Yan Hong Receives Lighthouse Labs Prize

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology and Lighthouse Labs proudly presents the inaugural Lighthouse Lab Prize to School of Interactive Arts and Technology student Yan Hong.

June 02, 2014

On May 29th, 2014, the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology’s Dean pro tem Martin Gotfrit joined Lighthouse Labs’ Jeremy Shaki in congratulating Yan Hong as the recipient of the inaugural SFU Lighthouse Labs Prize.

Established thanks to a generous donation by Lighthouse Labs, one space in their Web Development bootcamp will be given annually to a student for the next three years. Open to all FCAT undergraduate and graduate students, the prize is intended to recognize promising, creative students within the Faculty, who have a demonstrated interest in web development.

Yan Hong is an undergraduate student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology and was a presenter at this year’s FCAT Undergraduate Conference. His success in the Internet Computing Technologies course has garnered a strong recommendation from the course professor and director of the school, Dr. Marek Hatala. The Faculty looks forward to seeing where Yan’s participation in the bootcamp will lead him.

Lighthouse Labs is a Vancouver-based coding school that teaches students to become entry-level developers through immersive bootcamp style courses. The Web Development bootcamp will take students through the fundamentals of source control using Git, HTML, CSS and stylesheet preprocessors, Ruby and the Rails framework, Javascript and the jQuery framework as well as Node.js. As part of the course, students will also have the opportunity contribute to open source projects and build their own apps under the supervision of a team of industry experts.

Visit the Lighthouse Labs website for more information on their Web Development bootcamp.

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