February 27, 2014

(Video) Building Full-Stack Python Web Applications

Software engineer Kate Heddleston gave a tech talk at Hackbright Academy about building full-stack Python web applications – where you manage every part of the application […]
February 24, 2014

Adora Cheung – From Software Engineer to Startup CEO

30 year old Adora Cheung is the CEO and co-founder of Homejoy, a venture-backed San Francisco startup focused on house cleaning. She started coding in high […]
February 12, 2014

(Video) “Robots, JavaScript and Drones: Welcome to the Hardware Revolution” with Tindie Head of Engineering Julia Grace at Hackbright Academy

Tindie head of engineering Julia Grace stopped by Hackbright Academy to introduce software engineers to the world of hardware. She gave a tech talk on “Robots, […]
February 10, 2014

Make A #HackentinesDay E-Card, and Then Tweet It To Friends on Friday!

Learn the basic building blocks of HTML, CSS and JavaScript by building a Valentine’s Day e-card of your very own! #HackentinesDay with Uber software engineer Martha […]
February 6, 2014

Dave-to-Girl Ratio in Mentors at Hackbright Academy

We crunched some numbers about the various software engineers who mentor Hackbright engineering fellows. What we found was a Dave-to-girl ratio of 3 to 68 🙂 […]
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 […]