August 6, 2013

Career Advice from Woman Engineers at SurveyMonkey

The summer 2013 class of Hackbright Academy visited the Palo Alto headquarters of SurveyMonkey! It was bright and early on Friday morning when the Hackbright students […]
August 6, 2013

Developer Sarah Mei Talks Defensive Programming, Getting Jobs in Programming – and Getting Involved

Sarah Mei, Software Engineer Sarah was most recently at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco for three years, and is now a freelance Ruby / Rails developer. […]
August 6, 2013

Cracking the Coding Interview: Hackbright Students Learn from Author Gayle Laakmann McDowell

We invited “Cracking the Coding Interview” author Gayle Laakmann McDowell to Hackbright Academy this summer to speak to the students about interviewing. Gayle started her career […]
July 31, 2013

Negotiation and Interviewing Advice for Hackbright Students from Poornima Vijayashanker (Femgineer)

We invited Poornima Vijayashanker, founder at Femgineer, to Hackbright Academy to speak to this summer’s class about getting interviews and negotiating. Her talk at Hackbright covered: […]
July 30, 2013

Eventbrite VP of Engineering Pat Poels Speaks at Hackbright

We invited Pat Poels, Vice President of Engineering at Eventbrite, to Hackbright Academy to speak to the current class. Eventbrite has hired three Hackbright engineering fellows […]
July 30, 2013

Hackbright Week 6: Sweet, Terrifying Freedom

By Aimee Morgan (Engineering Fellow, Hackbright Academy – summer 2013 class) Last week was the much anticipated start of full time work on our individual projects. […]
July 29, 2013

Summer of Hackbright: Just Past the Halfway Point

“I applied, got in, paid tuition, quit my job, and dived into Hackbright head first with little prep or knowledge. I’m just past the halfway point […]
July 24, 2013

From Investment Banking to Entrepreneurship, Meet Buffer Growth Engineer Michelle From Hackbright’s First Class!

Michelle Sun is a former investment banker that became an entrepreneur, and is now working as a software engineer. She is currently at Buffer working on […]
July 23, 2013

Indel Finder: How the Python Version of This Program Works

Before her current software developer incarnation, Lindsay was a traveler, a research biologist and an illustrator. She is still all of those things to varying degrees […]
July 23, 2013

The Epilogue of Hackbright and Career Transition: All the Feelings, All the Things, Live Them All

Jasmine studied International Relations and Economics at UPenn, working in investment banking and consulting after graduation. She always found herself perpetually slightly restless and itching to […]
July 22, 2013

git commit -m ‘All the things!’

I’d applied to a number of different programs, but had turned down a few positions before even submitting my application to Hackbright. In other words, I […]
July 22, 2013

Hackbright Week 5 (AKA: The Week of So Many Feelings)

(Alternate subtitle: “The Week of ‘Surely No One Will Notice that I Wore the Same Pair of Jeans Multiple Times This Week.'”) By Aimee Morgan (Engineering […]
July 19, 2013

Facebook Software Engineer and Hackbright Alum Emily Gasca Gives Advice on Interviews

Facebook software engineer Emily Gasca and former Hackbright Academy student talked to the students about interviewing. Before attending Hackbright Academy, Emily earned her bachelor’s in Cognitive […]
July 19, 2013

Scholarships for Hackbright Academy Students

Thanks to our partner companies Facebook, Heroku, SurveyMonkey and Zendesk for providing generous scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy! Want to partner […]
July 19, 2013

Hackbright Represents at SheCodes Event (August 9 in Mountain View)

Hear Liz Howard, Hackbright Academy instructor, speak on going from pseudocode permission slips to genuine identity at SheCodes on August 9! Also, Hackbright alums Michelle Glauser, […]
July 17, 2013

Welcome to the Interwebs (Hackbright Academy – Week 5)

O hai! We finally made it to the web development section of the class. Actually, that was over a week ago, and I’ve had this half-finished […]