Gender equality-minded engineering school Hackbright Academy is excited to share some updates from graduates of the software engineering program. Check out what these 16 grads are doing now at their companies – and what languages, frameworks, databases and other technologies these engineers use on the job!
Software Engineer, Aclima
Tiffany Williams is a software engineer at Aclima, where she builds software tools to ingest, process and manage city-scale environmental data sets enabled by Aclima’s sensor networks. Follow her on Twitter at @twilliamsphd.
Technologies: Python, SQL, Cassandra, MariaDB, Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud
Software Engineer, Eventbrite
Maggie Shine works on backend and frontend application development to make buying a ticket on Eventbrite a great experience. In 2014, she helped build a WiFi-enabled basal body temperature fertility tracking device at a hardware hackathon. Follow her on Twitter at @magksh.
Technologies: Python, Django, Celery, MySQL, Redis, Backbone, Marionette, React, Sass
User Experience Engineer, GoDaddy
Terri Wong is in the user experience and design group at GoDaddy, where she helps bring innovative product concepts to life in design and development. She helps define and deliver new features, testing new concepts. Follow her on Twitter at @terriwonglee.
Software Engineer, Google
Nicole Ziemlak spent over a year as a software engineer at Minted developing their e-commerce infrastructure after Hackbright, then joined the Google Store team to help build an e-commerce platform to sell the latest hardware from Google. Follow her on Twitter at @imnikkiz.
Data Engineer, IMVU
Marlene Hirose is a data engineer at IMVU, where she maintains and creates tools for automation of data ETL for use by data analysts and scientist. She joined IMVU as a consultant, and celebrated her one year full-time-versary this week! Follow her on Twitter at @mariki816.
Technologies: HiveQL, Hadoop, Scala, Spark, Python, Tableau
Software Engineer in Test, Kahuna
Shilpa Sirur works in software development at Kahuna to design and execute testability of a product feature, providing feedback on its quality. Prior to attending Hackbright’s engineering fellowship, she worked as a QA engineer at SurveyMonkey for two years.
Software Engineer, New Relic
Erika Arnold writes stable, lightweight machine code at New Relic that monitors the performance of customers’ applications. She gives back by volunteering as a Mentor at Hackbright Academy from the New Relic Portland office. Follow her on Twitter at @erikabugs.
Technologies: C, Go, PHP, Python, Docker
Software Engineer, Radius Intelligence
Susan Chin is a software engineer at Radius Intelligence, where she aggregates data to pass down the pipeline that builds the Radius Business Graph. She joined Radius first as an engineering intern after Hackbright, and is now full-time. Follow her on Twitter at @susancodes.
Technologies: Python, Spark, Databricks, AWS (S3, EC2, EMR, RDS), PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Rundeck
Application Engineer, Slack
Carly Robinson works as an application engineer at Slack – building product features, design and implement API methods, and improve performance and reliability of Slack’s backend infrastructure. Follow her on Twitter at @carlyhasredhair.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Hack/HHVM, AWS, Solr, Redis, Java, Linux
Software Engineer, Square
Liana Lo is building the payment routing system behind Square Cash along with a front-end admin user interface for simple payment routing rule management. After Hackbright, she worked as a full-stack developer at Prezi for a year before joining Square. Follow her on Twitter at @lilohacks.
Lead Software Engineer, SurveyMonkey
Louise Fox is the tech lead for the mobile team at SurveyMonkey, where she’s been working for over 3 years. Her role involves code reviewing, new features, and creating React patterns for other people to use. Follow her on Twitter at @kaboomfox.
Technologies: Python, Node, React, sometimes Java and Objective C
Technology Leadership Program I Engineer, Target
Paola Socorro is in her first rotation in Target‘s Technology Leadership Program, where she is building APIs and restructuring the CI/CD pipeline to meet the newest standards. Follow her on Twitter at @paromi.
Technologies: Java, Groovy, Scala, Spock, Springboot, Gradle, Chef, Jenkins, Artifactory, Nginx, node-proxy, Gatling, Openstack
Software Engineer, Terra Bella (Google)
Danielle Levi works on the front-end web application at Terra Bella (acquired by Google), enabling order entry for satellite imagery and status tracking in the imaging pipeline. She is currently volunteering as a mentor at Hackbright Academy. Follow her on Twitter at @danislevi.
Software Engineer, Uber
Theresa Cay is a software engineer at Uber on the developer experience team in core infrastructure. She works to increase developer productivity and efficiency through automation, tooling, and information. Follow her on Twitter at @theresa_clare.
Software Engineer, Wantify
Breanna Turcsanyi is a software engineer and team lead at Wantify. She leads a team of 6 at an early-stage startup, building a product for small businesses with scalable, modular architecture that allows for feature changes and future adjustments. Follow her on Twitter at @br3annalynnn.
Software Engineer, Yelp
Katherine Wu develops full-stack features at Yelp to facilitate advertisement sales flow. A former teacher, Katherine took the part-time course at Hackbright before joining the 12-week full-time engineering fellowship program at Hackbright.
We are so proud of our Hackbright software engineering graduates for getting to where they are today. Through their hard work at the fellowship, combined with learning outside of the classroom and on-the-job training, they have developed into talented and respected engineers I am honored to know.
Are you ready to get started with your career in tech? Learn more about our full-time 12-week and part-time 24-week immersive software engineering program and Hackbright’s 5-week Python Basics Prep course.
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