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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...

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  • Guillermo Blanco
    Student • Hack Reactor • Austin
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    Jun 30, 2017
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    Worth it

    If you want to start a career in web development, Hack Reactor is a great and easy way to do it. That doesn't mean the curriculum is easy, all I am saying is that once you get in, all you have to do is breathe, eat and dream code, and you will get your dream job, an awesome peer networklifetime job assistance and a great increase in your salary (about 300% in my case, although of course it depends on your initial salary,...

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  • Yuriy Lemberg
    Graduate • Hack Reactor • Los Angeles
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    Jun 16, 2017
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    Awesome Experience, Awesome Community

    My experience at Hack Reactor was fun, informative, hectic, engaging, depressing, rewarding, and a range of even more emotions. The 3 months 11 hour a day, 6 day a week immersive was everything I could've asked for and more. I wanted a program that would challenge me and it did that every step of the way. On top of that probably the best part of the experience was having a friendly and engaging community that was struggling at the same steps that I was.

     

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  • Alonzo Alden
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    Jun 05, 2017
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    One of a kind experience with successful results

    I've now been employed as a Software Engineer for 1 month, and things are going better than expected...

     

    Less than a year ago I entered Hack Reactor's Remote Prep Program. I didn't know a line of code before entering, and somehow I survived stumbling out. It gave me enough clarity to understand basic Javascript fundamentals and common algorithms. It also introduced you to pair programming, and to really get a feel of what being a coding is like.

    A couple of m...

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  • Eric F.
    Front-end Developer • Graduate • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    May 29, 2017
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    Front-end Software Engineer

    I came into Hack Reactor with no real professional software engineering experience.  I came out in 1.5 months with a full-time position and a great salary. 

    I attended the Remote course and it was the most challenging few months of my life.  In order to get the most out of this course you will have to set your comfort to the side.  With that said, three months is a pretty short investment for the payoff.

    I am pleasantly surprised with my ability to now keep-up with indi...

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  • Ryo Wheatley
    React Developer • Graduate • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    May 03, 2017
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    Absolutely Worth It

    Hack Reactor is a daunting undertaking, to say the least. My experience was probably similar to many people out there - the novice programmer, the excitement of building and creating slowly budding in my chest as I explored the surface of programming, growing more enthralled with each new step I took into this marvelous new land until I finally decided to make that dreaded 66/hr a week/3 month plunge. It was exciting, but utterly terrifying, and I had no idea whether I was really going to ...

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  • Daniel Chang
    Software Developer • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    May 03, 2017
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    Worth it if YOU are willing to put in the work

    I recently graduated from Hack Reactor Remote. I will say, I didn’t expect to learn so much through the process. If I had known, I would have made the jump instead of letting life situations somewhat force me into it.

    Background

    I was an Applied Math major at UC Berkeley, but ended up going down a more business oriented route. I got into online and mobiles games at an early stage and was able to progress pretty decently in my career through that. Still,...

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  • Emily Jones
    Frontend Engineer • Graduate • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    May 03, 2017
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    I still can't believe how my life has changed.

    I graduated in September from the Hack Reactor Remote program. Since then I’ve been an HiR doing personal tech coaching and interviews, and I recently accepted a fantastic offer from a really cool company.

    I really can’t recommend HR enough. What really stood out to me early and often was the amount and quality of the career education and support. I attended a reasonably good 4-year public university and never received anything near the quality or quantity of fantastic career sup...

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  • Alexander Leo
    Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    May 03, 2017
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    Beyond 5 star experience

    Like you, I was extremely skeptical of attending a programming bootcamp. The thought of it just seemed way to good to be true, there had to be a catch, and there is one. The catch is hard work. The only way to achieve success at a bootcamp is the same way you achieve success anywhere else: putting in 100% effort and persevering. I was unsure of the remote experience and whether I would like the structure of the class or not, so I attended the remote prep program. The prep course was worth ...

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  • Michelle Carter
    Software Developer • Graduate • Hack Reactor • New York City
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    Apr 18, 2017
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    Totally Worth Every Minute!

    I was part of the Hack Reactor NYC campus cohort #5 (HRNYC5) that finished in March 2017. I think most people who will read this review are considering a career change on some level. I was in your shoes about a year ago. Whatever brought you to the point in life where you are looking at leaving your safe but unsatisfactory current circumstances and spending a LOT of money and time on an entirely new adventure. I have one thing to say to you. DO IT!

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  • Richard Boothe
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Hack Reactor • Austin
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    Jan 04, 2017
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    Most Challenging and Rewarding Experience of My Life

    Let’s begin by getting the dirty details out of the way to relieve some curiosity. I’m going to attempt to give those who are looking for an honest and insightful review a full understanding of my perspective, so they can possibly make an informed decision about their future. I’d first like to present some facts about me, since it seems to be relevant for the sake of context when reviewing the opinions, perspective, and respective nature of those providing reviews provided here or an...

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  • Green Z
    Unemployed • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Feb 07, 2022
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    Don't waste your money

    The curriculum is out of date and disconnected from industry. The program is shorter than it used to be so they can squeeze in another cohort and rush people through the program and make 1/3 more revenue in a year. Their employees are former hack reactor students who aren't employed in industry.

    A significant part of their energy and resources goes to internet marketing and advertising / PR campaigns, where it should be focussed on quality of education and outcomes for its student...
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  • Brenton Hershner
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Seattle
    Oct 23, 2021
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    If you love software and come from STEM, do it!

    Tl;dr if you have a similar background as me and love to code, enroll in Hack Reactor. You won’t regret it.

    I have a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. I worked as a ME for 8 years then earned an MBA and worked as a Product Manager for 2 years. I always had an interest and passion for software and tried to integrate it into my job and side projects as much as possible but felt if I was going to make a switch to be a professional Software Engineer, I needed a few thi...
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Hack Reactor offers courses like 12-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive, 19-Week Software Engineering Immersive with JavaScript & Python.

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