Holberton School offers a two-year higher-education program to become a full-stack software engineer. Through project-based and peer learning, Holberton students unleash their creativity and naturally learn how to work as a team to solve practical challenges. The school aims to disrupt Education via Technology and Community.
The school has no formal teachers or courses, and a flexible curriculum. Students are assigned programming challenges that become increasingly difficult and are only given minimal direction on how to find the solution. With the guidance of mentors from different areas of expertise, students have a network of successful software engineering professionals at their fingertips.
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|Description||Holberton School provides a two-year higher-education program made up of three different parts: 9 months of intense training on software engineering fundamentals, a 6-month internship, and 9 months of remote study in a specialization of your choice. During the first 9 months, students are expected to spend as much time as possible together at school. The rest of the curriculum is designed to be done remotely as students are working part-time or full-time at a company or on their own project / startup. The goal of Holberton School is not to teach students a specific programming language or a specific framework, but to teach them problem solving so that they can be successful during their entire career. Students learn whatever they need to learn to accomplish objectives, including low-level and system programming, higher level programming, web and mobile development, system administration and operations, open-source, algorithms, reverse engineering, etc… as well as documentation, communication, community building, etc. At Holberton School, students develop hundreds of small to complex applications, scripts and systems, in many different languages, and on different devices, operating systems, and clouds. Here are a few examples of technical and non-technical projects: Clone Twitter and a service of your choice such as Airbnb, Build a search engine, Code your own shell, Create a computer virus, Contribute to an open source project, Build secure and scalable infrastructures that support your applications, Organize meetups, Interview industry leaders. Student projects are open-sourced online on the project host of their choice.|
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||30 students|
|Commitment||60 hours in class/wk|
I've been lucky to be a part of the first experimental batch of Holberton school. I had some previous programming experience, but not enough to pursue a career in coding, and certainly not enough to fall in love with programming.
As someone who has been passionate about coding and how computers actually work, I've found that the problem with learning on your own is not that there is no information out there -- the problem is that there is too much information. There are so many resources that it becomes difficult to assess what you need to know. Holberton School has surprised me in cutting through the noise.
From the start, the founders of this program have gotten the fundamentals right: enforcing good learning practices and coding habits. I think it's these fundamentals that make...Read more
While it might be a little premature in my studies, I have still experienced quite a bit of the BootCamp game, and so I thought I'd write a review to share what I've learned. I was accepted into various Bootcamps, including some that have rigorous application processes, and some that take anyone. My final decision came down to App Academy or Holberton School. I liked App Academy's contract of tuition coming out of an income share program, and I liked that they were promoting that their graduates were making on average $100K within 7 weeks of finishing their program, so for me, that would have been about 6 months post acceptance into App Academy. However, I didn't like their level of personal contact in the application process, the short timespan of their program (~3 months), and the...Read more
I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity so far to be a student at Holberton. It's changed my life, and I'm only a month in to the program. Talking with all the past students and seeing how many of them have gone off to be successful is amazing and inspiring. The staff and mentors are incredible people who really care about the students and the school. It's not easy work, but its an incredible experience and I am looking forward to the next 2 years.
I do know a couple students who ultimately decided that Holberton wasn't for them--either the pace of the curriculum was too fast, they wanted more instruction, or they realized that they wanted to focus on one aspect of web dev (e.g. Ruby on Rails) instead of the full stack.
For me, Holberton was perfect. On an intellectual level, I love being able to "touch" a lot of different things, understand how things work together, and have a comprehensive picture of the industry. Operationally, because projects feel more like tackling puzzles than "studying," it was always easy to find motivation to work (something I chronically had issues with in college). Finally, because I had a lot of freedom for how to approach and guide my own learning, I felt like I had ownership over every day (a rar...Read more
The Holberton School is great alternative for Bootcamps ( quite short, and focused on only one technology) and CS College (often too much theoretical, not industry oriented). They offer a 2 year program (9 months on site in SF, then 6 months internship and finally 9 months remote) to trained the next generation of software engineers. They also help us to find an internship or job in the industry (we are trained with specific exercises, and with advices from expert in HR for tech ).
The education is project based, there are no formal teachers. But the students and the team are much closer because there is only 30 students per batch and the projects are peer-reviewed. Moreover they offer something unique: a very strong community of industry experts. Many projects and Meet-ups are gi...Read more
Holberton School is not like any other school out there right now. We are a project based, peer learning school. It's not a full 4 year university, and it's so much more than a bootcamp. The best part of Holberton it is geared towards getting its students industry ready. Here we focus on the foundations of software engineering, the goal is to get a full picture of the industry before we move into specialization. That means that we get experience in low level and high level programing, front end and back end, system administration, deep learning, and so much more. A lot of bootcamps are focusing on specific frameworks or languages these days - the only issue with that approach is that it does not take into account how quickly this industry moves forward and changes. I you only know one l...Read more
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