Holberton School is a project-based college alternative
for the next generation of software engineers
"Holberton School offers a truly innovative approach to education: focus on building reliable applications and scalable systems, take on real-world challenges, collaborate with your peers. A school every software engineer would have dreamt of!"
Next class starts January 2018
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 learn naturally how to work as a team to solve practical challenges.
Holberton School is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED. No programming experience is required; our selection process is based on talent and motivation alone and with no consideration given to gender, nationality, ethnicity or social status.
Engineers should be able to understand every layer of a system. Holberton students build a multitude of applications and systems on different devices, operating systems and clouds, with a large variety of programming languages, tools and algorithms. Many projects also incorporate the development of soft skills such as public speaking, technical writing, team work, personal branding and more.
Holberton School students regularly interact with real-life software engineers and industry leaders. Our mentors help the students in many different ways, and ensure that the curriculum stays up to date. Some exercises and projects are created by mentors to keep skill the students' levels current. Additionally, the two founders, Sylvain Kalache (formerly Senior Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn) and Julien Barbier (formerly Head of Growth & Community at Docker), are always on-site, mentoring students and making sure that no one is left behind.
As the world continues to quickly change, it is impossible to know what skills will be required a few years from now. Instead of teaching specific programming languages or tools, we instead teach problem solving skills. Students learn what they need in order to learn how to solve software engineering challenges.
We believe that people from every community and all backgrounds should have the opportunity to become a software engineer. That is why there is no upfront cost to study at Holberton School. We only charge a percentage of your internship salary and your salary once you find a job.