Running six days per week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., we offer over 800 hours of focused instruction and projects. You’ll learn more than any other time in your life alongside talented peers with backgrounds ranging from professional software engineering to philosophy. Instructors from Adobe, Twitter, OkCupid, and more. Classes begin June 17, August 5, and September 23.
Our rigorous application procedure, combined with a 30:1 applicant ratio, means you work with driven peers. In our course, students complete paid, real-world projects, top HN, demo at SF New Tech, and win hackathons. Through hours of one-on-one consultations, we’ll be deeply involved in your job search process.
100% of our graduates are now working as software engineers, at an average salary of $85,000. They work at companies that turn away college graduates every day, like Groupon and Salesforce, and at small, revolutionary startups like Lovely and Keen. Our graduates are among the first full-time Meteor engineers. No other coding academy claims to exceed these outcomes.
We’re looking for a very specific type of person:
“The tech world is rethinking the conventional wisdom that says you have to graduate from a school of higher learning in order to become a programmer.”
“There’s a war for talent…and it’s well worth finding a new approach to not only courting that talent, but producing it.”
Our Goal: You’ll come to Hack Reactor excited and ready to work hard. Twelve weeks later, you’ll stumble out the front door exhausted, amazed with yourself and your portfolio, and completely prepared for your first developer position.
The Schedule: Hack Reactor runs from 9am to 8pm, six days per week. Days alternate between structured introductions to projects and all-day hackathons where you complete the previous day’s projects and code on whatever else interests you. Here’s what a structured day looks like:
Deferral Program: We’re very motivated to put together the best student body we can, and in service of this goal, we’ve established a deferral program. If you’re unable to finance the tuition, we’ll do our best to cover the difference until some time after your graduation. If you’re interested in the program, please apply, regardless of your financial situation. A third of our students are participating in the deferral program.
Scholarships: We believe our school and our field benefit from diversity, and we provide a $1,000 scholarship for women and underrepresented minorities.
Housing: We have arrangements with a local hostel to provide a reduced weekly rate, and we’ll also introduce you to other incoming students so you can make other arrangements as needed. Students are ultimately responsible for their housing needs and expenses.
You can learn to code using freely-available materials online, but most people get lost along the way. We’ve built a world-class development curriculum, but Hack Reactor is primarily a world-class learning environment.
We’re not sure why we, as a society, spend four years learning skills in an environment that’s disconnected from their application. We don’t know when listening became the default, rather than doing. We think there’s a better way, and we want to make it happen.
As software engineers, most of our job is doing things we didn’t know how to do. At Hack Reactor, we don’t want to give students answers: we want to show them how to find answers, and think rigorously about code and design. We hope our students enter the workforce looking for challenges, with the knowledge that they’ll figure out how to overcome them.
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