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The Biggest Takeaways After Finishing Bridge’s Product Design Program

Written by Lindsie Canton

This article first appeared on the Bridge blog. Written by Lindsie Canton, Director of Product Design at Bridge. Bridge for Product Designers Cohort 1 applications are now open! What exactly will you get from participating in the program? I spoke with alum from Cohort 0 to hear about their experience, what it’s like to challenge yourself in a safe environment, and gaining confidence through...

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A Bridge to Help Women Advance Their Careers in Tech

Written by Rangle.io

This article first appeared on Betakit. In tech publications today, you regularly see articles on building inclusive work spaces for women and removing the stigmas of “brogrammer” culture. Groups like Move the Dial highlight the institutional barriers women face in their tech careers. Essays like the one published by former Uber software engineer Susan Fowler detailed specific offenses, which brought about swift and dramatic change...

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How We Built Bridge for Product Designers

Written by Lindsie Canton

It’s been a few months since we finished our beta Bridge for Product Designers course, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on the experience. If you haven’t heard of us before, at Bridge we build and run part-time courses that are free for students with the goal of fostering a more inclusive, diverse, and accessible tech industry. Our courses are made...

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5 Questions: What’s it like being a Bridge student?

Written by Lindsie Canton

Written by Lindsie Canton. This article first appeared on Bridge's Medium page Now that Bridge applications are open again, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what it’s like to be in the program. So this week we sat down with three alumni to chat about their Bridge experience. Who better to speak about what it’s really like than the students? Lindsie:...

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Introducing Bridge: a Free Code School for Women

Written by Emily Porta

A common refrain in tech companies today is: “I’d love to hire her, but she’s just not at the level we need.” This sometimes reflects a double standard, but not always. The reality is that while more women are taking up programming, many are often self-taught or graduates of code school bootcamps. They’re entering the workforce with drive and talent, but without...

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