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Holberton School

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Holberton School is a two-year software engineering school with campuses in San Juan, Bogotá, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Montevideo, Lima, Quito, Beirut, Lille, Laval, Toulouse, and Tunis that trains individuals to become Full Stack Software Engineers. The school's mission is to train the next generation of software developers through 100% hands-on learning. The bootcamp is broken into three different components. Students complete the 9-month Foundations school the...
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  • Steven Garcia
    Steven Garcia
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
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    Oct 13, 2017
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    Amazing School

    Holberton School is unparalleled in it's curriculum which is focused on prepping it's students to learn the full scope of coding to fully prepare them for a career in the software engineering field. The entire program consists of a two year dual-sided commitment in which you are given the time to grasp not only writing your own code, but in addition fully understanding how the hardware of a computer is able to utilize what you have been taught how to create. The curriculum accomplishes thi...

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  • Electra Chong
    Electra Chong
    Software Engineer • Student • San Francisco
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    Sep 17, 2017
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    Practical, strong foundation for a software engineering career

    Full disclosure: I was part of the first experimental batch at Holberton School, which was granted full reprieve from the tuition model.

    Overview (lengthy, skip to get to my subjective review if you're more interested in my personal experience than a discussion of the school's model)

    This school operates like a Silicon Valley start-up, all the way down to the funding. The school raised vent...

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  • Alejandra
    Alejandra
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Jan 08, 2021
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    ABUSIVE contract, money SCAM, poor content, ZERO support

    READ THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE THE WORST DECISION IN YOUR LIFE!!

    I enrolled in Holberton school Bogota last year, everything was ok when I wanted to start doing the advanced program, they suddenly issue an addendum (a document to modify the original contract); since legally if you don't agree with the terms of some document you're not required to sign it.

    But Holberton wants us to sign it no matter what,  going against our will in order to continue with the co...
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  • Geoffrey Zoref
    Geoffrey Zoref
    Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • New Haven
    Mar 21, 2020
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    Two trimesters in, would recommend

    Holberton is not for everybody. It is rigorous and fast-paced. I began in September 19 with around 22 others in my cohort. In March 20 we are 12. The curriculum weeds out those who can't or won't keep up with the grueling schedule. 

    I say this so that you take every review with a grain of salt. Since I am in New Haven, I have no real knowledge of the issues they are having, so I will not comment on that. 

    I am beginning my third trimester next week 3/23/20, so I have not fi...
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  • Diego Fernando Rodríguez Orejuela
    Diego Fernando Rodríguez Orejuela
    Ruby on Rails Software Developer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Nov 25, 2019
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    One of the best decisions of my life

    Holberton School is the best programming bootcamp in Latin America. In my experience, I studied at the site in Bogotá, the first in all of Latin America. "Project-based learning is a proven, alternative learning methodology to the traditional teacher-led reading and memorization educational method" is the way the school describes itself. All this is true. Personally, I studied a professional career in Journalism, but at the end I wanted to move to learning software development. After evalu...

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  • Rodrigo Sierra
    Rodrigo Sierra
    Python Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Nov 22, 2019
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    Self and Peer Learning

    Holberton change the scenario of education, first of all, you don't have to pay in advance you pay later when you have a job in the tech industry, second, there are no instructors or professors you learn by yourself or from your peers as it is in the real world. The program is really demanding and needs all your energy and concentration to succeed. It only lacks a review of some useful web development frameworks at the end of the program to give students more tools to get a job easier but in ...
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  • Marc C
    Marc C
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Aug 09, 2019
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    New Way to Educate!

    I'm more than halfway through my first year at Holberton and so far am very pleased with my experience. I enjoy the style of learning Holberton provides, specifically the self-motivated peer-learning. This type of learning might not work for everyone though. If you're the type of student that needs consistent feedback and direction then this might not be the program for you.

    In fact, one of my gripes with the program is there's maybe too little feedback. I'm learning a ton, but w...

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  • Geraldinne Bohórquez
    Geraldinne Bohórquez
    Software engineer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Aug 01, 2019
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    Best and hardest experience ever!

    Holberton School is not the easy way to learn to code but nowadays I think it is actually the best option. The most valuable there is that they are teaching you not just how to code but how to learn whatever you want. The hardest is not the curriculum or the projects you are working in, the hardest is actually yourself because you will have to face the failure every single day and the voice in your head telling you to give up is getting louder while you keep learning. 

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  • Heindrick
    Heindrick
    Systems Software Engineer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Jul 29, 2019
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    Fast pace but thorough learning

    First-year was a memorable experience. I got to meet really cool people at a nice new location. The curriculum requires you to complete 24 hours to a couple of days projects. I really loved the program because it was designed for you to learn, think and solve without teachers. But that depends on your learning style and it will definitely help if you have knowledge of computers and basic operating systems. I never got a chance to complete the second year because of getting hired by a compa...

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  • Emma Gachancipá
    Emma Gachancipá
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Jul 26, 2019
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    The best decision of my life

    The peers are awesome, you learn from everyone, and the most important you learn is how to learn. Also you improve your soft skills while learning english everyday.

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  • Alvaro A
    Alvaro A
    Contreras • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Jul 26, 2019
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    I am Holberton

    In holberton you define your future. Suitable only for the best.

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  • Koome Mwiti
    Koome Mwiti
    Full Stack SE Student • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Jun 17, 2019
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    Full Stack software engineer

    Pros: 
    - Convenient - Accessible easily from the Bart Station in SF
    - Affordable - Getting trained to become a full stack software engineer and no down payment needed - Amazing! 
    - Great facilities accessible 24 Hours a day with state-of-the-art equipment  - They even have a nap room to rest your mind
    - Peers - Learning from my peers is and will be probably the best experience ever, everyone has something to offer
    - Projects - The projects are extremely relatable s...

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Yes Licensed in the state of CA by the BPPE. Licensed in the state of CT by OHE. No licensing requirements in Colombia.
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Holberton School has in-person campuses in Barranquilla, Beirut, Bogotá, Cali, Laval, Lille, Lima, Medellín, Montevideo, New Haven, Quito, San Juan, and Tunis.

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