Fullstack Academy Launches World’s First Tuition-Deferred Coding School for Women

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Grace Hopper Academy Combats Gender Disparity in Tech with New
Opportunities for Women

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fullstack
Academy
, one of the top immersive coding schools in the world,
announces the launch of Grace
Hopper Academy
. Named after computer science pioneer Grace
Hopper
, the new all-women’s school seeks to battle the tech
industry’s gender gap through high-quality education and a need-blind
tuition policy. While many coding schools typically charge $10,000 –
$20,000+ in tuition, Grace Hopper Academy offers students a risk-free
opportunity with no upfront cost—tuition payment is not due until after
a student secures a job post-graduation, and it is paid over one year’s
time.


Having pioneered a rapid-learning model that focuses on both educational
and employment outcomes, Fullstack Academy takes a data-driven approach
to education and boasts a 97% hiring rate for graduates. Grace Hopper
Academy will leverage the already successful curriculum, educational
structure and hiring network that drive Fullstack’s high-quality
outcomes.

Fullstack Academy co-founders and programming experts David
Yang and Nimit Maru
first began honing their hands-on approach to
teaching and programming as software engineers at Yahoo!,
and later in senior engineering roles at Gilt Groupe and Bloomspot. They
originally founded Fullstack out of the prestigious startup accelerator Y
Combinator
.

“Technology has become intrinsic in our daily routines, regardless of
gender, but the tech industry remains exceedingly male-dominated,” says
Yang. “We have always been inspired by innovation and it seems peculiar
that an industry revolutionized by a pioneer like Grace Hopper would
remain so divided along gender lines.” Maru adds: “Our passion has
always been in mentorship and teaching students to apply coding in fun
and innovative ways, and that drive is why we decided to expand
Fullstack’s Education Network and enlist the help of some of the
smartest women in the industry to launch Grace Hopper Academy.”

Shanna
Gregory
will lead Grace Hopper Academy as the school’s Dean,
bringing years of experience in the coding education industry. She will
oversee all operations and partnerships, and will lead the academy in
results-driven education for women.

“I’ve seen firsthand how the right education can transform someone’s
career and reshape their life,” says Gregory, “Women are
underrepresented in the tech sector, and they are in no way less
qualified than their male counterparts. At Grace Hopper Academy we’re
creating a supportive environment for women interested in becoming
software engineers, with a tuition model that makes the opportunity
accessible to everyone.”

Applications are currently being accepted for Grace Hopper Academy’s
first cohort, which begins January 11, 2016. Learn more about Grace
Hopper Academy at http://www.GraceHopper.com.

Follow Grace Hopper Academy on Twitter and Instagram: @HopperAcademy and
on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GraceHopperAcademy.

For more information on Fullstack Academy, visit http://www.fullstackacademy.com.

About Grace Hopper Academy:

Grace Hopper Academy is the world’s first immersive coding school for
women where students only pay tuition after securing a job. Our mission
is to close the gender gap in technology through high-quality education,
mentorship, and need-blind admissions. With a proven curriculum and
educational program leveraged from partner school Fullstack Academy,
Grace Hopper Academy offers an open environment for women to learn
software development and become professional engineers.

About Fullstack Academy:

Fullstack Academy is an award-winning, immersive coding school based in
New York City. With a project-based educational structure and advanced
curriculum centered on cutting edge technologies, Fullstack maintains a
97% hiring rate for graduates. Alumni work at leading technology
companies including Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Venmo, as well as
many large corporations and growth-stage startups.

Contacts

Press:
For Fullstack/Grace Hopper Academy
Cynthia
Inácio, 212-561-7476
cynthia.inacio@kingcompr.com