Hack Reactor New York City

Become a Software Engineer in NYC,
“The City That Never Sleeps”

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.

“Although, I haven’t finished the program yet, I have to say that of all the other coding bootcamps that I applied to in NYC, Hack Reactor has definitely been the best. I highly suggest that you start out by trying Hack Reactor.”
— Shineka B., Hack Reactor NYC Student

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’ve contacted many bootcamp schools but what makes Hack Reactor different is that they really care about their students individually and commit to help us reach our goals.”
— Miwa Y., NYC Yelp Review

Campus Life & Highlights

Our campus in New York City is just steps from the city’s best food spots and is ideal for turbo-charging your education.

Our Grads Work at Amazing Companies in NYC

“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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Featured Staff Profile

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Joseph Martin

Instructor, New York

“Anyone who has gone through the Hack Reactor NYC curriculum would consider Joseph a "Jedi" or "wizard" of code. He is the head instructor for obvious reasons. Joseph writes impeccable, modularized, efficient code. He is a gifted, clear educator who pays fine-grained attention to details. Whenever there is a need for something new in the program, I have seen him write excellent, syntax-error-free curricula in short time. I have learned a ton working with him.”
— James Kim, HRNYC Student

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 Hack Reactor NYC

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We Go Too

We Go Too is an iOS app which provides a social layer on top of maps' functionality, allowing users to create routes, search for existing routes around the world and invite friends to join them on those routes, with a real time GPS and chat connection.

Built in 2016

Technologies: Node, Socket.io, mySQL, Xcode, React Native, Nodemailer, GitHub, Mocha, Apple (iOS), Heroku and Google Maps API.

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PawPrint is a social media application for pets, both domesticated and undomesticated. Giving your furry friends and chance to make friends of their own! Who says because you can’t read or write you can’t get in on this social media thing.

Built in 2016

Technologies: Node, Express, AWS EC2 and Elastic Beanstalk, mySQL, WebPack, Google Maps API, SASS and Socket.io

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Piece-by-Piece is a game within a game, giving you a chance to help create the game as you play it. You will have to team up with the developers as you both work your way towards the end! Beware the dinosaurs, space aliens, and spaghetti code as you unravel the mystery of "The Game".

Built in 2016

Technologies: Node, Express, Neo4j, React, Redux, Material-UI

“I was able to land a job 3 weeks after I graduated, working for a former boss, making 60% more than my last job with a better title (software engineer). My advice: DO IT! It was possibly the best 3 months of my life. I’ve never learned so much so fast, and the outcomes are real.”
— David Marting, Hack Reactor Graduate

Attend Our Free New York City Events

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Campus tours

Come get a sense of the Hack Reactor vibe on a campus tour. See our coding stations, hang out areas and lecture areas (you may even catch a little bit of a lecture). You will also have a chance to learn about the program and ask questions.

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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.

New York City Immersive Dates

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  • May 08, 2017
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New York City Campus

369 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor,
New York, NY 10017

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