Hack Reactor Los Angeles

Located in Playa Vista, a.k.a. Silicon Beach, we are LA's leading bootcamp. LA's top
employers hire our graduates, including NASA JPL, Google and Brand Networks.

What You Learn at
Hack Reactor

Computer Science Fundamentals

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Data Structures

As programmers we can take data we get from the world or other apps and structure it any way we want. We teach methods and strategies to turn a chaotic world into logical, meaningful data sets.

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Algorithms & Algorithmic

Once you have your data structures, what do you do? Algorithms determine how your data is used. This is the basic principle behind everything from Google’s search engine to self-driving cars.

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Object-Oriented and
Functional Programming

These are the two central paradigms of modern web development, and we make sure you are comfortable working with both. This is essential to understanding whats going on under the hood of a code base.

Full-Stack App Development

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React has quickly become one of the most important JavaScript frameworks. You’ll learn how to leverage its unique design to build incredible apps.

Angular and Backbone

Equipped with every major front-end framework, students learn their relative advantages and the meta-skill of choosing the best technologies for a specific project.

Node, APIs and Databases

Node allows JavaScript to cross over to the back end, making it one of today’s most important web technologies. You’ll learn to use APIs and databases to build a back-end that powers your app.

Production-Grade Engineering

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Engineering Best Practices

We teach you to write code that grows with its user base, is free of bugs, and can weather worst-case scenarios. You’ll learn industry collaboration tools like Git, so you are ready for day 1 on the job.

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Technical Project Management & Communication

The ability to plan, scope and manage a project makes you a strong team contributor. We emphasize pair programming, so students learn to communicate effectively about code structure.

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Resumes, Whiteboarding & Mock Interviews

Our dedicated outcomes team helps prepare you to secure and negotiate offers. You’ll work one on one with job coaches to succeed in a competitive job market.

The people are the difference here. The curriculum was challenging, but the staff, especially the fellows, were supportive and helped me get through technical and non-technical challenges. The job support after graduation was effective, I had my first offer after 4 weeks. I'm at a company I like with a salary that is far beyond what I was making before so everything worked out.”
— Course Report, LA

What Sets us Apart?

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A program built by
industry experts

  • Our curriculum was built by engineering leaders, formerly at Twitter, Google, YouTube, OKCupid Labs and Walmart Labs.
  • The Hack Reactor curriculum was reverse-engineered from real-life software engineering practices and skills.
  • Our program is designed to make you a star performer in your first job, and set you on an accelerated career track.

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Learn to think like a
software engineer

  • You are virtually certain to use unfamiliar technologies on your first job. We teach you to pick up new software quickly.
  • Software engineering is a team sport. Communication and collaboration are woven throughout our course.
  • Our grads are prepared for a world where next year’s most important tech hasn’t been invented yet.

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Over 4 years of steady

  • We pioneered the first JavaScript immersive course, and have been iterating and improving it every 7 weeks for 4 years.
  • We consult alumni and industry contacts to stay on top of industry trends.
  • Each course module is evaluated and refined every time it is taught.

“I graduated with a $95k base salary with benefits that exceed $120k (like paid lunches, ubers to and from work, health+vision+dental, bonuses + monthly paid out profit sharing of $1000 [untaxed] per month). So if you're questioning whether it works or not, it definitely works from my perspective.”
— Daniel Russell, Hack Reactor LA Graduate

Campus Life & Highlights

Beautiful views, lots of light, a fun area — it’s hard to beat our Playa Vista campus as a place to learn to code.

Our Grads Work at Amazing Companies in LA

“I was blown away by the talent.”

The talent that comes out of here is just more polished [than other coding schools]. Students here
have everything from design sensibilities, to technical chops, to business ideas.
- Kristopher Mora, Product Manager, Creative Channel Services
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  • Farmers Insurance Logo
  • McKinsey & Company Logo
  • BrandNetworks Logo
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Featured Staff Profile

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Kan Adachi

Instructor, Los Angeles

What do you like about teaching? “I love the challenge of explaining difficult concepts in a way that is understandable for the students!”— Kan Adachi
What one review said about LA’s instructors: “The big thing I noticed ... was that the instructors all care about the students and help in any way they can. They know that bootcamps are stressful and they offer any support they can.”— Course Report

Financing Your Journey: We’re Here to Help

Hack Reactor is determined to lower barriers for prospective students. We work with lending partners like SkillsFund and Pave that understand the investment you are making in yourself, and the booming market for software engineers.

Our Tuition Model
% of First-Year Salary Models

Some programs offer a payment model that takes a percentage of your first year salary. While these initially look appealing, they produce within-program issues around incentives of students and staff. You want your peers to be focused and driven, not content with a middling first job.

Hack Reactor
Tuition Model

A Competitor’s First
Year Salary Model

Up front (deposit) you pay: $2,000 $5,000
Payment Model: $352 a month Tuition Deducted from first year salary
Final Cost: $21,600* $23,920*
*(Based off 60-Month Payment Term) *(Based off 22% of Average Salary)

See What is Getting Built at Our LA Campus

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Nimble Code

This “Nimble Code is code typing game that allows you to improve your coding abilities in interactive ways. You can race against time or compete live against other users.

Technologies: React, Redux, Node, Express, MySQL, Socket.io, Ace Code Editor.

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Turf is a web application that helps you move into any new area by giving you the data you need about it’s neighborhoods. Get information on commute time and cost, local hotspots, and extensive demographic information.

Technologies: Angular, Bootstrap, Node, Express.

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Townhall is a project management tool that changes the way that people collaborate. It seemelessly incorporates realtime collaboration by combing an elegant chat interface with a task managaement board.

Technologies: Node, Express, Firebase, MySQL, Angular, Socket.io.

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“This program is hard work but it is very rewarding and you'll surprise yourself about how much you can learn in 3 months. Where it shined was the quality of the instructors and fellows and the environment that they fostered. I met a lot of great people and learning with and from them was a truly rewarding experience.”
— Course Report, LA

LA Workshops & Events

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Campus tours

Come get a sense of the Hack Reactor LA vibe on a tour of our light-filled campus. Come for the views, stay for the career-changing coding program.

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Learn to Code

We'd love to see you at one of our free, "learn to code" workshops. Our workshops range from beginner-friendly to intermediate-friendly as we aim to help you get started on your journey of learning to code. Our goal is to offer these workshops as both a utility for learning the fundamentals of programming and as a teaser of our fun and intuitive teaching style that you will experience in a Hack Reactor paid program.

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Guest Speakers

Stop by one of our campuses to hear from experts in your local community. We're lucky to host experienced industry speakers at all of our campuses and we welcome you to join the community and learn from them. From deeply technical talks to high-level discussions about the industry, you can find value in hearing it from the pros.

Los Angeles Immersive Dates

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  • May 08, 2017
    Apr 08, 2017
  • Jun 26, 2017
    May 20, 2017
  • Aug 14, 2017
    Jul 17, 2017

Visit Us

Los Angeles Campus

6060 Center Drive #950
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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