Holberton opens its software engineering school in Medellin



Holberton School, that sees itself as a college choice for budding software engineers, today announced it has opened a campus in Medellin, Colombia. For this, it currently works two colleges in the country following opening its Bogota campus earlier this year.

The concept behind Holberton School, that doesn’t control any upfront tuition and also uses a blind, more automated admissions procedure, will be to present project-based software engineering training which will enable pupils to acquire industry jobs. Oddly, the college ’therefore roots are in Silicon Valley, in which it has been working for a couple of years now. Besides Silicon Valley and Colombia, it also recently opened a campus in Connecticut. Its pupils from such types of programs have landed jobs in quite a few high-profile firms, ranging from Apple to Google, Amazon and Tesla.

Holberton’s Bogota campus

For the Bogota campus, Holberton partnered with delivery service Rappi, Colombia’s unicorn. To open the campus in Medellin, Holberton partnered with the Colombian government, in Addition to a number of nearby firms and entrepreneur teams such as Ruta N and Socialatom Ventures.

“Our government is on a deliberate path of an electronic transformation of the economy, from production to ‘mindfacturing’ through the creation and export of intellectual property,” said Colombian president Iván Duque Márquez in a statement. “We are keenly aware that there is a shortage in software engineers and developers, in Colombia and internationally. Our priority will be to reform schooling towards an electronic economy, in all stages of instruction encouraging efforts of the software business training computer software engineers around their demands using disruptive initiatives. ”

Based on how much you’t followed the conversion of Medellin in the last few years, opening a coding college there might still look like an odd choice. Today, however, Medellin has been a tiny hub for electronic innovation.

“Colombia’s electronic expansion is indeed impressive they cannot now train the essential pool of software engineering talent fast enough,” stated Holberton co-founder Sylvain Kalache. “These new colleges will enable Colombia to take a quantum jump into the Fourth Industrial Revolution and provide so many of its own citizens lasting skills and high-quality jobs. ”

Holberton brings its full-stack software technology college to Colombia

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