1. New COO Roger Piskulick Leverages Finance Background to Impact Education Sector

    With an eye toward increasing prominence in the tech education landscape, Hack Reactor has appointed Roger Piskulick to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Piskulick has a long history of executive experience with leading education companies, such as Blackboard, GlobalEnglish and the Apollo Education Group. As COO, he will see to Hack Reactor’s efficient, responsible growth, as we continue to be a defining force in the coding school space.

  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. Staff Member Mentors Students to Optimize Career Outcomes

    Hack Reactor measures its success on student outcomes and the return on investment our students receive. In addition to a top of the line programming skill set, students need to be prepared to negotiate a mercurial job market while keeping their career aspirations in mind. Now, Blake Williams joins our team as Director of Student Outcomes, where he mentors students on turning their programming ability into a fulfilling career.

  4. Staff Member Teaches Engineers Empathic Communication

    Pamela Greenberg came to Hack Reactor from the mental health field. Through working with at-risk youth and young people with schizophrenia, Greenberg discovered the power of clear, empathic communication, and identifying issues before they grow too large. Her work in cognitive behavioral therapy progressed to the point that she began training other therapists. Now at Hack Reactor, she uses these skills to teach students critical communication skills, for both personal and professional settings.

  5. Hack Reactor’s Newest Instructor Teaches Students to Teach Themselves

    Magee Mooney brings a wealth of experience to her role as Hack Reactor's newest instructor.  She has programmed for the U.S. government, U.C. Berkeley, a number of non-profits on a volunteer basis, and in the private sector. After working as a LAN Administrator for the National Science Foundation, she came to California to take a role as an Analyst/Programmer on a years-long childhood leukemia study.