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Lighthouse Labs

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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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  • Kim
    Jr. Dev • Graduate
    Jul 28, 2017
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    It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.

    I did the 8 week web dev bootcamp. It was tough but worth it. I highly reccomend it to anyone serious and I mean geniunely serious about becoming a developer. It is a great way to get your foot in the door. It teaches you more than just how to code but how to learn quickly and efficiently. Covers all the techinical jargon to get you through an interview and this will be embedded in your brain for eons. Also the ability to figure out a code base will become second nature. It is however, not...

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  • Mike Conlin
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jul 28, 2017
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    Web Development Bootcamp

    I took it when they still had a rails focus, and really excelled in the environment. You get as much out of it as you are willing to put in; if you really apply yourself you will learn a tremendous amount in a very short time.

    It does not prepare you amazingly for the working world, but is effective in helping you learn how to teach yourself, and covers the basics in a clear and easy to understand way. You need to be prepared to continue working hard once you graduate and start w...

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  • Ginger
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jul 24, 2017
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    A great bootcamp

    I attend the Bootcamp in lighthouse lab in Toronto in 2016. Their curriculum teaches the core of Javascript and Ruby, and also a lot of development related knowledge. It is profound and well organized. Also, students will take the weekly review to make sure to catch up with the whole courses. And you will have a chance to develop a midterm project and the final project. The job hunting service is also available to the students who are ready for a job. So, on the whole, my experience was go...

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  • Grant
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jul 20, 2017
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    Lighthouse Labs Review

    I attended LHL during the May01-June2017 cohort. It was a very good experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to career shift into development or want hands-on experience. The strongest product of LHL is the curriculum. It is kept up-to-date and is continually updated to reflect industry needs. You will find lots of overlap between job descriptions and the technologies you'll be learning at LHL. 

    Like any boot camp, it is important to go into it with the right ...

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  • Lucia Annunziata
    3D/Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jun 30, 2017
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    Great Experience

     

    I am really happy about my time at Lighthouse, the staff is amazing,the overall culture super relaxed and inspiring and the instructors are really awesome, very knowledgeble and always available, even after the completion of the bootcamp.

    It was a life changing experience and I have not only adquired knowledge that I would never adquired by myself in such short period of time, but I have learned how to learn, which is the most important skill in the world of programmi...

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  • Eric
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jun 26, 2017
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    Good Instructors and TAs Make All The Difference

    There isn't much more I can add that isn't already known about Lighthouse. There is a high placement rate for a good reason. The program is popular for a good reason. I attended the Lighthouse bootcamp in Sept of 2014 and it was pivotal in the new direction of my career and life really. I was very skeptical if I would be able to attain the necessary skills to start as a developer in just 2 short months. But not only did I leave with the confidence to start, I also had the tools to continue...

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  • Bob
    student • Student • Intro to iOS Development • Toronto
    Jun 23, 2017
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    Really bad short classes

    It is not 36 hrs as it says on the website. Every class starts with 1hr of just going through slides with words with an unethusiatic instructor. After the 1hr, you are free to go or do some exercises that take about 30 min to finish. 

    Some days we get exercises to work on and other days we just do some reading written by the company. But the information is medicore and very short (about 5 min reading). We didn't do much. I felt alike it was place to hang out with an instructor. T...

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  • James
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Apr 29, 2017
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    Best Bootcamp in Canada

    Did a ton of research, visited every bootcamp location in Toronto and had a friend go to Bitmaker while I went to Lighthouse. I just graduated this week and my friend and I have been sharing our experiences, and there is no doubt I got the better education. We actually co-coded together, and I think he might be smarter than me, but my knowledge of how things work, different frameworks and how to learn quickly were so far ahead that he said he might go back and tell them he wants a refund. ...

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  • Brian Bancroft
    Junior Developer • Graduate • Intro to Web Development • Toronto
    Jul 21, 2016
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    It does what it claims to do.

    There's little question that Lighthouse Labs is one of the better schools I've come across in the coding bootcamp world. I finished a little while back, but the current and after-grad assistance has been swell. It's been about 45 days since the end, and everyone in my cohort who wanted work as a dev in Toronto has found it. Each and every one.

    The curriculum is solid, and has enough flexibility to allow individuals to make it their own thing to suit their interests. Web-...

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  • Thomas Friesman
    Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jun 28, 2016
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    More than just a bootcamp, LHL is a group of passionate, caring, intelligent people who are committed to helping you reach your goals.

    In the iOS Bootcamp the pace of learning was intense, and it never lets up. And that is one of its best features. You never feel like you had an easy day, or a wasted day. The lectures start with intermediate topics and grow in complexity very quickly from one day to the next. You are always covering new ground, mastering new concepts, and taking on bigger and more complex assignments. By the end of the 8 weeks we were all creating projects we wouldn't have thought possible in week 1...

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  • Anonymous
    Intro to Web Development • Vancouver
    Apr 26, 2016
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    Why are there so many good reviews?

    I get that some people have been happy with their decision to go to lighthouse, but i’m pretty shocked that lighthouse has close to 5 stars. Who is writing all these perfect reviews? I’m sure a lot of people are happy with their decision to take this course, but I know plenty of others who are not. And it’s not because they didn’t work hard enough because believe me, pretty much everyone in my cohort worked their *** off. The reality is that two months of coding just can't make you a...

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  • Anonymous
    Junior Developer Analyst • Graduate • Vancouver
    Apr 13, 2016
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    Lighthouse Labs Alumni

    For someone who really wanted to get into a more Tech focused Development role, I found this to be a great option to pursue. I had minor instruction on basic programming fundamentals prior to this course. Originally wasn't too excited about tech but developed a love for the limitless possibilities and practicality of the skills. Lighthouse Labs definitely helps to foster that focus on building things while learning along the way and sharing a space with startup companies using similar technol...
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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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Published May 25, 2022
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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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