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 […]
December 18, 2013

PyCon 2014 Speakers Include Hackbright Alumnas!

The speaker lineup was announced this morning for the 2014 edition of PyCon which will be held in Montreal in April 9-17, 2014. A whopping 33% […]
December 16, 2013

Find Out How 11 Women Learned To Code – Watch These Videos On “Becoming A Software Engineer” (Tech Talks!)

Thanks to our generous supporter GitHub for hosting and recording the tech talks on December 10, 2013 – and for participating in the Hackbright Academy Dinner […]
December 5, 2013

Learning to Code? Join Hackbright for a women’s dinner at GitHub this Dec. 10th in San Francisco!

On Tuesday, December 10th at the GitHub office in San Francisco, Hackbright Academy presents a fun night of tech talks from women who learned to code […]
December 3, 2013

8 Tips On Maximizing Your Mentorship Relationships From Hackbright Academy Mentors For #GivingTuesday

“Always take notes, and research your potential mentor thoughtfully and thoroughly. If they say yes, your first priority is to ask thoughtful questions!” – Martha Girdler, […]
December 2, 2013

I’m a Really Good Impostor (AKA My Ongoing Experience with Impostor Syndrome)

I often was reluctant to tell people I was in engineering school, because I was expecting to be told that I didn’t belong there – and […]
November 26, 2013

What is Software Security Engineering?

As a Hackbright student or alumna, you probably plan to participate in building the foundation of our shiny new automated world. (Thanks for joining us! We […]
November 25, 2013

New part-time classes for software engineers available this winter at Hackbright Academy!

New part-time classes for software engineers available this winter at Hackbright Academy! In 2014, come to Hackbright Academy to learn about: data science (machine learning, analytics […]
November 23, 2013

Hackbright Academy Proudly Participates In “Tech Gives Back” This Holiday Season

The 2013 campaign for the Tech Gives Back program aims to provide $75,000 in cash, goods, and services to Bay Area non-profits. Hackbright Academy is hosting […]
November 20, 2013

(Video) “Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job” — Noah Kindler Speaks At Hackbright Academy

You’ve developed the skills. You’ve done the research. And now, only one thing stands between you and your dream job:  The coding interview. For those who […]
November 19, 2013

(Video) Getting Started with Electric Imp at Hackbright

Electric Imp developer relations manager Matt Haines stops by Hackbright Academy to demonstrate how to start programming for the Electric Imp. In this talk, the students […]
November 19, 2013

(Video) Object-Oriented Programming in Python – Lecture From Hackbright Academy Classroom

In this lecture, Hackbright Academy co-founder and instructor Christian Fernandez gives students an introduction to the basics of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Python. Hackbright Academy runs […]