Bio

Sylvain is an Entrepreneur and a Software Engineer who has worked in the Tech industry for more than a decade. He is currently living in San Francisco.

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.

Through his work, he partnered with technology leaders including LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Yahoo! Founder Jerry Yang, Docker founder Solomon Hykes, and Facebook VP Payments Stephane Kasriel. But also sports and entertainment leaders like Grammy-Award winner NE-YO,  actress Priyanka Chopra, and New York Jets NFL player Kelvin Beachum.

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).

During his free time, he likes to write and travel. He loves challenges, he has won the best API usage prize at TechCrunch Disrupt, explored 25 meters deep Paris Catacombs, and climbed Mount Fuji at 3,776 meters.

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Writing

I enjoy writing, and explore a number of topics; entrepreneurship, tech, education and more! You can find some of my articles bellow.