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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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  • Merary
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Aug 08, 2019
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    Great!

    I cannot thank Hack Reactor Remote enough. At every stage, HRR provided the support I needed while keeping things very transparent about where I could improve. 

    My journey with Hack Reactor was an extensive one, all the way from the prep course till now, after landing my ideal job as a software engineer. HRR is tough...but well worth it. If you're ready to go "all in" then HRR is for you. The community is close-knit and emphasizes both great soft skills and great technical skills...

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  • Stephen
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • San Francisco
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    Jul 18, 2019
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    Hack Reactor and its Alumni Program are the best!

    Hack reactor was an amazing program, and I can attribute my success in the field to it. It was fun, and intense, and I distinctly remember it being a work hard, get rewarded type of scenario. The instructors were fantastic, and the curriculum really taught you what you needed to know to succeed as an engineer in the valley. As grateful to the program as I am for what I learned there, what really amazes me is the support I continue to get from its Alumni Director, Marlene Tang.

    Ma...

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  • Drew Lockliear
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Austin
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    Jun 30, 2019
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    Hack Reactor vs. App Academy && San Francisco vs. Austin

    var TLDR = ‘Hack Reactor > App Academy && Austin > San Francisco’;

    My journey to becoming a Software Engineer began almost a year ago. It started with choosing which program to attend... that can be overwhelming. After a lot of research; I literally read every review I could find on App Academy and Hack Reactor. I decided to attend App Academy’s bootcamp prep course in San Francisco. The prep course wasn’t terrible, but I defini...

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  • Jonathan B
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Austin
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    Jun 26, 2019
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    The Best Choice I Ever Made

    Hack Reactor will change your life! I can't recommend this program enough, every single member of the staff is an amazing person that I'd be more than happy to maintain a connection with.

    BE WARNED: This course is intense! You're going to be going about 70 hours a week for nearly 3 months straight. You'll probably constantly feel like you're behind, but making it all the way through is amazing! I...

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  • Brock
    Front End Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Jun 22, 2019
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    Excellence - from prep all the way through a job offer

    TL;DR: Hack Reactor deserves its reputation as the best software engineering program on the market.

    I'll talk briefly about three aspects of my experience: instructors/staff, curriculum, and career support.

    From the paid prep course I took, all the way through the career support post-graduation, my instructors and coaches were absolutely top-notch. In any interaction with Robin (tech mentor), his respect for the students' investment is deeply evident: He is always extre...

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  • Nathan Vang
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    May 26, 2019
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    You Get What You Give

    Let me state this ahead of time, if you are not capable of giving Hack Reactor 100% then do yourself a favor and save your money. Otherwise, if you are willing to devote 13 weeks to the program without any distractions and possibly another 6 months for the job search, then feel free to read about my experience with the Remote program at Hack Reactor.

    Hack Reactor does its best job to express that the program itself is not for an absolute greenhorn. They will be expecting you to b...

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  • Nicolas Turner
    Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    May 13, 2019
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    I took the leap of faith, best decision of my life!

    I did Hack Reactor Remote from July-October, 2018. This was by far the most intensive training program I have ever been through and this is coming from a guy who worked on 2 master's degrees simultaneously in grad school (seriously don't do 2 degrees at once). After graduating from Hack Reactor I spent 5 months job searching before landing multiple offers and ultimately accepting a role with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in their Technical Apprentice program. Without a doubt Hack Reactor accel...

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  • Sarah Silva
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    May 09, 2019
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    If you're going to do a bootcamp, do this one.

    The TLDR version is that I attended Hack Reactor Remote (July - Oct 2018), and 5 months after graduating I started my new job as a Google Software Engineer. I highly recommend Hack Reactor.

    PREP: I didn’t know any Javascript. I didn’t even know what terms like full stack meant. I did Hack Reactor's full time Structured Study Program for about a month prior to getting into Hack Reactor. I had to learn quite a bit to even be ready to apply to the program, and SSP gave me the struct...

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  • Hayden Betts
    Student • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    May 06, 2019
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    Happy to Be A Resource

    Hack Reactor LA was a really worthwhile investment me for me. I thought the curiculum and environment were excellent. That said, it is a huge investment, and like with any major expenditure, you should do lots of your own due dilligence about the pros, cons, and alternatives before making a decision.

    In the run-up to attending, I used LinkedIn to reach out to people who had been through the program. These one-on-one conversations were by far the most informative part of ...

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  • Devin James Elder
    Full stack engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    May 01, 2019
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    Graduate

    It's not easy, but if you're up to a challenge you WILL get a job as an engineer.
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  • Danny Lu
    Junior Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 22, 2019
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    If you are determined to go to a boot camp, this is a good one

    BEFORE YOU READ: If you are not a diligent, self-motivated person, or if you think you can just easily get 100k+ salary right after you finish the bootcamp, then don’t even bother go to ANY bootcamps. But if you think you have the determination to take the challenges, read my SUPER HONEST review below. If you do read, please read it all. I know it’s long but they are useful information

     

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  • Justin Bui
    Software Engineer • Graduate • 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 03, 2019
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    Review for HR Los Angeles - Personally a great experience!

    Before attending Hack Reactor, I had anxiety and imposter syndrome. I wasn't sure if I was able to succeed in computer science. However, after the first day of the program I was immediately supported by the HR faculty and my cohort mates. Every Hacker in Residence (HiR) who had gone through the program before had a similar story and experience to what we were going through and assisted us with understanding and kindness. The instructors were always encouraging and extremely knowledgable. B...

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