We all know that the tech industry has a problem with diversity. Despite efforts to diversify, the major tech companies are still overwhelmingly white and overwhelmingly male. …


Your doubts are reasonable. You may be saying “coding is not for me because…” I am not smart, I am not technical, I don’t have a college degree and I am too (fill in the blank).” You might also say, even if I did start learning to code I will…


Shruti came to Kal Academy to take a refresher course in data structures and algorithms, after taking 1+ years of a break from software engineering. We’re so proud and excited about her new role as a Software Development Engineering II at F5 Networks.

How long have you been in software…


Last Saturday, April 29th, Kal Academy team kicked off our inaugural AR/VR Hackathon, with the generous support of Microsoft Research & AI, and the HoloLens Team. We had over 90 people joining us for full day of building and collaborating, and a star-studded lineup of speakers and judges. Eight teams…


Every month, we (try to) feature one of our alumni and/or students. This month, we’d love you to meet Gaye Bulut, a new software engineer on Microsoft’s Xbox team and proud lipstick addict. Follow her on Twitter: @gayegul.

How long have you been in software engineering?

I wrote my first…


As we open the doors to our new classroom space in Redmond, we looked back at 2016 and all the wonderful things we were able to do. Here are some of the highlights. Join us at our open house on January 18th and hear about some of the new class offerings we have in 2017, and how you can get involved with Kal Academy if you’re passionate about diversity in tech. Sign ups are open: http://kalacademyopen.eventbrite.com


2016 has been a powerful year for Kal Academy: we saw an incredible amount of growth, hosted our first hackathon, placed more than 80 students and alumni in software engineering roles, and are on track to finally get our own classroom space by the end of the year! When Aparna…


Kal Academy hosted our first hackathon this past Saturday at Startup Hall in Seattle. Healthcare is a topic that our team is very passionate about, and we feel very fortunate that over 100 participants chose to spend their Saturday with us to tackle 12 problems in healthcare!

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Here are some of our favorite tools and resources. We’d love to hear yours!

Data structures, algorithms, and CS fundamentals

  • Big O Cheatsheet: A refresher on a number of search/sort/data structures and their time and space complexities.
  • Algorithm Visualizer
  • Bar Foo: How did they design that? Questions & answers from software engineers to give you an…


by Vania Kurniawati

I’m no stranger to tech. As a kid, I loved tinkering on my dad’s PC: designing banners for my room, making tables in Excel for no reason, and creating HTML websites on Geocities and Angelfire (oh the glorious 90s!). Despite my love for tech, I didn’t seriously…

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