Tag Archive: Hackbright Academy

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    by Jessica Stillman

    12 Female CTOs You Should Know – and Follow on Twitter

    These 12 female CTOs are leading cutting-edge tech startups and inspiring the next generation of female technology leaders!

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    by Angie Chang

    Record Number of Women Give Tech Talks at PyCon 2013

    PyCon is more than where Donglegate began. This year, PyCon boasted a record number of talks delivered by women. As always, they provided a generous financial aid program promoted by many diversity-minded groups.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    An inclusive developer conference in March for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language, PyCon 2013 was home to free workshops for children 7+ to learn Python from Katie Cunningham and Barbara Shaurette, a feminist hacker lounge hosted by the Ada Initiative, a huge PyLadies lunch and many booths in the expo area for the groups like PyLadies and CodeChix. These booths were not exclusive – in the span of half an hour, I watched several men purchase PyLadies shirts and get more information about the initiative.

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    by Angie Chang

    What Have I Learned in the First Week of Coding in Python?

    I have spent only one week with Python, but I love it. It’s straight forward with a minimum amount of extra syntax, such as semicolons, curly brackets, etc.

    By Gulnara Mirzakarimova (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    So, what have I learned during the first week? To sum it up – everything you need to know to write a program and we wrote a bunch of small ones. We covered functions, loops, lists, dictionaries, conditionals, logic, test-driven development, version control, debugging. Object oriented stuff spilled over

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    by Angie Chang

    Women With Dreams Of Becoming Software Engineers

    Hackbright Academy is an all-female web development class that turns beginner programmers into employable junior software engineers.

    By Susan Tan (Alumna, Hackbright Academy)

    As a code challenge for BloomReach, I wrote a program in Python that took in 500,000 lines of input and distributed half a million unique wine bottles to 99,999 people, each with their own top 10 wine list. It’s a max flow problem. I completed this puzzle in 55 lines of Python code and with only 10 weeks of training at Hackbright Academy.

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    by Angie Chang

    2012 In Review: Getting Hands On With Code

    Hackbright Academy helped jumpstart me from a hobbyist to a web developer.

    By Michelle Sun (Alum, Hackbright Academy)

    2012 has been a huge year in terms of personal and professional growth. On the professional front, I progressed significantly in pursuing my passion in products, from defining and building a product from scratch and selling it to real customers, to getting hands on with code.

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mentorship

    Mentorship is far too integral to career development to rush. Demystify the mentorship relationship – put in the time to decode this “black box”.

    By Courtney Mayeda (Client Services Manager, Medallia)

    While filling up on Chinese food and mingling at Rocket Space, home of numerous up-and-coming startups, attendees learned about the event’s sponsor – Hackbright Academy – an organization also dedicated to women in technology.

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    by Angie Chang

    Last Day Of Class At Hackbright: The First Day Of Lifelong Learning

    Everyone has learned and supported each other, and I know that just because we graduated doesn’t mean we stop.

    By Mercedes Coyle (Graduate, Hackbright Academy)

    It really hasn’t hit me yet that this amazing 10 weeks of collaborative learning, problem solving, sometimes frustration, epiphanies, and bonding with 15 other indescribably fantastic women is coming to an end. I’ve been so focused on writing code the past few weeks that my keyboard has

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    by Angie Chang

    Hackbright Academy Students Develop Mobile App For Android In One Month

    After four weeks of pair programming full-time together, we are inseparable and finishing each others’ sentences.

    By Annie Chang & Louise Fox (Students, Hackbright Academy)

    We shared our passion for dogs and technology by building a website for dogwalkers, inspired by our obsession with our dogs and ensuring proper care while we are away coding. Our site is called “DogLog” and users can log their dogwalks, dogs, and ‘logs’. Obviously, we love crappy puns.

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    by Angie Chang

    Get The Tech Job Without The "Chest-Thumping"

    The founders of coding school Hackbright Academy explain why they went with an all-female format and how it’s working out for graduates.

    By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)

    Startup fever may be raging like never before, but the number of women graduating from computer science programs is actually falling. Christian Fernandez, co-founder of Hackbright Academy, has his suspicions as to what’s to blame from this paradox.

    “It’s purely anecdotal but there are a lot of women who

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Ada Lovelace Day Celebrates Women Leaders In Tech

    The goal of Ada Lovelace Day is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day – October 16, 2012 is about blogging and sharing stories of women, from engineers to scientists, from technologists to mathematicians. Who has inspired you?

    Over the last year, a number of technical women

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    by Angie Chang

    Learning To Program Python: Playing With Dictionaries And Markov Chain Generators

    I love the challenges of pair programming — knowing when to stop for direction, when to brazenly code on, and when to take breaks.

    By Annie Chang (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’re almost 20% done with the Hackbright Academy program. I like to think that my glass is 80% full, and I’m looking forward to emerging from my chrysalis as a coder.

    Our homework from last weekend included setting up our GitHub accounts. We learned how to create local repositories, commit, push, and fork!

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    by Angie Chang

    Women On The Verge: Day 1 At Hackbright Academy

    16 of us filed into an office in San Francisco’s Mission District today – among our ranks were physicists, teachers, mech and electrical engineers, sys admins, women fresh out of college, mothers, MIG welders, professors, biologists.

    By Margaret Morris (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    We’re the newest batch of Bene Gesserit Hackbright women, here to learn the entire Python-based dev stack, one layer at a time. We all hail from vastly different backgrounds and found this path through multiple routes, each with our own

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    by Angie Chang

    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.