1. Front Page Hacker News: Remote Students Make Documentation a Cinch

    There are hundreds of great libraries and APIs out there designed to make developers’ lives better and easier, but poor or nonexistent documentation often undermines the benefit these technologies offer. A team of students in our Remote Beta program sought to remedy this issue that affects software engineers of all experience levels. The result, Sodocan.js, auto-generates skeletal documentation and provides crowdsourcing functions that allow anyone to fill in the gaps. Happy to see such a tool, developers voted Sodocan.js up to the front page of Hacker News.

  2. 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.

  3. Remote Student Talks Meteor, Women & LGBT in STEM

    Kate Jefferson’s nudge to become a Software Engineer started as a frustration with what she was doing. After seven years working at accounting jobs, she felt her impact was limited by the tech tools she had to work with in her role. Furthermore, she didn’t have the skills to create better tools to manage the databases she worked with.

  4. 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.

  5. Remote Students Create 3D Video Conferencing Environment with WebRTC

    Inspired by the regular video conferencing that happens in our Remote Beta course, two students decided to take the video chat beyond the standard talking heads and create a more dynamic experience. Dave Mun, who was taking the course in L.A., collaborated with Rory Campbell in London on Real Faces, which creates a three-dimensional, Minecraft-like world in which to have virtual meetings.