1. Students’ React Native App Opens Channels Across the Globe

    “Imagine,” says recent graduate Charlie Harrington, “if you could see the sunset in Cairo, or what’s going on right now in the Red Square in Moscow.” This is the idea behind Wormie, a mobile iOS app built at Hack Reactor with classmates Nick Fujita and Sunyoung Kim. Wormie, currently under review by the Apple App Store, allows users to request a video or livestream of a specific location, and users within a certain radius will be able to respond to that request.

  2. Alumni Diversity Leaders Start Group for Women & Non-binary Coding Bootcamp Grads

    Women and non-binary gendered alumni of coding bootcamps now have a way to connect with others like them, thanks to four Hack Reactor alumni. Underrepresented && Nontraditional, started by alumni Kate JeffersonKatrina UychacoJammie Mountz and Sarah Yu, aims to create a platform for this community, and provides career services and continuing education. The group is open to all gender-diverse coding bootcamp grads (not just those in the Reactor Core network). Hack Reactor hosted the Underrepresented && Nontraditional hackathon for engineers to finish up their pet projects before the year ends.

  3. Grad of First Hack Reactor Class Selected as Code for America Fellow

    After spending three years as professional software engineer, a graduate of Hack Reactor’s first-ever cohort will spend 2016 using his skills to improve life in a major American city. Mark Rossetti was selected as a Code for America fellow, and will spend the next year working with two other fellows to create public services within their assigned city, or to improve access to existing programs.

  4. Hack Reactor Hosts 54-Hour Startup Weekend for Alumni

    Hack Reactor’s alumni program, HRX, held its first ever Startup Weekend, where participants pitched ideas, formed teams, built out business ideas, validated them in the market, and presented them to industry leaders in one action-packed weekend. Alumni of every local Hack Reactor Core partner school and our online program were invited to participate, as were members of the Australia-based project Startup Catalyst, which coordinates an annual trip of 20 tech entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley. In all, 75 people participated, over 25 ideas were pitched and 10 teams formed to create the most impressive products they could in 54 hours. The weekend was sponsored by frogVentures, Kohler Law Group, Peerspace and Startup Catalyst.