2022 Organization Update

The recent economic slowdown in the tech industry has adversely impacted Ada Developers Academy’s ability to serve more students and expand to new campuses. Due to hiring freezes and layoffs happening for our corporate partners, we face the reality that we must slow our growth. We had to make the hard decisions to reduce the number of open student seats for 2023 and downsize our team. Additionally, we are pausing our Accelerate program for 2023 and slowing our expansion to…

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Mothers Transitioning In Tech

By Jenna Hanchard Ada Developers Academy supports a range of students across different intersections. Working parents don’t have it easy, and we know that working mothers and femmes are disproportionately impacted by childcare and household labor responsibilities. Ada’s program has supported birthing parents with childcare needs with free childcare at Ada’s headquarters in Seattle. We’re engaging working mothers in our Ada community and beyond about their experiences making a career change in tech while having children at home. We’re sharing their…

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How The Tech Industry Is Uniquely Positioned To Solve Our Biggest Societal Challenges

By Lauren Sato, CEO and Forbes Contributor When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, stripping millions of Americans of our fundamental right to critical health care, I was having breakfast with a group of female executives at a strategy retreat in the Pacific Northwest. We cried together as we processed the news and then quickly turned our sadness and rage toward the question, “What can we do about this?” Like many people impacted by this decision, our brainstorming ran…

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