Hack Reactor Opens New Programming School in Los Angeles
The Hack Reactor collective of
programming schools will launch a new campus in Los Angeles through its
Austin-based partner, MakerSquare. The
new MakerSquare Los Angeles campus will open for classes on June 29.
There is a shortage of software engineers at technology, entertainment and
media companies in the Los Angeles area, according to information from Hack
Reactor. By opening this new school, Hack Reactor and MakerSquare aim to make it
easier for people in the area to gain the skills they need for these local
"Coding isn't just a niche field — it's the core skill of the new economy and
there is a need for coding schools to expand beyond traditional tech centers and
into big population centers," said Harsh Patel, co-founder of MakerSquare, in a
prepare statement. "Los Angeles is one of the regions hit by the shortage of
highly trained software engineers. Currently, Southern California still lacks in
number of advanced coding schools to sustain the workforce demand of the region.
We are aiming to help fix that problem by graduating exceptional software
engineers in the area."
The MakerSquare program runs for 12 weeks, and students spend a minimum of 66
hours per week in the classroom. Each cohort includes 20 to 30 students.
Other schools in the Hack Reactor collective include Hack Reactor's Onsite
program in San Francisco, Hack Reactor Remote, MakerSquare San Francisco,
MakerSquare Austin and an Oakland-based coding school for underrepresented
communities, which will launch in summer 2015.
MakerSquare Los Angeles is now reserving seats for its first cohort of
students. Application and admissions information can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].