We’ve all heard it before: Software engineers are nerdy, quiet and barely take showers. They’re also male, wizards at math and can’t properly talk to another human.
Here’s the thing: That’s just not true.
At Hackbright Academy, the engineering school for women in San Francisco, we’re breaking stereotypes with every graduating class of kick-ass, well-rounded women entering the technical field.
The image below is taken from a recent graduation ceremony at Hackbright Academy. Over 30 women graduated with backgrounds as varied as Marketing, Science and Finance. Most of them didn’t learn to code when they were five years old, but they did dabble in code and online courses enough to know it was something they loved to do. They decided to switch their careers, invest in their bootcamp education at Hackbright Academy, and now they're getting hired at companies like Slack, Bloomberg and Amazon.
Doesn’t fit the mold, right? We know. The face of software engineers is diversifying. If you enjoy coding and are looking for a new career, don’t talk yourself out of it. Hackbright graduates are well-rounded women with multiple hobbies and interests. (Don’t believe me? Meet Micki, Sarah, and Alexandra). Hackbright graduates are strong communicators, effective collaborators and genuinely want to change the world with their new tech skills. They’re not super nerdy with questionable hygiene. What do all Hackbright software engineers have in common? They love to code.
Hear directly from our graduates on what they thought software engineers were like and what the truth is now that they are one!
Interested in learning more? Join our Info Session on April 13th!