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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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  • Rick Harris
    Rick Harris
    Software Engineer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Sep 20, 2017
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    Holberton School prepared me to be a software engineer

    My wife and I moved from Indiana to California so I could be part of the first 'batch' at Holberton School. I had a strong interest in moving from a help desk role to software engineering. However, I needed to go from tinkering around with code skills I had learned on my own to being able to produce production-ready code. Holberton offered the chance to connect with and learn from mentors working for companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Salesforce. I took the leap, and I can ho...

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  • Dora
    Dora
    Software Engineer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Sep 09, 2017
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    Worth it

    TL;DR Holberton is an incredibly rewarding but also challenging experience that will whip you into a full-stack software engineer in a short amount of time.

    I was in the very first batch of Holberton students, and right from the beginning, it was obvious that the school was something special. From the physical space, to the payment model, to their commitment to diversity and inclusion, everything about it is designed to fulfill its mission of creating high-quality software engine...

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  • Naomi
    Naomi
    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Mar 16, 2017
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    Yes!

    I looked for a very long time to find a program with the  curriculum, community, and culture that would result in long term success. Although I've only just started my experience, I have had both excellent results and resource access.

    The staff, mentors, and community push you to always do better while extending the support and tools needed. They have somehow found a powerful balance between empowering students to be self-reliant within a collaborative, cooperative conte...

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  • Bennett
    Bennett
    Student • San Francisco
    Mar 07, 2017
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    Unique and Successful

    Holberton School offers an intense experience that is ideal for people who are truly motivated and excited by technology. The curriculum will give you a deep understanding of computer languages and computer systems as a whole, relative to a "traditional" bootcamp. For example, your foundation of learning will be through writing programs in C. Only once understanding is established there will you start higher-level languages like Python or JavaSc...

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  • Daniel Alzugaray
    Daniel Alzugaray
    Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Mar 06, 2017
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    Learning at Holberton School

    I've been lucky to be a part of the first experimental batch of Holberton school. I had some previous programming experience, but not enough to pursue a career in coding, and certainly not enough to fall in love with programming.

     

    As someone who has been passionate about coding and how computers actually work, I've found that the problem with learning on your own is not that there is no information out there -- the problem is that there is too much i...

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  • Gloria Bwandungi
    Gloria Bwandungi
    Author / Full Stack Software Engineer • Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    May 17, 2016
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    A Unique Experience

    Two years may seem like an eternity, but the first few months have raced by in a flurry of challenging learning experiences that were not just about software and the curriculum set by the founders, but were also personal. I am not the person I was when I started at Holberton School.

    Four months ago I was a novice, working alone in my house and struggling to transform online tutorials into real World projects. Today I am surrounded by people on a similar journey, belonging to a cl...

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  • augustin francis-boeuf
    augustin francis-boeuf
    software engineer • Student • San Francisco
    Apr 06, 2016
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    open to anyone - community focused - full stack software engineering school

    The Holberton School Curriculum is unique.  It s great alternative for Bootcamps ( quite short, and focused on only one technology) and CS College (often too much theoretical, not industry oriented). They offer a 2 year program (9 months on site in SF, then 6 months internship and finally 9 months remote) to trained the next generation of software engineers.

    The education is project based, there are no formal teachers.  But the students and the tea...

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  • Kris Bredemeier
    Kris Bredemeier
    Student • Student • San Francisco
    Mar 28, 2016
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    full-stack | project based

    I am currently a student at Holberton School. Holberton is a full-stack software engineering school. The aim of the school is to emulate the workplace as much as possible to ready us for careers in software engineering. The space is set up like a startup - one main open space that makes collaboration easy and accessible. Everything is project based - allowing us to get a feel for what its like to work with deadlines. We are given limited guidance which forces us to use our resources, work ...

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  • Daniel Rodriguez
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    Graduate • Low Level & Algorithms | Project-Based Curriculum • Bogotá
    Jul 26, 2023
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    Es una estafa

    La cámara de comercio adecuado "Declarar a la demandada Fundación Coderise en liquidación incumplió el contrato denominado Acuerdo de ingreso compartido Fundación Coderise, Holberton School Colombia, ...    

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  • Susan
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    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Mar 05, 2021
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    The Fyre Festival of Bootcamps

    Holberton School is GREAT at first appearances. The first three months are a trap - they're good (the only good thing about the school) and they trap you into officially locking in your contract. 
    Then, you realize you've made a mistake, but it is too late to get out by then. 

    Once you've past that three month mark, the staff kind of forget you exist as they focus on the new incoming cohorts. Once you've past the year mark, the staff treat you like dirt. Job support? Forget abo...
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  • Arturo Prada
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    Student • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • Bogotá
    Jan 18, 2021
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    There is better options now in Colombia and Southamerica

    I began with the good stuff :
    - The curriculum for fundamentals is acceptable, comparable to other bootcamps. Acceptable because in some subjects it is already lagging behind. 
    - The checker is what you really interact with, there are the proposed projects.
    - The peers.

    The bad:
    - It's not a cutting-edge education as they promise, the content can be found elsewhere.
    - It does not have its own material to teach, its framework is limited to google searches for answers...
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  • James Felden
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack | Project-based curriculum • San Francisco
    Apr 02, 2020
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    Overpriced & Underdelivered

    There are so many better, more honest alternatives out there.

    - After taxes that 17% is more like 25%.
    - They were operating without approval from the government. They allegedly committed fraud to get approval, by saying they weren't issuing ISAs.
    - No one is even sure whether or not our ISAs are even legally binding.
    - First 9 months has no-front end. That's not full-stack.
    - Year 2 Curriculums are all written by students, and not very educational based on what I hear...
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    Apr 19, 2021

    The BPPE and Attorney General have striked the accusations referred to in this review against Holberton School. Allegations around the Fraudulent license and false marketing have been addressed with the governing bodies and have been dropped.

    Read more: https://blog.holbertonschool.com/holberton-cleared-of-fraud-allegations-in-california/ 

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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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