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 [...]
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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 [...]
The fact that computer science is ill-suited in preparing new engineers to enter the workforce opened the door for so-called ‘hacker academies’ to pick up the slack. By Christian Fernandez (Co-Organizer, Hackbright Academy) As I had grown into the role of technical lead in an engineering organization, I found that I spent significantly less time [...]