Hack Reactor’s New Extension Program Helps Software Engineers and Educators Open Their Own Coding School

Published on

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 29, 2014 – Hack Reactor, the immersive JavaScript-focused coding academy, announced today it will offer the Hack Reactor Extension Program, allowing expert Software Engineers and educators to launch their own school using Hack Reactor’s world-class curriculum and method. The first phase of the application process is now open. The selection process will be competitive. Final applicants that are chosen will be able to start a Hack Reactor Extension School and will begin a remarkable and rewarding journey in education. Hack Reactor will facilitate the new coding school with their curriculum, admissions, job search support, staffing network and expertise, organizational management, lecturer training programs, marketing, software, legal, and other assistance. 

“Building a coding school from scratch can take months or years, with many iterative rounds of curriculum refinement, the results of which can vary widely,” said Shawn Drost, Hack Reactor Cofounder. “Hack Reactor Extension allows leaders to hit the ground running and utilize the most successful, outcomes-oriented coding school curriculum currently in existence to build their very own coding school.” 

This year, Hack Reactor will educate more Software Engineers than Caltech, Stanford University and UC Berkeley put together. The employment rate of graduates from their three-month program is 99% with an average salary of $105,000. Hack Reactor has developed internal systems and processes to operate at scale. At the San Francisco school, they run four classes in parallel at any given time, an expansion that required additional infrastructure for program delivery, enabling the possibility of expanding to other cities with no drop-off in quality.

Interested applicants should fill out the Statement of Interest form to receive further information and instructions. For additional support, email

About Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor’s mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor designs and conducts advanced immersion education programs that train students 11 hours per day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks. Our curriculum cultivates mastery of computer science fundamentals and the JavaScript programming language. The Hack Reactor network of technology schools educates more software engineers every year than Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology, combined. Hack Reactor maintains a 99% employment rate and a median graduate salary of $110,000. Alumni work in a variety of mid- to senior-level engineering roles at industry leaders like Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, Uber and Amazon, as well as at several growing technology companies. For more information, visit:

Media Inquiries

Rachel Rocero
Hack Reactor
(415) 961-2412