September 16, 2013

Giving Back: You Have More To Teach Than You Think

Michelle Sun is a former investment banker that became an entrepreneur, and is now working as a software engineer at Buffer. She pivoted her career from […]
September 12, 2013

Pedagogy: Why Only Female Students At Hackbright Academy

“Studies show that women’s classroom engagement goes up when women are in a single-sex classroom. They also show better test scores, lower dropout rates, better knowledge […]
September 11, 2013

Why Does Hackbright Academy Only Accept Women Into The Engineering Fellowship Program?

We get this question a lot. From Hackbright Academy instructor Liz Howard’s blog — “Women start a computer science degree at maybe 1/3 the rate as […]
September 9, 2013

What I Learned At The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

By Gowri Grewal (Hackbright Academy – summer 2013 class) As a newly-minted Hackbright graduate – a software engineer – I was eager to test my skills […]
September 9, 2013

Hackbright Students Demo At TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

This weekend, hundreds of hackers gathered in San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon 2013. Hundreds of developers, including a handful of alumnae from Hackbright Academy, raced […]
September 6, 2013

Hardware Hackathon for Women: Silicon Chef (October 5-6, 2013)

Silicon Chef is a hardware hackathon this October 5-6 in San Francisco for humans who identify as female. Your team will be given a box of […]
August 27, 2013

Hackbright Academy Graduates 24 Engineering Fellows This Summer 2013

“Scala hands” celebrate the last day of class for Hackbright Academy’s summer 2013 session. Ten weeks at Hackbright Academy can fly by. The students arrived in […]
August 23, 2013

Definitely Does Compute – Hackbright Girl Geek Dinner

This summer, Hackbright Academy celebrated our one year anniversary and hosted our fourth Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner. On Wednesday, August 21 at Pivotal Labs’ San […]
August 22, 2013

Hackbright Academy Career Day – Summer 2013 Edition

Hackbright Academy holds for each graduating class of software engineers a “Career Day” – a reverse career fair (companies move one table to the next, with […]
August 15, 2013

More Than Just My Mom

By Lisa Lee (Diversity Program Manager, Facebook) For as long as I can remember, my parents have always worked alongside each other. My parents are small […]
August 14, 2013

SVN vs Git: Which One Is Best For Your Needs?

GIT VS. SVN? Erica Chang, a KIXEYE Quality Engineer and Hackbright Academy graduate blogs about Python programming! Erica Chang KIXEYE Quality Engineer & Hackbright Graduate Erica […]
August 13, 2013

Hackbright Directors Talk to Girls Who Code

Hackbright Academy directors Liz Howard and Angie Chang visited the Girls Who Code class at Twitter’s downtown San Francisco office. The Hackbright Academy directors explained to […]
August 13, 2013

Hackbrights Present Tech Talks at SheCodes Conference 2013

Hackbright instructor and Director of Operations Liz Howard gave a developer identity talk at SheCodes Conference last Friday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, […]
August 9, 2013

Hackbright Academy Takes a Field Trip to Twitter!

The summer 2013 class of Hackbright Academy visited Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Market Street for a field trip and talk with their women engineers. Twitter […]
August 9, 2013

Zendesk Engineers Share Secrets to Success

Over happy hour drinks and snacks, several members of the Zendesk engineering team mingled with Hackbright Academy students during a visit to the Zendesk office in […]
August 7, 2013

Hackbright Academy Takes A Field Trip To Facebook!

The summer 2013 class of Hackbright Academy visited the Menlo Park headquarters of Facebook on Friday! Facebook is a proud partner of Hackbright, having generously sponsoring […]