I’m not looking back.
There is no pivot.
I’ve actually attended a program that had a similar education model as Holberton, so I’m not new to the idea of project-based learning. It’s a brilliant concept.
It was a wonderful program that emphasized the practical over the theoretical.It was completely immersive and ridiculously fun/challenging. In fact, because of this program, I was able to last my current gig as a front-end developer.
The program in question is Fullstack Academy’s Summer of Code.
Now, Fullstack Academy was just 11 weeks and I know I’ve become a much better developer because of it. Imagine what could happen if I had two whole years. Magic!
When I first heard of Holberton, the first thing going through my mind was how great it would be to attend a long-term program that matched Fullstack Academy’s model. I don’t feel like I’m ready to stop learning!
Regardless of the outcome, I wish the best of luck to organizations like yours that are encouraging a better kind of model for becoming a software engineer. We need more systems like yours!
Live long and prosper, Holberton School!