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?
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
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