Pictured is a cohort 6 student from SF giving her standup presentation

Code of conduct


Our code of conduct

Holberton School is dedicated to provide a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of Holberton School students and community members in any form. Students or members of the Holberton School community violating these rules may be expelled from the school and any other Holberton School activity.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a student or community member engages in harassing behavior, Holberton School may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the School and community. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of Holberton School staff immediately.


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.

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