Posts by Heather Payne

by Heather Payne Wednesday February 24, 2016

Secrets of a Side Hustler x HackerYou

One of the best parts of the HackerYou community is the drive and passion of our students, graduates and staff. We’re a community full of people who love to code — it’s what brought us together in the first place! Read more…

by Heather Payne Tuesday February 9, 2016

The Rise of Designers Who Code

Hamsa Ganesh was looking for answers: how could she offer her clients websites as tasteful and sophisticated as the graphic design work her firm in Pune, India was known for? According to Hamsa, the answer came in a post quoting Read more…

by Heather Payne Tuesday January 12, 2016

My Journey from Print to Web Design

This post was written by Hamsa Ganesh, a graduate of our full-time immersive program. Hamsa originally worked as a designer and travelled from Pune, India to take part in our bootcamp in Fall 2015. You can learn more about her Read more…

by Heather Payne Monday December 21, 2015

HackerYou founder Heather Payne talks coding and community

This article originally appeared earlier this month on Betakit and was written by Jessica Galang. Heather Payne believes she’s always been a “community person.” The founder of HackerYou was in Girl Guides as a child, a sorority at Western University, Read more…

by Heather Payne Monday October 5, 2015

Alumni Stories: Jaime Bishara

We love seeing where our grads take their skills once they’ve left a HackerYou class, and Jaime Bishara’s story is one worth telling. Jaime is a graduate of our part-time Web Development class. Before learning HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design, Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday September 25, 2015

The Story of the Hipster Baby Name Generator

Alex Davey is a graduate from our Summer 2015 Bootcamp. After finishing our nine-week immersive program, she focused on building a pet project she’d had in mind for months; a Hipster Baby Name Generator. Since launching it in mid-September, it’s Read more…

by Heather Payne Wednesday September 9, 2015

Alumni Stories: Andrea Del Rio

HackerYou has called 483 Queen Street West home since January 2014. As we prepare for an expansion into “HackerTwo” next door at 485 Queen Street West, we asked some alumni about where their paths have taken them after HackerYou. Andrea Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday July 17, 2015

Alumni Stories: Nancy Naluz

Nancy Naluz is a graduate of our Summer 2014 bootcamp who got her start like many of our graduates, through a Ladies Learning Code workshop. Originally a musician, Nancy now works at Dynamo as a Front-End Developer and is Ladies Read more…

by Heather Payne Friday July 10, 2015

Going to Camp

When I explain HackerYou to someone who hasn’t experienced the community first-hand, there are a few things that I always highlight. Our amazing part-time classes and bootcamp are obviously on the top of the list because they’re the reason people Read more…