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In January 2016, Fullstack Academy launched the Grace Hopper Program, the first all-women coding bootcamp in New York City, and the first in the country to offer a deferred tuition model. Since then, the Grace Hopper Program has helped graduates secure jobs at top tech companies like Google and Facebook, along with many Fortune 100 firms and start-ups.


  • Michele Cantos
    Program Manager

    oversees all operations of the Grace Hopper program, from Academics to Hiring Outcomes. Michele led education and diversity programming at the Future Leaders Foundation, served on the Leadership Council at New York On Tech, and led women’s events for the Sandbox Network in NY. She has a Master’s in International Relations, a Bachelor’s in Public Relations, and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

  • David Yang

    is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Fullstack Academy, a Y Combinator-backed startup and leading immersive coding school. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching courses in web design and JavaScript, as well as a New York City Venture Fellow -- named one of NYC’s Top 33 entrepreneurs of 2015. David has worked at Yahoo! and Gilt Groupe, and his areas of expertise include software development best-practices, lean startup principles, and accelerated education systems. David is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he met co-founder Nimit Maru.

  • Nimit Maru

    is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Fullstack Academy, where he keeps Fullstack Academy’s curriculum hyper-relevant by staying attuned to industry trends and the latest programming technologies. Nimit has years of industry experience as a senior software engineer at Yahoo! and was also the co-founder of Bloomspot, a venture-backed startup that was acquired by JPMorgan Chase. Nimit holds a Bachelors of Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Fullstack Academy, one of the top immersive coding schools in the world, announces the launch of Grace Hopper Academy. Named after computer science pioneer Grace Hopper, the new all-women’s school seeks to battle the tech industry’s gender gap through high-quality education and a need-blind tuition policy. While many coding schools typically charge $10,000 - $20,000+ in tuition, Grace Hopper Academy offers students a risk-free opportunity with no upfront cost—tuition payment is not due until after a student secures a job post-graduation, and it is paid over one year’s time.

    30 Jan 2017
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