1. Experienced, Motivated, and Eager: Hack Reactor Grads are Ready from Day One

    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.

  2. Employers Trust Hack Reactor Grads to Get the Job Done

    In a recent article for the Wall Street Journal, Lauren Weber (@laurenweberWSJ) writes that although online program badges and boot camp certificates can show an eagerness to learn, that employers are ultimately unimpressed with such credentials when hiring...at least for now. And while that may be true with other bootcamps, when it comes to Hack Reactor, we have to disagree.

  3. Hack Reactor Remote Beta Teams Up with Uber to Provide Students With Real-World API Development Experience

    Hack Reactor has announced an exciting partnership between Uber and our Remote Beta program. Through this partnership, the Uber API will be integrated into the Remote Beta curriculum to give students a deep exploration of API development. Once it is fully integrated into the course, students will have the option to build apps and projects with the Uber API. Additionally, Uber Engineers will eventually co-teach sections on API development alongside Hack Reactor instructors.

  4. Hack Reactor and Mission Bit Announce Partnership to Create Pipeline into Tech for San Francisco Students

    Mission Bit, a local non-profit offering free programming classes taught by experienced engineers and entrepreneurs, joins Hack Reactor in an exciting partnership that was announced Friday night at Mission Bit’s Demo Day, an event where Mission Bit students showcased their projects. The partnership between Hack Reactor and Mission Bit will create a track for San Francisco United School District (SFUSD) alums to attend a series of Hack Reactor network courses, enabling them to get software engineering positions in the area. SFUSD is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 57,000 students every year. Utilizing project-based learning similar to Hack Reactor’s curriculum, Mission Bit provides a space for young San Francisco-based teens to build core computer science concepts and practical application skills to help them succeed in the tech job sector.

  5. Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Autodesk and Many More Companies Thoroughly Impressed with Hack Reactor Grads at Hiring Day

    Intuit, Indiegogo, JPMorgan Chase, Autodesk and over 20 other companies attended our Hiring Day on October 14, and the employers were thoroughly impressed with our graduating class. The day consisted of student presentations of the projects they had been working on for the last three weeks, followed by a series of ten-minute lightning interviews. Our Hiring Team works to ensure that employers and students are matched as optimally as possible by skills and mutual interest ahead of time, and many of the conversations at Hiring Day lead to a formal first interview.

  6. Know Basic JavaScript and Looking to Level Up? Check Out Hack Reactor Junior!

    While online classes are generally enough to get a dedicated self-studier started on JavaScript, there is a dearth of resources to bring learners up to an intermediate level. This is especially true for in-person classes, which generally start from zero or from a level of significant comfort with JavaScript. That’s where Hack Reactor Junior, a one-week JavaScript fundamentals class, comes in.