Help Gisela Attend Hack Reactor

$14,350 of $17.8k goal

Raised by 28 people in 19 months
Gisela Kottmeier
on behalf of Adina Carter
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
As most of you know, for the last couple years I have been on my laptop, programming, continuously. I have been learning how to build awesome projects, including a multiplayer web game (with Homer’s face in the middle), a wellness tracker, a fast-paced iOS game, an Android modern multiplayer Pong game, a bot to anonymously text your friends, and much more. I would have never accomplished all these things were it not for the help of Mission Bit , Make School , Square , hackEDU , and Hack Reactor .


I created this GoFundMe page because I need your help me to take the next step towards being a software engineer. Your donation will help cover my tuition for Hack Reactor, an immersive 12-week coding bootcamp. During the Hack Reactor program I will be learning JavaScript, an essential language for web development, for over 11 hours a day with one-on-one help from mentors and peers.


Hack Reactor will take me from an aspiring programmer to a junior software engineer. Hack Reactor has a 99% post-program hiring rate with graduates earning an average salary of $105K. The tuition is $17,780 which is why I need your help. I ask that you contribute however much you can, no matter how small.

Beyond donating, you can support me by sharing this page with friends, family, and through social media.

Thank you!


Special thanks to mentors and supporters who went above and beyond including Vyana Barone, Zachary Barryte, Douglas Calhoun, Brian Clark, Stevon Cook, Tyson Daugherty, Shawn Drost, Benjamin Encz, Melinda Epler, Jesse Farmer, Daniel Haaser, Katie Hempenius,  Bob Ippolito, Brian Kang, Mary Koontz, Savannah Kunovsky, Amanda Lotz, Nick Mann, Vyana Marie, Kwyn Meagher, Aston Motes, Hershel Patel, Tony Phillips, Marcus Phillips, Jeremy Rossmann, Vanessa Slavich, Selby Walker, Matt Wescott, and Joe Williams. 
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Posted by Gisela Kottmeier
17 months ago
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Thank you everyone for donating and spreading the word about my campaign!

Thanks to your generosity I am enrolled in Hack Reactor. If I reach my goal I will be able to go to Hack Reactor debt free!

I have been working on the pre-course work for the last few weeks and met some of my peers today. Look forward to getting started!
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$14,350 of $17.8k goal

Raised by 28 people in 19 months
Created October 3, 2015
Gisela Kottmeier  
on behalf of Adina Carter
AK
$300
Abram Kottmeier
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
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I'm so proud of you Gisela. From wanting to drop out of Lowell High School 2-years ago to finding your passion and going for it with everything you've got. You truly can be and will be whatever you want to be in this life. Proud to be your dad.

$500
Andre James
17 months ago
1
1

Go Girl!!

SN
$500
Susan Needham
18 months ago
1
1

Best of luck sweetheart, Auntie Susan and uncle tim

EN
$30
Evan Needham
18 months ago
1
1

Go rock it, little cuz.

JL
$100
Joyce Liu
18 months ago
1
1

Good luck with everything, and don't you ever give up on your dreams!! :o)

KJ
$40
Koontz Mary Jean
18 months ago
1
1

Best of luck; I know you will succeed above your wildest dreams!

HP
$200
Hurshal Patel
18 months ago
1
1

You're unstoppable!

$36
Joe Grossberg
18 months ago
1
1

Go for it!

JK
$100
Julia Kottmeier
18 months ago
1
1

Get it girl!!

AC
$500
Adina Carter
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

I share in your gratitude to everyone who has fostered and nurtured you as you follow your dream. I am so proud of you for your diligent work towards your career goals. Invest in Gisela!

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