The Industry's Best Software Engineering Coding Bootcamp

Don't just learn to code, think like a software engineer.

San Jose Campus Coming Spring 2020

Galvanize is excited to announce our new San Jose campus is coming soon. With the growing popularity of our San Francisco campus, we are excited to provide the Hack Reactor Software Engineering program to more students around the Bay Area.

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5,600+

Student Alumni

$115,000

Median Graduate Salary

(Hack Reactor San Francisco)

$0

Until you are employed*

*upon approval, after $2K deposit

Our top-tier software engineering alumni work at some of the top tech companies:

Become a Software Engineer and Code Like a Pro

The Hack Reactor immersive program is an advanced coding bootcamp focused on building autonomous software engineers ready for any job in the tech industry. Every unit in our curriculum is optimized for educational power and efficiency. The first half of the course is often described as “drinking from a firehose” because of how much information it packs in. In the second half, you use your new coding skills to build projects while learning new technology on the fly. By the end, you will be an expert software engineer, capable of tackling unique and unfamiliar problems as well as building complex applications. If you’re interested in joining one of the top coding bootcamps, we offer locations in Austin, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and online.

Master the Fundamentals while Exploring new Tech

Many software engineering bootcamps teach in-demand technologies, but at Hack Reactor, we go further. We teach cutting-edge tech (like React, ES6 and Blockchain), Full Stack Javascript, and Computer Science fundamentals.

Develop Production Grade Web Applications

You start by learning foundational tech and fundamentals, then immediately put your knowledge into action with carefully designed assignments and personal software engineering projects that you conceive and build from the ground up.

Think like a Software Engineer

Professional software engineers have defined goals, but no roadmap of how to get there. Our students don’t just follow directions, they learn how to chart the course.

Job Placement Support

We prepare you for a competitive job market with resume assistance, personal branding development, interviewing skills, and career coaching.

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Learn the JavaScript fundamentals needed to succeed in our online software engineering bootcamp. Take our concentrated fast-track coding bootcamp prep program!

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Upcoming Cohorts and Prep Programs

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June 2020Jun 29, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020May 18, 2020June 1, 2020
August 2020Aug 17, 2020 to Nov 13, 2020June 29, 2020July 17, 2020
October 2020Oct 5, 2020 to Jan 15, 2021Aug 3, 2020Sep 5, 2020
November 2020Nov 16, 2020 to Feb 26, 2021Oct 12, 2020Oct 16, 2020

Immersive Cohort

June 2020
Immersive Dates

Jun 29, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020

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May 18, 2020

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June 1, 2020

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August 2020
Immersive Dates

Aug 17, 2020 to Nov 13, 2020

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June 29, 2020

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July 17, 2020

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October 2020
Immersive Dates

Oct 5, 2020 to Jan 15, 2021

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Aug 3, 2020

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Sep 5, 2020

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November 2020
Immersive Dates

Nov 16, 2020 to Feb 26, 2021

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Oct 12, 2020

Self-Study & Complete Assessment by

Oct 16, 2020

Our Software Engineering Program Roadmap

5 to 7 Weeks

Hack Reactor Prep (Optional)

Take our concentrated, fast-track coding bootcamp prep program.

80 hours

Precourse (Self-Study)

Once you’ve been accepted, ramp up your skills to prepare for the Hack Reactor Immersive.

11 weeks + Solo Week

Immersive Program Onsite or Remote

Learn full Stack JavaScript through pair programming, developing real applications and the most refined, up-to-date curriculum.

1 week

Career Services

During this week you’ll learn how to interview and negotiate, while building your online presence.

3 to 6 Months

Job Search (Offsite)

You find and apply to the companies of your dreams, while we help you negotiate and leverage our extensive hiring network.

Week by Week

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We constantly improve on it based on the ever changing needs of the technology industry, and feedback from our students and alumni.


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Pair Programming

Our remote coding bootcamp curriculum includes live pair programming to get you as close to a working environment as possible.

Industry-Tested Curriculum

We believe that excellence comes from relentless improvement. We evaluate each part of our software engineering curriculum every time it is taught.

Project-Focused Learning

During the second half of the course, students use their skills to design and build fully functional apps from scratch. The schedule during this period is more open-ended, but equally intense.

Grow Your Network

At HackReactor, you gain more than an education; you develop a network. In addition to working and learning alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the tech industry, you join a network of over 8,000 alumni.

Daily Schedule, Weeks 1-5

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Live Coding

You'll kick off the day with AM Announcements and then, most days, work on thoughtfully crafted Toy Problems.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Hacking and Pair Programming

Depending on the day you will be watching lectures and working with your pair on the most recently assigned Sprint.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Enjoy lunch with your classmates.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Exercise

Enjoy scheduled exercise time or just take a break.

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn & Code

As in the morning, we'll introduce new concepts by beginning a new project together on the projector, and send you out to work on it with your pair.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner

Decompress and let concepts solidify over a meal.

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentations

Gather with your entire class for an evening lecture.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sprint

Hack away with your partner on the assignment for the current 2-day Sprint. These assignments dive into JavaScript technologies and CS fundamentals.

Student Projects

MatchJS

MatchJS is an app designed to connect current and aspiring software engineers seeking to improve their skills in a certain area with mentors who have real-world experience and are willing to share their knowledge. By allowing users to post their availability and seek out mentors by skill-set, MatchJS aims to make the way we learn and teach a more open and communal experience.

Team: Polina Soshnin, Rachel Jenkins, Sergey Piterman, Anthony Bibbs

Technologies: Node, Express, Firebase, RXjs, Passport, Travis CI, Karma, Jasmine, Gulp, Protractor

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Town Hall

TownHall is a highly intuitive project management app. Drag and drop functionality allows users to quickly organize complex projects and assign tasks. A real-time chat component lets collaborators keep each other up to date.

Team: Daniel Kim, Jeffrey Shen, Richard Yu, Daniel Russel

Technologies: Node, Express, Firebase, MySQL, Angular, Socket.io

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Wormie

This React Native app opens connections across the globe. Users can request content from any location in the world, and respond to requests with videos and photos. The app also includes a chat function, and geolocates content using the phone’s GPS.

Technologies: Google Maps, Django, Socket.io, MapBox, PostgreSQL, Docker, Graphics Magick, AWS, YouTube API, Yelp API, Node.js.

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Tuition & Financial Options

Income Share Agreement

Pay tuition when you're employed.

Upfront Plan

Finance the full tuition upfront.

$17,980

Scholarships

Discover our Software Engineering and Data Science scholarships here.

Finance Plan

Finance your tuition by leveraging our lending partners: SkillsFund or Climb Credit.

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Career Services

Our experienced team works directly with each student to ensure they are able to excel in their career search and negotiate multiple offers.

Online Presence

By graduation, you will have a strong, unique Github portfolio, online profiles and a resume that reflects your value in the job market.

Coaching

There is a clear accountability process to ensure you apply for jobs on the right timeline. We offer guidance in evaluating job offers and negotiating terms before job acceptance.

Practice

Our instructional staff conducts mock interviews, training exercises and role-play sessions designed to help you tackle the job interview.

700+ Companies Have Hired Hack Reactor Graduates

Our bootcamp program prepares grads to work at today’s most prestigious and forward-thinking companies.

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What We Look for in Coding Bootcamp Applicants

Prior industry or academic experience is not required, but most successful applicants have been introduced to programming by writing some code independently, or by working through courses on e-learning platforms such as CodeSchool or Codecademy. Hack Reactor is not a "0–60" course, this is a "20–120" course. If you haven't written any code yet, see below for recommended resources. If you study from those resources for a few hours a day, you should be able to complete the admissions challenge within two weeks. Read more here about how to prepare for the admissions challenge.

Beyond having some coding experience, successful applicants are passionate, intelligent learners and clear, empathic communicators.

There isn't a "typical" Hack Reactor applicant - our students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some hold a CS degree and want to get web dev specific training before applying to jobs, some come from adjacent fields such as design or IT and have tangentially worked with coding, and many come from unrelated fields, looking to gain a complete skill set and begin a career in engineering.

Many of our students have started in a similar place, and used online resources & local meetups to learn JavaScript to the level we expect. More than any particular skill-set, the key to leveling up is perseverance and a drive to grapple with new challenges. Read here to learn how to get started, or follow the links below to check out some of our network’s prep courses.

We encourage you to submit an application to start the admissions process.

You will also be asked to indicate your preferred campus, so please assess our locations to determine which is right for you.

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