October 21, 2013

Picking Projects (Hackbright Academy – Week 4)

I’ve been “dressing up” during the week (um, wearing collared shirts and sometimes cardigans), so on the weekends, I like to wrap myself in the ridiculous […]
October 18, 2013

Halloween Costume Hacks for Female Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Mathematicians and MORE!

For the annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and math – “Ada Lovelace Day” – we celebrate the women engineers who have climbed the […]
October 17, 2013

(Video) Hackbright Alum & Eventbrite Software Engineer Nicole Zuckerman Talks About Her Final Project, Hackbright – And Life After The 10-Week Engineering Program

Nicole Zuckerman (Eventbrite engineer) Eventbrite software engineer Nicole Zuckerman went from college textbook publishing to software development. In this talk, she shares her experience at Hackbright Academy […]
October 16, 2013

Hackbright Engineering Fellows Enjoy Lunch With Twilio Engineers And Embark On TwilioQuest!

An epic adventure to solve programming challenges, earn loot and bring glory to the guild. At a “lunch & learn” field trip to Twilio’s office in […]
October 16, 2013

How To Have An Awesomely Inclusive and Radically Transparent Hackathon

We hosted a hackathon from a perspective of transparency and empathy. These aren’t simply box-ticks, they’re different approaches borne of different attitudes, so I’ll also go […]
October 15, 2013

10 Girl Geeks Who Rule – Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

For the annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and math – “Ada Lovelace Day” – we celebrate the women engineers who have climbed the […]
October 14, 2013

Leaprobo Project – AKA Gizgig Goes For A Walk – From Silicon Chef: Hardware Hackathon For Women

80% of the 150 attendees at Silicon Chef 2013 were WOMEN – and for many of the attendees, it was their first time coding, hardware hacking, […]
October 14, 2013

Silicon Chef: Women-Centric Hardware Hackathon On Learning And Making Mistakes Quickly

80% of the 150 attendees at Silicon Chef 2013 were WOMEN – and for many of the attendees, it was their first time coding, hardware hacking, […]
October 11, 2013

Women-Centric Hardware Hackathon – In Pictures!

On October 5-6, Silicon Chef hosted over 150 women assembled in the Mission district of San Francisco last weekend to hack on a combination of hardware […]
October 9, 2013

Switching Careers – A Pragmatic Guide (Or “How I Left A Four-Year Career In Finance And Became A Software Engineer In Five Months”)

Gulnara currently works at Jibe as a software engineer. She attended Hackbright Academy in the spring of 2013. Prior to Hackbright, she spent four years working […]
October 4, 2013

How To Send An SMS Text Message In Python – By Pushing A Button On Your Arduino!

Welcome to the Arduino tutorial I wish existed when I started hardware hacking. Arduinos are awesome! But an Arduino doesn’t in and of itself do anything. […]
September 30, 2013

Learning to Code: Meeting, if Not Exceeding, Expectations

Rosette currently works at Bills.com as a Software Engineer. Prior to that, she was an Engineering Fellow at Hackbright Academy and prior to that she took […]
September 25, 2013

Hackbright Tech Talk #1: Facebook software engineer Zainab Ghadiyali on the Facebook Platform API

The Graph API follows a simple HTTP request based model. A user performs an action which are you can post by HTTP request to Facebook. Facebook […]
September 19, 2013

Couchsurfing Senior iOS Developer Gemma Barlow

Gemma is a senior iOS developer at Couchsurfing and a mentor at Hackbright Academy. Previously, she worked as iOS developer at Intunity and Lonely Planet. She […]
September 19, 2013

Hackbright Alum Wins Scholarship to Attend New Relic’s Developer Conference – FutureStack 2013

Congratulations to Jessica Egoyibo Mong, a summer 2013 Hackbright Academy graduate, on winning a scholarship to attend New Relic’s developer conference: FutureStack 2013 happening this October […]
September 17, 2013

Impostor Syndrome and Saying Yes

I was dealing with a good case of impostor syndrome, the mindset where you feel like an impostor or fraud because you think your accomplishments aren’t […]