November 10, 2015
The niche of technology, with all its related fields, is booming now more than ever. Lots of new and innovative products are being launched every now and then, meaning that there is also a need for employers to obtain qualified workers, which can be somewhat hard to find in some places of the developed world.
People looking to obtain education in this niche are faced with colleges whose engineering programs do not vary that much, functioning in a somewhat similar way throughout the years. There are, however, some schools that offer innovative and disruptive ways of teaching. There is, for instance, Holberton School, an alternative to college for the next generation of software engineers.
You may have heard something about Holberton School as, in fact, it has been under the spotlight for several amazing reasons. For starters, the co-founder Julien Barbier recently marked the school’s strong position regarding the presence of women in the world of software and tech development. Also, in a truly innovative move, the Holberton School is using the authenticating blockchain of Bitcoin to authenticate its degrees, so that people cannot lie about their qualifications related to the school.
But, other than this, how is the Holberton School special or disruptive, really? It brings a new kind of education, offering a two-year program to turn students into full-stack software engineers. The education is project-based, with a strong focus on peer learning, which allows students to unleash their creativity and work as a team to solve practical challenges. This is a system already proven in Europe, which is also aimed at delivering more diversity into the tech field.
The School, with a name that pays homage to Betty Holberton, was founded by a group of industry veterans from Apple, Docker and LinkedIn. It is based in San Francisco, CA and has the attention of several tech companies all amazed at its innovative approach to software engineering education.
The next class is set to start on January 2016 and will be 100 percent free for 32 inaugural students so, if you are interested, be sure to visit the website of the Holberton School to know more.
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