Part-Time
Hackbright Prep Course

Our part-time prep course is perfect for those who want a taste of what life as a coder is like before committing to the Fellowship program. Hackbright Prep will teach you the foundations of programming and prepare you for the bootcamp application process. Plus, it offers plenty of flexibility so you can continue working at your full-time job.

curriculum

What You’ll Learn

You will leave this course with a foundation in Python. Hackbright Prep will also fulfill the 40-hour coding requirement for the Fellowship.
The reasons for laying a strong foundation in coding before applying to the Fellowship is twofold:

  1. It’s important to know you love to code before committing to doing it all day, every day.
  2. You’ll gain the skills you need to apply to the Fellowship and complete the coding challenge.
  • 1
    REMOTE
    Exploring Python
  • 2
    WEEKS 1-4
    Foundational Learning,
    Lecture & Labs
  • 3
    WEEKS 5-8
    Learn & Build, Lecture & Labs

Learn more about the curriculum covered in Hackbright Prep course.

typical day
  • 6:45pm
    Lecture
  • 7:50pm
    Break
  • 8:00pm
    Lab Exercises / Pair Programming
  • 9:15pm
    Day Ends

(Every Sunday | Weeks 5-8)
During the final four Sundays of the class, we have a code brunch from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This is an informal time when members of the Education team are available to assist students. Students typically work on personal projects, homework, and exercises.

I was a little intimidated entering the bootcamp but I am so thankful that I took the part-time class because it gave me a solid foundation of Python. Without this, I would have had to work that much harder. Not to mention I met some great supportive women who are interested in the same thing programming."
Grace D
HireClub
The part-time course at Hackbright truly set me up for the ultimate success during the fellowship.  Not only was I taught core Python concepts, syntax and tricks, I was also taught HOW to learn as a developer, allowing me to be an effective programmer in any language.
Alexandra D
Bloomberg
topics covered

Key Takeaways:

  • Familiarity with Python
  • Greater comfort translating real-world problems into computer programs
  • Experience pair programming
  • Work through bootcamp application-level code challenges

Prerequisites:

  • Serious interest in pursuing a career in software engineering
  • 10 hours of coding experience. If you don’t have that, email admissions@hackbrightacademy.com to see if you qualify

You’ll also learn:

  • Programming Language (Python)
  • Developer Tools (Terminal, IDE)
  • Organizing Code (Variables, Functions, Files)
  • Programming Logic (Loops, Conditionals, Operators)
  • Basic Data Structures (Lists, Dictionaries, Tuples)
  • Solving Bootcamp Application Level Code Challenges
education beyond the classroom

Advisor Meetings

Students are each assigned one advisor and will meet at least twice in the program to discuss goals, learning experience and to go over code reviews.

Weekend Assignments

Five weeks prior to the project period, Hackbright Academy provides weekend assignments that reinforce the concepts students learn during the week.

Personal Project

Students can engage concepts in unique and tangible ways as we guide them through the process of scoping, project planning, coding and refactoring. At the end of the course, students build a terminal-based game.

Code Brunch

(Every Sunday | Weeks 5-8) During the final four Sundays of the class, we have a code brunch from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This is an informal time when members of the Education team are available to assist students.

field trip & alumnae careers panel

Visit a local tech company

Students will take a field trip to a Bay Area tech company to gain insights into life as an engineer and hear from Hackbright alumnae about their experiences transitioning careers.

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Student-Teacher Ratio

Get the personalized experience you want.

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Experienced Instructors

Surround yourself by a team invested in your success.

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Code Brunch

A fun way to engage with fellow students and staff

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Advisor Support

Office Hours outside of class time with your advisors for entire course

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Heather Mahan

Instructor

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Noelis Soto

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Seema Ullal

Instructor

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Fetiyah Belayneh

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tuition & dates

All cohorts are 100% in-person, with locations in San Francisco and the South Bay.
Our next cohorts are exclusively in San Francisco. Please check back for South Bay dates.

Jan 2 – Mar 24, 2018

San Francisco

M & W 6:45 pm-9:15 pm

$3,000 USD

M & W 6:45 pm-9:15 pm

$3,000 USD

Deadline Dec 23, 2017

Jan 3 – Mar 25, 2018

San Francisco

T & Th 6:45 pm-9:15 pm

$3,000 USD

T & Th 6:45 pm-9:15 pm

$3,000 USD

Deadline Dec 23, 2017

finance options
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Scholarships

Our scholarships are powered by companies that believe in Hackbright’s mission to achieve gender equality and diversity in software engineering. Learn more about the Scholarships available at this time.

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Payment Plans

We have partnered with leading lending providers so that you have affordable payment alternatives. Learn more and check out the payment plan options.

application process

Hello future Hackbrighters! My name is Jessica Dené Earley-Cha and I am the Director of Part-Time Education.As you continue to learn more about our community or you are ready to start your application – do not hesitate to contact us at admissions@hackbrightacademy.com.
Schedule an appointment with our Admissions Counselor if you have questions. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a software engineer.

Before applying to our Prep Program, see if you’re Hackbright-ready by taking this short technical assessment quiz. Click here to quiz.

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Jessica Dené Earley-Cha

Director of Part-Time Education

We recommend an understanding of the following concepts before applying to Hackbright’s Prep Program:

  • Variables
  • Data types (integers, strings, floats)
  • Lists/Arrays
  • Familiarity with Control Flow (if, else)
  • Familiarity with Loops

Unsure if you are ready for bootcamp?  Register for Code Camp, our immersive weekend program that is modeled after Hackbright’s bootcamp experience.

Please don’t hesitate to contact admissions@hackbrightacademy.com if you have any questions about prerequisites and preparedness.

Complete the application, which includes basic contact, your experience in coding, and a processing exercise. You’ll hear back in two weeks from time of submission.

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Jessica Dené Earley-Cha

Director of Part-Time Education

Complete the application, which includes basic contact, your experience in coding, and a processing exercise. You’ll hear back in two weeks from time of submission.

Within two weeks of application submission, you’ll receive an email with a decision.

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Jessica Dené Earley-Cha

Director of Part-Time Education

Within two weeks of application submission, you’ll receive an email with a decision.

events

TUE OCT 17
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Information Session
San Francisco

Come get the inside scoop on everything you need to know about our coding courses. Join us for an information session at Hackbright where we will discuss the Prep Program and Fellowship and be available to answer all your questions to help you figure out which program is right for you.

SAT, OCT 21 & SUN, OCT 22

10:00AM – 6:00PM

Hackbright Code Camp
San Francisco

Not sure if you are ready for bootcamp? Check out Hackbright Code Camp, our immersive weekend course that is modeled after our bootcamp experience.