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 […]
August 15, 2013

More Than Just My Mom

By Lisa Lee (Diversity Program Manager, Facebook) For as long as I can remember, my parents have always worked alongside each other. My parents are small […]
August 14, 2013

SVN vs Git: Which One Is Best For Your Needs?

GIT VS. SVN? Erica Chang, a KIXEYE Quality Engineer and Hackbright Academy graduate blogs about Python programming! Erica Chang KIXEYE Quality Engineer & Hackbright Graduate Erica […]
August 13, 2013

Hackbright Directors Talk to Girls Who Code

Hackbright Academy directors Liz Howard and Angie Chang visited the Girls Who Code class at Twitter’s downtown San Francisco office. The Hackbright Academy directors explained to […]
August 13, 2013

Hackbrights Present Tech Talks at SheCodes Conference 2013

Hackbright instructor and Director of Operations Liz Howard gave a developer identity talk at SheCodes Conference last Friday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, […]
August 9, 2013

Hackbright Academy Takes a Field Trip to Twitter!

The summer 2013 class of Hackbright Academy visited Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Market Street for a field trip and talk with their women engineers. Twitter […]
August 9, 2013

Zendesk Engineers Share Secrets to Success

Over happy hour drinks and snacks, several members of the Zendesk engineering team mingled with Hackbright Academy students during a visit to the Zendesk office in […]
August 7, 2013

Hackbright Academy Takes A Field Trip To Facebook!

The summer 2013 class of Hackbright Academy visited the Menlo Park headquarters of Facebook on Friday! Facebook is a proud partner of Hackbright, having generously sponsoring […]
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. […]