About We Hack Purple

We Hack Purple is a Canadian company dedicated to helping anyone and everyone create secure software. We were acquired by Bright Security in 2022.  The courses from our online academy have moved into our free online community, please join us there to learn, connect and grow!  We also have a podcast, regular community events, and a newsletter chock full of free content and funny memes. Our goal is to share valuable security information with our industry, and train individuals to help fill the many empty security roles in organizations around the world with qualified and skilled workers.



Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the best-selling author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. 

She is the Director of Developer Relations and Community at Bright Security, as well as the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty five years, won countless awards, and has been everywhere from public service to tech giants, writing software, leading communities, founding companies and ‘securing all the things’. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion, and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

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