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 […]
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 […]