis, meaning you'll know when your tech interviews are on that specific day, leaving no time to prepare. There is really no planning here.

    Lectures: though selling it to everyone at all levels, the lectures in Toronto don't really build foundations and assume you know A LOT about web development already. An instructor also came to teach half an hour late more than 5 times - which was very unprofessional considering you paid 10K to learn. Though to be fair, some instructors were good. But your learning experience will be affected by the not-so-good ones and the lack of planning and consistency.

    Job Support: Some of the resources or documents they shared were Google Docs where they copied and pasted popular websites you could spend your time on after the graduation. Also workshops with basic powerpoint slides that don't mean much. Depends on your luck, employers will come to the speed interview or demo day. Or, they might not.

    Mentors: Some are very nice, some are impatient, some are there just to work on their projects. Your lucks. 

    If you are still deciding, I'd recommend going to their demo day, and ask students questions. Look into their eyes and body language. Listen to their answers carefully. Probe for more. Ask if they would study at Lighthouse again, and why, or which kind of people Lighthouse would not be a good fit for.

    Lastly, the job report. It was one of the factors I chose Lighthouse. But let's be realistic. After months trying to find a job, people will eventually find something whether it's coding-related or not. People have rents to pay. Read between lines and look at the statistics carefully. A lot of students are looking for a job after months.

    I hope this review helps. I wish I had chosen other bootcamps.

  • Worst Experience
    - 4/16/2019
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    I am not satisfied with their speed and curriculum. This course can be very stressful and demotivating for those who are brand new to development or IT. First week is JS fundamentals which was good as I had the exposure from prep course. 2nd week was terrible as we need to learn Server, express, EJS with routes and everything in few days. The app is itself very complicated and poorly structured. Almost every student complained for this poorly structured app, but they never improved/changed this project. Week 3 is client side app which is bit relaxed in terms of work. 4th week is midterm app where you expected to work on one of a 7 given projects in which they expect you to make the project end to end in 4 days (including weekend). If you are in a group of a newbie, then you would be very stressful and end up doing minimal and questioning yourself. If you have a member who has previous experience, then he/ she will do the majority of work and you will end up feeling inferior. In 5th week you are expected to learn concept of 4 years CS without ANY help. 6th Week is React where you work on front end, new concepts. 7 and 8th Week: Ruby which is all together a new game. You are given a full code without much understanding. Here, I was just dragging myself as I had paid heavily and I had to complete this. 9 and 10th week is final demo week, where they are expected us to design and develop a fully functional app by ourselves with no or very minimal help. 

    Now, if you have prior exposure or experience in web development then it would be a great experience as this is very advance in nature and this curriculum try to teach you almost everything to start a carrier in web dev. However, if you are a newbie then there is a chance that you would get overwhelmed and start questioning your own capability. Few teachers are very good and know what they are talking, however few mentors don’t know what’s going on and confuse you even more. Make an inform decision. I saw almost every review is positive, I am not saying you would have the similar terrible experience like me. About placement its the worse, its been more than 10 months I haven't got any offer and they didn't help much in finding the job. If you are able to get the job in first 2 months then you are lucky and if you dont get the job in that period, then you are on your own.  Good Luck and make a vise decision!

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I've thought about writing something for a long time. I even once wrote a detailed review covering everything I experienced but I deleted it because it just felt good to let it all out and decided I didn't need to share it. But I think after so long I feel that I should share my experience. 

    This bootcamp was a complete waste of my time and money. They should have never accepted students with no previous coding background. I wish this did NOT accept me. The interview was pointless. They took anyone in... they were money driven. 

    The cirriculum was information overload. It was impossible for me to absorb everything and hard to pay attention to an instructor that knows only a small percentage of students sitting infront of him are actually going to be developers- yup, true story. One of the dumbass instructors told a student they were crushing on exactly that. Super motivating, right? Fucking ridiculous. 

    I don't even know WHERE to begin with some of the instructors. I felt bullied after I rolled over (this is after the first month and based on your test performnce, and you basically have to sit infront of a panel of 5 people and tell them why you should start from the beginning again- one of the fucked up teachers got MAD at me in-front of everyone and questioned my career aspirations as if I was not serious about the bootcamp- UGH....like thinking back I AM SO MAD I let someone talk to me like that...I sacrificed my fucking JOB and TIME to be there and this loser was questioning me). It was the head instructor at the time. He was extremely unprofessional and way too emotional. He was not fit to be a teacher. They made me feel like shit. Like I still can't believe I let a bunch of strangers trying to run this startup make me feel like that and question ME and ask ME if I really want to do this....all because I didn't meet their standards at a certain point in time (OH and it COST them for me to start over again, yeah they make you feel like you are a burden...lol how can you not laugh by this point of reading my exerperience... what a joke.  

    Some of the teachers were SEXIST. Yeah, I said it. As a woman, I felt so unwelcomed in so SO SO many circumstances. The education manager was the fucking worst one of all. Ugh. After this long... I am still not over everything that happened. They had their favorites... the ones who knew wtf they were doing. Everyone else struggling they treated like garbage. I spoke with THREE OTHER WOMEN who ALL FELT THE SAME WAY. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Do you know how angry that made us after we all spoke to eachother about how we were treated??? IT WAS INSANE.  In fact, I QUIT trying because of Lighthouse. I literally felt worthless after that bootcamp. They make you think you are supposed to be a competent coder by the end of the course.

    After a very long time, I decided to try again. I paid 15 dollars and signed up for the Udemy web development online course. Colt Steele is what you call a REAL TEACHER. He does a PHENOMENAL job teaching you how to code as if you have never done it before. I HIGHLY recommend you save your money and take this course and create your own learning path from there. I finally have my confidence back since doing this course.

    I don't know what Lighthouse Labs is like today. I knew during the time I was there, a lot of students were afraid to speak up because they did not want to risk their chances of finding a job...for some reason we all thought it would ruin our reputation. But guess what...it was true. IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO ME. I started working for one of the mentors. The head sexist instructor mother fuc*** talked shit about me to the mentor. I was HORRIFIED. I've never had a panic attack but I think I did that day. I QUIT that job and never stepped foot inside the school ever since. 

    I am fucking disgusted by the people running that place (at the time I was there). Again, I have no clue what it is like now. 

    I hope others affected speak up because I am dumbfounded by all these 5 star reviews. These are NOT the same stories I have heard from other students. 

  • Anonymous • jr. Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I decided to do Lighthouse Labs' Web Development bootcamp after realizing I didn't want to work in the field that I had just graduated university from. The whole experience was great - I have nothing negative to say. I really loved how it was fast paced and practise-based. It was definitely an intense course, but I learned so much, made some really good friends, and most importantly I got a whole new career that I love out of it. I would recommend doing the in-person course if possible (vs. satallite) only because you'd get to interact with the instructors more. In the satallite location, I could still message/video chat with them, but it'd be so much easier in person. 

  • Anonymous • Full-Stack Developer • Graduate
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    I attended an 8-weeks (+ prep-course + demo) bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs. Their philosophy is to push you over your limits regardless of how much experience you have with coding. They did. This teaches you how to get started with solving a problem that coding is practically all about. The bootcamp was extremely intensive (9-to-9 plus many weekend days), so be prepared not to sleep for 2 months.

    Pros:

    • Mentors and instructors: great people with different backgrounds and styles
    • Curriculum: good blend of technologies
    • Project-driven approach: 4 individual and 2 group projects plus many minor exercises

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    • Lectures could be more case-study-styled

Lighthouse Labs Outcomes

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91%
Graduation Rate
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Employed
$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:

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Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
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Employed out-of-field
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