Software Engineering Program
Available Full-Time or Part-Time

Hackbright Academy runs a competitive software engineering program whose graduates work at some of the best tech companies in the world. The accelerated software development program is stimulating, exciting and fulfilling. Our challenging curriculum is based on 5 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 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. Companies that use Python include Google, Yelp and Dropbox to name a few.

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

  • 1
    REMOTE
    Foundation Learning
  • 2
    MODULES 1-6
    Lecture Labs & Mentorship
  • 3
    MODULES 6-10
    Lecture & Build
  • 4
    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
  • APIs and Using the Twitter API
  • 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

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 & Interview Prep

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

Modules 11 & 12

Launching Your Career

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Algorithm Practice
  • Group Whiteboarding
  • Resume Reviews
  • Career Services Presentations
  • Career Search Support

Learn more about the curriculum covered in our Software Engineering Program (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

  • 5:30pm
    Office Hours (optional)
  • 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
  • Self-Care and Stress Management Discussions
  • 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
Meggie Mahnken

Meggie Mahnken

Senior Director of Education

Allian Roman

Allian Roman

Instructor

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Heather Mahan

Instructor

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Ashley Trinh

Instructor

events
San Francisco,
Oakland, and San Jose

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.

See upcoming events

tuition & dates

All cohorts are 100% in person. Now offered in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

San Francisco
Oct 1 – Dec 21, 2018

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$16,895 USD

FULL-TIME

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$16,895 USD

Application Deadline, Sep 2
Scholarship Deadline, Sep 12

San Francisco
Jan 7 – Mar 29, 2019

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$16,895 USD

FULL-TIME

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

$16,895 USD

Application Deadline, Dec 17
Scholarship Deadline, Dec 23

San Francisco
Jan 15 – July 13, 2019

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

$16,895 USD

PART-TIME

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

$16,895 USD

Application Deadline, Dec 17
Scholarship Deadline, Dec 23

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

application process

Hello future Hackbrighters! My name is Dori Grant and I am on the Admissions Team. 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 Program, 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.

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Dori Grant

Director of Admissions

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 Course is an option for anyone considering joining the Software Engineering Program.

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

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Dori Grant

Director of Admissions

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.

dori-grant@2x

Dori Grant

Director of Admissions

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.

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

dori-grant@2x

Dori Grant

Director of Admissions

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 and 100% in-person instruction.

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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.

location is key

Hackbright will give you immediate access to some of the tech industry’s top players. Learning to code in such a highly desirable town means connecting with your favorite companies is easier than ever.

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