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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 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 12-Week Software En...
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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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  • Andrew Song
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Seattle
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    Feb 22, 2021
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    Software Engineer

     Joining Hack Reactor was hands-down one of the best decisions that I could have made for myself. The program does an extraordinary job of providing students with the tools they need to be successful, both technically and professionally. In-depth lectures, supportive campus staff, exciting challenges and projects, and all-around amazing people. I came into the program with a decent amount of coding experience and was surprised to learn much more than I was expec...
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  • Jesse Perez
    Jesse Perez
    Software Engineer • Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Austin
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    Feb 01, 2021
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    Great place to switch your career!

    I had been eyeing hack reactor for the past 5 years and finally decided to make the switch and attend in fall 2020. I'm so glad I did! I attended the Austin campus (remote due to covid) and the staff was amazing. While yes, everything they teach could be found online for free - the path, support and friends that I found with hack reactor made it worth every penny. It definitely wasn't an easy program, about 11 hours a day, 6 days a week - but it was packed full of lectures, practice, pro...
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  • KIm Luu
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Dec 08, 2020
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    Hack Reactor is a great place to get started

    Hack Reactor is a great place for very little or no computer science background people to start their journey to become a professional software engineer. I was a complete outsider in the software and computer field before HR.  From a little knowledge about Javascript when I started my cohort, I graduated being able to create full-stack applications and then got a job as a software engineer a month and a haft later. I also appreciate the soft skills I got from HR. From small things like e...
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  • Tracy Tran
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Dec 08, 2020
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    Is it (the Software Engineering Immersive) worth it?

    If you are here reading this right now, you've probably already done extensive research on Hack Reactor's Software Engineering Immersive program and now you're wondering, "Is it worth it?" As someone who have been through the bootcamp and have pursued a degree in Computer Science at a credited University, I can assure you that this twelve weeks bootcamp is worth a lot more than two (or more) years of college. Let me break down my ratings for you:

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  • Elana
    Elana
    Job seeker • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Dec 04, 2020
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    Remote program (through the SF campus) greatly exceeded my expectations

    I started prepping for Hack Reactor with the intention of joining the full-time, in-person immersive in San Francisco. COVID changed my plans along with everyone else's, and I delayed my start by three cohorts hoping for an in-person experience. I finally gave in and did the program remotely, and in the end I'm so glad it all worked out this way. The remote program completely exceeded all of my expectations, and Hack Reactor as an organization as really nailed down how to grow and foster...
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  • Edmond Lee
    Edmond Lee
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Nov 23, 2020
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    Worth it for Computer Software and Engineering college majors

    Unlike most applicants and my cohortmates, I decided to apply and attend the Hack Reactor program as someone who graduated with a computer engineering degree and had a bit of software developer experience. At the time it was two years after I graduated and my job search wasn't going well due to behavioral issues I had.

    Hack Reactor not only allowed me to move up but importantly to move out of where I was. The staff in the San Francisco campus were very respectful of everyone's nee...
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  • Ashwin Aravindan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Nov 12, 2020
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    Best decision of my life

    One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I even came in with previous software development experience, and still learned much more than I originally hoped for. They don't just transform you into a competent software engineer, but also help improve your all-around character. I've learned to present myself better to both employers and friends, and have become someone that (hopefully) anyone would love to work with.  I graduated 5 years ago now (summer of 2...
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  • Jen
    Jen
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Nov 10, 2020
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    Worth the investment for career support alone

    It’s been almost four years since I’ve graduated from the program (SF onsite, June - September 2016), but enough people have reached out to me since then that I felt like it was worth the time to summarize my thoughts and experiences for others. 
    Hack Reactor was, by far, one of the best decisions I’ve made to jumpstart my career. I did pretty extensive research beforehand to try to figure out which bootcamp was right for me, and HR stood out immediately because ...
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  • Matthew Ma
    Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Nov 06, 2020
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    More Than Just An Education

    Going in, I had set the parameters of my expectations somewhat strictly. I simply wanted to learn what it takes to become an employable software engineer- some who removes, rather than contributes to, technical debt.

    Hack Reactor was so much more than just that.

    Of course, the curriculum gave me enough experience that I could figure my way around any web development projects. The junior phase strengthened my confidence with various specific technologies through challenging ...
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  • Austen
    Austen
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • San Francisco
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    Aug 13, 2020
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    Senior Software Engineer

    I went through Hack Reactor in 2014 and had a great time back then. My original experience with the program is less relevant than the more recent reviews you see, so I want to talk about job and negotiation help that I received 6 years after graduating during my third job search in 2020.

    I received offers from Amazon, Box, Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Square and was having a hard time making the final call between joining Facebook and Netflix. I'd been discussing my decision in ...
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  • Ralph
    Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Aug 10, 2020
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    THE best educational experience in my life

    I have done a lot of educational programs, but this was by far the best educational experience of my life. The program is so hands on and concrete--there's no extra stuff that you can just coast through. Instead, you learn actionable skills and apply them immediately on projects. Staff is brilliant and very good at what they do, curriculum is well-tailored for anyone trying to get into the coding field, and facility was clean and well-maintained. You graduate with a body of work that you...
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Hack Reactor Alumni Outcomes

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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated February 07, 2024
When he left the Marines, Kody Low knew he wanted to work in Bitcoin as a developer. He pursued a Master s degree in computer science, but took a pause to get more hands-on experience. By enrolling in the Software Engineering Bootcamp at Hack Reactor by Galvanize , a preferred partner of the VA, it was easy for Kody to apply VET TEC benefits to fully cover his tuition. Kody shares how he s advanced his career from back end developer to Head of Developer & Product Support through open ...
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Updated December 06, 2023
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Updated December 19, 2023
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Updated July 25, 2023
We often hear that AI could replace human software engineers — but GitHub Copilot is a tool that developers can use to be more effective. Curtis Schlak, the Vice President of Academics at Hack Reactor by Galvanize, explains just how GitHub Copilot can be integrated into a software engineer s workflow. With his big picture perspective on how new tools like AI affect tech careers, Curtis offers his insights on how Copilot may affect new coders. Plus, learn how Hack Reactor is adding ...
Jess Feldman
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Updated May 23, 2023
More than 12,000 alumni have graduated from Hack Reactor with average starting salaries of 100,000. Thanks to their dedicated Career Services & Partnerships team, directed by Crew Spence, Hack Reactor alumni are connected with a variety of companies and industries. Hack Reactor graduates support each other in an alumni Slack channel, where jobs are shared as well as the triumphs and tribulations of the job search. Crew breaks down why employers love hiring Hack Reactor ...
Liz Eggleston
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Updated May 16, 2023
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Nat Davis
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Updated April 11, 2023
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Updated February 09, 2023
Victoria Ziegler was on track to become a medical doctor, but realized she needed a more flexible career. Inspired by a friend s recent career change into tech, coding beginner Victoria enrolled in Hack Reactor s 19-week, online coding bootcamp to become a Software Engineer. Victoria breaks down both how this unique, 19-week beginner bootcamp was her perfect on-ramp to making a career change into healthcare technology, and also her tips for incoming bootcampers on overcoming ...
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Updated January 03, 2023
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Hack Reactor Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 300+ Hack Reactor reviews on Course Report, alumni frequently praise the intensive and immersive nature of their programs, particularly the Software Engineering Immersive. Alumni often mention the high level of rigor and the comprehensive curriculum that prepares them for careers in tech. One student shared, "Hack Reactor was amazing! I was able to do the bootcamp fully remote, and received a job offer after less than 3 months searching."​​ However, some reviews highlighted the challenging aspects, such as the demanding workload and the need for total commitment during the program.
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FAQs

How much does Hack Reactor cost?

Hack Reactor costs around $19,480.

What courses does Hack Reactor teach?

Hack Reactor offers courses like 12-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive, 19-Week Software Engineering Immersive with JavaScript & Python.

Where does Hack Reactor have campuses?

Hack Reactor teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Hack Reactor worth it?

Hack Reactor hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 334 Hack Reactor alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Hack Reactor on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Hack Reactor legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 334 Hack Reactor alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Hack Reactor and rate their overall experience a 4.59 out of 5.

Does Hack Reactor offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Hack Reactor offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

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You can read 334 reviews of Hack Reactor on Course Report! Hack Reactor alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Hack Reactor and rate their overall experience a 4.59 out of 5.

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