February 4, 2014

Interview with Shannon Burns, Spring 2014 Hackbright Student & Founder of the CodeShannon Fund!

Shannon Burns was pleasantly surprised and financially unprepared when she was accepted to Hackbright Academy. Coming from a low-income network, Shannon had to think fast, so […]
January 30, 2014

Meet Mobile Developer Anna Billstrom (PickAxe Mobile)

Anna is a mobile developer (iOS, Android, Mobile Web), software engineer (Rails, Java), and database architect. She holds a degree in English from Reed. Her team […]
January 30, 2014

Do The Hardest Thing

I’ve programmed myself to do the hardest things in life, but they’ve also brought me the greatest joy! After dropping out of my first computer science […]
January 28, 2014

Course Report: Interview with Ksenia Burlachenko, Hackbright Graduate

“I really don’t think that getting a masters in CS is worth it, if you want to be a web developer. Just get your stuff together, […]
January 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes at Tech Companies: Employees Teach Each Other How to Code

Successful, thriving company culture becomes evident in its employees. Specifically, employees will be empowered to find ways to give back and empower others — and there’s […]
January 23, 2014

Startup Weekend Oakland (February 7-9) Adopts Code of Conduct from Hackbright Academy

Similar to Startup Weekend Women events, Startup Weekend Oakland is an inclusion vertical by focusing on progressive community problem-solving supported by diversity of thought and collaboration […]
January 23, 2014

New Engineers: Take This Survey on Mentorship!

I’m a big proponent of having some formalized process and mentoring at companies, and believe that the benefits of having junior engineers on a team are […]
January 22, 2014

Join Us For Hackentine’s Day on February 8

If you’ve *never* written a line of code in your life, but you want to learn, we want you here! If you’re a super awesome programmer […]
January 18, 2014

How To Prototype iOS Apps Using Xcode And Storyboards – No Coding Required!

By Danilo Campos (Hackbright Instructor, Frontend iOS Development Course) Whether you measure it in hours or dollars, writing software can be expensive – especially for mobile. […]
January 13, 2014

Why Attend An All-Women Engineering Fellowship At Hackbright Academy (A 4-Minute Video!)

Hear women talk about why Hackbright Academy is the best place for them to make the career transition into software engineering. Hackbright alum are now working […]
January 13, 2014

How To Not Suffer From Imposter Syndrome

It’s been almost a year since my career switch from banking to coding and boy what a ride it was, well, still is. The first time […]
January 11, 2014


“Being a beginner at something in your mid-thirties is alternately terrifying / humbling / awesome.” Aimee Morgan was formerly a librarian / archivist. Now she is […]
January 8, 2014

Fund A Hackbright Engineering Fellow This Spring 2014!

This Spring 2014, Shannon Burns is attending Hackbright Academy as an engineering fellow to become a software engineer. She is raising $25,000 to cover tuition, room […]
December 24, 2013

What is Data Science and Machine Learning?

Join Hackbright Academy’s new Data Science course focusing on Machine Learning this April 5-6, 2014 in San Francisco. We talk to Hackbright Academy’s Data Science instructor […]
December 19, 2013

Supporting High School Girls Who Build Android Apps For Technovation Challenge

Last week, we invited software engineers Mary Ann Jawili, Sukrutha Raman Bhadouria and Meggie Mahnken to speak to the high school girls from Technovation about how […]
December 18, 2013

Meet Farnaz Ronaghi, the Director of Engineering and Co-Founder of MOOC Education Startup NovoEd

NovoEd Director of Engineering Farnaz Ronaghi is passionate about making education, as a basic human right, more accessible and meaningful through collaboration and experiential learning. She’s […]