1. Remote Beta Students Mentored by Uber Engineers at Weeklong Hackathon

    Uber teamed up with our Remote Beta team to host an online hackathon for students and alumni of the program. The five-day sprint included mentorship from Uber’s engineers, a talk from the CTO of the fascinating agricultural drone company HoneyComb Corporation, and teams of up to five working together to build apps with the Uber API. The winning team has been invited to tour Uber’s offices in San Francisco.

  2. Remote Student Talks Meteor, Women & LGBT in STEM

    Kate Jefferson’s nudge to become a Software Engineer started as a frustration with what she was doing. After seven years working at accounting jobs, she felt her impact was limited by the tech tools she had to work with in her role. Furthermore, she didn’t have the skills to create better tools to manage the databases she worked with.

  3. Remote Beta Students Analyze Twitter Data Using Watson

    A team of students in our Remote program used Watson, IBM’s natural language processor, in concert with the Twitter API to build a library that developers can use for language analysis and translation. Personify, built by Essam Al JouboriRohan Agrawal and Phil Elauria, streamlines the process of building apps that work with Watson’s language analysis and translation abilities and Twitter’s APIs. The project immediately garnered a lot of attention, making the front page of Hacker News, and receiving over 150 stars on github.

  4. Remote Beta Students Top Hacker News

    Four students in our remote program wanted to work with Facebook’s exciting and popular frameworks React and Flux. After tinkering with these technologies, they found that they were impressively speedy and organized, but also, like many new technologies, that there were unnecessary hurdles and complexities that bogged down the process of coding and raised the barrier to entry. In response, they built Tuxedo.js, a framework on top of React and Flux. Tuxedo.js gained immediate recognition, ranking in the top 3 posts on the popular aggregator Hacker News, and the framework is already being used by developers in real-world projects.