We’re excited to announce that Hackbright Academy has launched Hackbright Prep, an 8-week evening course where students learn coding fundamentals while preparing for the Hackbright Fellowship application process. We’ve interviewed Jessica Earley, Director of Part-Time Education, to get more insight on this new course. Tell us more about Hackbright Prep We saw a growing interest in […]
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About Paul Boutin
Paul Boutin is a coder turned writer and editor. MIT's computer science department was a lesson in humility for him, but he's done pretty well the past 20 years writing and editing for dozens of publications. Wired, Slate, the early Valleywag, and The New York Times (11 years!) are his best-known gigs. Most recently he has written for Newsweek and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Paul works with Hackbright Blog contributors, as well as writing his own posts. His experiences as a software engineer and hiring manager primed him to recognize Hackbright Academy's potential.
Paul hasn't won a Pulitzer, but The Onion once put him in a story with a fake quote. That made him happier.
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Emma Ferguson is a software engineer at Eventbrite, which claims to be the world’s largest self-ticketing platform. She graduated from Hackbright in March of 2016. Before Hackbright, she worked as a data analyst for four years. When not coding, Emma skis, bakes, walks shelter dogs, and loves to hang out around museums! In 2016, Emma volunteered as […]
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, so there’s no better time than the present to talk about the programming language named after her. Everyone sort of knows that there was a programming language named after Ada, who developed the first known computational algorithm for a machine. What most don’t know: What Ada, Countess of Lovelace, was to abstract big thinking, the […]