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The Value of Investing in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Teachers and Coding Education

General
Jul. 19 2018
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Posted by
Don Burks

One fundamental reason for teaching digital literacy is impact. Teachers from kindergarten up to grade 12 are advocates and evangelists for lifelong learning.

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Our Tech World: Understanding the Value of Technical Training

General
Jul. 03 2018
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Posted by
Don Burks

It is worth exploring how technology touches our lives as a vehicle for bringing about a deeper and more thorough understanding of the value of technical training, digital literacy, and fluency with the types of problem-solving skills that are needed to work with computers.

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Blockchain Outside of CryptoCurrency

Community
May. 30 2018
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Posted by
Don Burks

While most references to blockchain are related to Bitcoin, there are many exciting implementations of blockchain which are helping to mature this technology and bring it into the mainstream.

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Digital Literacy

General
May. 31 2017
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Posted by
Don Burks

Given the pervasive level of technology in our everyday lives, it is more important than ever before that we pay attention to our digital literacy.

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Day In The Life Of A Full-Stack Developer

General
Nov. 17 2016
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Posted by
Don Burks

We talk about "becoming a Developer" with Lighthouse Labs, but what does that actually mean? Our Head Instructor Don Burks gives you insight into what your run of the mill day looks for the average software developer.

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JavaScript, a Step Forward

General
Sep. 16 2016
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Posted by
Don Burks

Recently, we made the announcement that we're taking a step forward with our curriculum by introducing a stronger focus on JavaScript. Our Head Instructor Don Burks explores why and how we've approached introducing more JavaScript to our students!

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So You Want To Take A Bootcamp?

Admissions
Apr. 29 2016
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Posted by
Don Burks

Considering a coding bootcamp as your next step towards a new career? Our Head Instructor Don Burks gives us a run down of the bootcamp experience, and how we approach coding education at Lighthouse Labs.

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Codecreate is More Than Just an Hour of Code

Community
Dec. 17 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

We are very, very pleased to have been a part of Codecreate, BC's largest youth coding event for Hour of Code. Resident Code Master Don Burks gives us a recap on why we love empowering kids to take the reigns to learn how code runs our lives.

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Hot Chicken and Cool Code

Community
Nov. 23 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

Don Burks had the pleasure of attending the Nodevember conference conference in Nashville, Tennessee! Here’s his highlight reel, from favourite speakers to lots of love for bootcamps.

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What is Programming?

General
Oct. 31 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

Lighthouse Labs' Head Instructor in Vancouver, Don Burks, waxes philosophic and poses the question: “What Is Programming?”

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Full-time vs. Part-time: Which Program is for Me?

Admissions
Sep. 30 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

Don Burks is our Head Instructor at Lighthouse Labs Vancouver and has been integral in building our ever-evolving curriculum. He’s been coding since the dawn of time (well, the dawn of the Commodore 64), and is as passionate about teaching as he is technology. Don knows what it takes to succeed in the Lighthouse Labs bootcamp better than anyone, and he’s offered some advice for those weighing the pros and cons of our Full-time and Part-time programs to help guide the way.

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Code It Forward: A Hackathon For Genuine Social Good

Community
Aug. 11 2015
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Don Burks

On July 25-26th, a group of developers, designers, and ideators got together to do something special for the Vancouver community. Don Burks recaps our first-ever Code It Forward hackathon.

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The Quick-Start Guide To Setting Up A Hackathon

Community
Jul. 19 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

Our Head Instructor describes the 8 things your hackathon can't go without, as well as some insider tips for planning the event

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The 4 Must-Read Newsletters For Developers

Community
Jul. 11 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

In the world of development, staying current is key. If you want to be an asset to your company, or innovate on your own project, you need to be aware of emerging trends, current technologies, and thought leaders in our space.

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5 Shortcuts To Becoming A Keyboard Power User

Community
Jun. 24 2015
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Posted by
Don Burks

To be a great developer, you need to be a keyboard wizard. Don shares just a few of the tips and tricks that make his fingers fly.

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