Hack Reactor's Female Engineers Excel in Their Field

Female Engineers at Hack Reactor Land Coveted Scholarships

Two female engineers at Hack Reactor recently received recognition from the programming and tech community for outstanding work in their field. Selby Walker, a web developer at Versal (an education platform) and Bianca Gandolfo of Visual Stager (software that allows you to place furniture in photos of vacant rooms) were both awarded scholarships from FutureStack and REST Fest 2013, respectively.


The event happened October 24-25 in San Francisco. FutureStack scholarship winners have the opportunity to learn about the future of application technology, software development and developer culture. At the same time, these winners are networking with New Relic partners, sponsors, mentors, hiring managers and those who hold industry influence. 

"The conference will be an inspirational playground for our scholarship recipients to discuss, debate and define how modern software is evolving today and in the years to come," wrote the New Relic blog.

Winners of the FullStack scholarship receive:

  • Full access to attend the two-day FutureStack conference
  • Three-night stay at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco
  • Travel to and from San Francisco (up to $600 max)
  • A $200 food and general expenses stipend upon arrival
  • Inclusion for you and your organization/company in a New Relic press release and blog post

REST Fest 2013

The RESTFest 2013 program announced their first ever "Women in Tech" scholarship and  nominated three winners who went on to speak at their conference in North Carolina. Hack Reactor was thrilled when we heard they selected our very own alumna and Hacker in Residence, Bianca Gandolfo.

Bianca is a talented engineer who loves to teach people code. She hosts two weekly Meetups: "JavaScript Study Group: Algorithms" and "Women Who Code: JS Office Hours", both of which happen at the Hack Reactor space. Gandolfo has also worked on various projects focused around social good and education, like her Annotorious app, which annotates work from Shakespeare.

For more information about all Hack Reactor graduates, visit our Engineers page.