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 […]
July 16, 2013

ActivityHero CTO and Co-Founder Shilpa Dalmia Speaks at Hackbright Academy on Starting Up as a Mompreneur

Shilpa Dalmia is the CTO and co-founder of ActivityHero, a 500 Startups-backed company in San Jose. She is a mompreneneur and shares her advice from a […]
July 12, 2013

Tech Talk: Heroku For Beginners – With Dynos!

When I initially became interested in programming, my first foray into the field was reading personal tech blogs written by my followers on Twitter. By Katherine […]
July 10, 2013

A 10-Week Program Will Not Make You An Instant Success, But Persistent Hard Work Will.

I’ve spent the last 2-3 years hemming and hawing about wanting to learn how to be a software engineer. I’d say confidence was the biggest thing […]
July 3, 2013

Hackbright Academy Visits Square, Meets Their Engineers

This week, students in the summer 2013 session of Hackbright Academy meet engineers at Square over food and drink, learning about the stack and hearing from […]
July 2, 2013

Zed Shaw Visits Hackbright Academy

Zed Shaw is the author of “Learn Python the Hard Way”, an introduction to the language intended for beginning programmers, as well as a number of […]
July 2, 2013

From Entrepreneur to Engineering Powerhouse

Kimber started a company with friends in college. The startup, Increo Solutions, was acquired by Box in 2009. With four years of work experience under her […]
July 1, 2013

Where to Begin – The First Two Weeks of Hackbright Academy

By Katherine Hennes (Engineering Fellow, Hackbright Academy – summer 2013 class) In the last two weeks, we have covered so many things. I’m flipping through 60+ […]
July 1, 2013

Test Engineering Is Software Engineering!

Sukrutha hosts Girl Geek Dinners in the Bay Area for fun in her spare time. She is also a Mentor at Hackbright Academy. She has 5 […]
June 28, 2013

From Novice to Skilled Developer in “Two and a Half Werewolf Cycles” – aka Hackbright – The Epilogue

By Kelley Robinson (Hackbright Academy – spring 2013 class) It has been seven weeks since graduating Hackbright Academy and I can officially announce that I am […]
June 28, 2013

Medium Engineer Jean Hsu on Starting Out

Jean is an engineer at Medium. Previously, she led Android development at Pulse and was a software engineer at Google. She has five years of experience […]
June 27, 2013

What’s Pinteresting About Engineering?

Tracy is a software engineer at Pinterest, where she works on backend/infrastructure engineering. Previously, she was an early employee and software engineer at Quora. She has […]
June 26, 2013

Successful Entrepreneur and Engineering Leader Selina Tobaccowala of SurveyMonkey

Selina started Evite.com in her college dorm room when she was studying computer science. Ticketmaster acquired the company, and now Selina runs the engineering team at […]