Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock writes:
Hacker School is a three-month, full-time school in New York forbecoming a better programmer. It's like a writers retreat for hackers. Tuition is free, and we provide space, a little structure, time to focus, and a friendly community of smart people dedicated to self-improvement.
We strive to make Hacker School the best environment to learn and grow as a programer. Towards that end, we have explicit social rules (e.g., no "well, actuallys," no "feigning surprise," no "subtle sexism"), we aim for gender parity (our past two batches were 37-45% female), and we host amazing people as programmers in residence who work directly with students (last batch: Jessica McKellar, Peter Seibel, Alex Payne, Stefan Karpinski, and David Nolen).
Tuition is free, and we provide $5000, need-based grants to women for living expenses.
We value free software, beautiful code, and personal growth. Apply now to be part of our winter 2013 batch, which begins in February.
Got open tech and culture news to share with women in the Ada Initiatives community? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Geek Feminism wiki has further outreach channels for women in open source.