Leading coding school presented prestigious award onstage, acknowledging women in technology at the Women of Vision Awards Banquet
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 15, 2015 – The Hack Reactor group of in-person and online programming schools focused on student career outcomes – which graduates over 1,000 Software Engineers annually – presented the 2015 Women of Vision ABIE Award for Technology Entrepreneurship, and had a 10-person table consisting of representatives including alumni, employees and hiring partners, at the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Awards Banquet. The event celebrates the accomplishments of three prominent women technologists whose lifetime achievements have significantly advanced the field of computing.
Hack Reactor sponsored the Women of Vision’s Technology Entrepreneurship award, which they awarded to Drawbridge Founder and CEO Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan. She has been named one of Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising” three years in a row, and under her leadership, the Drawbridge team has built the first technology-aided solution that addresses a problem central to all digital media: consumer-trusted cross-device identity.
“We thank Hack Reactor for not only their contribution as an award sponsor, but also for providing a launching point for women into software engineering,” said Anita Borg Institute Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jody Mahoney.
Currently women only earn 18% of computer science degrees. The existing senior class in Hack Reactor’s remote program is currently 33 percent female, nearly double the national average. Hack Reactor recently announced scholarship opportunities for women interested in pursuing careers in Software Engineering through their program.
The Anita Borg Institute was founded by computer scientist Anita Borg and connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Women of Vision was held May 14 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
“It’s an honor for us to help acknowledge Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan’s accomplishments at the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Awards Banquet,” said Hack Reactor CEO Anthony Phillips. “Her story is an inspiration to our students in computing who aspire to become innovative leaders and technologists.”