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Hackbright Academy

Courses: 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program, 24 Week - Part-Time Software Engineering Program, Hackbright Prep Course, +-4 more.
Hackbright Prep Course

Locations

Online, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, +-4 more.
San Francisco.

About Hackbright Academy

Hackbright Academy offers various programming courses designed to empower women to become Software Engineers. Hackbright Academy teaches the fundamentals of modern web development, then introduces graduates to Silicon Valley companies looking to expand... Read More

All students are matched with up to three experienced software engineers as mentors, as well as given customized career coaching support throughout the program. There are various scholarships and payment plans available to students. Hackbright's strategic relationships with companies in the industry allow them to keep your tuition low. If you receive and accept a full-time job offer from one of the companies in their network, Hackbright Academy will refund part of your tuition in favor of a placement fee. Companies in their network include Amazon, Yelp, Slack and many more.

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Courses

12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program

  • Cost: $16,895 - $16,895
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco
Course Description:

Hackbright offers an Immersive Software Engineering Program that empowers women to become software engineers in 12 weeks. The full-time program is an intensive Monday through Friday course with classes from 10 am to 6 pm. Core instruction includes the fundamentals of computer science and modern web development such as the command line, Python, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, Git, Flask, Django, pair programming, SQL/ORMS/NOSQL, deployment and more! Students will enjoy a host of other benefits including mentorship, tech talks and career services.

24 Week - Part-Time Software Engineering Program

  • Cost: $16,895 - $16,895
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online, San Francisco
Course Description:

The part-time software development program is stimulating, exciting and fulfilling. Our challenging curriculum is based on 5 years of training students, providing tangible feedback, and helping each individual improve throughout the learning process. Students can partake in
Hackbright's life-changing Software Engineering Program while working.

The Part-Time Software Engineering Program will teach you the fundamentals of computer science in addition to modern web development. This part-time program includes labs and lectures on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturdays.

One of the most in-demand languages to learn in the industry is Python – the core language of our curriculum. Companies that use Python include Google, Yelp, and Dropbox to name a few.

Mastering Python here will help you start thinking like an engineer. You can feel confident that you’ll walk out of the door ready to tackle any engineering role.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, AJAX, Python, SQL, Django, JavaScript

Hackbright Prep Course

  • Cost: $249 - $249
  • Duration: 5 weeks
Locations: Online, San Jose, San Francisco
Course Description:

This is a 5-week part-time night course will teach you the basic fundamentals of programming. You will leave with a foundation in Python and be introduced to HTML, CSS, and Flask. The course is geared to those who are planning to apply to a bootcamp or considering shifting their careers.

Hackbright Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.21/5

(42 reviews)
    11/7/2020
  • Anonymous
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Awesome and supportive cohortmates, doable program!"

I was in Hackbright's first fully remote cohort, so there was definitely some room for improvement but overall I had a terrific experience. I had never taken any programming classes before Hackbright, so coding was a completely new environment and learning... Read More

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    11/6/2020
  • Anonymous
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Supportive Learning Environment"

Pros: Great teachers and very supportive environment. Everyone wants you to succeed and its not cut-throat like other bootcamps you hear about. Fast-paced but curriculum is very organized and easy to use. You get a great project at the end of it, which... Read More

Cons: The last month slows down a lot and I felt like there were a lot of just filler lectures. It would have been nice to add a simple project to the curriculum that was not optional.

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    10/7/2020
  • Anonymous
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Remote experience definitely doable"

When looking at Hackbright's full-time offerings, I wasn't sure if I should wait for the next in-person offering or take a chance on the fully remote program. Now that I've graduated, I'm glad I chose to do the program remotely because there's no knowing... Read More

The only aspect that were frustrating was the career services portion. The career services team was not as detail-oriented, prepared, or responsive in their student communications or lectures. I didn't feel comfortable expressing my frustration during my time at Hackbright, but hope that the career services team will be responsive and helpful during my career search.

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    10/7/2020
  • Anonymous
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Supportive All-Women Bootcamp"

I attended the first fully remote bootcamp. You need to pass a technical interview to get accepted. The program was setup so that for the first five weeks, we had two lectures a day with two lab sections. We had career lectures once a week as well that... Read More

The next 4 weeks were focused on completing our solo projects. We had an advisor as well as a group that we would report our progress to and a queue that was basically a help line to get technical assistance from instructors.

The program culminates in a demo-night where some prospective employers come to see students show their projects. This really went pretty well overall. Events like these get a little weird over zoom but it was pretty seamless overall. This was one of the coolest nights because we really got to see each other's projects for the first time and it truly was amazing to see the results!

For the duration of the program, students get assigned to two mentors and in my experience, it was really helpful to have working SWEs to talk to every week, to ask for help. A lot of alumni also come back to volunteer so it's really nice to get that perspective.

The job search after Hackbright is largely your own but the I've found that having a cohort to go through the process with really helps. It's really encouraging to start seeing cohort-mates land positions. Towards the end of the bootcamp, we had a Q&A panels or Whiteboarding sessions with different companies and that was really helpful. If I have a criticism, it would be that career services can be disorganized and unresponsive at times. Perhaps the staff is getting stretched thin over multiple cohorts so I hope that in the future, they can ensure that there is enough staffing to support current students and alumni.

Overall, I definitely recommend Hackbright! I had a great experience and even through the remote program, was able to make genuine connections. It truly is a warm and supportive community and that really helps when you're making a big transition.

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    10/6/2020
  • Anonymous
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Supportive, community environment, even when fully remote"

I was part of the first fully remote cohort. By the end, I was really blown away by the non-competitive and supportive atmosphere that I felt with my cohort. It's a safe space to be honest about your struggles and not feel alone, which I think is an important... Read More

People are very willing to help each other with project stuff and share job opportunities. The alumni network is really great - I often find someone working at a company that I'm interested in and they're very willing to chat with me about their experience and provide referrals.

The curriculum is very methodical, but you will need to do a good amount of interview prep when it's over to be able to pass the technical interviews. I also tell people to be prepared for this to be your life for 3 months. The class time is 40 hours a week and then there are weekend assessments (which are reasonable in length and useful), homeworks, mentor meetings, and project season (where I worked a lot on the weekends, partly because I enjoyed my project and wanted to keep progressing). They also recognize that it's not useful for you to learn and code all day and then do hours of work outside of class, and encourage balance and self-care.

Pros:
- see above
- labs help you to solidify concepts each day in a practical and engaging way (sometimes a little spoon fed)
- instructors were engaging and usually humorous, answer questions well, definitely want students to succeed
- matched with mentors who are in the field who commit 1 hour each week to talk about whatever you want - class concepts, project scoping/struggles, whiteboarding
- Hackbright is a good name with a proven curriculum that produces good engineers

Cons:
- Career services curriculum is a little repetitive if you already have a good handle on behavioral interviews and networking practices
- I think that I had some unrealistic expectations about job assistance - I sort of thought that part of what you are paying for is access to their network of company partners, which is not really true. While there are good resources, like alumni groups, Slack channels, career fairs, etc, I felt mostly on my own with finding a job.

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    9/25/2020
  • Marissa Aguilera | Software Engineer
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great experience as a remote bootcamp!"

I just completed Hackbright Academy's three month full-time coding bootcamp through a remote learning environment. It was a great experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone that is interested. I was hesitant to take this leap being that it is... Read More

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    9/24/2020
  • Naomi Liu
  • Hackbright Prep Course
  • Graduated: 2020

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"HackBright taught their prep class in way that fit into my learning style unlike programming classes that I took at University and gave me the courage to pursue a career in the field."

I had taken 2-3 programming classes through my university to supplement my major and add to my minor. However, I found the classes difficult because of poor explanations, lack of sufficient background knowledge that was not provided and it was difficult... Read More

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    8/11/2020
  • Anonymous | Bootcamp graduate
  • 12 Week Full-Time Software Engineering Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A once-in-a-lifetime experience for women"

Overall:
The bootcamp experience at Hackbright isn't about just learning to code, it's also a an introspective journey in learning about yourself and how you deal with stress, fear, and uncertainty. Going through bootcamp forced me to confront my own... Read More

Cons:
The curriculum is intense and very fast-paced. If you are a more methodical, slower learner like me, I'd recommend taking beginner courses for Python, JavaScript , HTML, and introductory computer science programming concepts before tackling bootcamp. This will help you keep up. I wasn't able to complete all of the labs but that was okay as long as you learned enough to complete the homework. I felt the pace was a bit too fast for me but that may be because I absorb concepts at a slower pace and need to play around with the examples before they sink in.

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    8/4/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Hackbright Prep Course
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Awesome intro into programming"

(*I took the course remotely during Covid) As someone with very little coding experience prior to beginning the prep course, I can agree that the prep course gives you all the tools, resources, and confidence to continue learning more about programming!... Read More

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    7/29/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2020

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""Intensive software engineering education in an incredibly supportive environment""

I joined Hackbright's first fully remote cohort (due to COVID-19), and consider the investment worth every dollar. The first week is incredibly difficult for someone with no coding experience, and the first six weeks after that are intense, time-consuming,... Read More

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Hackbright Academy's average rating is 4.21 out of 5.0 based on 42 review(s).

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