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Learn to code and join a community you’ll thrive in.

We’re on a mission to deliver the best web development learning experiences in Toronto. At HackerYou, you get more than just a couple awesome projects for your portfolio. When you make the decision to learn with us, you’re taking a big leap. It means you're ready for change in your professional life. Our goal is to give you the tools necessary to succeed. With that vision in mind, the HackerYou experience is tailored to you, and that’s why we’re the top-rated tech school in Toronto.

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HackerYou throughout the years…

Why HackerYou is the coding school you should go to.

Learn with the best and brightest.

Our classrooms are filled by people excited to be in class each day. We interview everyone before they're accepted to ensure they're taking our courses for the right reasons and are ready to level up. Our recipe? A social and collaborative social classroom with enthusiastic instructors and likeminded classmates.

Join a thriving community.

We’re so proud of the diverse and welcoming community that we’ve built here. It’s our greatest strength. When you come to HackerYou, you’re joining a community of people just like yourself. Whether you’re looking for help with projects, career advice, or just want to make some new friends - you'll find what you're looking for here.

Stay connected.

Your access to our course material and tools never expires. That means you’ll have your HackerYou class notes and exercises to look back on if you ever need a refresher. As new concepts are introduced, your HackerYou course content will be updated too - you won’t be left behind as industry standards change.

The Team

We love what we do. Every person on the team is perfectly suited for their role, and take pride in the opportunity to help people change their lives. Oh, we have a lot of fun too.

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Heather Payne

CEO

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Heather Payne is a Toronto-based entrepreneur and angel investor with a passion for education and technology. In 2011, she founded Ladies Learning Code, now known as Canada Learning Code, a national non-profit serving Canadians in dozens of cities across the country. In 2012, she founded HackerYou to bring longer-term coding training to Toronto. She now operates HackerYou full-time, serving over 1000 students a year from HackerYou's 12,000 square foot space at Queen & Spadina. In 2013, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for her work exposing women and girls to programming and technology. Heather loves biking to work from her home in Parkdale where she lives with her husband and two young kids.

Kristen Spencer

Kristen Spencer

Development Manager

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Tiff Nogueira

Tiff Nogueira

Head of Continuing Education

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Karley MacDonald

Karley MacDonald

Head of Continuing Education JavaScript

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Jenny Ngo

Jenny Ngo

Lead Instructor & Developer

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Shangni Hu

Shangni Hu

Instructor & Developer - HackerYou

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Adam McMillan

Adam McMillan

Lead Instructor & Developer

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Zoe Daniels

Zoe Daniels

Lead Instructor & Developer

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Suzette McCanny

Suzette McCanny

Lead Instructor & Developer

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Asaf Gerchak

Asaf Gerchak

Lead Instructor & Developer

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Our Hiring Partners

HackerYou bootcamp graduates are hired by amazing companies, in Toronto and beyond. Our graduates can now be found working at: