Software Engineering Program
Available Full-Time or Part-Time

REMOTE COURSES NOW AVAILABLE

Due to COVID-19, Hackbright’s next in-person courses will take place in 2021. In the meantime, you can check out our available reduced-tuition remote courses. These remote courses operate on the same schedule as the in-person courses, but you can attend them from the comfort of your own home or workspace.


SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Interested in pursuing a career in software engineering but not interested in the cost or time commitment of a university engineering degree?

Hackbright Academy runs a competitive Software Engineering bootcamp program whose graduates work at some of the best tech companies in the world. The accelerated Software Engineering bootcamp program is stimulating, exciting, and fulfilling. Our challenging curriculum is based on over eight years of training students, providing tangible feedback, and helping each individual improve throughout the learning process.

curriculum

What You’ll Learn

At Hackbright, you will learn the fundamentals of computer science in addition to modern web development. The immersive bootcamp program includes labs and lectures.

One of the most in-demand languages to learn in the industry is Python – the core language of our curriculum. Python is a versatile, general-purpose programming language used for both desktop and online software/website applications. Companies that use Python include Google, Yelp and Dropbox (to name a few).

Mastering the basics of Python will help you start thinking like an engineer. You can feel confident that you’ll walk away from here ready to tackle any engineering role.

  • 1
    MODULES 1-5
    Lecture Labs & Mentorship
  • 2
    MODULES 6-10
    Lecture & Build
  • 3
    MODULES 11 & 12
    Intensive Career Services

What You’ll Learn

At Hackbright, you will learn the fundamentals of computer science in addition to modern web development.

One of the most in-demand languages to learn in the industry is Python – the core language of our curriculum. Companies that use Python? Google, Yelp and Dropbox to name a few. The primary language taught in traditional four-year Computer Science programs at institutions such as Stanford and UC Berkeley is Python, further making it a competitive language to know.

Topics Covered

Module 1

Core Programming

  • Logistics / What to Expect
  • Intro to the Command Line
  • Conditionals and Looping
  • Git / Github
  • Functions
  • Lists, Tuples, and Sets
  • Computer Memory
  • Introduction to Algorithms

Module 2

Data Structures and APIs

  • Dictionaries
  • More Command Line
  • Algorithm: Markov Chains
  • Classes / Object Orientation

Module 3

Web Technologies

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Flask
  • Testing
  • How the Web Works
  • Cookies and Sessions

Module 4

Databases and Javascript

  • Relational Databases / SQL
  • Javascript
  • Document Object Model
  • jQuery
  • AJAX & JSON

Module 5

Data Modeling & Machine Learning

  • SQLAlchemy
  • Data Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Project Planning
  • React.js

Module 6

Projects & Project Technologies

  • Independent Projects
  • Advanced Technologies

Modules 7-8

Projects & Comp Sci / Data Structures

  • Independent Projects
  • Runtime
  • Stacks and Queues
  • Linked Lists
  • Trees
  • Recursion
  • Graphs
  • Sorting

Modules 9-10

Demo Week

  • Finishing Individual Projects
  • Deploying Web Applications
  • Introduction to Whiteboarding
  • Understanding Technical Interviews
  • Presenting Project

Modules 11 & 12

Launching Your Career

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Algorithm Practice
  • Group Whiteboarding
  • Career Services Presentations
  • Career Search Support
  • Hiring Partner Company Meet & Greets

Request A Course Outline

Learn more about the curriculum covered in our remote or in-person Software Engineering course (full-time and part-time), including a detailed week-by-week breakdown.

When I was learning to code on my own, I didn’t always get the full context of what I was trying to learn. Because Hackbright starts from the ground up, building on each topic as it goes, I was able to get to the heart of what was going on, and the high number of TAs available for questions meant that I was able to get personal attention during lab exercises."
Tammie K
Software Engineer at Uber
Hackbright gave me the best educational experience of my life. I consider myself a tinkerer and have always preferred to learn new concepts without the ability to research or test myself. Each day at Hackbright offered the ideal balance of lectures and pair programming, which gave me the ability to test things I didn’t understand during lecture, ask questions to instructors for further clarity, and solidify my learning through exercises which challenged my new knowledge."
Rachel T
Software Engineer at HITactics
The most important thing Hackbright taught me is how to learn. The curriculum teaches you how to build a web app from scratch, but more importantly, you're taught how to continue iterating on that web app, introduce new technologies, and progress as a software engineer even after you graduate."
Melissa S
Software Engineer at Lever
our unique expertise

Help women learn in-demand contemporary software development professional skills

Prepare women to succeed and thrive throughout their software engineer careers

typical day

Lectures / Labs / Projects / Technologies / CompSci Lectures

  • 10:00am
    Lightning Talks, Lectures, and Meetings
  • 11:45am
    Independent Project Work
  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Independent Project Work
  • 6:00pm
    Day Ends

Lectures / Labs / Projects / Technologies / CompSci Lectures

  • 6:00pm
    Lecture
  • 7:30pm
    Lab Exercises/Pair Programming
  • 9:00pm
    Day Ends

The end of the course consists of extensive Career Development. Topics include:

  • Career roadmap & development workshops
  • Hackbright Hiring Partner Company Meet & Greets/Recruiting Events with Engineering Teams
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Personal Branding Workshops
  • Whiteboarding Opportunities, Both via Self-Study, Group, and Mentor-Led
  • Compensation & Negotiation and Equity Workshops by Industry Experts
  • Mock Interviewing

A Day in the Life of the Hackbright Woman

A Day in the Life of the Hackbright Woman

In terms of a learning environment, I knew I wanted to be in a place where I’d feel empowered, where the quality of instruction was really high, and where I could practice both self-care and ownership over my learning experience. Hackbright’s environment made that type of bootcamp experience possible for me."
Anli Y
Software Engineer at Gametime United
instructors
ashley trinh

Ashley Trinh

Program Director

Hackbright Academy Instructor Katrina Huber-Juma

Kat Huber-Juma

Lead Instructor

Hackbright Academy Instructor Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum

Lead Instructor

Hackbright Academy Instructor Marisa Gloor

Marisa Gloor

Lab Instructor

events
Based in San Francisco

For a full list of events at Hackbright Academy, please visit our events page! Upcoming events include Study Sessions, Info Sessions, Webinars, and Coffee Chats.

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tuition & dates

Remote
Jan 4-Mar 26, 2021

FULL-TIME
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$12,900 USD

FULL-TIME

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$12,900 USD

Application Deadline: Dec 21
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 28

Remote
Jan 12-July 10, 2021

PART-TIME
Tues 6pm-9pm
Thur 6pm-9pm
Sat 10am-6pm

$12,900 USD

PART-TIME

Tues 6pm-9pm
Thur 6pm-9pm
Sat 10am-6pm

$12,900 USD

Application Deadline: Dec 29
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 28

San Francisco
Jul 12-Oct 1, 2021

FULL-TIME
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$14,900 USD

FULL-TIME

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$14,900 USD

Application Deadline: Jun 28
Scholarship Deadline: Jul 5

To view a complete list of upcoming courses in all locations and formats, please click here.

application process

Hello future Hackbrighters! My name is Ashley Trinh and I’m the Program Director for Hackbright. 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 Immersive Python Coding Bootcamp, see if you’re Hackbright-ready by taking our short technical assessment quiz. Click to test.
Our Hackbright Prep course is an option for anyone considering joining the Software Engineering Program.

Hackbright Academy Program Director Ashley Trinh

Ashley Trinh

Program Director for Hackbright

Prior to applying, we encourage our candidates to have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Control flow and looping
  • How to create and manipulate basic datatypes (integers, strings, booleans, etc.)
  • How to create and manipulate lists/arrays to store basic datatypes
  • How to create and call functions
  • Algorithmic problem-solving
  • Conditional logic

Our Prep and Online Python 101 courses are an option for anyone considering joining the Software Engineering Program.

Submit the Hackbright Academy online application and schedule your admissions interview.

Hackbright Academy Program Director Ashley Trinh

Ashley Trinh

Program Director for Hackbright

Submit the Hackbright Academy online application and schedule your admissions interview.

If selected to move forward, you will be invited to an admissions interview (30 min). If selected to move forward, you’ll have a technical interview (15-20 mins). The Admissions interview will be online and technical interview will be over the phone. No interviews are required to be onsite or in-person.

Hackbright Academy Program Director Ashley Trinh

Ashley Trinh

Program Director for Hackbright

If selected to move forward, you will be invited to an admissions interview (30 min). If selected to move forward, you’ll have a technical interview, including a coding challenge (15-20 mins). The Admissions interview will be online and technical interview will be over the phone. No interviews are required to be onsite or in-person.

Within two-five days of your last interview, we’ll contact you with a decision.

Hackbright Academy Program Director Ashley Trinh

Ashley Trinh

Program Director for Hackbright

Within two-five days of your last interview, we’ll contact you with a decision.

finance options
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Deferred Tuition

Hackbright Academy offers a deferred tuition program to select, eligible students. If eligible, that means no tuition payments until you are hired.

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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.

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Lending Providers

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

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Experienced Instructors

Benefit from personalized attention.

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1:2 Mentorship

Begin your career transition with top engineers by your side.

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Personal Advisor

From Day 1, get matched with a personal advisor.

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Career Developers

Get set up to find a job you love post-graduation.

ready to learn software engineering?

If you’re ready to start learning software engineering, please fill out the enrollment form or reach out to an Admissions Counselor. Please note that due to COVID-19, current courses are being held remotely for a discounted tuition price.