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CEO UPDATE: MARCH 17th

By: Lauren Sato, Ada CEO Ada Community, I know we’re all inundated with COVID19 updates from companies, so I will keep this really brief.  I did want you to hear from us, though, so here are a few highlights from the past two weeks at Ada: On Monday 3/9, we moved all instruction online  Our academic staff did an incredible job pivoting our very collaborative learning model into web-based tools, and our amazing volunteer TAs have continued to support student…

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Ada Moves 2020

After months of searching for the perfect place, Ada is excited to announce that we have found our new home! We will officially be moving to Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, at 5th and Jackson after the upgrade and build-out is completed in August 2020.  If you’ve been to Ada’s current downtown Seattle location, it’s no secret that more space has been in critical demand for a while. As we continue supporting our growing number of alums and future Adie cohorts,…

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Admissions Goals & C13

By: Emma Neiman, Program Manager – Internships and Alums & Jane Park – Program Coordinator One of our goals is to provide alums and members of our community with information that they care about. We’ve heard a lot of interest in the admissions goals that we have, where they came from, and how they compare to our current cohorts. As one of our Ada SECRETS is transparency, we’re excited to share this information here!  Who is at Ada? Tell me…

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CEO Report: First 30 Days

By: Lauren Sato, CEO – Ada Developers Academy In my first 30 days at Ada, I have had the privilege of witnessing a graduation, a Capstone Project fair, the first annual AdieCon (a self-organized alumni conference) and Week 1 of an incoming class.  I’ve also been able to meet with our corporate partners, donors, and long-time community supporters. All I can say is this community is a force.   At graduation 45 of our 47 students had already accepted job offers.…

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Instructional Update

By: Bethany Lindsey, Director of Education- Ada Developers Academy At my six month mark as Director of Education, I’m excited to report on some of the happenings at Ada. We are starting the second week of the classes for Cohort 13 and internships for Cohort 12. The instructional team has created some changes for each of these groups of students that we thought the Adie community would like to know about.  Capstone Celebration We tried a new format for the…

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Cohort 11 Graduates!

On Thursday, January 9th, Ada’s eleventh cohort of software engineering students celebrated their graduation with a beautiful ceremony at The Arctic Club Hotel in downtown Seattle. Students were cheered on by family members, program volunteers and corporate partners as they took their final steps as Ada students and became Adie alums, ready to take on the challenge of changing the face of tech and making it a more inclusive place for all! We’re so proud of our newest batch of…

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Welcome Ada’s New Chief Executive Officer

We are so excited to announce that Lauren Sato will be joining the team as our new CEO starting on January 6th!   Lauren comes to Ada most recently from The Riveter, where she served as Vice President of Revenue.  In addition to a variety of roles in technology and impact investing organizations, Lauren spent five years building YearUp Puget Sound, a workforce development program that served as a model for Ada in the early days.   As we were designing…

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Meet Our New Program Manager – Emma

This week we welcomed our new Program Manager of Internships and Alums, Emma Neiman! Learn a little more about Emma in her own words: I could not be more excited to join the Ada team as the new Program Manager for Internships and Alums! I’ll be working with everyone across the Ada team to make sure Ada students have a positive, meaningful internship experience and feel engaged post-graduation. I cannot wait to get to know Ada’s amazing community of students…

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Ada’s First Annual Report

Another year has come and gone and we are preparing to graduate Cohort 11 and welcome Cohort 13 in early 2020!   We are so excited to share the first ever Ada Developers Academy annual report with each of you.  This report represents our work for the past fiscal year – from July 2018 – June of 2019.   We’re proud not only of the report, but more importantly, the content.   We believe strongly in sharing our results with you, highlighting our…

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Executive Director Search Update

We’re excited to share some status updates about our search for Ada’s next Executive Director.   As most of you know, we launched the search in October and had a great response including candidates with a wide array of backgrounds and experiences.   Our search committee has 5 members and includes team members from Ada’s board, staff and alum community.    The committee has been working together since August to help define the job description, and prioritize the skills and experience we believe are…

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