LAB8: From Self-Starter to Pro
LAB8 is an 8-week alternative bootcamp in Montréal for self-directed learners who want to become proficient programmers and developers. It’s a peer-to-peer, project-based, collaborative learning program designed to help you develop the skills, mindset and network to build a career you love, doing work that matters.
Registrations are now open for the Summer 2019 cohort starting 1 June. Places are limited, so apply now!
What to Expect
You will build your own curriculum of online courses and study material, with the advice of our mentors, and that of your peers who can recommend resources they themselves had success with. Some of you have previously done a more formal program in a classroom setting and now need a chance to apply in practice what you learned in theory.
LAB8 needs to be complemented with your own curriculum. As a self-directed learner, you ask questions to determine where to go next on your learning path.
We all learn from each other, through the Learning Circle. You bring to the circle all your knowledge and wisdom, resources and experiences, and share them with your peers. You don’t come as a newbie, what you bring is a full person with the wealth of experience you’ve built up over the course of your life. You also know what you need from the circle in order to learn what you’ve come here to learn, and you deeply value others bringing their whole selves to the circle to help you grow.
Learning Circle sessions are 4-hour sessions once a week in groups of 10 participants, on Mondays or Tuesdays.
At the beginning of the un-bootcamp program, you choose the project to work on for the coming 8 weeks. You can bring your own project, whether it’s a new project or something you’ve been working on for some time. Or you can choose to work on a project proposed by someone else.
Most of the 20-40 hours a week you dedicate to LAB8 will be spent working on the project with the rest of the team. To help you move forward on your project, you have several hands-on workshops dedicated to design thinking techniques.
Summer 2019 Cohort kicking off June 1!
Groups are bilingual, instruction is both in French and English. Express yourself in the language relevant to you.
Dates for cohort 6 - Location TBD (Montreal)
Kickoff Saturday June 1.
8 half-day sessions every Tuesday or Monday for 8 weeks
4 full Hack Days
Final Show & Tell the last week of July