Pictured is one of Holberton SF's mentors

Leadership

Holberton Leadership



Leadership

Sylvain Kalache and Julien Barbier have been working in the tech industry for many years. Previously working at LinkedIn and Docker, both are experienced Senior Software and Operations Engineers with a passion for education and community.



Pictured is Sylvain, one of Holberton's co-founders

Sylvain Kalache

Sylvain is a fan of system automation. His former role as senior SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) at LinkedIn, gave him the opportunity to manage infrastructures handling millions of views and document conversions. While at LinkedIn he also co-created an automation framework called Skynet. Before that, Sylvain was part of the small Slideshare startup team, as a DevOps and key player that contributed to the LinkedIn acquisition in 2012.

Formerly: Sr. Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn

Pictured is Julien, Holberton's CEO, as well as one of Holberton's co-founders

Julien Barbier

Julien graduated as a valedictorian from the European Institute of Technology, one of the top software engineering school in Europe. Through his career Julien wore many hats: he worked as a Software Engineer, a Product Manager, a Director of Marketing and a CEO in different tech companies. Julien also co-founded three startups and co-created several non-profit projects (hnwatcher, techmeabroad, while42).

Formerly: Head of Growth & Community at Docker

Professional Advisors

Holberton School students regularly interact with real-life software engineers and industry leaders. Professional advisors come to the school to share their experience and ensure that the curriculum stays up to date.

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Jaana Burcu Dogan

Jaana Burcu Dogan

Sr. software engineer at Google

Ayesha Mazumdar

Ayesha Mazumdar

UX Engineer at Salesforce

Franck Yelles

Franck Yelles

Sr. software engineer at Apple

Mason Fish

Mason Fish

Software Engineer at Docker

Arnaud Coomans

Arnaud Coomans

Senior iOS Engineer at Instagram

Neha Jain

Neha Jain

Software Engineer at LinkedIn

Jerry Cuomo

Jerry Cuomo

Fellow & CTO at IBM

Rick Harris

Rick Harris

Software Engineer at Apple

Florent Crivello

Florent Crivello

Senior iOS Engineer at Uber

Tammy Butow

Tammy Butow

SRE Manager at Dropbox

Sarina D'Mello

Sarina D'Mello

Localization Manager at Pinterest

Emmanuel Cron

Emmanuel Cron

Software Engineer III at Youtube

Aude Hofleitner

Aude Hofleitner

Data scientist at Facebook

Jules Walter

Jules Walter

Product manager at Slack

Nathaniel Felsen

Nathaniel Felsen

DevOps Engineer at Medium

Kate Volkova

Kate Volkova

Sr. Software Engineer at Microsoft

Omar Alaouf

Omar Alaouf

Senior Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn

Jérôme Petazzoni

Jérôme Petazzoni

Docker Tinkerer Extraordinaire at Docker

Reza Malekzadeh

Reza Malekzadeh

Vice President of Business (Alliances, Products & Marketing) at Cumulus Networks

Ludovic Landry

Ludovic Landry

Senior iOS Engineer at Uber

Elodie Ferrais

Elodie Ferrais

Android Lead Developer at Ticketmaster

Junior Joanis

Junior Joanis

Software Engineer at Total Immersion

Olga Sergeeva

Olga Sergeeva

UX designer

Marc Verstaen

Marc Verstaen

CEO at Anaxi

Stephane Blanchard

Stephane Blanchard

Director of Professional Services at Aspera

Mathieu Bastian

Mathieu Bastian

Founder at Gephi Consortium

Carise Fernandez

Carise Fernandez

Security Software Engineer at Google

Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent

Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent

Design / developer advocate at Shopify

Gregoire Villain

Gregoire Villain

Head of Product at Kentik Technologies, inc.

Ariane Zambiras

Ariane Zambiras

Research Senior Analyst at Fabernovel

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Investors


Dan Scholnick

Dan Scholnick

General Partner at Trinity Ventures

Marie Ekeland

Marie Ekeland

Co-founder & General Partner at Daphni

Shauntel Poulson

Shauntel Poulson

General Partner at Reach Capital

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang

Co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! & Founding Partner at AME Cloud Ventures

Isabelle Hau

Isabelle Hau

Investment Partner

Ashley Beckner

Ashley Beckner

Venture Partner

Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Managing Director at AME Cloud Ventures

Nicolas El Baze

Nicolas El Baze

General Partner at Partech Ventures

Jerry Murdock

Jerry Murdock

Jeff Weiner

Jeff Weiner

CEO at LinkedIn

NE-YO

NE-YO

Singer and songwriter

Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes

Founder & CTO at Docker

Marc Verstaen

Marc Verstaen

CEO at Anaxi

Jon Boutelle

Jon Boutelle

Co-founder and former CTO of Slideshare

Louis Monier

Louis Monier

Founder and former CTO of AltaVista

Stephan Ramoin

Stephan Ramoin

President & CEO at Gandi

Eric Bardin

Eric Bardin

Chief of Staff at Holberton School

Alice Zagury

Alice Zagury

CEO at TheFamily

Archad Burahee

Archad Burahee

Director at Hermes Strategy

Ed Zimmerman

Ed Zimmerman

Founder/Co-Lead at GrapeArborVC

Giorgio Regni

Giorgio Regni

CTO at Scality

Guillaume Thibaux

Guillaume Thibaux

Co-founder and CEO at Quanta computing

Johan Euphrosine

Johan Euphrosine

Developer Programs Engineer at Google

Manfred Touron

Manfred Touron

CTO at Scaleway

Guillaume Lesur

Guillaume Lesur

Network Operations Manager Group at Vente-privee

Nikhil Nanda

Nikhil Nanda

CEO at Escorts Limited

Laura Laban

Laura Laban

Co-founder & CEO at Flying Development Studio

Ophélie Pubellier

Ophélie Pubellier

Co-founder and CTO at NeuCoin

Gregory Renard

Gregory Renard

CTO & Chief Visionary Officer at XBrain

Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz

Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz

Founding Partner at Expon Capital

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Trustees

Our trustees come from a broad range of experiences and fields, but they all share one thing in common: A dedication to expanding access to a great education and life-changing careers, regardless of a student's race, gender, or background. With our bias-free admissions, Income Sharing Agreement that helps more students attend our campus without student debt, and inclusive student life, we're working hard to make our trustee's vision a reality across the world.


NE-YO

NE-YO

Singer and songwriter

Stephane Kasriel

Stephane Kasriel

CEO at Upwork

Jocelyn DeGance Graham

Jocelyn DeGance Graham

CEO at CloudNOW

Solomon Hykes

Solomon Hykes

Co-Founder & CTO at Docker

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Actor, producer and social activist