Security Engineering Talks Hosted At NCC Group

By Angie Chang (VP Strategic Partnerships, Hackbright Academy) Thanks to NCC Group (home of iSEC Partners and Domain Services) in downtown San Francisco for hosting Hackbright alumnae, students and mentors for an enlightening evening of lightning talks on security engineering! Web Application Security 101 Rachel Engel, security consultant at iSEC Partners, spoke first about breaking into computers for a living. She started out by talking about security in the 1990s, when “everything was written in C” and … Read More

40 Projects in 4 Weeks

At Hackbright Academy, we devote 4 weeks of the Engineering Fellowship to an independent project. Hackbright is proud to present all 40 projects of the Fall 2014 engineering fellowship class of 40 software engineers! By Michelle Lai (Career Services, Hackbright Academy) At Hackbright Academy, we devote 4 weeks of the Engineering Fellowship to an independent project. Independent, as in, each woman is responsible for the inspiration, design, engineering, testing, and presentation of … Read More

Welcome Hackbright Alumna Anna Akullian, Junior Instructor For Hackbright Academy’s New Part-Time Courses!

From “how to detect female-friendliness in a company” to “do the hardest thing” — 12 female software engineers shared their advice on learning to code and becoming a software engineer on the Hackbright Academy blog in 2014! Here’s the “Best of 2014″ roundup Hackbright alumna (class of Fall 2014) Anna Akullian is a Junior Instructor for Hackbright Academy’s part-time courses. Prior to working at Hackbright, she was a teacher, a researcher at Children’s Hospital, … Read More

Engineering At Hulu: Hackbright Alumna Allison Deal Talks Work Culture And Full System Ownership

Sspan style=”display: none; color: #fff;”>Hackbright alumna (class of Summer 2013) Allison Deal graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 with a major in Systems Engineering and minor in Visual Communications. Here is her story.Hackbright alumna Allison Deal (@_shiftseven) graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010 with a major in Systems Engineering and minor in Visual Communications. Allison Deal Hulu Software Engineer I work on the Content Platform team at Hulu. We … Read More

Four Things We Love To See In A Prospective Hackbright Engineering Fellow

  By Kristen Yarbrough (Admissions, Hackbright Academy) When interviewing potential Hackbright students, we get a few questions pretty regularly. One of the most popular questions (and rightfully so!) is the question: What are you looking for in an applicant? Informally, I tell people we’re looking for spicy ladies who are excited about coding! More formally, we actually look for four pretty specific things in candidates, and we’re happy to share them with you! 1. Mastery … Read More

5 Tips For Pair Programming With Junior Developers

Many tech teams hired their first junior developers last year. Many more are now considering it, and debating how to go about it. Looking at the community chatter on this topic, it’s clear that onboarding junior devs into a team of mid- and senior-level folks is not a solved problem. Hackbright mentor Sarah Mei has paired with dozens of junior developers over the years. She is a Ruby and JavaScript programmer, and currently Chief Consultant at … Read More

Where Are They Now? Meet 18 Hackbright Engineering Fellows

Where can you get a job out of a 10-week engineering fellowship with Hackbright Academy? Here are 18 graduates – and where they are working now! From Prezi to Runscape, our Hackbrights are working software engineers (and a few support engineers and data scientists, too!).By Angie Chang (VP Strategic Partnerships, Hackbright Academy) Where can you get a job out of a 10-week engineering fellowship with Hackbright Academy? Here are 18 graduates of the Hackbright Academy … Read More

Hackbright Academy Currently Accepting Applications For Upcoming Spring 2015 Engineering Fellowship!

Hackbright Academy is excited to be recruiting for our next cohort of smart, inspiring women ready to make a mark in the tech world! If you’d like to learn more about the Spring software engineering fellowship, below is a video of our recent Info Session. The deadline to apply is February 6th, 2015. We accept applications on a rolling basis so we strongly encourage you to apply early in order to increase your chances of admittance. In the … Read More

New “Intro to Programming For Non-Programmers” Night Course At Hackbright Academy!

Hands-on, collaborative activities in the classroom will build your fluency with important coding skills so you can take your career to the next level – in product management, design, marketing, data science, or software engineering. Hackbright instructor Rachel Walker will be teaching the 10-week night course “Intro to Programming” at Hackbright Academy – designed for complete beginners to programming. She will provide you with a strong foundation for speaking to technical teams and exploring a … Read More

Medium Engineer Jean Hsu on Platform Engineering and The Fallacies We Hold About Ourselves

As a software engineer, I used to think that I wasn’t interested in working on infrastructure or platform work. I thought of myself as a practical product-minded engineer who was good with people, could ship features, and get things done. Jean Hsu Engineer, Medium Jean Hsu is an engineer at Medium. Previously, she led Android development at Pulse and was a software engineer at Google. She has six years of experience … Read More