In a recent article for TechCrunch, Rob Gonzalez (@gonzofy), Co-founder and VP of Business Development at Salsify wrote of his experience in hiring coding bootcamp grads. He writes that bootcamp grads add a lot of value to a business, and that they graduate “motivated, hungry, coachable, and raw.” He believes that bootcamps work, but also that companies will need to guide and coach such employees, offering them much-needed structure, especially when just starting at a company.
“There are so many smart, enthusiastic, coachable people graduating from code bootcamps these days that, if you can find a way to utilize them productively in your company, you’ll have a competitive advantage versus simply having to compete with Google, Facebook, Apple and others for the scarce resources that are computer science majors.”
Motivated? Hungry? Coachable? Hack Reactor grads are all of the above...and more. They wouldn’t have made it through our intensive 11-hour-a-day, 6-day-a-week, 3-month program if they weren’t, and Hack Reactor selects students who we feel are prepared for such a commitment.
Companies big and small who hire our graduates quickly find that they are up for any task given to them from day one and are anything but raw. That’s because at Hack Reactor, we focus on teaching students to teach themselves. The projects our students work on during our 3-month curriculum often require them to learn new languages and technologies to prepare them for whatever future employers throw at them.
But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at what some employers have to say about hiring Hack Reactor grads:
“Good programming is not just about learning languages, it’s about how you approach problems. If you can’t think effectively about problem solving, you’ll never be a strong programmer. Hack Reactor figured it out – they focus on teaching thinking skills as well as how to code. I’d hire ten more of their software engineers.”-Sandeep Sood, CEO of Monsoon
“Two of my best developers are Hack Reactor devs. I was really impressed by the full spectrum qualities the school filters for: personality, people you want to work with, but also very intelligent, and pick things up very quickly.” -Dan Lynch, Founder of Brandcast
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