Lighthouse Labs opening second Devhub for Vancouver developer community

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Coding bootcamp Lighthouse Labs announced it is opening a second Devhub space catered to the Vancouver developer community.

Lighthouse Labs said the new Devhub will be located in downtown Vancouver. Lighthouse Labs, which aims to provide training, support, and education to the developer community, also has coworking spaces in Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal.

Devhub Vancouver will have space for over 75 developers and companies, and will also host events and programs in conjunction with existing community members. Programming in Vancouver will be carried out with the support of experts who will share perspective on learning languages and frameworks.

“In building Devhub, our hope is to surround our alumni and mentors with an active, engaged network of developers within Vancouver’s thriving tech community.”

“In building Devhub, our hope is to surround our alumni and mentors with an active, engaged network of developers within Vancouver’s thriving tech community,” said Jeremy Shaki, CEO of Lighthouse Labs. “At Lighthouse, we are constantly hearing about the need for more intermediate and senior level developers in all categories of industry. What’s missing is a space that the developer community can utilize for collaborative learning and growth, pushing each other to greater depths of knowledge and skills. We believe we have created that with Devhub.”

Devhub Vancouver is currently accepting tenants and will announce the dates of its official launch and launch party in the coming weeks.

“While there are countless spaces that focus on developing entrepreneurs and businesses, Canada’s developer community has continued to be lumped in with these groups, as opposed to having their own network,” said Zeinab Sadeghipour, director at Women Who Code. “We are really excited to be partnering with Devhub to be a part of driving more conversations, learning opportunities, and collaboration amongst our peers. Spaces like Devhub are what’s needed to foster and keep truly world-class dev talent in Vancouver.”

In May, Lighthouse Labs launched its Blockchain for Developers course for experienced developers who want to specialize in blockchain. In March, the coding bootcamp partnered with Kids Code Jeunesse to launch Code Create Tech, a national campaign to give teachers the computational skills to teach coding.

Disclosure: BetaKit operates within Lighthouse Labs’ co-working space in Toronto.

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.