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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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  • Rene
    Rene
    Student • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    May 16, 2019
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    Peer Learning At It's Finest

    Figured this would be a wonderful platform in which to speak on my current school Holberton. Personally I identify as someone who always loved to learn but was never a fan of rote memorization in classrooms simply for the sake of test taking or sitting in a lecturn for an hour without the chance for discusson. At Holberton they focus on peer learning and self accountability in your work, which for the last 4 months has made for the best learning environments I have found the privilege of b...

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  • Lucía Rodríguez
    Lucía Rodríguez
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    May 07, 2019
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    Great option for start coding, even if it's your first time.

    I've been at Holberton School three months and a few weeks at cohort 8 and I'm glad to be here. We're the first cohort in Bogotá, also, and my impressions of Holberton School are mostly positive. The routine here helps to catch up with the common workflow for coding, and this is specially useful if this is your first encounter with any programming language. 

    For most of my friends who works in the tech field, facing C the three first months was weird because of its complexity, bu...

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  • Miguel Cortes
    Miguel Cortes
    Student • Bogotá
    May 06, 2019
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    Best coding bootcamp experience.

    Holberton is one of a kind bootcamp. With an emphasis on peer learning, there are no teachers, but students learn from each other and learn how to both learn and teach difficult concepts. There are PLDs or peer learning days, mandatory days where you can learn from others and refineries where you train with your peers following a detailed frameword and sets of questions for interviews.

    In contrast to most programming bootcampts we don't start with a fancy text editor and HTML, ra...

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  • Haroldo
    Haroldo
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    May 06, 2019
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    It lets you be free enough to develop your creativity and you are guided enough to become a great software engineer.

    I have been here for two months (first cohort in Colombia) and all I have to say is that I consider a precious gem all the knowledge I have acquired. It is a really hard and intensive program, there is no doubt of it. Since first day, you will be told that projects won't be easy and it will get harder and harder over the time. However, the knowledge and skills you receive in exchange make the hard work worth. In this program you will have to read a lot and develop the self-learning s...

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  • Allison Weiner
    Allison Weiner
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Feb 26, 2019
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    Accessibility and Rigor

    I have been loving my experience at Holberton and their commitment to making software engineering accessible for everyone. I am deaf, so when I was accepted and requested accommodations, they immediately went to work making sure I would have an equal experience with other students. This showed me that Holberton truly does have a commitment to educating different types of software engineers, and isn't just in it for lip service.

    I entered the program knowing alm...

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  • Marine
    Marine
    Full stack engineer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Feb 26, 2019
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    Great education and experience provided

    I was part of the first batch student of Holberton school. I picked Holberton school as an alternative to a regular four year college education. I had this thirst to learn more about technology and building software. I thought Holberton was a good option for me as it was a two year program that would give me the proper time to really get a good grasp on what a career as a software engineer would involve and allow me the space and time to grow as young professional. Holberton school did not...

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  • Cece
    Cece
    Student • Student • San Francisco
    Feb 20, 2019
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    Attending Holberton School

    My name is Cece and I'm a student at Holberton School. I'm in Cohort 6 which started in June 2018. I am almost done with my first 9 months and have nothing but good reviews for this school. When I started at Holberton, I barely knew how to write a function; now it's just second-nature for me. I will admit that the course load is intense, but it's all worth it. Holberton is great because you learn more than how to code. You learn coding fundamentals that will carry you throughout your caree...

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  • Brent
    Brent
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Feb 09, 2019
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    7 Months in...

    Pros:

    In 7 months, I've become proficient in C and Python, and currently am gaining a ground-up understanding of web infrastructure and web based applications (Nginx, Haproxy, MySQL, HTML/CSS, Flask, etc.). The program doesn't take shortcuts, and emphasizes a foundation of core concepts before delving into specific applications, coding languages, frameworks, etc. Learning C before Python probably isn't the fastest way to get started coding, but offers a much deeper understanding ...

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  • Carrie Y.
    Carrie Y.
    Jr. Software Engineer • Graduate
    Feb 05, 2019
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    Incredible experience with non-traditional education

    When I was looking to transition into a tech career, I looked into both traditional college options as well as boot camps, the former being too long and expensive (I couldn't afford to be not working for four years) and the latter being too short (I didn't think I could learn enough in just a few months or less). After researching Holberton's 2-year program, it felt like the perfect balance, long enough to get a solid programming foundation as well as having deferred tuition. It meant that...

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  • Jesse Hedden
    Jesse Hedden
    Jr. Software Engineer Intern • Graduate • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Feb 04, 2019
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    Excellent career/life prep

    Holberton School is in a league of its own when it comes to providing students with the necessary skills to go into software engineering. Not only do you learn computer science fundamentals that most other 'bootcamps' gloss over, but you learn key work environment skills such as public speaking, project planning, and teamwork. The program is not for the faint of heart. You must truly be ready to work your ass off, because the curriculum moves fast and hard. But if your goal is to become a ...

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  • Stefan Silverio
    Stefan Silverio
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Jan 10, 2019
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    Student

    The Holberton School offers anyone who's excited about software engineering (and willing to work really hard) a chance to reinvent their life for the better. Before attending the Holberton School, I completed my freshman year at Santa Clara University. I was frustrated by the lack of hands on and experimental learning. It felt like high school - where students where more focused on absorbing information quickly for high stakes exams than actually understanding things. The Holberton School ...

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  • Ven
    Ven
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Sep 18, 2018
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    Former “student”

    By far the worst place to go.  No lectures, they don’t teach you shit and you end up in a income shared agreement without learning jack shit.  You are better off using Udemy, LinkedIn learning,Lynda, YouTube and just books on coding.  Again emphasis on THEY DONT TEACH YOU SHIT. they want you to research everything and do it on your own. You can do that from the comfort of your home.  This is the biggest scam out there. Avoid this so called “school”.. I left in the middle of it all and I wi...

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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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The average bootcamp costs $14,142, but Holberton School does not share pricing information. You can read a cost-comparison of other popular bootcamps!

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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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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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