1. Large Hack Reactor Presence Among Top 18 Front-End Female Engineers

    RecruitLoop, which matches engineers and companies that want to hire them, produced a list of their top 50 female front-end software engineers in San Francisco, and the results validate what we see in our program on a day-to-day basis. Four of the 50 are Hack Reactor alumni, and one other worked as a Technical Mentor in our Remote Beta program. Inc interviewed 18 of these 50, including three from Hack Reactor on how they got where they are in their coding careers. These are some of the many incredibly talented women who have been through our program, and it’s very gratifying to see them recognized for their achievements and abilities.

  2. Student Outcomes Director Talks Tech Industry at National Youth Leadership Forum Panel

    Blake Williams, our Director of Student Outcomes, spends his time at Hack Reactor helping graduating students get jobs that best fit their skills and personalities, but recently he spent some time with a different type of student. He spoke to high schoolers from across the country interested in becoming professional coders as a guest on the Next Steps panel at the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF):Technology and Innovation. This was part of a week-long immersive experience in getting to know the technology industry, put on by the NYLF, which included Hack Reactor as a leading member of the increasingly important coding school space. As the member of our team responsible for ensuring our outcome rates of 99% placed within three months at an average starting salary of $105,000, Williams is an expert on the technology jobs landscape. He was joined on the panels with executives from Draper University, 500 Startups, Dev Bootcamp and Vungle.

  3. Graduating Engineers Meet Reps from Cisco, Ozy, Walmart & Over 40 More at Hiring Day

    Hack Reactor held its biggest Hiring Day yet, with representatives from over 40 employers, including Cisco, Walmart, Ozy Media and JP Morgan Chase. Hiring Day allows students to display the largest, most complex projects they built while at Hack Reactor and meet with actively hiring companies for ten minute interviews. Students and employers are matched ahead of time by mutual interest, and many of these initial conversations lead to formal first interviews.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Salesforce, Cisco, SolarCity & Over 40 More Interview Graduates on Hiring Day

    Hack Reactor welcomed over 40 companies to Hiring Day to meet and interview our most recent graduates. The event provided a chance for students entering the job market to present group projects and meet individually with employers. The efficiency of bringing hiring companies together with eligible, interested candidates is nearly impossible to replicate for companies or Software Engineers on their own, and our network of hiring partners has steadily grown as more employers seek to take advantage of this opportunity.

  7. Kiva, PopSugar, Rdio & More Interview Graduates at Hiring Day

    Hack Reactor held another successful Hiring Day, in which our graduating students presented projects and interviewed with employers, many of whom had hired students in the past and were coming back for more. The day marks the official start of the job search for our students, as they transition from Hack Reactor to the workforce.

  8. Salesforce, Yammer & NodePrime Part of Biggest Hiring Day Yet

    Hack Reactor held its biggest Hiring Day to date on Tuesday. Forty-one companies, including Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, SalesForce and Yammer came in search for top Software Engineering talent.

    The day began with project demos from our graduating students. These projects, which student teams of 3-4 built in the last four weeks of the program, ranged from an app that can process and analyze biometric data, a program that uses IBM’s Watson to analyze personality traits of Twitter users by location and keyword, and a smart home management system.