Hack Reactor Blog

  1. 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. 

  2. Industry Rankings Place Hack Reactor as a Top School in the World

    In:  General

    To get a handle on the growing coding school industry, tech education website Switchup collected information and rankings on over one hundred programs around the world. Though Switchup chose not to rank these schools, Tech Cocktail used their ratings to list each school by score, and used number of ratings as a tiebreaker. With a perfect score of 5.0, Hack Reactor ranked as the top school in San Francisco, and the second school worldwide. Recently acquired MakerSquare came in as the second leading school in San Francisco.

  3. What a Remote Student Learned Building a Popular React & Flux Framework

    In:  General

    After building a React and Flux framework with his Remote Beta classmates, Gunnari Auvinen documented the experience in a three-part series of blog posts. The framework, Tuxedo.js, was conceived as a way to make React and Flux, two technologies from Facebook, easier to use. The result proved popular--Tuxedo.js spent a full day near the top of the tech news aggregator Hacker News. With time to reflect, Auvinen extracted certain lessons taken from his first experience building a framework.

  4. Announcing Need-Blind Admissions for Hack Reactor’s Remote Beta Immersion Program

    In:  General

    Since we brought the Remote Beta program out of stealth some seven months ago, our beta students, instructors and student support teams have been roundly amazed at how the program and its community has matured. What began as an experiment to meet the needs of a single student who had to attend the first several weeks of Hack Reactor remotely due to travel constraints has now grown into the world’s first full-time, web-based work-from-home accelerated learning program with an array of resources and infrastructure rivaling that available to Hack Reactor’s San Francisco on-site program. 

  5. Remote Students Create 3D Video Conferencing Environment with WebRTC

    In:  General

    Inspired by the regular video conferencing that happens in our Remote Beta course, two students decided to take the video chat beyond the standard talking heads and create a more dynamic experience. Dave Mun, who was taking the course in L.A., collaborated with Rory Campbell in London on Real Faces, which creates a three-dimensional, Minecraft-like world in which to have virtual meetings.

  6. Top 5 Presentations: Bitcoin, Coding Best Practices and More

    In:  General

    The Hack Reactor community extends from its students and alumni to friends and partners in the developer world. Many of these people have given talks at Hack Reactor on topics ranging from coding best practices to bitcoin and smart contracts. While some of our favorite videos are below, there are many more on our YouTube channel. Experienced coders can peruse the many Lightning Talks to get tips and explanations of specific tools and technologies, and those who are newer to programming can get a sense of the industry from a number of our Thunder Talks.

  7. Remote Beta Students Analyze Twitter Data Using Watson

    In:  General

    A team of students in our Remote program used Watson, IBM’s natural language processor, in concert with the Twitter API to build a library that developers can use for language analysis and translation. Personify, built by Essam Al JouboriRohan Agrawal and Phil Elauria, streamlines the process of building apps that work with Watson’s language analysis and translation abilities and Twitter’s APIs. The project immediately garnered a lot of attention, making the front page of Hacker News, and receiving over 150 stars on github.

  8. $9,780 Scholarship for Coding School Grads Accepted to Remote Beta

    In:  General

    For graduates of other programming courses, Hack Reactor has a unique offer to receive top coding education at a sharply reduced price. Hack Reactor’s online programming course, Hack Reactor Remote Beta, is being offered at a $9,780 discount off the standard $17,780 tuition to any student who has previously graduated from an on-site coding program costing $5,000 or more, and listed as on CourseReport.comBootcamper.io or Switchup.org.*