Based on where I have seen recent grads, I suspect we’ll all look back and marvel at the impact at Hackbright has had in 5-10 years.
Our Hackbright alumnae exemplify the Slack values of craftsmanship and thriving. They’ve been able to quickly contribute to projects with practical programming knowledge and a curiosity to learn. We look forward to future Hackbright graduates building successful careers at Slack.
I’d encourage any company to get involved with organizations like Hackbright and see what they can do to help include communities that are not well-represented in technology.
Two of the best engineers I have worked with in my 30+ career in engineering are Hackbright graduates.
That mentorship and camaraderie is going to help that woman stay in the technology industry longer. You’re creating a bond where anything is possible.
What’s so great about Hackbright is you take raw talent and you give them skills so they can thrive in a completely different arena but still be the amazing people that they always were.