We’re grateful to have immense support from the community!
Our Hackbright alumnae exemplify the Slack values of craftsmanship and thriving. They’ve been able to quickly contribute to projects with practical programming knowledge and a curiosity to learn. We look forward to future Hackbright graduates building successful careers at Slack.
Joann AndersonDirector of Engineering at Slack
I’d encourage any company to get involved with organizations like Hackbright and see what they can do to help include communities that are not well-represented in technology today in their company.
Peter van HardenbergGM and Founding Developer, Heroku
Hackbright Academy boldly addresses tech’s diversity challenges by building a factory of talented women software engineers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. We attended a Career Day and yielded a gifted software engineer, a star performer still on our team 3 years later!”
Ching-Yu HuCo-Founder, Skybox Imaging (Acquired by Google)
I spoke with people who blew my hair back. A lot of really, really talented people.
Pat PoelsVP of Engineering, Eventbrite
Two of the best engineers I have worked with in my 30+ year career in engineering are Hackbright graduates.
Richard LavoieSenior Director of Engineering, Splunk
We are one of the program’s biggest fans, with six Hackbright alumnae on the New Relic team and the hope for more!
Darin SwansonVP of Engineering, New Relic
On day one, the productivity gap for web development between computer science graduates and Hackbright graduates is slim to none.
Based on where I have seen recent grads, I suspect we’ll all look back and marvel at the impact at Hackbright has had in 5-10 years.
Kevin WhinneryDeveloper Education Manager, Twilio
I think that they are gifting her a family and a network that can help support her through her life within the technology industry. That mentorship and camaraderie is going to help that woman stay in the technology industry longer. When you have a community like Hackbright, and you have an opportunity for these women to learn together, you’re creating a bond where anything is possible.
Natalie VillalobosWomen in Technology Advocate, Google
I’m very proud to be a Hackbright mentor because I believe in their mission of changing the ratio. I’ve always thought of programming as a superpower, and while I was incredibly fortunate to be connected to my passion for coding at an early age, it doesn’t take a lifetime to learn. Over the years that I’ve been a mentor, I’ve seen hundreds of women launch their careers through Hackbright—and it’s been especially rewarding to recruit some of these alumnae to join Reddit’s engineering team.
Steve HuffmanCEO, Reddit
Hackbright attracts smart, driven women and provides them with a fantastic environment where they can quickly but effectively learn software development and ultimately become skilled coders.
Some of the most amazing people I know were in my class at Hackbright and they are my favorite people in the world. They are really incredible people.
Ava St. JohnSoftware Engineer, Survey Monkey & Alumna at Hackbright Engineering Fellowship
I now have this network of professional women who are already established in their careers that I can reach out to ask questions, ask for advice, or mentorship.
Meghan HadeSoftware Engineer at Mapzen & Alumna at Hackbright Engineering Fellowship
SalesforceIQ was blown away by the skills, attitude, and engagement of the engineers in the program. We have hired Hackbright Engineers who have ramped quickly and have immediately been able to contribute to SalesforceIQ.
Jessica RothTalent Acquisition at SalesforceIQ
Hackbright is different because all their students are women…it creates an environment that is very collegial and very supportive, which isn’t always the case with all the programs that are out there.
Jen Mei WuLead Software Engineer, Indiegogo
What’s so great about Hackbright is you take raw talent and you give them skills so they can thrive in a completely different arena but still be the amazing people that they always were.
Danae RingelmannFounder and Chief Development Officer, Indiegogo
Hackbright’s a wonderful place where you are with a group of people that coming out after 10 weeks are going to spread in many different companies. You now are going to have a wealth of contacts in the best companies in the valley.
Cheryl AinoaSVP Product Development, Intuit
Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women founded in San Francisco, CA.