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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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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Sep 27, 2018
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    I don't know where to begin

    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....

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  • Anonymous
    jr. Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Victoria
    Feb 14, 2018
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    Highly recommended!

    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 pos...

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  • Anonymous
    Full-Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Feb 09, 2018
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    Web Development Bootcamp

    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.

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    Mentors and instructors: great people with different backgroun...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jan 05, 2018
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    Web Development bootcamp graduate

    I had a great experience at Lighthouse. I was in the July 2017 full-time web development cohort and graduated in September 2017. By December I had 3 job offers and selected the one I felt was best for my future. As far as I'm aware most of my cohort have obtained web developer positions at the time I write this (with a few who are still looking for jobs). 

    The program itself is very good. They cover a lot of material in a short amount of time and it's fast paced. Do your prep-wor...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Toronto
    Dec 16, 2017
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    Toronto - Web Development Bootcamp

    Overall, this is a great program with great mentors! All other instructors were friendly and very knowledgable. 

    Midway into the program, one of the instructors started to message me on social media and not just once but a few episode of inappropriate conversation including 'paying me to talk to him' and ' if I could wear a skirt for him ' . This program is male dominated,  both instructors and students.

    Female students need to adapt to that environment and on top of th...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Oct 11, 2017
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    Temper expectations

    First off, I want to metnion that I won't be providing a verified review as I would have to give my name, and I don't want to do that in case it means I would lose some of the access to job board that I have from LHL. I took LHL the web development bootcamp  in spring/summer 2017 and I'm still looking for a job. I'm not sure how they can advertise that >90% of their graduates land a position. I know for a fact that at least 6 of the students in our cohort have not found a job, and it's ...

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  • Anonymous
    SWE • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Oct 08, 2017
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    Good curriculum & teachers, horrible career services

    The instructors are passionate about teaching, which is a huge plus. All the mentors and instructors are knowledgable in web development, and are mostly up to date with the latest Javascript technologies. I really enjoyed my experience in interacting and learning from the mentors and instructors. They are awesome, patient and nice. Shout outs to Karl, Kenny, Rohit for going above and beyond.

    The curriculum is pretty good, though most of the material can be found online for free. ...

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  • Anonymous
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    Sep 26, 2017
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    Too Commercial, Don't waste money here

    The instructors and staff are ok. They do what they are suppose to do, nothing extraordinary to pay ~$9450 for this bootcamp. You can learn from Treehouse or other sources like Lynda. The only thing Lighthouse provides is a community where you are loaded with task and bound to do it. You sit from 8 AM-9 PM or even beyond so you do assignment at fast pace. If you are a self discipline individual you don't need this. Student with no prior background in coding finds it really difficult. Light...

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  • Anonymous
    Mobile Developer • Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    May 30, 2017
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    Great environment that is not for everyone

    It really comes down to how hard you are willing to work and how fast you can pick up new concepts. If you cannot meet these two requirements you are going to have a hard very time here.

    Lighthouse Labs teaches both Objective C and Swift. They teach Objective C first which has a bigger learning curve but once you grasp the core concepts everything falls into place and it really makes you appreciate Swift.

    I’ve seen multiple students drop out throughout the course. If yo...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Dec 14, 2016
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    Great at some things, Good at others, Bad at some.

     

    Having attended the Web Development Bootcamp, I wanted to write a review to expand a little on some of the other reviews' points of argument. Everyone who works at Lighthouse is extremely helpful and passionate about coding, which makes it easy to absorb that sort of attitude. However with some instructors there's a certain level of expectance of knowledge, despite them advertising there isn't actually any knowledge required to begin.

    Because it's a 2 month program it...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Vancouver
    Nov 17, 2016
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    Sexual Harassment

    Having attended Lighthouse in its first year I can attest that this is not a good school for women. If you want to be the brunt of sexual jokes or told you belong in design, this is the spot.

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    Sylvia Walker-Wavell of Lighthouse Labs

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    Dec 01, 2016

    Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Speaking for the administration at Lighthouse, as the General Manager here in Vancouver, I take such claims very seriously. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment, and our code of conduct for staff & students reflects this. I am following up on this with our alumni and current students, as well as our mentors and staff.

    I would urge anyone who experienced anything like harassment—or indeed anything that caused them discomfort—by a student, staff, or teacher, to reach out to me at sylvia@lighthouselabs.ca. You could create an anonymous gmail account, if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your identity.

    We will investigate any information that comes our way, and I will update this thread once we’ve done that.
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 11, 2016
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    Web Development Bootcamp

    High intensity, fast-paced learning in a great environment. Lots of intelligent teachers and mentors to help with your problems, lots of autonomy when it came to group projects. Well structured curriculum

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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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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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