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About Holberton School

About Holberton

Holberton School was founded in San Francisco by Sylvain Kalache and Julien Barbier to solve a problem they observed all over the tech world. They had noticed aspiring software engineers would devote years to studying, sometimes accumulating over a hundred thousand dollars of student debt, and would still not have the skills necessary to find a job in software engineering. Sylvain and Julien decided to build a new school; one that taught students to think and learn like the best programmers, one that helped students develop soft skills to get them noticed in interviews and throughout their careers, and one with a curriculum developed to give students practical experience through a Full-Stack engineering program.

Since Holberton School opened its doors in 2016, the world's most innovative companies have noticed. Graduates have found high-satisfaction jobs at LinkedIn, Google, Tesla, Docker, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Pinterest, Genentech, Cisco, IBM, and more.

Holberton School has also opened campuses in New Haven, CT, Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia, and our unique, successful, and scalable approach has to tech education attracted the attention of top Silicon Valley investors.

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Pictured here are Julien and Sylvain, Holberton's two co-founders

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Our Mission

The technology sector is the fastest growing, changing, and evolving industry in history. Our mission at Holberton School is to empower motivated and talented people, regardless of background, age, experience, or financial ability, to succeed in their dream career.

We also believe that diversity and inclusion are paramount to innovation. More viewpoints, life experiences, cultures, and voices means more community-driven ideation and problem solving. We believe that tech can only make solutions for the entire world when all viewpoints can be included at the table.

Your ability to pay back a loan right now should not be a barrier to how much you can contribute to society tomorrow. That's why at Holberton we're prepared to invest in your potential. Learn more about our Income Share Agreement (ISA) Tuition Program.

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"As a woman, I felt right at home from the beginning and learned so much from the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints of my classmates. Holberton makes sure the school is inclusive and respectful of all people."

— Anne-Sophie L., cohort 6 (SF Campus)
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Pictured here is Spencer from cohort 5 in SF

"I don't want to sit and have someone tell me how it works, I want to get my hands dirty and learn through experience. This is a major tenet of Holberton."

— Spencer T., cohort 5 (SF Campus) Software Engineer at New Relic

"I chose to attend Holberton School because bootcamps seemed to be oversaturated and a dead-end route by the time I looked into them, and I didn't want to commit to the financial burden and length of a 4 year undergraduate degree."

— Jinji Z., cohort 6 (SF Campus) Software Engineer Apprentice at Pinterest
Pictured here is Jinji from cohort 6 in SF
Betty Snyder Holberton, 1955, Courtesy of Priscilla Holberton
Betty Snyder Holberton, 1955, Courtesy of Priscilla Holberton

Who is Holberton?

Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Snyder Holberton (1917-2001) was one of the six programmers of the ENIAC, which was the first programmable, general-purpose electronic digital computer, created in 1943 by the US Army.

Betty Holberton helped create what would later become modern-day software engineering and also was involved with the creation and design of the FORTRAN and COBOL programming languages.

The daughters of Betty Snyder Holberton, Priscilla Holberton and Pamela Holberton, are happy that Betty Holberton is being recognized for her contributions and inspiring a new generation of women and men in technology.

Our Campuses

We chose locations where ambitious students, innovative companies, and the top minds in tech can learn and benefit from each other. You're welcome to visit any of our campuses to learn more about what makes Holberton School unique.

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We strive to create an open, welcoming, transparent community where students, staff, professional advisors can thrive and be themselves. Find out more about Holberton below.

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