Tag Archives: Hack Reactor

Sep 02
2013

Hack Reactor Review—life at a hacker school

Many prospective students have been emailing me and asking about how various programming boot camps compare. How does Dev Bootcamp compare to Hack Reactor? Where can I find an App Academy review? Should I consider doing Hack Reactor instead of … Continue reading

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Apr 04
2013

Get a visual snapshot of a repo or a person on github

My Hack Reactor group project is finally online! It’s an app for visualizing the activity related to a user or a repo on Github. Do you contribute by day or night? What’s the break-down of your Github activity? Where do … Continue reading

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Apr 02
2013

How I became an open source contributor in four easy steps

How did I become an open source contributor? I did a few small projects for language learners and released them under a CC license in a my previous life, but that’s not what this piece is about. This is about … Continue reading

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Mar 24
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #5 (weeks 7-8)

The first Hack Reactor class has graduated started working, a new cohort has arrived and my class is now the senior class. The new students are awesome! Considering how selective Hack Reactor is, I can’t say I’m surprised, but it … Continue reading

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Mar 15
2013

Talk notes: Sublime, VI and command line orientation

These are the notes from my presentation for the new class at Hack Reactor.  I know the time constraints make it tough to answer everything, so feel free to ask here. Choose your own talk How to exit or save … Continue reading

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Mar 04
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #4 (week 6)

I’m at the half-way point of my intense JavaScript program. In week six we did some more work with the sequelize ORM and used meteor to make a basic clone of Stack Overflow. On the first day of break I … Continue reading

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Feb 27
2013

Plans for the next nine days

Tomorrow is my last day of class at Hack Reactor before the break starts. I’m absolutely exhausted. There are so many things to do and so many things to learn, that I’ve decided to list them: Contribute to an open … Continue reading

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Feb 22
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #3 – RoboDuel with Backbone and CoffeeScript

This week we had a two day make-up cycle in which we could work on whatever we wanted. I used it to make a prototype of a programmable robot fighting game! In the course of doing so, I got to … Continue reading

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Feb 22
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #2

This is an archive of some of my thoughts after completing the first two weeks of Hack Reactor. When I filmed it, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever share it or not, but I’ve decided to go the open route. … Continue reading

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Feb 22
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #1

This is an archive of some of my thoughts after completing the first two weeks of Hack Reactor. When I filmed it, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever share it or not, but I’ve decided to go the open route. … Continue reading

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