Holberton Summer Coding Camp

Learn to code, build your website and explore the tech industry.

From June 26th to July 14th, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 4 PM

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Over the course of 3 weeks, students will learn the fundamentals of web development (HTML, CSS, JS) and create their own website, from A to Z.

Once a week, students will have the opportunity to visit one of the hottest tech companies in SF like Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb and exciting startups. They will discover what working in a tech company looks like and meet professionals to gain invaluable insights.

Finally, students will have the opportunity to interact and learn with current Holberton students and mentors who are professionals working in the Tech industry.


The Holberton Summer Coding Camp will take place at the Holberton School of Software Engineering.

We are located in San Francisco Financial District, only a block away from public transportation such as Muni and Bart.

Students will be experiencing the financial district, home of many leading Tech companies and startups.

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The cost

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The 3-week summer coding camp is free!

If you cannot afford public transportation fees, we can work with you to provide public transit assistance.

Students can bring their lunchbox (the school has a kitchen and fridge) or grab food at options around the school.

No computer needed! Students will work on brand new Apple iMacs.

Open to anyone

Holberton School Coding Summer Camp is open to anyone who is between 10th and 12th grade (15-18yo).

No programming experience required, but proficiency in basic calculation (addition, subtraction), orders (‘greater than’, ‘smaller than’), and proficiency in English are required. Our selection process is based only on motivation, with no consideration given to gender, nationality, ethnicity or social status.

Applications are now open. There are 8 spots available for the most motivated and open-minded students who complete the application process. The coding camp is 3 weeks and we will only consider candidates who can attend the full duration.

Application process

The selection process consists of 3 steps:

  • Step 1 - Fill out the application form online (~2 to 5 minutes) with your parent or legal guardian. If you have any question, reach out to us at summercodingcamp@holbertonschool.com or (415) 358-0865.
  • Step 2 - Have your parent or legal guardian review and sign the “Parent Consent” form that you will receive by email. If you need a Spanish or Chinese version of the document, please contact us.
  • Step 3 - We will reach out to schedule a phone call or in person interview.

Once selected, you will receive an email to confirm your participation in the Coding Summer Camp.

Apply now!

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The Holberton Summer Coding Camp team

Students will interact with current Holberton students and mentors working in the Tech industry, but they will also have a dedicated team supporting them along their journey:

Lamia himdach

Lamia Himdach

ChickTech SF Bay Area Co-Director & Holberton Mentor

Aaron campbell

Aaron Campbell

Holberton Full Stack Software Engineer

Marie alessi

Marie Alessi

Holberton Community Manager


Sylvain Kalache

Holberton Co-Founder

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Anjula Acharia Bath

Partner at Trinity Ventures

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Holberton Trustee

Ayesha mazumdar

Ayesha Mazumdar

UX Software Engineer at SalesForce

Lorine salva

Lorine Salva

UI/UX Designer at TextMe

Bennett buchanan

Bennett Buchanan

Software Engineer at Scality

Jay wang

Jay Wang

Student at Holberton School

Jennie chu

Jennie Chu

Student at Holberton School

Mario izquierdo

Mario Izquierdo

Senior Software Engineer at Twitch

NE-YO, who recently joined Holberton Board of Trustees is supporting the initiative and will be one of the mentors during the Coding Camp.


I am younger than 15 or older than 18, can I attend?

Holberton Summer Coding Camp is open for anyone from 15 to 18 years old, if you are younger, you will have to wait until you are 15 and enroll in a future Holberton Coding Camp. If you are older, check out our 2-year alternative to college program to become a Full-Stack Software Engineer!

I will be out of town for a few days during the camp, can I apply?

We unfortunately can only accept candidates who will attend the full duration of the camp.

How much does it cost?

The summer coding camp is free. We can help with public transportation fees, in the San Francisco Bay Area, for those who need support.

Should I bring my laptop?

You do not need to bring anything! You will work on brand new Apple iMacs and will be able to access your website from your personal laptop and smartphone at the end of the coding camp.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to build your own website with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. HTML and CSS are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. And Javascript provides dynamic interactivity on websites.

Will the camp be open on the 4th of July?

No, the Holberton Summer Coding Camp will be closed on Tuesday July 4th. We will however have camp on Monday July 3rd and Wednesday July 5th.