On Saturday and Sunday March 24th-26th, 654 registered participating High School students were welcomed as weekend visitors to the Soul of Code building at 42 Silicon Valley for the third annual HS Hacks 24-hour Hackathon Event. The event came to be hosted on our campus thanks to an email that was sent out by one of our rock … Read more HS Hacks (24-hour Hackathon Event); 42 hosts 654 High School students
For our next Alumni profile, I introduce you to Hugo Michalski, Co-Founder and CTO of the now funded start-up Side.co. As described on their website, this company allows you to: “Work on the Side—Earn Money and Experience While Working to Your Schedule.” Filling positions and meeting the increased demand for hiring within the corporate staffing … Read more Co-Founder and CTO at Side.co, Hugo Michalski
We found a second alumni profile victim by reaching out to Daniel Duong, 25 years old, who provided us with further evidence that another one of our graduates has emerged from the 42 experience with a valuable skill set, which he has been able to draw from in the workplace. Having started at 42 in … Read more Infrastructure Engineer at eShares, Daniel Duong
In the Talking Heads’ song Once in a Lifetime, David Byrne once posed a salient rhetorical question, “well, how did I get here?”. Similarly, we may ask ourselves, “How did we get here?” In fact, the question that had been asked by the Co-Founders of 42 more than 20 years ago was, “How do we … Read more Once in a Lifetime: How Did 42’s Pedagogy Get Here?
Ecole 42’s coder training program started in Paris in March of 2013. For this posting, we interviewed one of the members of the first class (or “promotion” en français), who is now in his last stage of his 42 experience—the final internship. Taking the time to answer our questions, he allowed us to gauge the … Read more Student Intern at Uber, Balthazar Gronon
Editor’s note: To give folks an idea of what the day-to-day life of a typical student at 42 looks like, in this post, we describe a few of the projects that one might encounter at a computer terminal within the Soul of Code building on our Silicon Valley campus. It is true that many of … Read more Scaling the Branches of the 42 Silicon Valley Project Tree
Here Are 7 Ways to Know If you’ve ever wondered whether you were born to code or not, the good news is: You were! Coding is something that anybody can learn and – with a bit of practice – become very good at. If you’re still unsure about your abilities, here are 7 qualities that … Read more Were You Born to Code?
Some people outside of 42 may wonder what a typical daily and/or weekly schedule for the “piscine” might look like. Some have asked: what sort of commitment is expected from each participant in order to be selected into the program? The piscine is admittedly, a complicated and intricate beast. Attempting to render much (not all) … Read more The 42 Piscine: Going Off and Into the Deep End
The first round of “pisciners” for 2017 began their adventure at 42 Silicon Valley beginning to learn how to become world-class developers at our state-of-the-art coding facility. This group is the fourth round of new applicants to brave the evaluation period since the school’s opening in July of 2016. The “piscine” meaning “swimming pool” in … Read more 2017 Starts with a New Piscine
Once again colleges and universities across the country will be graduating a class of seniors students who, for the most part, will leave their hallowed halls of education financially burdened with college loans. Even worse, there will be fewer jobs waiting for them that will pay salaries decent enough to budget college-loan payments in with … Read more Money Must Not Restrict Access To One’s Education