Etsy is the world's handmade marketplace. Our mission is to empower people to change
the way the global economy works. We see a world in which very-very small businesses
have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving
everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience.
We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun.
We'll be hosting the Summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the Etsy headquarters,
and we're providing ten Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each — a total of $50,000 —
to women who want to apply but need financial support to do so. Our goal is to bring 20
women to New York to participate, and we hope this will be the first of many steps that
encourage more women to join Engineering at Etsy and across the industry.
Learn more about the Etsy Hacker Grants program.
Hacker School is a three-month, full-time school in New York for becoming a better programmer.
We're free as in beer, and provide space, a little structure, time to focus, and a friendly community
of smart builders dedicated to self-improvement.
We value free software, beautiful code, personal growth, and shipping. Applications are now open
for our Summer 2012 batch, which begins on June 4.