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Getting started

This is an unofficial place where you can interact with the intranet but instead of clicks, you will do it with commands.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Hippokampe?
  3. Why Hippokampe?
  4. How did the idea come about?
    1. Work-flow
    2. The foundations
    3. The first walls


Hippokampe by David Orozco from CH11.

What is Hippokampe?

Hippokampe is a unofficial CLI program designed for the Holberton community and focuses on helping Holbies simplify their Holberton related day by the Holberton community.

Why Hippokampe?

  • If you are looking for a tool that could help you to boost your productivity.
  • If you are looking for a way to do the thing easily.
  • If you think that you lose your focus when you are working.
  • If you think that you work better with commands.
  • If you are a fan of commands.
  • If you want to test new stuff.

How did the idea come about?


When I started my first trimester in Holberton, I saw that every day, I did the same:

  1. Go to the intranet.
  2. Check the current projects.
  3. Read the documentation and tasks.
  4. Understand the basics.
  5. Copy the prototypes, commands, code, etc.
  6. Try to make the tasks.
  7. Learn in the process.
  8. Get stressed and frustrated.
  9. Try again.
  10. And that’s

That is how it almost looks like a normal day. I’m not saying that it’s boring, what I’m saying is that is the first 5 steps, are almost the same, so we as a software engineer, we want to have a tool that helps us and greatly facilitates our lives and days.

The foundations

And that is when the first questions came from:

  • Where is the place where we stay almost all day?
  • What a software engineer prefers, keyboard, or mouse?
  • What are the main actions that need to have?
  • What it’s the scope that will have?

The first walls

And the answers:

  • Console
  • Keyboard
  • Check your code and generate a project
  • Use it by the global community and recognized as the official tool by Holberton