Hack Reactor, which runs a software engineering bootcamp in San Francisco, also launched a parent company called Hack Reactor Core, which will oversee broader tech education initiatives with several companies operating autonomously under its umbrella.
Jessi Chartier, former director of education at Mobile Makers, is now Mobile Maker’s CEO, heading up the iOS education branch of Hack Reactor Core.
This is the latest grab, and the first to touch Chicago, by Hack Reactor, who also acquired Austin-based MakerSquare in January. Hack Reactor Core now covers eight affiliated tech schools in Illinois, Texas, and California.
Mobile Makers, which opened in Chicago in 2012, also has a San Francisco location. They offer an 8-week iOS focused development courses for $9,000 ($11,000 in San Francisco and $5,000 for online-only), as well as workshops and courses for high school students.
“The partnership with Hack Reactor Core allows us to open a variety of new options to students and alumni and will strengthen many of our already great offerings,” said Chartier to Chicago Inno over email.
“For example, we are able to quickly ramp up our student career support for both alumni and students. We remain an autonomous unit within the network, which means we remain agile to the market needs and can make decisions at an organizational level.”
“Leveraging Hack Reactor Core for much of the business operations — such as human resources — allows us to focus on providing outstanding learning experiences, meeting great student outcomes and continuing to change the education space,” she added.