Today, we are very excited to open Level 2, the last technical Level of the Holberton School application process. If you have completed Level 1, you should receive an email from us very soon (expect an email before Nov 1st).
Here is an overview of what you will do and learn during Level 2:
- Access a distant server using ssh
- Learn the very basics of the Linux command line
- Install a software on Linux
- Use the Emacs text editor
- Install a web server on Linux
- Read a configuration file
- And most importantly: search for information and help each other
Many thanks to our reviewers and beta testers who spent countless hours with us, improving Levels 1 & 2: Ashlynn Polin, Lamia Himdach, Vanessa Rigot, Katya Kalache, Sophie Rigault Barbier.
In a few days, we will open the Level 2 of the admission process.
During this last technical level you will learn the basics of the Linux command line, and how to build your own website, from A to Z. You will also start to interact with your peers: get to know each other, help and get helped.
If you have finished Level 1, here are 2 great tutorials you can do while waiting for Level 2:
This is not mandatory at all, but doing those two tutorials will permit you to better prepare yourself for Level 2, and better help your peers.
If you haven’t finished Level 1 yet, today is the best day to get it done!
Today, we are proud to announce that we are now the first school in the world to deliver our certificates in the Bitcoin blockchain. Storing our certificates in the blockchain will simplify the verification process by employers, and help fight against fake certificates and false resumes.
Every Holberton digital certificate will be issued in a secure environment, 256 bits encrypted private key and 2 factor authentication to access the interface that will generate, sign and and insert the certificate into the Bitcoin blockchain, making the certificate’s content sealed and tamper-proof. In addition, each graduate will be given a paper certificate, and a Digital Certificate Number (DCN). This DCN can be included on resumes, so that any employer can easily verify the validity if the certificate.
This is all made possible by the technology developed by Louison Dumont and his team at Bitproof.
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It’s been 3 weeks that we have announced Holberton School. Three incredible weeks where we have witnessed the first candidates register and start the application process. You have been more than 1000 candidates to start the application process, reading your first Linux manual and decoding encrypted texts!
Sylvain (who is now called Morpheus by our candidates), Rudy, our mentors and I are really impressed by the quality of the applications.
Good luck to all our amazing candidates, keep up the good work; And for those who already finished Level 1: Y29uZ3JhdHVsYXRpb25zIQ== , see in you a few days on Level 2! 🙂
Today we are very proud to announce 12 mentors. Please join us to welcome them to the Holberton School family!
- Anne Hardy, Board of Trustees Member at Anita Borg Institute
- Michel Molongo, Software Engineer at Criteo
- Nathan Leclaire, Open Source Engineer at Docker
- Giorgio Regni, CTO at Scality
- Sylvia Gallusser, MBA teacher
- Thomas Texier, Senior Gameplay Programmer at Ubisoft
- Pascal Bouchareine, CTO at Gandi
- Matthew Goldstein, Associate at Trinity Ventures
- Blake Haggerty, Talent Guy at CoreOS
- Anta Aidara, Software Engineer at Natixis
- Olivier Chatry, Senior Software Developper at XVison
- Philippe Masset, Front-End Engineer at Buffer
Interested in being a mentor at Holberton School? Join us!