November 6, 2013

Hackbright Co-Founder Speaking At DevBeat 2013 – And Save 30% On DevBeat Tickets With Discount Code “Bright”

DevBeat (November 12-13 in the Regency Center, San Francisco) is the can’t-miss event for those bright, motivated, mid-career developers. (Read: at least one year of experience […]
November 6, 2013

Rainbow Bash Shell: How-To Guide

Don’t you hate it when you get an error message that is so long, you can’t even find where it started? Make your shell rainbow-colored to […]
November 5, 2013

Hackbright Academy Visits Facebook For Tech Talks From Facebook Women – And For Lunch!

The fall 2013 class of Hackbright Academy visited Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park last Friday! We were warmly welcomed by Lisa Lee who leads diversity programs […]
November 4, 2013

21 Rising Technical Superstars: Meet The Female Engineers Who Just May Become The Next Fortune 500 CTO!

Of the Fortune 500 companies, only two have a recognizable female CTO. Fear not – here are 21 women engineers to watch. Talented engineering managers and […]
November 1, 2013

Hackbright Academy Code of Conduct for Hackathons Adopted for Next Week’s Retsly Real Estate Hackathon

Engineering school Hackbright Academy released a Code of Conduct from its successful women-centric hardware hackathon Silicon Chef free for use by other hackathon organizers to create […]
November 1, 2013

Meet Startup Co-Founder And CTO Maia Bittner of RocksBox!

Maia Bittner is the co-founder and CTO of RocksBox, where she is single-handedly running the entire tech stack. Maia has two to seven years of experience […]
October 25, 2013

Women In Engineering Teams: Where Are The Numbers?

In raw numbers, are there actually more technical women in industry now than before? Is the percentage of women in engineering going up? What’s working? Is […]
October 23, 2013

12 Female CTOs You Should Know – and Follow on Twitter!

These female chief technology officers (CTOs) are leaders of startups and technology companies. Women who can code AND lead are role models who inspire and motivate […]
October 23, 2013

Heroku Engineers Host Hackbright Academy Fall 2013 Field Trip and Workshop

Thanks to the engineers at Heroku for giving us a tour of their new office in San Francisco’s SOMA district today. We enjoyed a walking tour […]
October 22, 2013

LAUNCH Hackathon First To Adopt Code of Conduct From Hackbright Academy

The technology sector has been rife with controversy, from highly-publicized sexual harassment incidents between conference attendees to ensuing snowballing fall-outs, from PyCon to RubyConf. Engineering school […]
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 […]