- Technology education provider Hack Reactor will expand its expertise in mobile education with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Mobile Makers Academy, one of two major announcements the company made Wednesday.
- Hack Reactor operates eight schools in California, Illinois, Texas, and online, and has announced it will also reorganize so each school runs as autonomous companies under the Hack Reactor Core umbrella.
- The umbrella organization will support the individual schools’ operations, innovation, and growth, adding a centralized team to share best practices.
The Mobile Makers Academy teaches students how to make apps for iOS, which Hack Reactor has not done at any of its schools. The acquisition is a strategic expansion of its offerings at a time when coding bootcamps are getting more attention from politicians and investors. President Barack Obama has commended the work of coding bootcamps as a way to prepare adults for a career change and fill a skills gap in the workforce.