Hack Reactor Blog

  1. Remote Program Class Lead Makes Digital Classroom a Close-Knit Community

    In:  General

    Our Remote program is, in many ways, a carbon copy of our onsite course, but there are inevitable differences that make the digital classroom a very unique experience. Managing both familiar aspects of the Hack Reactor experience and elements peculiar to Remote Beta, Liz Penny keeps everything running smoothly in an online course unlike any offering out there. She works with students on everything from the logistical to the emotional.

  2. SXSWedu 2015 Recap: Top 5 Quotes On the EdTech Movement

    In:  General

    SXSWedu, the education-focused branch of the popular South by Southwest conference, had its fifth iteration, and Hack Reactor joined in with talks, panels and meetups. Partner school MakerSquare, which has a school in SXSWedu’s host city Austin, was quite active as well.

    The week-long event provided an excellent opportunity to connect with some of the most forward-thinking minds in education today. Here are 5 top quotes from our SXSWedu experience.

  3. Hack Reactor Forms Trade Association with Other Industry Leaders to Establish Standards of Data-Driven Education

    In:  General

    Hack Reactor, along with nine other top coding schools, is launching the New Economy Skills Training Association, or NESTA. Established in support of the White House’s TechHire initiative, NESTA is a trade organization to establish best practices, standards, and increased accountability for outcome-based New Economy Skills Training (NEST) organizations. The first major program of NESTA will be to establish standards for reporting student outcomes.

  4. Hack Reactor to Open Oakland Programming School for Underserved Communities as Part of White House-Backed TechHire

    In:  General

    We are excited to announce our participation in TechHire, a program announced on Monday by President Obama to provide accelerated educational opportunities to municipalities across the country. We will be working with the Obama Administration to bring our top-level coding education to underserved populations in select municipalities. The first such school will be located in Oakland, CA, opening this summer.

  5. Speaking in Code: Student Siblings Discuss Hacking Together

    In:  General

    Since Tony and Marcus Phillips cofounded Hack Reactor, many sibling pairs have followed in their footsteps. Often students talk up the school to their families, and it’s not uncommon for students’ siblings to apply after hearing about the program. The younger of these pairs has the benefit of an extra friend and mentor who knows what they are going through, not to mention a great hacking partner.

  6. Hack Reactor & MakerSquare Ready to Take on SXSWedu

    In:  General

    Hack Reactor is joining partner school MakerSquare in Austin, TX for SXSWedu. This education-focused spinoff of the popular tech and music festival South by Southwest will bring together many great minds and organizations in tech and education. SXSWedu offers many opportunities to learn from and mingle with MakerSquare and us.