Hack Reactor & MakerSquare Ready to Take on SXSWedu

Hack Reactor is joining partner school MakerSquare in Austin, TX for SXSWedu, March 9th-12th. 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. 

Hack Reactor will be tweeting from SXSWedu as we spot trends, find like-minded education companies and, as always, keep our focus on defined student outcomes. Follow us on Twitter and get in on the conversation!

Here is where you can find us (click the dates to add an event to your calendar). A SXSWedu badge is required for our events, see below for details:

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Some additional details on each event:

Future15 Talk (SXSWedu badge required)

Rapid Iteration Teaching, Marcus Phillips, CTO

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Cofounder Marcus Phillips discusses a core practice of Hack Reactor: rapid iteration teaching. This method, key to Hack Reactor’s success, involves quickly adjusting lessons and protocols based on outcomes and current student needs.


Meet Up (SXSWedu badge required)

Meet Up w/ drinks: Student Outcomes, Hosted by Hack Reactor

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Mingle with Hack Reactor founders, instructors and staff, as well as MakerSquare team members. Learn more about our focus on student outcomes and our school partner program. Come for food, drinks, raffle prizes, and pick up some swag!


Panel Discussion (SXSWedu badge required)

Education Innovation - Closing the Tech Talent Gap 

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Featuring Harsh Patel, MakerSquare Founder; Doug Calhoun, Hack Reactor Founder; Dean Florez, Twenty Million Minds Foundation President; Jonathan Stowe, Dev Bootcamp President

The need for highly capable Software Engineers is only growing, and our education system is struggling to fill the demand. This panel discussion, with Hack Reactor cofounder Douglas Calhoun and MakerSquare founder Harsh Patel, will focus on how accelerated learning programs can help fill this gap.


MakerSquare Event:

Startup Crawl event at MakerSquare (before SXSWi starts, open to the public)

Make MakerSquare a stop on this startup crawl, in which 50+ Austin startups all throw a party at the same time (with shuttle service to connect them). 


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