May 20, 2015

Unleash Your Potential: How To Choose the Right Company – Advice from Cindy Chu, Engineering Manager at a Silicon Valley Startup

Cindy Chu, engineering manager at Polyvore, recently sat with the editors of Women of Silicon Valley to share her experience in tech. She began working at Polyvore, a site […]
April 30, 2015

From Little Coding Experience To Winning Google’s Summer of Code: Hackbright Part-Time Student Shares Her Path Into Tech

Melissa Fabros is a community site director for UC Berkeley’s BUILD program, a literacy initiative that matches local children with reading mentors. Last year at this time, Melissa didn’t […]
April 29, 2015

Hackbright Tech Talk: Debugging in Python by Hackbright Alumna Jessica Mong (Video)

Jessica Mong, current SurveyMonkey software engineer and Summer 2013 Hackbright software engineering fellow, shares valuable insights while diving into the exciting world of debugging in Python! Watch […]
April 24, 2015

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.
April 24, 2015

Current Software Engineering Fellow Gives Insight into Week One at Hackbright!

Saying I was “excited” on the first day of Hackbright would be the understatement of the year. I finally felt like I was on the right path and couldn’t wait flip to an empty page of my new chapter in life. Two BART stations and a 10 min walk later, I entered Hackbright’s halls.
April 20, 2015

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 […]
April 17, 2015

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 The Root’s list of 10 amazing black women […]
April 16, 2015

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 […]
April 16, 2015

Code Night: Fun Nighttime Coding Classes for All Levels

What better time to improve your coding skills than in the summer? Hackbright Academy, the leading engineering school for women in the Bay Area, is offering […]
April 14, 2015

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 […]
April 10, 2015

Hairstylist Takes Hackbright’s Intro to Programming Course and Builds an Awesome Language Processing App!

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 […]
April 10, 2015

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 […]
April 7, 2015

Fastly Sales Engineer And Hackbright Alumna Cassandra Dixon Shares Advice

Hackbright alumna Cassandra Dixon graduated from Wesleyan University in 2004 with a math degree. “Being a Sales Engineer requires a lot of work, but it also […]
April 3, 2015

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!
March 27, 2015

Celebrate Hackbright Academy’s Winter 2015 graduating class of software engineers at Dinner & Demo Night!

Let’s celebrate! We’re excited to introduce another group of bold, inspiring and brilliant software engineers to the tech world. Join us at Dinner & Demo Night next Tuesday, March 31, […]
March 18, 2015

How to Make Smart Tradeoffs When Developing Software Products

Facebook’s former Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein recently sat down with Femgineer, an education resource for tech professionals, to discuss how to prioritize competing goals when creating products. […]