Posts by Heather Payne

by Heather Payne Tuesday November 7, 2017

Bootcamp Financing Plans Available

A Web Development Bootcamp is a big commitment – in terms of time, of course (we’re talking 315 hours of class time over nine weeks, not to mention all the time you’ll spend perfecting your projects) but also in terms Read more…

by Heather Payne Monday November 6, 2017

Five Reasons You Should Learn to Code in 2018

Think coding skills are just for career programmers and developers? Think again. As technology becomes a bigger part of our everyday lives, coding literacy is becoming more and more important. Read on for five of the top reasons we should all Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday July 14, 2017

[POSITION FILLED] Job Posting: Designer

[Please note that this position has been filled!] THE OPPORTUNITY After working with Toronto-based Studio Function for more than five years, we are finally ready to bring design in-house at HackerYou. It’s an exciting time for us and an incredible Read more…

by Heather Payne Thursday March 2, 2017

Toronto’s Super Woman: Heather Payne

This post originally appeared on I Love Toronto. One of the many things that makes a city so vibrant is the people who choose to make it their home. They add an energy and sense of community which in turn Read more…

by Heather Payne Sunday January 29, 2017

Diversity is our strength

Yesterday, I watched the Toronto technology community come together before my eyes. Via a Facebook Messenger thread, we came together to collaborate on a statement about diversity in Canada, which was just published via Betakit. Read it below or click here. Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday December 2, 2016

HackerYou Becomes First Registered Coding Bootcamp in Ontario

Today, HackerYou, a Toronto-based provider of hands-on, project-based technology skills training announced that it has been approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development to operate as a registered Private Career College in the province of Ontario. This Read more…

by Heather Payne Wednesday September 14, 2016

Big Changes at HackerYou

When HackerYou launched in 2012, the idea of “coding bootcamps” was just emerging. Generally speaking, a coding bootcamp is an educational experience that offers full­-time, in­-person instruction of 40 or more hours of classroom time per week, focused on either Read more…

by Heather Payne Tuesday July 12, 2016

Part-Time Web Dev: Weekend Edition!

You asked, and we listened! We’re thrilled to announce that as of this Fall we will be offering our most popular part-time courses – Intro & Advanced Web Development – on Saturdays. If you’ve previously found it challenging to make Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday June 17, 2016


In the week since the attacks at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, I want to take a moment to reflect on what it means to foster safe and inclusive spaces, and why these values are at the core of the HackerYou Read more…