Entries by Angie

Hackbright Academy Goes To Pinterest!

Hackbright Academy’s Fall 2014 engineering fellows visited Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco last week! Thanks to diversity tech recruiter Kate Fiedelman, the students were treated to a tour of the office, a tasty lunch at Pinterest, and an informative tech talk by Pinterest engineering manager. Pinterest engineering manager Unnur Gretarsdottir (pictured above, right) manages the […]

Questions To Ask An Interviewer To Detect How Female-Friendly A Company / Engineering Team Is

Understanding the Ratio: How to detect female-friendly work culturesBy Katie Thomas (Hackbright Academy – fall 2013 class) Countless articles have been written about “Women in Tech”. Yet, when I think back to the month I spent interviewing before deciding to join Thumbtack, I don’t remember being at all concerned about vetting any of those companies […]

Current Fellow Reveals Her First Impressions of Hackbright

Current Hackbright engineering fellow Wendy Dherin is deep into her fifth week at Hackbright Academy, and she has been regularly documenting her Hackbright experience. This blog post provides insight into the very first week of her Hackbright journey and reveals some of her first impressions. Prior to Hackbright, Wendy worked in publishing after getting her degree […]