“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.”
— Beau Taplin

Week 1

◊ Logistics/ What to Expect
◊ Intro to Command Line
◊ Conditionals and Looping
◊ Git/ Github
◊ Functions
◊ Lists, Tuples, and Sets
◊ Computer Memory

Day 0

Saying I was “excited” on the first day of Hackbright would be the understatement of the year. I finally felt like I was on the right path and couldn’t wait flip to an empty page of my new chapter in life. …


“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dali

This time last year, I was a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, only three weeks away from the whirlwind of final exams. The previous week, my team and I executed the TEDxUIUC conference with resounding success. The following week, I would go on to finish my first full marathon with a 5k the night before. Before I knew it, I was not only crossing the finish line, but also the stage at my convocation to receive my B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology. I was unstoppable.

Theresa C.

Aspiring polymath

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