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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.

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About Our Founders

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 across the globe, and our unique, successful, and scalable approach to tech education has attracted the attention of top Silicon Valley investors.

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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.

We believe that tuition should not be a financial barrier to anyone wanting access to quality education. We are ready to invest in you, by offering flexible tution offerings, allowing students to focus on school now, not tuition.

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