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ONCE IN A LIFETIME: HOW DID 42’S PEDAGOGY GET HERE?

February 23, 2017 – by Kim Alvarez

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 …

STUDENT INTERN AT UBER, BALTHAZAR GRONON

February 11, 2017 – by Kim Alvarez

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 …

SCALING THE BRANCHES OF THE 42 SILICON VALLEY PROJECT TREE

February 9, 2017 – by Kim Alvarez

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 …

THE 42 PISCINE: GOING OFF AND INTO THE DEEP END

January 21, 2017 – by Kim Alvarez

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) …

2017 STARTS WITH A NEW PISCINE

January 13, 2017 – by titus

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 …

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