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Alumni Stories

by Heather Payne Friday May 6, 2016

HackerYou grads launch new female run digital agency

Jordan Deutsch and Trudy MacNabb met early at HackerYou, arriving each day of our Winter 2015 Bootcamp before many of their classmates were even awake. The early risers started attending crack of dawn yoga classes together, chatting over shared breakfasts Read more…

by Heather Payne Tuesday March 1, 2016

Rethinking a Career with Passion in Mind

After years performing with a punk band, Kevin LeClair was certain his future career would have to include an element of creativity. He wanted to be passionate about his work, but finding a place in the business world was so 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 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 Thursday May 7, 2015

Alumni Stories: Emily Porta

Emily Porta is a graduate of our Spring 2014 bootcamp and just completed our part-time Ruby on Rails course. Before coming to HackerYou, Emily worked as a librarian. She’s now a Front-End Web Developer at Shift Health. You can check Read more…

by Heather Payne Tuesday April 21, 2015

Alumni Stories: Simon Bloom

Simon Bloom is a graduate of our Summer 2014 bootcamp and now works as a freelance developer in Toronto. In addition to freelancing, Simon is the Co-Artistic Director of Outside the March Theatre Company and a mentor in our our Read more…