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  1. Students’ React Native App Opens Channels Across the Globe

    In:  General, Student Projects

    “Imagine,” says recent graduate Charlie Harrington, “if you could see the sunset in Cairo, or what’s going on right now in the Red Square in Moscow.” This is the idea behind Wormie, a mobile iOS app built at Hack Reactor with classmates Nick Fujita and Sunyoung Kim. Wormie, currently under review by the Apple App Store, allows users to request a video or livestream of a specific location, and users within a certain radius will be able to respond to that request.

  2. Students Solve Major Issue in Music Sharing with Songlink, Get Recognized in LifeHacker and Product Hunt

    In:  General, Student Projects

    Music streaming is taking over as the way people access and share the songs they like, but this tends to silo users by the streaming services they use. A Spotify link does not work for someone who only uses Apple Music, Google Play, or any of a growing number of services. Recognizing this as a nuisance experienced by millions of people, a team of Hack Reactor students built Songlink, a tool that creates links that can access songs from all the most popular streaming services. Within weeks of its release, Songlink was featured on LifeHackerProduct Hunt, and many appreciative tweets.

  3. Federal Law Puts Computer Science on Par With Subjects Like Math and English

    Last month, the words “computer science” were included in the rewrite of the U.S. education policy (in the new Every Student Succeeds Act)It’s been a long time coming -- computer science education supporters have spent six years working with lawmakers to get those provisions added. Jacob Demmit (@jdemmitt) covered the news in an article for GeekWire titled, President Obama signs law that designates computer science as part of a ‘well-rounded education.

  4. Changing Lives: Hack Reactor Remote Beta Veterans Scholarship Program

    Sean Grogg is a tech lead for HCL America where he works with his client, Intel, as a software engineer. He makes four times as much as he did in his previous job. Owen Dismuke, a remote senior software engineer with Surge, is contracted out to another company and involved in active development. He makes over 75% more than he did in his prior programming role and over 90% more than he would in his active duty military role.

  5. Announcing Fulcrum...for Free? #FulcrumforAll!

    In:  News, General

    You may have already heard about Fulcrum, our latest initiative that helps people learn how to code and prepare for any coding school. We have had a great response since launching Fulcrum, and have already seen several students successfully enroll in our own core programs.

    But we weren’t satisfied with this since some students may want to enroll at a different coding school after learning the basic skills from Fulcrum.

     

  6. Alumni Diversity Leaders Start Group for Women & Non-binary Coding Bootcamp Grads

    In:  Coding Community, General, Hired, Highlights

    Women and non-binary gendered alumni of coding bootcamps now have a way to connect with others like them, thanks to four Hack Reactor alumni. Underrepresented && Nontraditional, started by alumni Kate JeffersonKatrina UychacoJammie Mountz and Sarah Yu, aims to create a platform for this community, and provides career services and continuing education. The group is open to all gender-diverse coding bootcamp grads (not just those in the Hack Reactor Core network). Hack Reactor hosted the Underrepresented && Nontraditional hackathon for engineers to finish up their pet projects before the year ends.

  7. Large Hack Reactor Presence Among Top 18 Front-End Female Engineers

    In:  General, Coding Community, Hired

    RecruitLoop, which matches engineers and companies that want to hire them, produced a list of their top 50 female front-end software engineers in San Francisco, and the results validate what we see in our program on a day-to-day basis. Four of the 50 are Hack Reactor alumni, and one other worked as a Technical Mentor in our Remote Beta program. Inc interviewed 18 of these 50, including three from Hack Reactor on how they got where they are in their coding careers. These are some of the many incredibly talented women who have been through our program, and it’s very gratifying to see them recognized for their achievements and abilities.

  8. 7 Ways Fulcrum Prepares You to Become a Software Engineer

    In:  General, News

    Fulcrum is a powerful new online course, combining self-guided assignments with a supportive community, one-on-one check-ins, and an online help desk to get you unstuck when you need it. Fulcrum is available to anyone in the world and can be completed on your own schedule. This is an intermediate JavaScript course, and makes a logical next step for anyone who has taken a beginner course or who is comfortable with basic JavaScript concepts. With Fulcrum, we now offer a course for students at every point of the developer journey: Reactor Prep for beginners, Fulcrum for intermediate students, and our immersive 12-week course for those who are ready to make the career transition to become a software engineer.