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 […]
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 […]