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Hackbright Academy

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Hackbright Academy is a software engineering school for gender equality in San Francisco, Dallas, and Lehi founded in 2012. In addition to in-person classrooms in the US, Hackbright Academy also offers their courses online. The school offers a 12-week, immersive full-time software engineering program and a 43-week, part-time program, both of which cover the fundamentals of computer science and modern web development such as the command line, Python, JavaScript, HTM...

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  • Jessica Matthews
    Graduate • Part-Time (24-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Jul 24, 2022
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    Software Engineering Fellowship

    Amazing experience!  I've tried learning to code on my own with online tutorials and always got stuck.  It turns out pair programming-working with a partner on progressively harder problems was the key to accelerating my learning and keeping me motivated.  The instructors truly care and went above and beyond to answer questions.  It is difficult and ton of time, but if you are willing to put in the work this course can get you there.  
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  • Henry Hsu
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Jun 24, 2022
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    Hackbright changed my life

    I'm writing this review as someone that has been through multiple programs.  (Dev Bootcamp (3 months), then Holberton School (1-2 years), finally here at HackBright (3 months)).  Although I enjoyed my time with each school and each was great in different ways, the sense of camaraderie and support (both educational and personal) that I experienced here felt greatly amplified compared to my previous experiences.

    In terms of the course material, I'm comparing this with other 3 months...
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  • Gabrielle
    Shopify Intern • Student • Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Mar 10, 2022
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    Amazing decision that changed the trajectory of my life!

    Hackbright is an amazing academy that takes you from writing some of your first lines of code to building out apps and learning in-demand technologies. Becoming a student was an amazing decision and I was taught not only how to code but how to continue my education on my own. I love the ability to come back, audit classes, join seminars, and job fairs, and forever be a part of this wonderful and welcoming community. Every teacher was patient, informative, and determined to help students ...
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  • Sam M
    Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Jan 28, 2022
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    Hackbright Has Heart

    Some background info on me that could be important:
    I'm a professional with 5+ years of experience but not in software engineering. I had wanted to go into software engineering for 2+ years (went to meetups, applied to other bootcamps, tried some self-learning). I did not have the internal structure, dedication, patience, nor time to self/community-learn.

    With that information, here's my review:
    I went through the 12-week full-stack remote...
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  • Mary Smith
    Chief Operations Officer • Graduate • Part-Time (24-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Jan 15, 2022
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    alum

    Hackbright is a quality, full-stack software engineering bootcamp exclusively for women. The curriculum is clear, comprehensive, and well organized. The instructors are excellent! They have actual work history in the tech industry and strive to teach you the things that will most likely help you to succeed in the industry. In my experience, the instructors go above and beyond to help. Several have spent time after classroom hours to help me out. This was not something I expected from the...
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  • Sharon
    Software engineer • Graduate • Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Nov 30, 2021
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    hackbright alumn

    Great curriculum, amazing instructors who go above and beyond to provide help and clarification, and amazing career counselors who went out of their way to guide me through communicating with recruiters, negotiating salary, and getting my first job
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  • Tina Haiser
    Apprentice Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Oct 02, 2021
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    Excellent value

    Hackbright delivered on their promise. 3 months of education. Continued job search support. Three months later I landed the Twitter apprenticeship. As 3-month programs go, it is really tops. I couldn't ask for a more caring, supportive environment to help me get through the rigorous curriculum they provide. It was a terrifying amount of material and they got us through it while honoring our feelings about how truly difficult it was. I have had a lot of education in my life, but I have ne...
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  • whitney zilton
    Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Apr 20, 2020
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    take a bet on yourself!

    I really loved my time at Hackbright Academy. Before applying, I had looked into local bootcamps in the Minneapolis area but none of them seemed like a good fit for me. When I learned Hackbright was having a cohort in Minnesota I applied immediately! I remember reading all of the glowing reviews on course report and other sites and thinking it was too good to be true. I spent a good deal of the program thinking it was too good to be true. As a new grad, I still am looking back thinking i...
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  • Kristin
    Jr Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Oct 21, 2019
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    Excellent curriculum and career support

    I chose this bootcamp because of the comfortable atmostphere and focus on work-life balance, which other bootcamps seem to lack. I had gone through the prep program and knew the quality of instructor and the environment.

    I found the curriculum to be very well thought-out and organized. My software-engineering friends were often surprised and impressed by the topics covered - "Wow, you're learning that?!". During my very first onsite interview a CEO of a tech company was looking t...

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  • Kaz Shidara
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Oct 07, 2019
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    The Best

    From the application process, to being accepted, to graduating, I have absolutely no complaints or crticisms. Hackbright offers support in every dimension and the curriculum is geared towards success. I felt comfortable asking questions everyday, the staff was unbelievably open/accepting, and we worked with relevant technologies that prepared us immensely for any industry. Highly suggest for anyone that wants to jumpstart their career in software engineering!

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  • Elizabeth
    Graduate • Part-Time (24-week) Software Engineering Program • San Francisco
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    Oct 05, 2019
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    Part-Time Program

    I took the part time program while I was working. The classes are Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm and Saturday 10-6pm. We pair programmed for the first half of the class and the second half we worked on building a full stack program. Python, JS, Flask, Bootstrap, jquery, PostgreSQL and SQL are some of the things we learned during the course. Lectures are given at the beginning of the course and labs exercises are given after to practice what we learned. There are also career lectures, field tri...

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  • Lisa Leniashina
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program • San Jose
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    Nov 02, 2018
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    You can do impossible when you have passion and are supported by a great learning environment.

    You can do impossible when you have passion and are supported by a great learning environment.

    Hackbright helped me to make my dream come true.

    After 12 years in Technical Recruiting and hiring hundreds of software engineers I decided to give myself a chance to become a software engineer myself. When I was looking for a software engineering bootcamp, I was super picky as I wanted to choose the best one and I ended up with Hackbright. They met all my requirements:

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Hackbright Academy costs around $12,900. On the lower end, some Hackbright Academy courses like Hackbright Prep Course cost $249.

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Hackbright Academy offers courses like Full-Time (12-week) Software Engineering Program, Hackbright Prep Course, Part-Time (24-week) Software Engineering Program.

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Hackbright Academy has an in-person campus in San Francisco.

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