Hack Reactor Cofounder to Speak on Tech Education Innovation at SVIEF

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Shawn Drost to provide insightful commentary on recent edtech, its dynamic past and promising future

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. September 22, 2015Hack Reactor, the leader in technology education, announced Cofounder Shawn Drost will deliver a keynote speech at the 2015 Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) on September 26th at 4:35pm PDT. Drost will speak at SVIEF’s session, “US-China Education Innovative Summit,” and will inform attendees about the rise of Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and the prioritization of successful student employment outcomes. The weekend-long forum promotes business partnerships and fosters innovation to connect the United States and Asia-Pacific region. SVIEF is a leading venue in the industry that provides a platform for talent, technology and capital exchange. As a keynote speaker at SVIEF, Drost will be among US Congresswoman Judy Chu, entrepreneur and tech investor Ashton Kutcher, and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun.

Hack Reactor Cofounder Shawn Drost will deliver a keynote speech, titled “Computer Science Education in the era of Internet” at the 2015 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum.

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (Grand Ballroom G,H)

Keynote speech: Saturday, September 26, 4:35pm - 5:00pm PDT
(Session 4: US-China Education Innovative Summit, 3:30pm – 05:30pm)

The postsecondary system has been asked to adopt the charter of career education, but it has resisted this mandate from students, business leaders, and even the President of the United States. This central demand to recognize the need for career education affected a diverse group of players in education and ultimately pushed all edtech companies to adapt to this trend. Drost’s keynote presentation will advise attendees on how the ALP phenomenon has influenced this product pivot in the edtech sector.

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About Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor’s mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor designs and conducts advanced immersion education programs that train students 11 hours per day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks. Our curriculum cultivates mastery of computer science fundamentals and the JavaScript programming language. The Hack Reactor network of technology schools educates more software engineers every year than Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology, combined. Hack Reactor maintains a 99% employment rate and a median graduate salary of $110,000. Alumni work in a variety of mid- to senior-level engineering roles at industry leaders like Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, Uber and Amazon, as well as at several growing technology companies. For more information, visit:

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