Ace your technical interviews with our Ignite! course

Prepare for interviews with Ignite! so you can get connected to opportunities at Uber, Docusign, Electronic Arts, and more Partners of Brilliance!

Our 4-week Ignite! course contains study modules on data structures and algorithms, career development, and technical interviewing, supplemented by weekly live problem-solving sessions with expert engineers.

Each week, you’ll have access to practice problems, tips, videos, templates, and other resources to help you be successful in your next Karat mock interview!

Admission is rolling, so sign up today!

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4-week Ignite! course

We’ve teamed up with Karat Senior Interview Engineer and Mentor, Dan Hillman, and Senior Advisor to Brilliant Black Minds, Anthony D. Mays, to create a free 4-week course to help you succeed in technical interviews and connect with our Partners of Brilliance.



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4 weeks

100% virtual

New course cohorts begin at the start of each month

Up to 15 study hours per week including:

  • • Videos and training content
  • • Live problem solving (1x/week)
  • • Karat mock interview after 4 weeks

Admission to the course is rolling

You will be added to the waitlist if next month’s course is full


Who is a good fit?


The Ignite! course is designed for students and early- to mid-level engineers who want independent structured study plans with weekly in-person support.


Admission is prioritized is for backend and full-stack software engineers who wish to qualify and meet with hiring partners after some targeted preparation.


You must be a member of Brilliant Black Minds to participate.


What to expect

Through 4 weeks of guided self-study and expert-led group problem-solving sessions, this course is designed to help improve your technical interviewing skills and unlock opportunities at industry-leading companies.


Self-paced study modules

Brush up on interviewing best practices and foundational problem-solving techniques with 4 weeks of curated videos, tips, templates, practice problems, and other resources to level up your interview prep.


Live problem solving practice

Once a week, participants will join a live session hosted by an expert engineer. You’ll solve a practice problem together as a group and have the opportunity to ask any questions.


Interview readiness

At the end of the course, schedule your next Karat mock interview and you’ll receive an invitation to meet with a senior engineering mentor to get in-depth feedback and develop an action plan for interview success!

Course overview

Here’s a preview of what your 4-week course will cover.

Take the Ignite! course

Ready to level up your interviewing skills? Sign up for the Ignite! course today!

Sign up now


About BBM

A program by Karat, Brilliant Black Minds was created with a goal of doubling the number of Black software engineers in tech. Since the program’s start in 2021, over 8,000 Black software engineers have joined the Brilliant Black Minds community. With support from Serena Williams as a Champion of Brilliance, and a network of employers like Docusign, Duolingo, Prime Video, Uber, Zillow, and other Partners of Brilliance, who are committed to hiring diverse talent from underrepresented backgrounds, Brilliant Black Minds uses Karat’s Interviewing Cloud to provide free practice coding interviews, personalized coaching, and more to unlock opportunity for Black software engineers.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Join Brilliant Black Minds