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In Hackbright Academy’s immersive and rigorous 12-week Software Engineering Fellowship, students build impressive web apps in just four weeks! Get ready to be inspired by these amazing women and their creations ranging from health and wellness trackers to legislative data apps that showcase their unique personalities.


Katherine Cohort: November 2017


 

Ali Glenesk

Twitter – LinkedIn – GitHub

Ali graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Arabic. She worked in Egypt as a translator for a start-up communications company in Cairo before moving back to California to join YouTube. Over six years in YouTube policy operations, Ali served as a violence and terrorism content policy expert, data analyst, and later as the Global Policy Operations Team Lead. Working alongside engineers at YouTube to solve tough policy problems inspired Ali to pursue software engineering herself. When not coding, Ali likes to swim, run, read, and hang out with her dog. Before starting Hackbright, Ali ran seven marathons in seven days in a quest to run across her home state of California.

Hackbright Project: Content Review Tool

CTR software is useful for anyone wanting to review content in bulk and apply labels. After building the tool, Ali used it to apply labels to Reddit images and comments, then used her own data to train a classifier determining brand safety of Reddit comments. Within the tool, a reviewer can issue verdicts, blur images, and submit batches with hotkeys. The reviewer also sees banners when content contains potential unsafe language. In the manager view, a manager can see volume and consistency metrics, and classifier performance metrics, as well as overall brand safety scores broken down by subreddit.

Technology Stack:

Passlib, Scikit-learn, Python, JavaScript, jQuery, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, SQL, Flask, RegEx, Chart.js

APIs Used:

Reddit API, The Cat API

About Ali Glenesk

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

At YouTube, Ali worked as a data analyst, using SQL skills to build dashboards, manage operations, and fight abuse at scale. She complete coursework at Google, UC Berkeley, and General Assembly on Machine Learning, Statistics, Ruby, and SQL. In her spare time, Ali volunteers with MercyCorps’ start-up incubator Gaza Sky Geeks, running social media analytics and serving as a judge for start-up weekend. Ali is also the co-founder of the Tech Trust & Safety Professionals Network.


 

Amanda Reinhard

LinkedIn – GitHub

Amanda earned her Associate of Arts in General Studies from Columbia College of Missouri in May 2013, shortly after she arrived in the Bay Area. She dabbled in programming during college by taking a few courses, which made it easier for her when she picked it up again in 2016. In 2014 she started her career in restaurant hospitality as a server and local marketing coordinator, where she remained for three years. She is excited by the challenges presented by her career transition and ecstatic about how close she is to becoming a software engineer.

Hackbright Project: Crasher

When you enter a city on the splash page, Crasher looks for events occurring in that city by making keyword-based API requests to Facebook Graph and filtering the data by location. If any events match your city, it requests additional data from Facebook Graph about the event, then filters down further to look for small events run by individuals. Crasher then plots those events onto a Google Map using the Google Maps API with map markers and detail pages through every link.

Technology Stack:

Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Flask, jQuery, Jinja

APIs Used:

Facebook Graph API, Google Maps API

About Amanda Reinhard

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Amanda attended a satellite campus of Columbia College of Missouri and took entry-level courses in C++, Visual Basic, and JavaScript. In more recent years, she utilized HackReactor’s Prep Course and took their Structured Study Program.


 

Anna Liisa Moter

LinkedIn – GitHub

Anna Liisa is a polyglot with a varied background of interests, experiences, and education, including a Masters in Clinical Psychology. The common thread has been using her communication and leadership skills to help people live fuller, healthier lives, whether through alternative health modalities, coaching, counseling, or writing and teaching workshops. Anna Liisa is very excited to add to her skillset and use full-stack software development to improve people’s health and well-being. In the future, she has her eye on using deep learning to transform the way that healthcare is administered in this country.

Hackbright Project: BEEtLyme

BEEtLyme is a web app for people treating Lyme disease to easily track symptoms and treatments, allowing for the visualization of treatment efficacy over time. Users can choose from an existing database of symptoms and treatment options or add their own. The Track page allows users to input data for symptom intensity and treatment dosage for the current or past dates, as well as enter a journal entry. The Graph page then allows users to choose up to three symptoms and one treatment to track. These are visualized in a Plotly graph with dual Y axes, and have an overlay of full and new moon phases. This allows users to assess the efficacy of a given treatment over time, taking into account any symptom severity correlated to the new and full moons.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL

APIs Used:

plotly.js API

About Anna Liisa Moter

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Women Who Code, East Bay Edition – Python Study Group

Codecademy – online Python classes

Accel.ai’s Demystifying AI conference

RailsBridge weekend intro for Ruby on Rails


 

Bria Fincher

LinkedIn – GitHub

Bria graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Economics. Drawing on a desire to enter the tech industry, Bria began working in a sales role for an early stage start-up post-graduation. Though she enjoyed the fast-paced environment of the start-up scene and was fascinated by the challenges faced by the company’s engineering team, Bria missed the analytical problem-solving from her college coursework. She joined Hackbright to build on the technical skills that she developed in school in order to return to the tech world in a software engineering role. When she’s not practicing coding, Bria can be found attempting k-pop dances and exploring new music genres.

Hackbright Project: Music Nerd

Music Nerd is a tool for users to explore genres they already know and many they’ve yet to discover. Users are able to visualize genre relationships through a dynamic force-directed graph and generate custom visualizations based on quantitative measures of audio features such as energy, danceability, and valence. After uncovering the connections between 1500+ genres, users can go to a specific genre’s page (or choose to visit a random one) to learn more about that genre, including a description and an in-depth look at its audio features, most popular artists, and top related genres. Upon connecting the app to their Spotify account, users can also save a genre-specific playlist – perfect background music for further musical exploration.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, jQuery, AJAX, Jinja, D3.js, HTML / CSS

APIs Used:

Spotify Web API, Wikipedia API

About Bria Fincher

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Bria completed an introductory computer science class in college and further self-studied through Codecademy. She also has experience at a pre-series A San Francisco-based start-up.


 

Eileen Hays-Schwantes

LinkedInGitHub

Eileen arrived in the Bay Area from Chicago to pursue a Masters of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, because she wanted to solve large social issues with pragmatic solutions. She found her calling in renewable energy, as a Project Manager for solar PV projects and then at a battery storage start-up. Working alongside engineers, she became enamored with building smart, data-driven software. She took on more technical responsibilities, and in her free time studied Python and Ruby. Now, she is beyond excited to transition to being a full-stack software engineer. Her sans-laptop life consists of wandering outdoors with her family, digging into creative projects, and feeding anyone under her roof.

Hackbright Project: Block Party

BlockParty is a web app that provides users a way to build up the community around them. It’s for people who want to engage with neighbors that share similar interests, such as hiking, playing boardgames, discussing books, and coding. By entering their “homebase,” the user can search for upcoming public activities and events within their vicinity using Meetup and Eventbrite APIs. Event details, including name, time, description, and link can be easily viewed geographically on a Google map or by date on a list. Users can log in to save and view their favorite events, which are updated when events expire.

Technology Stack:

PostgrSWL, SQLAlchemy, Python, Flask, Flask-Login, Jinja, Passlib, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap

APIs Used:

Google Maps JavaScript API, Meetup API, Eventbrite API

About Eileen Hays-Schwantes

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Eileen started part-time with Hackbright Prep after work, where she built her first Python / Flask app that used a news API to display daily headlines and allowed a user to save articles to read later. She studied independently with online resources, with materials from Codecademy, App Academy, Learn Python the Hard Way, Code Wars, and attended RailsBridge workshops (Ruby on Rails). Professionally, she frequently used SQL and Tableau for data analytics and visualization.


 

Gabriela Quixtan

TwitterLinkedIn – GitHub

Gabriela began her career in art and performance but quickly became interested in software development so she could use her creativity to improve the world through innovative new tools. After a few college computer science courses, Gabriela interned at Deco Software, a start-up building developer tools – which sparked her love affair with programming. Before Hackbright, she painted murals throughout the city, while also running her own cleaning business. She’s excited to go from maintaining the offices of tech companies to joining the development team.

Hackbright Project: Giphted

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easier way to remember birthdays, anniversaries, and other special dates? Giphted allows users to schedule texts with an animated GIF in advance, and send them out to a phone number on the pre-selected date using the Twilio and Giphy API. In addition, Giphted users can choose the GIF of their choice by selecting it themselves or let Giphted choose an appropriately themed GIF based on a user-entered keyword or category. An interesting tech challenge was working with date and time and figuring out how to schedule the texts to be sent out.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, Jinja2, AJAX, JSON, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3

APIs Used:

Twilio API, Giphy API

About Gabriela Quixtan

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Starting in 2015, Gabriela attended CCSF classes on JavaScript, C++, and Linux. In the following fall, she interned at Deco Software, Inc. as a QA engineer. Then in 2017, she attended a summer prep course at Techtonica, a non-profit organization founded by a Hackbright alumna. This led her to Hackbright!


 

Jessica Ritter

TwitterLinkedIn – GitHub

Jessica began her software development career at Socos, a company on a mission to bring pay-walled early childhood development research to busy parents. At Socos she contributed on back-end and front-end code, the marketing site, and overall product direction. Working alongside a small engineering team, she grew their user base from 15 to over 1,000. Next, she worked at the e-commerce startup Stitch Labs, specializing in API support and documentation. It was during this time that Jessica decided to enter Hackbright and make the jump to full-time software engineer. After graduation, she hopes to use her technical skills and passion for social good to improve the world around her.

Hackbright Project: ReciMe: Customized Recipes for Indecisive Foodies

ReciMe aims to help indecisive foodies that want excellent recipes that take into account their dietary restrictions. Users select the meal to search for and ReciMe displays three recipes filtered by their restrictions. Recipes can be found by meal as well as by tag through the tagging page. Users can rate recipes they’ve made which are displayed on their profile page so they can always find the recipes they love.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, Bootstrap, AJAX, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Jinja2, Beautiful Soup, bcrypt, SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL

APIs Used:

Unsplash API, JQCloud API, hhursev/recipe-scraper API

About Jessica Ritter

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Jessica self studied using LPTHW, RailsBridge, and Treehouse courses. During her time at Socos she was focused on server side code and their product marketing site. At Stitch Labs, she was one of the first lines of product communication for users and partner companies. From developing trainings for their API support team she was able to learn how larger scale companies handle their gated API access and authentication.


 

Letania Ferreira

LinkedIn – GitHub

Letania really likes working with data but also has many insights and ideas about front end development, in particular, user interaction experience. She first started programming to organize her research data when she was working as a Linguists professor for the last decade. She has been responsible for proposing and developing projects from concept to completion and implementing research methodology and experimental design. Her experience as a professor also helped her to build a strong ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis, data organization, and interpersonal communication. Letania likes to solve puzzles and to put pieces together, which makes coding exciting to her.

Hackbright Project: Dining Hero

Dining Hero is a restaurant recommendation web app that makes dining suggestions and allows for advanced searching based on a variety of features using Google Places API and Yelp Open Dataset (4,700,000 reviews / 156,000 businesses). Dining Hero also tried to implement a restaurant classifier using the MonkeyLearn Platform based on restaurant reviews but accuracy rates were not as desired and the classifier was not used on the final web app.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, HTML, Jinja, Bootstrap

APIs Used:

Google Places API

About Letania Ferreira

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Outside of academia, she has worked as a senior linguistic consultant and collaborated with testers and software engineers, managed a team of translators, and worked as a liaison between the company and the client by discussing linguistic matters.


 

Lyra Hall

TwitterLinkedIn – GitHub

After obtaining a BA in Biochemistry, Lyra worked as a lab technician in an academic research lab. In 2015, she moved to the Bay Area to work at a biotech startup. There she enjoyed working to streamline the inefficiencies in scientific experiments that had frustrated her in academic settings. She got to work closely with developers and engineers and grew to envy her colleagues’ power to manipulate the software she used every day. After some self-study, she realized she could combine her love of problem-solving and creative challenges with her desire to diversify her skillset into a career in software engineering. Lyra hopes to apply her skills gained at Hackbright towards solving broader societal problems that directly impact her community.

Hackbright Project: Novel Idea

Novel Idea will recommend books to users based on books they rate and genres they favorite. Book data is scraped from Goodreads book lists using Scrapy. Book reviews are analyzed using a sentiment analyzer built with Python and scikit-learn.

Technology Stack:

PostgreSQL, Flask, Flask-SQLAlchemy, Python, Scrapy, NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, Jinja, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap

About Lyra Hall

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Completed introductory C++ course during undergrad. Self study using Codeacademy for JS, HTML, CSS, and edX for Python. Occasionally Lyra helps with the maintenance of Double Union’s web app – (Double Union is a SF feminist hacker / makerspace). Attended Hacking for Humanity Hackathon sponsored by Girls in Tech. Attended Lesbians Who Tech SF 2017.


 

Marina Bichoffe

TwitterLinkedInGitHub

Marina is an experienced business and technology professional with over eight years of sales and marketing experience. After Hackbright, she looks forward to combining her business-facing skillset with a more technical understanding of backend architecture in pursuit of a career in backend development. Most recently, she worked at Google on the Google Cloud Platform Team, educating customers on the value of cloud infrastructure. Prior to Google, she led a number of technology-focused projects, including a Salesforce implementation for Meals on Wheels’ volunteer department. Aside from programming, she is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, and successfully led D&I initiatives at her previous role at Google.

Hackbright Project: Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a mentorship-focused social network that connects Brazilian and American women and suggests paired matches through a custom algorithm. Users can sign up as mentors or mentees. During the sign-up process, the user will answer a few questions on their area of expertise (mentors) or interest (mentees).

The application uses LinkedIn’s OAuth 2.0 authentication system for user login. Once logged in, the user is directed to their public profile page, where they can see their information and a list of mentors or mentees ordered by highest compatibility. The user can connect to a mentor or mentee with the click of a button, send messages and schedule events via Google Calendar API.

Technology Stack:

JavaScript, Python, SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL, Handlbars, jQuery

APIs Used:

LinkedIn API, Google Calendar API

About Marina Bichoffe

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Marina was certified in Google Cloud Sales Mastery – Compute, Storage, Database, and ML. She led technical projects in multiple roles, including data modeling for a Real Estate CRM Software implementation. She is a member of the PyLadies SF chapter, and her technical coursework includes Getting Started with Python (Coursera), Python Prep Course (Hackbright Academy), and Asking Questions with SQL (GrowthX Academy).


 

Melissa Orgill

LinkedInGitHub

Melissa worked for Nordstrom for 11 years starting as a salesperson and worked her way up into an inventory manager role. At Nordstrom Melissa had the opportunity to wear many hats hiring and developing teams, managing and conducting inventory for large volume stores, and partnering with her fellow leaders to solve operational problems. Her love of learning, interest in solving problems with a creative approach, and passion for creating a great customer experience led to her interest in software engineering. Melissa came to Hackbright looking for a new challenge and to learn full-stack development. She is excited to combine her new and previous programming skill sets to find a creative and fulfilling role in the tech world.

Hackbright Project: Milkmaids

Milkmaids solves the problem of parents with babies in need that want a quick, easy way of buying breast milk. Milkmaids is built with a mobile responsive, clean design for a user friendly experience. Users can sign up or login. User sign up is built with a Regex password verification for extra security. Users can filter the type of milk they want to purchase by a donor’s diet type and add items to their cart for purchase. Milkmaids utilizes the stripe API for a quick, secure checkout experience.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy, AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS

APIs Used:

Strip API

About Melissa Orgill

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Melissa completed intro CS courses at Portland State and expanded on that with self study. She completed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript courses from TeamTreehouse and has done freelance web development for the last year. She loves being involved in the tech community and attending Meetups through Women Who Code and GirlDevelopIt workshops to stay current on technologies.


 

Myrna Alcaide

LinkedIn – GitHub

Myrna graduated with a BA in Creative Writing, which in no way prepared her for being a programmer. Yet a knack for organizing data and grasping complex ideas convinced various nonprofits to give her admin powers or just make her the administrator of whatever database system they were using. During her off hours, she studied programming out of curiosity, but only truly understood its power after leading an organization-wide conversion to a new database and seeing what could be done on the back-end or by integrating with websites. With her newfound knowledge and abilities gained at Hackbright, she intends to continue to grow her coding strength rating, hopefully with a nice company that will let her work on their code base.

Hackbright Project: The RLP

Designed with research libraries and archives in mind, The RLP is a web application for library staff to easily manage day-to-day front desk operations. Staffers can log in and handle visitors check-in and check-out, track the books visitors use, handle appointment requests, and register new visitors. Visitors can also use the app to log in and quickly see information on what books they referenced on past visits and make appointment requests with library staff.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL, Jinja, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Bootstrap

APIs Used:

Google Calendar API, Brooklyn Public Library API

About Myrna Alcaide

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Myrna completed an introductory computer science course in undergrad, a couple additional courses post-grad, an SQL training course, building or editing webpages on the job, self-study using Codecademy, Hack Reactor Prep, and Rithm School.


 

Noa Braun

LinkedIn – GitHub

Noa Braun took a semester-long stint at Hackbright to pursue software engineering before returning to the University of Southern California to complete her undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Previously, Noa has worked in Program Management roles for Security Engineering, IT Business Applications, and Dev Ops teams at both PlayStation and Splunk, where she first realized her interest in the world of engineering. Coming from a business background, Noa hopes to leverage her new technical skills to better problem-solve as a software engineer.

Hackbright Project: The Swamp

The Swamp ingests and parses 2,000+ files of legislative data to present the different bills that have come through congress during 2017-2018 and the different actions that have been taken on each bill. The app also utilizes D3 Visualization library to show to what extent senators have partnered on different bills.

Technology Stack:

Python, JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL, Flask, Jinja

About Noa Braun

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Noa’s previous technical experience stems from both her studies at USC as well as her previous professional roles. At USC, she took on a computer programming minor, where she gained a greater understanding of C++ data structures and algorithms. In her previous job experience, Noa has worked with a variety of Agile development teams, participating in daily stand-ups where she was privy to the daily life-cycle of a development project.


 

Sarah Edwards

LinkedInGitHub

Sarah’s career path started in academia. After pursuing a PhD in Solar Physics she went on to a post-doctoral research position. Sarah left academia to find a job that was more geographically flexible and moved to working in credit risk analysis at the Royal Bank of Scotland. As a researcher and risk analyst, the aspect of her job she enjoyed the most was always the coding. So, when Sarah had the opportunity to move to San Francisco with her husband she jumped at this chance to re-train as a software engineer.

Hackbright Project: Natural 20

Natural 20 is a fitness and goal tracking app themed around Dungeons and Dragons. It allows users to set fitness goals and monitors progress against those goals using data from Google Fit. When a user completes a goal they earn XP and when they fail on a goal they face up against a monster and lose HP. There is also a social aspect to the app that allows users to become friends with one another and form teams so that they can share in each other’s victories and defeats.

Technology Stack:

Python, Flask, JavaScript, jQuery, React, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, bcrypt, AJAX, Jinja2, Bootstrap, plotly.js

APIs Used:

Google Fit API, Facebook Open Graph API

About Sarah Edwards

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Through working in Solar Physics Sarah developed a knowledge of high performance computing and numerical analysis using Fortran and Python. She also grappled with large experimental and observational datasets and gained experience with data analysis in again in Python and also IDL. While working in credit risk Sarah learned to use the statistical language SAS to clean and analyze large amounts of retail customer data one of the UK’s largest banks.


 

Savannah Devarney

TwitterLinkedInGitHub 

Savannah graduated from McGill University with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Business. Inspired by behavioral sciences, Savannah has worked in product management for brain training and mindfulness companies for the last 10 years. Wanting to be more hands on in product development, she decided to try coding and was instantly hooked. After Hackbright, she’s aiming to work as a full-stack engineer for a small or mid-sized tech company. She also hopes to develop her own products as an entrepreneur in the future. When she’s not coding, she’s either brewing Kombucha, meditating, running, or playing field hockey for the Olympic Club.

Hackbright Project: Habot

Habot is a coach that helps you create new healthy habits via a conversational experience over text message. As you’re onboarded with Habot, you rate how well you’re doing in certain life areas. Habot then recommends a set of habits that would be best to work on. After committing to a habit, you track progress with Habot every day through delightful text message exchanges. You earn a new streak every three consecutive successful days and are encouraged to collect at least seven streaks to create the new habit (21 days in total).

Technology Stack:

PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, Python, Flask, Jinja, jQuery, Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, D3

APIs Used:

Twilio API, DialogFlow API.AI

About Savannah Devarney

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Self-study prior to Hackbright, mainly Codecademy courses. In her product management roles, Savannah managed design and development sprints to build products from the ground up and progressively optimize technologies.


 

Tanya Regan

LinkedIn – GitHub

Tanya has her eye on becoming a Full-Stack Web Developer. Prior to Hackbright, she worked in tech as a Support Manager, a QA Manager, an Escalation Engineer, and has worn many different hats at various start-ups. She has a great deal of experience with team management, project management, and tech-to-user style writing. Her current endeavor (Get Your Geek On!) is a passion-project for her as an avid cosplayer, and she hopes to help everyone wear funny clothes. Tanya is most interested in creative problem solving, and loves the challenge of coding, and the delight of getting the problem solved! She seeks a position where she can continue to develop her skill set and learn the ropes of Development.

Hackbright Project: Get Your Geek On

An app designed to let you look up your favorite characters and find links to information about the character, photos, and potential cosplay ideas. Designed first to work with Game of Thrones, but will be portable to other fandoms.

Technology Stack:

Python, SQL, SQLAlchemy, Flask, Jinja, Bootstrap

APIs Used:

GoT.api, Wikia API, eBay SDK API, Etsy API

About Tanya Regan

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Tanya has completed the Hackbright Prep course and all preparatory materials, Codecademy tracks on Python, HTML, CSS, Cmd Line, and Git, “Python for Everyone” through Coursera, “Headfirst Python,” and “How to Think Like a Computer Scientist.”


 

Whitney Deng

LinkedInGitHub 

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Environmental Biology, Whitney spent the past couple of years working in microbiology and protein chemistry at Genentech, where she was immersed in breakthrough science and technology. What drew her to programming was her style blog, which introduced her to HTML and CSS, and led her to opportunities to work part-time for Stitch Fix and a small start-up. She became so fascinated with coding that she started learning JavaScript and Python independently before deciding to actively pursue software engineering. When not coding, Whitney is often found solving bouldering problems and strategizing for board games.

Hackbright Project: Chalked

Chalked is an outdoor bouldering tracker that logs and maps climbing activity. See where you’ve been, upload photos, and keep track of projects that you’d like to return to. Earn points to win badges and visualize your progress over time.

Technology Stack:

Python, Chart.js, Scrapy, bcrypt, JavaScript, Flask, Jinja, jQuery, PostgreSQL, AJAX, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap

APIs Used:

Mountain Project API, Google Maps

About Whitney Deng

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

HTML & CSS, JavaScript, and Python via Codecademy, Team Treehouse, and Lambda School.


 

Zoe Aron

LinkedInGitHub 

Zoe graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and Natural Science (Biology) from the University of Puget Sound where she enjoyed the problem-solving and logic from her math courses. After graduating she worked in retail for a large company and also did data entry work for the YMCA. Through her work, she developed skills in problem-solving, customer service, and interacted with people from all walks of life. After a few years working in these jobs, Zoe missed the logic problems and coding experience she had in college. This lead her to learn more coding and passionately follow that interest by attending Hackbright. Zoe is excited to use her new knowledge in a career in software engineering.

Hackbright Project: Loose Threads

Loose Thread is an app to promote users to update their knitting project pages. The user’s projects are collected from the popular knitting site, Ravelry. The user is alerted upon returning to the site about how many projects have not been updated in a given number of days. They can then get details on their projects and update the project. Their updates are saved in both Loose Threads and on the corresponding Ravelry page. They can also subscribe to text alerts reminding them weekly about how many projects need to be updated.

Technology Stack:

PostgreSQL, Python, Flask, JavaScript, SQLAlchemy, Jinja, Pillow, schedule, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, ChartJS, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS

APIs Used:

Ravelry API, Twilio API

About Zoe Aron

C.S. or Related Experience Prior to Hackbright:

Zoe’s prior coding experience started in college by taking courses in computer science, optimization, probability, and statistics. In each of her classes she was exposed to different coding programs including Java, mathematica, R, LaTex, and lingo. After college she continued taking courses on Codecademy in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python.


 

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