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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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  • Tammy Treit
    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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  • Pavan Ravipati
    Pavan Ravipati
    Principal Solutions Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Jun 26, 2020
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    Accelerator for hybrid career paths

    If you're already working in tech, and are concerned about the opportunity cost of taking time off to deepen your technical expertise, I suggest that you take the leap. Prior to Hack Reactor I worked in a traditional software sales role (in the marketing automation space). I chose to go to hack reactor primarily out of curiosity, and looking back 5 years, I am happy to say that the ROI was definitely there for me. 

    Coming out of Hack Reactor, I did a short stint as a programmer at...
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  • Shabnam Mokhtarani
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    May 18, 2020
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    Advanced Software Engineering Immersive

    Attending HRs Bootcamp was one of the best decisions in my adult life. The staff was so helpful and the curriculum is very relevant to industry needs. I was able to find a job as a full-stack engineer within four months of graduating. Tip: make sure you have Javascript fundamentals down, as you'll get more out of the course.
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  • Daniel Kim
    Daniel Kim
    Software Engineer • Graduate
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    May 15, 2020
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    Who can truly afford to attend two boot camps?

    To truly provide my experience, let me start with some context: I attended another boot camp and felt like I was pumped out of a factory. I was able to obtain a job but I was creating personal technical debt. I was barely getting by with the skills I gained but with no foundational knowledge. It was creating a huge stressor in my life that I had decided to attend another boot camp. An advanced boot camp. I truly mean it.

    There is an unofficial motto that I heard about Hack Reactor...
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  • S Shin
    S Shin
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    May 01, 2020
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    An experience of a lifetime

    I graduated from Hack Reactor in late January 2020. For context for this review, I came into the program with 8 years of work experience in a STEM field. But basically no code experience outside one intro class in college a decade prior. My classmates had a large spectrum of past experience, from those with months or years of exposure to people without college degrees who had never coded before.

    Curriculum: The curriculum is broken down into two halves - "junior" ...
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  • Michael Scanza
    UX Designer II • Graduate • Online
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    Apr 30, 2020
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    Amazing Remote Program

    I recently attended the Hack Reactor Extended Immersive program in the Fall of 2019. (HRR41) Prior to this, I have been and still am a professional musician and teacher. Originally I was set to attend the onsite program in Los Angeles, but the commute was rough and I had already met some awesome people in the initial extended portion who were doing remote, so I took the plunge. I decided quite late and the cohort was already full, but the remote team was willing to accept me. I met the c...
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  • Greg
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Apr 26, 2020
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    Worth it

    If you are looking to break into Silicon Valley, Hack Reactor is a great way to do it. 
    You master JavaScript, learn how to best work as a team and deep dive into data structures/algorithms to pass tough interview processes. On top of that, Hack Reactor takes many hard-working, dedicated students, so the connections you make along can be even more valuable than the coursework.
    Once you graduate, the school just doesn’t forget about you. H...
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  • Patrick Bennett
    Patrick Bennett
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Seattle
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    Apr 17, 2020
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    Highly Recommended

    Simply put, Hack Reactor's Software Engineering Immersive program in Seattle in my opinion was and still is the best bootcamp out there.  After speaking with numerous grads and students from other bootcamps in the area I feel absolutely comfortable in saying that it's curriculum provides a far more in-depth study of both fundamental CS concepts as well as work on software engineering projects in the senior phase actually mimic real on-the-job engineering work.  This program requires you ...
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  • Shanan Sussman
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Mar 19, 2020
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    An absolute wild ride that i'll never forget

    For context, I graduated in 2015 and I realize the school, curriculum, and even the industry have changed since then.

    Hack Reactor radically shifted the entire trajectory of my life in the most positive way. I was able to go from being a "failed" artist to beginning my career as a Software Engineer. I look back on the time spent there as one of the pivotal moments in my life. 

    I had expected the program to be challenging, but honestly, nothing prepared me for how ...
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  • Anthony Chung
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Mar 07, 2020
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    Autonomous learning +100Postgrad support +100

    Hack Reactor was unlike any education I've experienced: it teaches you autonomous learning and you still get support after graduating!

    Hack Reactor provided the foundational work and community necessary to learn at a faster rate than before. When picking up a breadth of technical concepts in a short period of time, this is key! 

    The meta-skill of learning that will quickly outpace the utility of whatever library/technology you learn when you attend.

    Post-graduation s...
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  • Sunyoung Kim
    Sunyoung Kim
    Software Engineer • Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Mar 05, 2020
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    Software Engineer

    Hack Reactor is such a unique and structured immersive course. I came from Hospitality which was not STEM major. From the beginning, they help us out how to start with programming but as we go further, they guide us but let us know how to find the resources by ourselves and search the materials to solve real-world problems. Daily data structure & algorithm toy problems were extremely helpful as well. Last but not least, my favorite part was the active help from the HR. It was my firs...
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  • Cynthia
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Feb 22, 2020
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    Going to Hack Reactor was one of the best decisions in my life!

    I wanted a bootcamp that offered a rigorous program that would teach me the skills and knowledge needed to become a software engineer.  Hack Reactor definitely delivered that. Since the program is only three months, there were many things I didn't learn during the bootcamp and had to learn on the job. However, Hack Reactor taught me how to learn and problem solve on my own, which, I believe, is the main benefit of attending. In addition to teaching the technical skills and knowledge, the...
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Updated March 26, 2024
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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!

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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.

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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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