January 14, 2015

Medium Engineer Jean Hsu on Platform Engineering and The Fallacies We Hold About Ourselves

As a software engineer, I used to think that I wasn’t interested in working on infrastructure or platform work. I thought of myself as a practical […]
January 14, 2015

A Day In The Life Of A Hackbright Student, Now Indiegogo Software Engineer Siena Aguayo!

Hackbright alumna – class of Fall 2013 – Siena Aguayo graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 with a double major in English and East Asian Studies […]
December 30, 2014

Stopping Toxicity in Your Engineering Culture

Get there by playing your part: being a person that doesn’t casually roll the eyes or point fingers victoriously, a person that believes teaching others is […]
December 29, 2014

12 Great Pieces Of Advice From Female Software Engineers

From “how to detect female-friendliness in a company” to “do the hardest thing” — 12 female software engineers shared their advice on learning to code and […]
December 15, 2014

Engineering School Hackbright Academy Hiring INSTRUCTORS In San Francisco!

Hackbright Academy, the engineering school for women, is hiring for full-time positions in our office/classroom in San Francisco. Hackbright runs a quarterly engineering fellowship for women, developer […]
November 11, 2014

Hackbright Academy Goes To Pinterest!

Hackbright Academy’s Fall 2014 engineering fellows visited Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco last week! Thanks to diversity tech recruiter Kate Fiedelman, the students were treated to […]
November 11, 2014

Hackbright Academy Goes To Pinterest!

Hackbright Academy’s Fall 2014 engineering fellows visited Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco last week! Thanks to diversity tech recruiter Kate Fiedelman, the students were treated to […]
November 4, 2014

Questions To Ask An Interviewer To Detect How Female-Friendly A Company / Engineering Team Is

Understanding the Ratio: How to detect female-friendly work culturesBy Katie Thomas, Hackbright engineering fellow – Fall 2013 Countless articles have been written about “Women in Tech”. […]
November 4, 2014

Questions To Ask An Interviewer To Detect How Female-Friendly A Company / Engineering Team Is

Understanding the Ratio: How to detect female-friendly work culturesBy Katie Thomas (Hackbright Academy – fall 2013 class) Countless articles have been written about “Women in Tech”. […]
October 30, 2014

Current Fellow Reveals Her First Impressions of Hackbright

Current Hackbright engineering fellow Wendy Dherin is deep into her fifth week at Hackbright Academy, and she has been regularly documenting her Hackbright experience. This blog […]
October 27, 2014

Hackbright Application Tips – From Your Fall 2014 Cohort!

[Updated: June 29, 2015] We sent our enrolled students a survey asking about our admissions process. Thirty of our forty students responded, and we’re excited to […]
October 24, 2014

What Do Hackbright Grads Do After Hackbright Academy?

Click here for Outcomes Report published in October 2016. Hackbright Academy is an engineering school for women, focused on outcomes and helping people transition their careers […]
October 22, 2014

(Video) Hackbright Mentor Steve Tjoa Talks About Music Information Retrieval in Python

Researcher and engineer (and Hackbright mentor!) Steve Tjoa spoke at Hackbright Academy about music information retrieval in Python on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Hackbright Academy […]
October 16, 2014

Want a career change? Applications for Hackbright’s Winter Software Engineering Fellowship are Open!

Become a Software Engineer this January 2015! Hackbright Academy is currently accepting applications for our Winter Software Engineering Fellowship and we encourage you to apply! The next fellowship […]
October 7, 2014

Inside Scoop On How To Win A Hardware Hackathon, Despite Being New to Hardware! Team “A Graceful Exit” Explains The Learning Process

A Graceful Exit won “Best Internet Connected Hardware” by building a beautiful, functional LED visualization of bus arrival times. Below, the team members share their technical journey […]
October 1, 2014

Hackbright Academy’s Silicon Chef hosts over 200 makers in sold out women-centric hardware hackathon!

Our annual Silicon Chef hardware hackathon (September 27-28, 2014 in San Francisco) was a hit, thanks to our brilliant participants and mentors! Over 200 people joined […]