December 08, 2016
- Not sure how I didn’t see this before: “A Day in the Life of a Hack Reactor Student”
- Code School Projects!
- Basecamp has paid remote internships starting next year May (I graduate in the same month). May be worth pursuing since they are a top software company.
- All internships are paid and require a commitment of 8-12 weeks of full time work between May and August 2017 (we’re flexible on start/end dates, planned vacations, etc.).
- It would be a great follow-up to a bootcamp and 37 signals is a great company! I read Rework years ago.
- I am really itching to create things rather than watch video and do course after course!
- I want practical application! I felt it during Watch and Code. Felt that I was finally making something.
- How to go from Zero to One as a Software Engineer
- Let’s face it, if you’re reading this right now, then you’re probably not well known. No one’s ever heard of you except for your friends, family, and your close relationships. If you apply to a position, the hiring employer probably won’t be able to tell the difference between you and the next person that applies.Do a Google search on yourself right now. Are you showing up in the results? If not then nobody knows who you are. Hate to break it to you but it’s ok, you can change it.How do you change it so that you get noticed?Simple: start a blog.
December 09, 2016
- Front-End Formations Level 4 – COMPLETED!
- Front-End Formations Level 5 – COMPLETED!
More advice from a HR alum:
At the time I did it, the precourse material was more than setup, it taught you the basics which you reviewed in the first two weeks. There were more assignments than lectures.
I know that people struggled with hoisting, the “this” context, and recursion.
I hate the gym, and refuse to go to it now (I opt to walk to work instead), but absolutely go to the gym. They give you a stipend. Use it, flat out. And then counteract all of your hard exercise by going out with your classmates every time they do, because it builds connections and keeps you sane haha.
As for your last question, it depends on when. Since I went to Hack Reactor for a job, I would still go if I travelled back to when I did it, or even before. I have a lot of faith in Hack Reactor’s curriculum since I already knew all of that stuff (and only learned from the job search portion, there were 3 others in my cohort who went through it literally just for that) and yet found myself shocked and amazed by how well the lessons were written and taught, and it was my cohort’s lessons that were recorded for the HR remote so I can definitely endorse that.
However, if I had to do it all over again now, I wouldn’t. As a result of their recent rapid expansion, they’ve lost all of the things that made their job placement and coaching great due to lack of staff. When I went through the end, every major step of the way someone was talking to me and coaching me, and I got in-person personalized time with my resume, especially due to my abnormal background.
That tied with how the market for non-seniors has shit itself last year and so that even my new university grad friends can’t break into tech, and I would not recommend going to Hack Reactor if a job is your goal.
If you’re looking to start your own startup or want to improve your current job skills or just have the money to spend and want a once in a lifetime learning experience, go for it. I highly recommend Hack Reactor.