"Even if you failed, you didn't fail... you learned" -Sylvain
In this episode, your host, Genesis Amaris Kemp speaks with Holberton’s Sylvain Kalache about software engineering, making education in the software engineering space more accessible, accessible and high-quality education, and more. Check out Holberton at https://www.holbertonschool.com/.
ABOUT Sylvain Kalache
Sylvain is an Entrepreneur and a Software Engineer who has worked in the Tech industry for more than a decade. He is the Co-Founder of Holberton, an education company providing tools, curricula, and teaching methodology to train the next generation of digital talent at scale. Holberton educates thousands of students in 9 countries, hired by the best tech companies like Google, Rappi, Tesla, Apple, and NASA.
Prior to Holberton School, he joined SlideShare in 2011 as a DevOps Engineer to support the infrastructure that served 3 billion slides every month. The company was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012 where he worked for 3 years as a senior software engineer. He co-founded while42, a non-profit organization which became the largest community of french software engineers, located in 40 cities with 3,000 members.
He has a Master in Computer Science from SUPINFO, studied in France, China (Hebei University of Technology), and the US (Dominican University).
Show notes + LINKs
Our interview was so enlighting and valuable as we discussed things like:
How Sylvain pivoted from software engineer to entrepreneur
Why you need to have passion for the business you want start
The importance of representing all types of people in your business
Creating a high quality brand that's accessible to all & then making that brand known
How to build a business off of feedback
...and so much more!
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