October 18, 2016

Superheroes Over Princesses This 2016 – 6 Empowering Halloween Costumes

This year, “superhero” costumes have dethroned “princess” as the choice Halloween costume.  This ends an 11 year reign and marks a shift in how women are […]
October 11, 2016

Ada Lovelace’s Lesson For Women

Sharon Wienbar joined Hackbright Academy, the leading engineering school for women, as CEO in November of 2015. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Harvard and […]
October 10, 2016

Ada Computer Language: Alive and in Flight

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, so there’s no better time than the present to talk about the programming language named after her. Everyone sort of knows […]
October 6, 2016

Ada Lovelace Day 2016 – A Map of Events Worldwide

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, the international celebration of achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math. There’s a huge, interactive database of events to attend. British activist and […]
October 4, 2016

Engineering School for Women: Admissions Open!

Ready for a career change and feeling the world of programming calling your name? Then you’re just the person we’d like to meet! The leading engineering […]
September 30, 2016

6 Ways Parents Can Encourage a Love of Science and Tech in Their Kids

If you’re keen to get your kid interested in STEM, we’ve got 6 strategies to help you open their eyes to the wonders of science and […]
September 28, 2016

Career Change: How One Woman Went From Project Manager To Engineer At Slack

Roo Harrigan was ready for a career change, so she made the trek west from Madison, Wisconsin to San Francisco to become an engineer!  After graduating […]
September 23, 2016

Learn to Code: 7 Online Coding Resources For Beginners

The world of programming invites those who want to learn to code, develop, and create new ways to improve the ways we interact, conduct business, and […]
September 21, 2016

5 Ways Engineers Can Support Each Other

New female developers are bursting onto the tech scene every day and that’s a win for everyone. You’ve made some big moves and landed your dream job; […]
September 16, 2016

Firebase+Python: How To Integrate Firebase Into Your App

William is a Software Engineer at Lawrence Livermore Lab by day and a Senior Instructor for Hackbright’s Intro to Programming course by night. He developed a passion for teaching while […]
September 14, 2016
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51 Brilliant Web Apps Built by Women Engineers!

During Hackbright Academy’s 12-week software engineering fellowship, students take 4 weeks to build impressive web apps! Are you ready to be blown away? Read on to […]
September 9, 2016

How I Got Into Computer Programming

Have you ever had a burning desire to explore your passion in pursuit of a new career? Currently a student in Hackbright’s 12-week software engineering fellowship, Lindsay […]
September 8, 2016

16 Inspiring Women Engineers To Watch

Women’s engineering school Hackbright Academy is excited to share some updates from graduates of the software engineering fellowship. Check out what these 16 women are doing […]
September 1, 2016

Advice from Dropbox Engineers for Women in Tech

We seized the opportunity to speak with engineers at the new Dropbox headquarters and get some advice on how to go from student to engineer at […]
August 29, 2016

Hackbright Goes to PyBay!

Formerly an internal tools software engineer, Meggie Mahnken is now happy to be an instructor for Hackbright Academy’s 12-week software engineering fellowship for women.  After much […]
July 22, 2016

Inside the Mind of Hackbright’s Director of Admissions

Hi! I’m Dori Grant, Director of Admissions here at Hackbright Academy. Prospective students often ask what they need to include in their applications in order to […]