Accelerated Prep Program
Hackbright Accelerated Prep Course

Our accelerated prep course is perfect for those who want a taste of what life as a coder is like before committing to the Fellowship program in an intensive, 5-day format. Hackbright Prep will spend 5 full days teaching you the foundations of programming and preparing you for the bootcamp application process.

curriculum

What You’ll Learn

You will leave this course having surveyed and practiced the fundamental concepts of Python that are required to enter the Hackbright Software Engineering fellowship.

The reasons for laying a strong foundation in coding before applying to the Fellowship is twofold:

  1. It’s important to know you love to code before committing to doing it all day, every day.
  2. You’ll need to demonstrate a mastery of core programming concepts like conditional logic, control flow, data types, and functions in order to complete the admissions coding challenge and technical interview.
  • 1
    REMOTE
    Exploring Python
  • 2
    DAYS 1-3
    Foundational Learning, Lecture & Labs
  • 3
    DAYS 4-5
    Learn & Build, Lecture & Labs

Learn more about the curriculum covered in Hackbright’s Accelerated Prep course:

typical day
  • 10:00am
    Lecture
  • 11:30am
    Lab Exercises/ Pair Programming
  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Lab Exercises / Pair Programming
  • 3:45pm
    Study Hall
  • 4:30pm
    Lecture
  • 5:30pm
    Check-in/Reflection
  • 6:00pm
    Day Ends
I was a little intimidated entering the bootcamp but I am so thankful that I took the part-time class because it gave me a solid foundation of Python. Without this, I would have had to work that much harder. Not to mention I met some great supportive women who are interested in the same thing programming."
Grace D
HireClub
The part-time course at Hackbright truly set me up for the ultimate success during the fellowship.  Not only was I taught core Python concepts, syntax and tricks, I was also taught HOW to learn as a developer, allowing me to be an effective programmer in any language.
Alexandra D
Bloomberg
topics covered

Key Takeaways:

  • Familiarity with Python
  • Greater comfort translating real-world problems into computer programs
  • Experience pair programming

Prerequisites:

  • Serious interest in pursuing a career in software engineering
  • 20 hours of coding experience. If you don’t have that, email admissions@hackbrightacademy.com to see if you qualify

You’ll also learn:

  • Programming Language (Python)
  • Organizing Code (Variables, Functions)
  • Programming Logic (Loops, Conditionals, Operators)
  • Basic Data Structures (Lists, Dictionaries)
education beyond the classroom

Nightly Homework Assignments

Hackbright Academy provides nightly assignments that reinforce the concepts students learn during the day.

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Student-Teacher Ratio

Get the personalized experience you want.

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Experienced Instructors

Surround yourself by a team invested in your success.

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Study Hall

An opportunity to wrap up the day’s coding journey and to bring up questions or ideas.

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Check-In

Reflect on  how the day went and what you learned.

instructors
Meggie Mahnken

Meggie Mahnken
Senior Director of Fellowship

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Maggie Yang
Program Manager

tuition & dates

Accelerated Prep is 100% in-person, at Hackbright Academy in San Francisco.

Coming soon:
2018 sessions

San Francisco

M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm

$495 USD

M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm

$495 USD

Check back for upcoming dates

application process

Hello future Hackbrighters! My name is Meggie Mahnken and I am the Senior Director of Education. As you continue to learn more about our community or you are ready to start your application – do not hesitate to contact us at admissions@hackbrightacademy.com.
Schedule an appointment with our Admissions Counselor if you have questions. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a software engineer.

Before applying to our Prep Program, see if you’re Hackbright-ready by taking this short technical assessment quiz. Click here to quiz.

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Meggie Mahnken

Senior Director of Education

We recommend an understanding of the following concepts before applying to Hackbright’s Prep Program:

  • Variables
  • Data types (integers, strings, floats)
  • Lists/Arrays
  • Familiarity with Control Flow (if, else)
  • Familiarity with Loops

Please don’t hesitate to contact admissions@hackbrightacademy.com if you have any questions about prerequisites and preparedness.

Complete the application, which includes basic contact, your experience in coding, and a processing exercise. You’ll hear back within 3 days from time of submission.

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Jessica Dené Earley-Cha

Director of Part-Time Education

Complete the application, which includes basic contact, your experience in coding, and a processing exercise. You’ll hear back within 3 days from time of submission.

Within 5 days of application submission, you’ll receive an email with a decision.

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Jessica Dené Earley-Cha

Director of Part-Time Education

Within 5 days of application submission, you’ll receive an email with a decision.

events

SAT NOV 21 – SUN NOV 22
10:o0 AM – 6:00 PM

Code Camp
San Francisco

Considering a software engineering bootcamp but don’t know if it’s right for you? You’re invited to experience bootcamp life firsthand! Register to attend Hackbright Code Camp, an immersive, weekend program modeled after a bootcamp.

WED NOV 29
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Info Session
Livestream

Thinking about making a career change? Join us for our Info Session to learn about Hackbright Academy’s Fellowship and Part-Time Prep programs.

SAT DEC 2 – SUN DEC 3
10:o0 AM – 6:00 PM

Code Camp
San Francisco

Considering a software engineering bootcamp but don’t know if it’s right for you? You’re invited to experience bootcamp life firsthand! Register to attend Hackbright Code Camp, an immersive, weekend program modeled after a bootcamp.