Info Session for Part-Time Courses! (Video)

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last night's Info Session for Hackbright Academy's New Part-Time Courses. In the video below, you'll get an overview of the part-time program at Hackbright Academy by our awesome instructors along with class descriptions for: Intro to Programming, Front-End Web Development and Full-Stack Web Development. Read More

How To Be A Better Junior Developer (Video)

New developer from a non-CS background? What about someone you mentor? Hackbright alumna and New Relic engineer Katherine Wu shares junior developers focus on building technical knowledge, while “they already have other skills that can help them in their roles immediately! Some of these include helping their team focus on the right tasks and working well with stakeholders like PM and support.” In Katherine’s talk, she discusses non-technical contributions junior developers can make, and how senior developers … Read More

Meet Intro to Programming Course Instructor Rachel Walker! She’s on a Mission to Show That Programming is FUN

Rachel Walker is the instructor of Hackbright Academy’s Intro to Programming course for complete beginners. She was recently featured in TheRoot’s list of 10 amazing black women changing the face of tech! If there is anyone who can show you that coding is fun, it’s Rachel!She was recently featured in TheRoot’s list of 10 amazing black women changing the face of tech! Interview with Rachel below: How did you get into software engineering? I was on … Read More

VIDEO: The Move to Becoming a Software Engineer – Hackbright Graduates Share Their Journey!

With the Summer Software Engineering Fellowship deadline approaching on April 30th (less than two weeks left to apply!), we wanted to show a video of our graduates who took the leap, applied and are now blazing the trail for other women in the industry. Their experiences in their words below: Graduates Featured:  Ava St. John – Alumna and Software Engineer, SurveyMonkey Ava is a former high school teacher turned software engineer who has always had the passion for math and … Read More

Learn To Code At Night: Hackbright’s Part-Time Program Offers Fun Coding Classes For ALL Levels

What better time to improve your coding skills than in the summer?! Hackbright Academy is offering new night programming courses for those that want to expand their coding skills on a flexible schedule. Check out our classes below and pick the one that fits your skill set. Classes begin early May so be sure to enroll  by the April 29th deadline! Intro to Programming – Ease your way into coding. Get a strong foundation for technical terminology and the skill set to build your own … Read More

6 Things Parents Can Do RIGHT NOW To Create Future Innovators & Leaders

Hackbright Academy serves post baccalaureate women learning to code and become software engineers, but what about the girls? Here are some ideas for cultivating programmatic thinking in younger girls: Everyday Childhood Encouragement of Experimentation and STEM Discovery! Here are 6 things you can do right now to help your children become more resilient as future innovators and leaders: Get a magazine subscription to Scientific American, Wired or Sky & Telescope (for future astronomers!). Google new … Read More

Hairstylist takes Hackbright’s Intro to Programming course and builds an awesome language processing app 10 weeks later

Meet Valeria – Styling hair by day, learning to code by night. Valeria (pictured on the right) recently completed Hackbright’s Intro to Programming course and despite having no coding experience, she created a language processing app that imitates the writing style of the text it reads. Not only does the program imitate the writing style, but it creates a tweet based on it. (Go, Valeria!) We asked Valeria a few questions… Valeria, in the yellow sweater, new nothing about programming before enrolling. She created … Read More

Fastly Sales Engineer And Hackbright Alumna Cassandra Dixon Shares Advice

Hackbright alumna (class of Summer 2013) Cassandra Dixon graduated from Wesleyan University in 2004 with a math degree. “Being a Sales Engineer requires a lot of work, but it also offers flexibility to attend to my baby’s need. For a working mom, Fastly had been a win win!! I was promoted to Sales Engineer after returning from maternity in 2015. On a side note, Fastly respects work/life balance and offers five months of full pay maternity (Amaze-balls!!). Read More

Hackbright Academy accepting applications for Summer software engineering fellowship!

Join us this summer! Hackbright Academy is currently accepting applications for our 10-week Summer Software Engineering Fellowship exclusively for women. If you or someone you know would like to learn to code with us, the deadline to apply is April 30, 2015. The software engineering fellowship is ideal for women ready to take the leap, change their careers and become software engineers in a supportive, welcoming community! Read More