Dave-to-Girl Ratio in Mentors at Hackbright Academy

We crunched some numbers about the various software engineers who mentor Hackbright engineering fellows. What we found was a Dave-to-girl ratio of 3 to 68 :) The Dave-to-Katherine ratio is 1:3 in our Hackbright mentors!By Angie Chang (Director of Growth, Hackbright Academy)

At Hackbright Academy, we’re excited to kick off our Mentorship program in two weeks!

We crunched some numbers about the various software engineers who mentor Hackbright engineering fellows. What we found was a Dave-to-girl ratio of 3 to 68 :)

Here’s what Hackbright Mentors have said about mentoring:

“As a woman in technology, I am concerned about the skewed gender ratios prevalent in the tech industry. Mentoring at Hackbright has enabled me to participate actively and help aspiring women engineers who are on their way to becoming excellent programmers. Giving back to the local tech community through Hackbright has been a very humbling experience!”
– Charmy Chhichhia, Chegg Sr. Data Scientist

“I’ve officially mentored two Hackbright students,
and I’ve enjoyed watching these smart and motivated
new engineers learn and have fun so much that
I’ve also unofficially mentored two more students.
I’m looking forward to the next session of students and
to their success!”
Chris Palmer, Google Chrome Security Engineer

“I love mentoring Hackbright because working
with smart folks is so inspiring – the enthusiasm
they bring to their projects, and the amount they learn
in ten weeks, just floors me every time. It’s wonderful
to share in the excitement of their interviews
and their new careers.”
Kat Hagan, freelance web developer

We have enough mentors for the Spring 2014 session of Hackbright
but if you are interested in mentoring for the next class, fill out this form.

Thanks!