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Hack Reactor

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Hack Reactor by Galvanize is an educator for rapid career transformation, offering software engineering bootcamps designed so that anyone with motivation can succeed, regardless of education, experience, or background. Hack Reactor by Galvanize bootcamps are challenging, life-changing, and designed to fit a student’s schedule and skill level. Bootcamps include a 19-Week Software Engineering Immersive with JavaScript and Python, designed for beginners, as well as a ...

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  • newbie
    Student • Hack Reactor Remote (Part Time) • Online
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    Apr 23, 2022
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    Not for everyone

    I'm apart of the HR part time program and my experience to say the least is disappointing. the first half of the program is pair programming which you are matched with a random pair weekly who most often is "too busy" to pair with you, prefers to work solo or is flat out working ahead of you. When you reach out to address the issue of pairing, you will be told that it's normal and everyone seems to be having an issue with pairing and that staff will try to be more mindful of pairing. I m...
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  • Himmat Khalsa
    Front End Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Austin
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    Apr 14, 2022
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    Great Experience

    I had a great experience at Hack Reactor. I appreciated the preparation that was required before enrolling in the course because it gave me a chance to see if I like coding before committing to the immersive.
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  • angely rod
    full stack software engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Mar 02, 2022
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    I enjoyed my experiance

    I wanted to go to hack reactor as soon as I failed the entrance test to enroll in their program. I had applied to other programs before, and after their tests they would only tell me I failed. They wouldn't give me any feedback - but hack reactor did. Hack reactor told me I almost passed - and they offered me tutoring before the next entrance exam. I met up with someone through zoom who helped me practice until the next test (at NO cost) - and I passed. I started going to the ...
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  • Chip
    Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Feb 01, 2022
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    Worse than I could have imagined

    I was sooo enthusiastic and super happy to go to workshops and open houses, working on javascript and to hear such goods results of these bootcamps until I had my experience and I would say - never again! 
    Starting from those events, the word from bootcamp staff was always: 'You fail only for behavior', up until you start the immersive.
    I was part of oct 2020 cohort and I have to say, it's been very exhausting, starting from the pre course and along the way there is not really a wa...
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  • Alec Stavros
    Front - End Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Nov 03, 2021
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    Software Immersive (full-time)

    Hack Reactor was amazing! I was able to do the bootcamp fully remote, and received a job offer after less than 3 months searching. The job offer is fully remote, and more than I expected to recieve!

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  • Mikka
    Front-End UI/UX Web Developer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Sep 30, 2021
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    Hardest thing I've every done - yet also most impactful!

    Hack Reactor was NOT an easy course - 5 days a week I was 'in class' (I did the course virtually due to pandemic) for 12 hours per day, and then on Saturday I clocked out after 8 hours. Be prepared for the rest of your life to basically come to a grinding halt while you devote yourself entirely to this program over these 3 months. I came into the program with NO coding knowledge (besides what's taught in the BootCamp prep courses), and honestly felt like I was in a wave pool the entire t...
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  • Bob
    Associate Engineer • Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Sep 02, 2021
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    Yes, rigorous, but also yes, results

    This is an incredibly rigorous program, so you have to know that this will be the entirety of your focus for the full three months (and you will be putting quite a bit of time doing prep work in the month and a half or so before it officially begins). "Drinking from a firehose" is the way a fellow graduate put it, and it definitely felt that way. If you are up for it (and why wouldn't you be? this is your life and it's yours to do with it what you will!), it does deliver on its promise. ...
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  • Joe Haller
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    Aug 05, 2021
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    Challenging, but Rewarding

    My experience at Hack Reactor was undoubtedly one of the most, if not the most challenging academic experience I've had to date. This boot-camp is incredibly rigorous, and the full-time program demands that you devote essentially 100% of your waking life to study. There were times when I felt I would not make it to graduation, but that is not for lack of support on Hack Reactor's part. The instruction team is excellent, and clearly has a genuine desire to help their students grow and suc...
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  • Joseph Huntington
    Support Engineer • Graduate • Boulder
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    Jul 28, 2021
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    Hard as hell, then fun and fascinating.

    I really enjoyed my time at Hack Reactor. The first week or two, I felt so behind that they moved so quickly and the hours were so long. I was under some of the greatest stress of my life. I pushed through and was learning so much, eventually that stress transformed into excitement. I started to have fun between the frustration. I made friends I still hang out with, learned about so many people's unique experiences, and learned so much about programming that I could never have learned on...
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  • Nastassia
    Software Developer at Precision Systems Inc. • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jun 05, 2021
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    the best decision of my life

    Hack Reactor was truly an incredible experience. It challenged me to learn quickly, build teamwork, and communicate like an engineer. Not only did I learn the tools that I needed to succeed in the industry, but I also created a portfolio that impressed hiring managers and recruiters. Autonomy is highlighted in this course. You get what you put into it. I entered Hack Reactor with zero background in coding (other than their basic prep) and was able to succeed due to the guidance and help ...
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  • Daniel He
    Front End Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Austin
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    Apr 07, 2021
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    Worthy shortcut over grad school

    I planned to go to grad school to make my career transition to software engineering but was told Hack Reactor might be a good boot camp to help me do it all faster. In the end, in only 5 months, I was able to sign an offer at a company working on something I really believe in. 

    If you are incredibly driven, sure about your goals, and value your time, Hack Reactor is the right pressure cooker to get you what you want as fast as possible. The curriculum is highly curated for your de...
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  • Joe DiMartino
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Mar 10, 2021
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    Autonomy is key

    I lost my job in the early stages of COVID-19.  I decided to give programming a shot with my downtime.  Hack Reactor was a major component of my path from zero programming experience to an amazing job as a developer within that span of a year.

    The style of the SEI program at Hack Reactor suited my needs exactly, but I don't know if that would hold true for everyone.  I had a basic handle on javascript and was starting to apply javascript to web development.  The topic was so expan...
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