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Hack Reactor Partner School Telegraph Academy Hosts Inaugural Demo Day

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telegraph Academy, the premier coding school for people of color, announced Demo Day, an event that brings together its students, staff and companies hiring in the San Francisco bay area. The event takes place on September 25th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm PDT and will include a keynote by Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Demo Day will provide the opportunity for Telegraph Academy's software engineering students to showcase the critical skills they acquired through the program to esteemed companies including Facebook, Google and Indiegogo.

What:

Telegraph Academy will facilitate student project demos and diverse team building opportunities for prospective hiring partners.

Where:

SF Green Space, 657 Mission Street #200, San Francisco, CA 95105

When:

Friday, September 25, 2015 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm PDT

Built in partnership with Hack Reactor and backed by the White House, Telegraph Academy is an immersive coding program that produces full-stack software engineers. Telegraph Academy's Demo Day enables their class, which is 85% underrepresented people of color and 30% women, to demonstrate their caliber of output as software engineers. In line with its diversity efforts, Telegraph Academy will launch Opportunity Fund, a scholarship to catalyze the software engineering careers of underrepresented people of color.

Community supporters in attendance include Code2040, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Black Girls Code, Hack the Hood and the Hidden Genius Project.

To register to attend the event, click here.

About Hack Reactor:

Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor designs and conducts advanced immersion education programs that train students 11 hours per day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks. Our curriculum cultivates mastery of computer science fundamentals and the JavaScript programming language. The Hack Reactor network of technology schools educates more software engineers every year than Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology, combined. Hack Reactor maintains a 99% employment rate and a median graduate salary of $110,000. 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: www.hackreactor.com.

CONTACT: Rachel Rocero Hack Reactor (415) 961-2412 media@hackreactor.com

Source: Hack Reactor