1. Announcing Fulcrum...for Free? #FulcrumforAll!

    You may have already heard about Fulcrum, our latest initiative that helps people learn how to code and prepare for any coding school. We have had a great response since launching Fulcrum, and have already seen several students successfully enroll in our own core programs.

    But we weren’t satisfied with this since some students may want to enroll at a different coding school after learning the basic skills from Fulcrum.

     

  2. 4 Critical Factors to Help You Decide on a Coding Bootcamp

    A new coding bootcamp is founded every 8 minutes. Just kidding, but you get the idea. The industry has been expanding with incredible speed and - given the success of coding school graduates - shows no signs of slowing down. How can you find the right program? Here are four factors to consider for each coding school that interests you.

  3. 3rd Annual E.U. Code Week Aims to Celebrate Coding, Narrow Europe’s Coding Job Gap

    By 2020, it is projected that Europe will experience a shortfall of 800,000 information and communications technology employees, highlighting an urgent need for more code-savvy people to enter the EU workforce. In order to help bridge this enormous gap, and to get more Europeans of all ages and backgrounds into coding, the 3rd annual E.U. Code Week will take place from October 10-18, 2015, consisting of hundreds of code-based activities such as robot camps, tech fairs and more, held in hundreds of locations throughout the continent.

  4. San Leandro High School Launches Hack Club with Hack Reactor’s Help

    Jiahao Kuang’s story is about how community can turn coding from a hobby to a passion. Kuang, a sophomore at San Leandro High School, had dabbled with coding, but his interest really took flight last March when he went to Hack Camp, a two-week session for high schoolers put on by hackEDU. (Hack Reactor provided office space to hackEDU for an extended period last winter.) Hack Camp showed Kuang both the power of coding, and how much more fun and stimulating it is with a group of like-minded people. The experience inspired him to start his own Hack Club in his high school, and eventually connected him to Hack Reactor.

  5. Is Computer Science Education Suffering from a Communication Breakdown?

    A recent USA Today article revealed a surprising disconnect between parents and school administrators on the importance of teaching computer science. While parents are near unanimous on the importance of computer science education, school principals are not hearing this message--very few of them believe there is much demand from parents for more computer science classes. These findings come from a large study conducted by Gallup and Google.

  6. 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.

  7. Graduate Focuses on Intersection of Coding and Meditation

    Graduate David Ernst has studied both coding and meditation in immersive settings, and he finds many similarities between the two, and ways in which one can augment the other. Ernst had meditated in high school, but he was really awoken to its power three years ago, when he went on his first Vipassana retreat. This is a ten-day silent course, in which participants focus on their own breath and sensations for nearly ten hours a day.

  8. 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.