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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.


  • Meg Duffy
    Program Manager

    oversees all operations of the Grace Hopper program, from Academics to Hiring Outcomes. Meg previously served as Chief of Staff at Hopscotch, a company developing a block-based programming language for mobile devices, and has a broad range of professional experience, having worked in the non-profit arts sector for the Metropolitan Opera before entering tech. In her spare time, Meg volunteers at New Women Space - a Brooklyn-based community space - and has completed 7 marathons.

  • 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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