Etsy Hacker Grants: Supporting Women in Technology

Posted by on April 5, 2012

“Today, in conjunction with Hacker School, Etsy is announcing a new scholarship and sponsorship program for women in technology: we’ll be hosting the summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the Etsy headquarters, and we’re providing ten Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each — a total of $50,000 — to women who want to join but need financial support to do so. Our goal is to bring 20 women to New York to participate, and we hope this will be the first of many steps to encourage more women into engineering at Etsy and across the industry.” – find out more, and then checkout Etsy Hacker Grants

Posted by on April 5, 2012
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Thanks for doing this Etsy. I submitted my application (despite the many reasons why going to NY is impractical for me right now). Perhaps it is just me, but I often wonder how many other women working in technology can’t always take advantage of opportunities like this because of their roles as mothers and/or wives. I sure hope that’s never an impediment for trying to advance their careers or further their knowledge but could this maybe be a factor?

Anyhow, opportunities like this should serve this group of women as a reinforcement to know that they can also work in an engineering department and create wonderful software products. I don’t mind being one out of 3 programmers in a department of 50. It is a fun job and none of the guys have a nicer looking cubicle. 🙂

Are applications from outside USA encouraged, acceptable? I didn’t see any mention of the issue…

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What a great initiative! Thank you Etsy, and Hacker School.