Sarah Bindman

Analyst to Software Engineer at Spatial Development International
Ultimately, I decided to take the plunge, and I am so glad I did! Even from my first day, it was obvious that I had found a special type of environment: one that was supportive, motivating, and inspiring.
Sarah Bindman
September 2009 - June 2013
Sarah graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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She earned her BS in Urban Planning with minors in Economics and Applied International Studies

September 2013 - December 2014
After graduating, Sarah worked as an analyst and transportation planner.

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Many of her projects were satisfying and included analysis on things such as the environmental impact of the Seattle waterfront redesign, the evaluation of a prominent bike path and numerous traffic assessments. However, she grew increasingly frustrated.


“I was frustrated by my day to day work. I love solving problems and saw coding as an opportunity to grow my skill set and bring more innovation into my day to day job.”

December 2014
Sarah decides to quit her job and make a change.

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“Truth-be-told, I was nervous about leaving my stable job to attend an expensive bootcamp. I did a lot of research and spoke to previous alumnae about their experiences. Ultimately, I decided to take the plunge, and I am so glad I did! Even from my first day, it was obvious that I had found a special type of environment: one that was supportive, motivating, and inspiring.”

January 2015 - March 2015
Sarah Joins Hackbright Academy!

“The four of us shared a table during project time and were a fantastic support system for one another during the process.”

March 2015
Sarah builds Veloroute, a web app that allows city enthusiasts to evaluate potential bike route alternatives.

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“I loved that at Hackbright, I was able to work on a coding project which linked my interests in transportation.”

Sarah volunteers in her local community to stay connected

“I love doing volunteer work because it helps keep me connected to the neighborhood I live in. Over the past year, I have volunteered with Casa Latina: an incredible organization which empowers latino day-laborers in the Seattle area.”

June 2015
Sarah accepts her position as a software engineer at SpatialDev!

“What I love about my current job is that I get to combine a number of my passions including travel, international development and coding. I recently returned from a trip to Nepal in which I met with local stakeholders to understand how SpatialDev can build tools to better help them use data and mapping. My current projects use Python, Javascript, Node, Angular, Pylons, SQL, Leaflet, and HTML/CSS. Yes, I have learned a ton since starting this new career!”