Hack Reactor Austin

Become a Software Engineer and learn JavaScript in Austin,
the Fastest Growing City in the Country

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 with them? 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 what's 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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Software Engineering Best Practices

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

“From the founders to the instructors and the awesome people supporting the job search side, the staff is truly invested in us not only as students, but as alumni as well. I made some great friends, learned more than I honestly thought was possible, and ended up in a job that I absolutely love.”
— Wes Tyler, Hack Reactor Austin Graduate

What Sets Hack Reactor 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 how 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.

“Just three weeks after graduating, I landed my dream job at HomeAway. I absolutely love my job, my company, and the industry.”
— Kayla Handy, Hack Reactor Austin Graduate

Campus Life & Highlights

In the heart of downtown Austin, surrounded by top restaurants, with an exciting and fun culture,
our Austin campus is the adventure of a lifetime.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Our Grads Work at Amazing Austin Tech Companies

“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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Linden Kueck

Counselor and Campus Lead, Austin Campus

What is your favorite part of your job as a Counselor and Campus Lead at Hack Reactor?
“My favorite part of my job is working closely with students, finding out where they came from, what lives they have lived--and then helping them to build their future life. It's so satisfying to see the transformations that can happen over three months, and so exciting to work in close collaboration with students to help them push their technical, professional, and communication skills. And that's really what makes this place so unique. It's not just about the code--it's also about learning to function well on a team, how to communicate technical ideas, how to dig in on your career.”

See What is Getting Built at Our Austin Campus

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Wash on Demand

Wash on Demand is a mobile app that allows car owners to connect with car detailing and washing service providers. Available on both iTunes, and the Google Play Store.

Technologies: Node, Express, Angular, Ionic, Cordova, Socket.io, MongoDB.

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Blue Plate

A platform for flash deals from restaurants to consumers. Users may search for deals and see further relevant information including a map of the restaurant's location, a countdown to deal expiration, and a link to Yelp reviews of the restaurant.

Technologies: Node, Express, React, Postgres, Mocha, Chai, Heroku.

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Texans.Vote is a social voter outreach platform to motivate Texans to vote in 2016. Users submit videos to encourage voting, and the videos are ranked by most viewed, with the top most viewed being awarded a prize.

Technologies: React, Immutable, Redux, Mocha, Chai, Node, Express.

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“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 Austin Graduate

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Austin Workshops & Events

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Campus tours

Come get a sense of the Hack Reactor Austin 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 Workshops

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 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.

Upcoming Cohorts and
Prep Programs

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Austin Campus

Galvanize Austin

119 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701