SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2020 — Holberton School, the tuition-deferred college alternative educating the next generation of digital workers, announced today the successful migration of its 9 global campuses into fully distributed online learning institutions. The smooth digital transformation of both its software modules and community engagement initiatives provides a template for other educational, vocational and training institutions seeking to move their programs online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in 2015 by Julien Barbier and Sylvain Kalache, Holberton provides Silicon Valley-grade peer-learning and project-based software engineering training that combines high-demand, hands-on practical skills with a deep knowledge of theory. Students have gone on to earn six-figure engineering jobs at top-tier employers including Apple, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, and Tesla.
Without relying on teachers, Holberton’s proprietary training software delivers assignments, instant feedback, and ongoing guidance to students. As they work, students receive detailed analysis and corrections as needed. The program analyzes more than 10 million lines of code per week, thus giving the school the capacity to teach thousands of students at scale.
Since Holberton trains students not only on technical skills but also on soft-skills such as teamwork, public speaking, networking, and interviewing, the school has moved quickly to transition its community engagement processes online. Students, alumni, staff, and professional advisors working for the world’s leading employers are engaged in structured and unstructured interactions via video meetings, webinars, live-coding sessions, Slack groups, and other online tools.
“The future of work is distributed and borderless,” said Holberton co-founder and CEO Julien Barbier. “The silver lining from this pandemic is that our students will be more prepared than ever to succeed in the modern professional workforce, which will operate in a largely distributed fashion across offices and nations. Our students will emerge from this pandemic with the highly sought-after technical and soft skills the world’s leading employers demand.”
Holberton charges no upfront tuition. Instead, graduates are asked to contribute a percentage of their salaries to the school for the first three and a half years of their post-Holberton employment, giving back to the next generation of software engineers.
The outbreak of coronavirus has disrupted people’s lives as the educational institutions are shut, and offices are closed, and people are locked-down. Since students are not able to attend classes and their courses are pending, the universities are looking for alternatives that will help them to finish the syllabus in time. Acting upon this will is Holberton School that has successfully transitioned nine campuses into online learning classes across the globe. Similarly, Panacea Infotech is an expert in providing on-demand apps, that people can access online. Collaborate with us to develop on-demand solutions in these critical times.