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The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy is an all-women’s software engineering immersive that teaches full-stack JavaScript. We offer a risk-free education: There’s no upfront tuition required, and student’s who don’t find work within a year of graduating don’t pay. Period.

The program is named after pioneering computer scientist and mathematician U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper, whose research helped the US win World War Two, was the foundation of the world’s most utilized business programming language (COBOL), and has inspired budding computer science engineers for decades.

The Grace Hopper Program first launched in NYC in 2016, and in 2017 was expanded to our Chicago campus as the Grace Hopper Track. Both programs operate under Fullstack Academy, which is licensed by the New York State Education Department and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


as world's first all-women deferred tuition coding bootcamp.


New York & Chicago


working as software engineers.


welcome, including trans women & non-binary folk.


Fullstack graduates in our network

“A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.”

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy, the parent company of the Grace Hopper Program, was founded in 2013 by David Yang and Nimit Maru. David and Nimit are both instructors at Fullstack and each have 17+ years of programming experience. They have built large e-commerce apps, enterprise healthcare software, and an educational games company with 6 million+ players. They worked together at Yahoo and went through Y Combinator in Silicon Valley, where Fullstack Academy was born.

David and Nimit created the Grace Hopper Program as part of Fullstack’s continued efforts to improve diversity in tech with a mission that is two-fold: to close the gender gap in engineering jobs and to provide accessible education for women.

If you are interested in supporting this mission, please visit our Partnerships page.