1. Hack Reactor Opens Telegraph Academy, Coding School Focused on Closing Tech Diversity Gap

    Hack Reactor has announced the founding of a unique school: Telegraph Academy, a mission-driven, immersive coding program for people of color. Founded by Hack Reactor alumni and instructors Bianca Gandolfo and Albrey Brown, Telegraph Academy will create pathways into tech for communities that have been underrepresented in the industry. Through financing options and prep courses, this school will be accessible to motivated people, regardless of experience or financial situation. Telegraph Academy is located in Berkeley, CA, with plans to cross the border into Oakland early next year. The first cohort of its three-month course starts June 29, and the school is currently accepting applications.

  2. Hack Reactor CEO Presents at Leading EdTech Conference ASU+GSV Summit

    Our CEO Tony Phillips and Alumni Director Mike Adams traveled to ASU+GSV Summit--a leading edtech conference--to discuss delivering high quality education to a wide range of learners. Phillips gave a presentation on the progress and innovations made by Hack Reactor, and both Phillips and Adams took full advantage of the chance to spend three days among other edtech companies and thought leaders in education.

  3. Remote Program Class Lead Makes Digital Classroom a Close-Knit Community

    Our Remote program is, in many ways, a carbon copy of our onsite course, but there are inevitable differences that make the digital classroom a very unique experience. Managing both familiar aspects of the Hack Reactor experience and elements peculiar to Remote Beta, Liz Penny keeps everything running smoothly in an online course unlike any offering out there. She works with students on everything from the logistical to the emotional.

  4. SXSWedu 2015 Recap: Top 5 Quotes On the EdTech Movement

    SXSWedu, the education-focused branch of the popular South by Southwest conference, had its fifth iteration, and Hack Reactor joined in with talks, panels and meetups. Partner school MakerSquare, which has a school in SXSWedu’s host city Austin, was quite active as well.

    The week-long event provided an excellent opportunity to connect with some of the most forward-thinking minds in education today. Here are 5 top quotes from our SXSWedu experience.

  5. Hack Reactor Forms Trade Association with Other Industry Leaders to Establish Standards of Data-Driven Education

    Hack Reactor, along with nine other top coding schools, is launching the New Economy Skills Training Association, or NESTA. Established in support of the White House’s TechHire initiative, NESTA is a trade organization to establish best practices, standards, and increased accountability for outcome-based New Economy Skills Training (NEST) organizations. The first major program of NESTA will be to establish standards for reporting student outcomes.

  6. Speaking in Code: Student Siblings Discuss Hacking Together

    Since Tony and Marcus Phillips cofounded Hack Reactor, many sibling pairs have followed in their footsteps. Often students talk up the school to their families, and it’s not uncommon for students’ siblings to apply after hearing about the program. The younger of these pairs has the benefit of an extra friend and mentor who knows what they are going through, not to mention a great hacking partner.

  7. Hack Reactor & MakerSquare Ready to Take on SXSWedu

    Hack Reactor is joining partner school MakerSquare in Austin, TX for SXSWedu. This education-focused spinoff of the popular tech and music festival South by Southwest will bring together many great minds and organizations in tech and education. SXSWedu offers many opportunities to learn from and mingle with MakerSquare and us.