Coding boot camps replace college for software engineers
Tucked away on the top of two floors of a downtown building in San Francisco, 160 students are sitting in front of computer screens, developing sophisticated web applications.
Their school, Hack Reactor, is one of dozens of coding boot camps across the nation, turning students into software engineers. For many prospective students looking for a quick route to a six-figure salary at a big tech firm, coding camps have become attractive alternatives to colleges and grad schools.
Muhsin Abdul-Musawwir chose Hack Reactor over finishing his computer science degree at California State University, East Bay.