After 10-Week Python Training Program, Women Engineers Receive Job Offers From Silicon Valley Startups
Hackbright Academy in San Francisco trains women to be developers.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Andree Brazeau moved to San Francisco from Canada and began teaching herself to code. A year later, she still wasn’t able to find a job as a developer, so she applied for Hackbright Academy. The Python training program was already full, but Andree persisted. Thanks to a last-minute dropout, Andree was admitted to the all-female software training program in June.
“Let’s just make something we can deploy.” This was our goal going into DevelopHer, our first hackathon.
By Laura Kelly & Andrée Brazeau (Students, Hackstar Academy)
We’re new to programming – we’re both currently students at Hackbright Academy, a 10-week full-time, intensive web development program for women. We heard about DevelopHer through our instructor, so when Andree came up with the idea to build MuniMobile, an application that would send you scheduled, real-time notifications when a bus is approaching your stop, we hesitantly decided to go for it.
Despite being beginners and completely new to hackathons, we ended up winning 2nd place at DevelopHer hackathon.
- We picked a reachable goal for our skillsets