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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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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • Tammy Treit
    Student • 36-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive • Online
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    Jul 30, 2020
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    Remote Part Time program is Fantastic!

    I'm halfway through the remote part time program and I am 100% happy with my decision to go to Hack Reactor. The staff are fantastic, the curriculum is challenging, you learn rapidly, and fellow students are great. The culture and community aspects are even better than I could have hoped for. The staff are equal parts demanding and encouraging. The organization is constantly tweaking the curriculum and teaching methods to improve student outcomes. Above all they genuinely care about each...
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