MakerSquare School of Software Engineering Launches New York City Campus

National software engineering education group expands immersive training program and job placement support to new Manhattan campus.

Mar 10, 2016, 08:20 ET from MakerSquare

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The MakerSquare School of Software Engineering officially announced today the launch of a new campus in New York City. MakerSquare has worked tirelessly to craft over 500 exceptional software engineers in Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles with a job placement rate of 96%. Over that time, alumni have gone on to work for some of the most prestigious organizations in the world like NASA, Google, Facebook and Apple. Applications are now open for their May 31 cohort in New York City.

"We are tearing down the once-giant barriers of money and prior education, to bring capable people into tech," says MakerSquare co-founder Shezhan Devani. Leveraging the Reactor Core Network, MakerSquare will teach full-stack JavaScript with a focus on preparing software engineers for successful careers in NYC's burgeoning tech industry. Kyle Simpson, JavaScript expert, author, and speaker known as Getify online, is the Head of Curriculum for MakerSquare and continues to upgrade the curriculum with iterations focused on preparing students for careers as highly-successful software engineers.

MakerSquare was recently featured as Leading the Bootcamp Revolution in Streetwise's Austin Innovations in which co-founder Harsh Patel stated, "We have nearly 300 companies in our hiring network from Reactor Core. So, these are like warm leads we have for our students." Reactor Core and MakerSquare have been able to amass their invaluable network of hiring partners as a result of the tech industry's need for talented software engineers. "In 2012, there was a direct need for more skilled software engineers ... and this need will continue to grow.  We started MakerSquare because we believe that the skills one needs to be a successful software engineer don't have to come from a traditional university," says Patel.

"MakerSquare is an incredible pipeline to tech jobs," says Hack Reactor Co-founder Shawn Drost. "They're expanding to reach more students, opening their doors to varying skill levels and will continue to establish strong partnerships with leaders in the tech space."

In addition to its immersive course, MakerSquare offers MakerPrep, an introduction to JavaScript that prepares beginners for the immersive course's technical interview. MakerPrep class fees can be used toward tuition in the immersive program. MakerPrep's April 4 NYC course is now accepting enrollments as well.

About MakerSquare

MakerSquare is an Accelerated Learning Program which seeks to provide the best, most effective coding education available. MakerSquare is part of the Reactor Core Network, and also utilizes Hack Reactor's renowned immersive curriculum to help maintain a 96% employment rate and industry leading graduate salaries: $106,000 in San Francisco, $92,000 in Los Angeles, and $75,000 in Austin. Over three months, students learn computer science fundamentals and full-stack JavaScript development in an intense, inspiring, supportive environment for 11 hours a day, six days a week. For more information, visit

About Reactor Core

Reactor Core's mission is to empower people through data-driven education. Reactor Core students graduate as full-stack software engineers and iOS app developers. Each of our schools and programs offer the curriculum, guidance, and support systems to allow graduates to excel in a hotly contested job market. The Reactor Core network of technology schools educates more software engineers every year than Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology, combined. Alumni work in a variety of mid- to senior-level engineering roles at industry leaders like Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, Uber and Amazon, as well as at several growing technology companies. For more information, visit:

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