1. Why YOU Should Be Obsessed with Outcomes Data

    The most impressive element and biggest appeal of many coding bootcamps is their outcomes data, specifically hiring rates and average starting salary. While the culture and reputation of our schools are very important factors, the ultimate reason many students attend is that our programs offer radical career acceleration in a short timeframe. That’s why outcomes data has been a fundamental metric of our success since we started.

  2. Firebase, a Popular API with Students and Developers, Acquired by Google

    Firebase, an API that facilitates real-time interactions between clients and a server, was purchased by Google this week. Firebase, which is very popular in social network, gaming development, and other areas where real-time interaction is crucial to user experience, has a good relationship with Hack Reactor. One Firebase developer, Joey Yang, is a Hack Reactor graduate, and has come back to the school multiple times to make presentations on using Firebase. Firebase participated in the newbie-friendly hackathon #neoHack14, which Hack Reactor hosted, and students often use the powerful API in their apps, including one that created a social network around exchanging Disneyland Fastpasses.