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 […]
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 […]