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. 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.

  4. Grads Celebrate Launch of New York City Alumni Chapter

    As our alumni network grows, we have more and more graduates working outside of the Bay Area. Recently, we officially launched a New York City chapter of our alumni program: HRX NYC. To kick off the chapter, our Alumni Director Mike Adams flew out to New York to gather all our Big Apple-based grads.

  5. SalesForce, Autodesk, Yammer & More: 24 Companies Gather at Hiring Day

    Representatives of numerous Bay Area tech companies gathered at Hack Reactor for Hiring Day on May 20, an event that brings together graduating Software Engineers and companies looking to hire. The event was a success for both students and employers. The consensus among companies that attended was that the students were quite impressive, and the format of Hiring Day was extremely efficient in facilitating connections. Hiring Day is every 7 weeks, with the next event on Tuesday, July 8.