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 […]
September 18, 2014

L’Oreal and Hackbright Academy join forces to provide scholarship for Winter 2015 Session!

At Hackbright, we feel strongly that finances shouldn’t inhibit someone from learning how to code. We do everything in our power to provide scholarships and partner […]
September 10, 2014

(Video) Mattermark Data Scientist & Designer Clare Corthell on Data Prototyping – Learn Data Scripting Skills!

Mattermark Data Scientist Clare Corthell spoke at Hackbright Academy about data scripting (a powerful tool for prototyping data work) on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Hackbright […]
August 28, 2014

Pretty Little Liars Character A Computer Science Major? …It Could Happen… If You Tweet At The Writers!

Pretty Little Liars is one of the most-tweeted television shows and popular among American teens. Whether you love the show or not, “lots of girls watch […]
August 25, 2014

Women-Centric Hardware Hackathon: Silicon Chef (September 27-28, 2014 in San Francisco)

Silicon Chef is a women-centric hardware hackathon for humans who identify as female coming up this September 27-28, 2014 in San Francisco’s Mission district. This is Hackbright […]
August 21, 2014

Self Care Strategies For The Software Engineer Job Search!

Hackbright alum have provided advice — self care strategies if you will — for the past, present and future entry-level software engineers to make the job […]
August 1, 2014

Learning To Code: Front-End Web Development By Night At Hackbright Academy

By Freya Rajeshwar (Summer 2014 – Front-End Web Development Student, Hackbright Academy) The past 10 weeks have been some of the busiest, craziest, and most fulfilling […]
July 8, 2014

Cat-Infused DevOps Talk & More @ Velocity Conference 2014

By Morgan Griggs (Hackbright Academy – summer 2013 class) A couple of weeks ago, I attended O’Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. The conference focused on […]
July 7, 2014

Hackbright Academy Joins Developers at Google I/O 2014, Participates in Women TechMakers Events

.“You have to acknowledge the problem. We can’t debug it if we don’t,” said Google VP Megan Smith. In fact, Women TechMakers dinners were held restaurants […]
June 17, 2014

From Engineer to Entrepreneur, Madhura Sharangpani Maskasky Keeps Climbing Higher

Madhura Sharangpani founded Platform9 Systems, an early-stage startup located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Having raised Series A funding, Platform9 simplifies the management and consumption […]
May 27, 2014

(Video) Google Engineer Chris Palmer Explains “The Powers of Two”, Big O Notations

Google security engineer (and Hackbright mentor) Chris Palmer helps new programmers understand how to answer questions like “How much RAM does Twitter have to buy?” and […]
May 22, 2014

(Video) Mozilla Engineer Margaret Leibovic Talks About Building a Browser Extension with HTML, CSS and JavaScript!

At Hackbright Academy, Mozilla software engineer (and Hackbright mentor) Margaret Leibovic encourages new programmers to try their hand at building browser extensions – these are tools […]
May 21, 2014

(Video) Parse Software Engineer Christine Yen Talks About “Hack Your Life” – Using Your Newfound Engineering Skills to Automate Everything!

Christine Yen, software engineer at Parse (Facebook), urges Hackbright Academy alum to use their newfound engineering skills to automate everything. Watch the full Hackbright Academy Tuesday […]