1. Student Team Builds on Project from Previous Cohort to Create Technical Interview Platform

    Technical interviews done online often involve a cumbersome mix of programs for video chat, pair programming, whiteboarding and private notetaking. This adds logistical challenges to an already-complex task. A team of students addressed this issue by creating an all-in-one platform for remote technical interviews. HackBox uses a tab system to put video chat, whiteboard, shared coding space and a private note-taking area for the interviewer.

  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. What a Remote Student Learned Building a Popular React & Flux Framework

    After building a React and Flux framework with his Remote Beta classmates, Gunnari Auvinen documented the experience in a three-part series of blog posts. The framework, Tuxedo.js, was conceived as a way to make React and Flux, two technologies from Facebook, easier to use. The result proved popular--Tuxedo.js spent a full day near the top of the tech news aggregator Hacker News. With time to reflect, Auvinen extracted certain lessons taken from his first experience building a framework.

  4. Top 5 Presentations: Bitcoin, Coding Best Practices and More

    The Hack Reactor community extends from its students and alumni to friends and partners in the developer world. Many of these people have given talks at Hack Reactor on topics ranging from coding best practices to bitcoin and smart contracts. While some of our favorite videos are below, there are many more on our YouTube channel. Experienced coders can peruse the many Lightning Talks to get tips and explanations of specific tools and technologies, and those who are newer to programming can get a sense of the industry from a number of our Thunder Talks.

  5. Expanding our Network: Hack Reactor Acquires MakerSquare

    The team here at Hack Reactor has big news that we’re happy to share.  As you may have heard, we’ve reached an agreement to acquire MakerSquare, pending regulatory review. We couldn’t be more excited! MakerSquare is a leading coding school with campuses in San Francisco and Austin. They are the first school to become part of our “extension school” program, a partnership-based model to allow new or existing schools to leverage the systems and resources that Hack Reactor uses to train software engineers. We’re looking forward to transforming education together through this relationship and helping our programs grow to reach more students and serve the national demand for software engineers.

  6. Image Search Entrepreneur Adrian Rosebrock Explains Computer Vision to Alumni

    Image search entrepreneur and computer science PhD Adrian Rosebrock gave a talk to our alumni network about computer vision--the processing and categorization of images by software. Rosebrock is a leading figure in the field of image search, having started two successful image search engines. He founded Chic Engine, a fashion search engine which allows users to search by image instead of keyword, and ID My Pill, which allows users to take a snapshot of a prescription drug and quickly learn what it is. Now he is launching a course on the nuances of computer vision and Python-based image search.

  7. Alum Builds Lightweight CSS Framework for Prototyping & Hackathons

    Alum Alexander Gugel, currently working for Famo.us at their new location in Amsterdam, wanted a simple library that covered the needs of most basic CSS projects. Finding flaws in the available options, he made his own, and so Papier was born. CSS, a language used to provide color and style to the various elements of a webpage, is used by beginning programmers and expert web designers. Papier covers CSS’ most frequently used functions, such as styling buttons, changing typography and altering charts and tables.