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Join Us Today in Building a More Resilient Economy

By: Lauren Sato, CEO The global COVID- 19 crisis has shone a spotlight on many of the weaknesses in our economic and social systems.  As is historically true during economic crises, women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community are being disproportionately affected. These individuals are more likely to feel the strain of unemployment, little to no healthcare and the loss of childcare or other social services, widening the socioeconomic gap they already face. The challenge our country faces is…

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Ada Update 4/3/2020

By: Sarah Ervin, Program Manager of Student Services It’s been almost four weeks since Ada classes went fully online, and even longer since many Ada interns have been fully remote. The transition to virtual class was abrupt, at a time that was already scary and full of unknowns. While we still don’t know what the future holds, we’ve been comforted in watching how our resilient community has responded to this crisis with so much mutual support and creativity. We deeply…

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Lovelace Learning Lab is Live!

By: Bethany Lindsey, Director of Education UPDATE: Registration for the Lovelace Learning Lab pilot program sold out in just 14 minutes! The waitlist remains open – please be on the lookout for future program dates and courses. In the midst of this chaos, we have an exciting announcement at Ada! Starting in May 2020 we will begin piloting our first ever Professional Development Program for Ada alums, the Lovelace Learning Lab! This is only the beginning and it is our…

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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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