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About 42

42 is a free coding bootcamp in Paris and Silicon Valley. The students must complete a four-week ‘Piscine’ coding challenge before attending the full-time program, covering subjects in full stack web development, data visualization, cybersecurity, and more. There are no instructors at 42; instead, students learn through their peers and mentors who...

4 42 reviews

Is 42 legit? According to the 4 42 reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of 3.9 out of five.

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Created 3 years ago
I join 42 school Madrid a little under a year ago and it has been a huge change in my life, I'm no longer bound by exams or classes and I'm always wanting to go to the campus. (I would never thought that I will love to go to school xD) I recommend 42 for self-taught persons and people really interested in computer-science.
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- You have real freedom for manage your time and responsibilities - You will develop high skills in team work and self-learn - You will never loose your motivation for study again - IT'S FREE !
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- It can be really frustrating if you don't have self discipline - You will have to pass a tough test - No title is offered

A great experience, for hackers and people who like to go on adventures

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Created 3 years ago
This is more than a bootcamp to me, it's a school. I believe schools should be like that in the future. Being a programmer was always a dream for me, so having a tuiton fee school that enables access to a network of professionals, and a curriculum that is not based on web developement was a huge plus for me.
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#freedom to learn the skills that you believe are important, with a common base that enables you to tackle any problem. #strong community in Paris, finding a job, or an internship is not hard thanks to the staff and alumni. #peer2peer...
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#There really are no directions, when it comes to theory. You could do a project in the worst way possible (complexity for example), and you could only be reviewed by people who won't tell you that what you did is wrong. You need to do all...

Really good. But self-managing is the hard part.

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Created 3 years ago
The school has a very efficient system without any professor. You start with list of project and no limited time to do it. You should be reviewed by others students and you should review them to manage a currency system of correction. The projects are not really documented. You should learn by yourself and search solution do resolve the project. You can work in group. But a major part of the primary cursus was to do it alone. No really limited time make some student feel bored and leaving the...
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- Professional experience - Self learning - enterprises are appreciating the school - Free
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- very loneless work - no real graduation - self managing time

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42 Courses

42 offers a wide range of excellent courses to choose from. If you want to study full-time, you can choose from Intensive Basic Training, 42 Starfleet Academy.

No matter which course you choose, the 42 curriculum has been crafted and tested to ensure you leave the program with the skills you need to launch a rewarding new career.

How much does 42 cost? As for 42 tuition, all 42 courses cost $0.. But the cost of 42 courses shouldn’t be the only thing you consider. There are a variety of financing options available to help you pay for 42's cost.

Intensive Basic Training

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3 Weeks

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Intensive Basic Training is an immersive coding experience. It's the admissions process for 42 Silicon Valley. This 28-day intensive session is designed to push students, create a learning community, and develop basic coding skills. Every day, 7 days a week, students must complete coding challenges and exercises. They are released at 8:42am daily and are due at 11:42pm. There are no teachers, courses, or classes. Students don't attend lectures. Instead, you code. Our program is designed to reflect the real-world life of a software engineer: you have projects, you work individually and in teams, and your superiors don't necessarily know the answer to your question. Instead, you use the people around you and the resources available on the internet to figure out, test, and improve solutions. Many students say Basic Training was a great life experience. Other say they learned more in 1 week of Basic Training than they did in 4 years of college. The goal of Intensive Basic Training is to prepare you for 42, provide an opportunity to students to see if you like to code and thus a career as a software engineer, and to serve as the admissions process for the school. We like using C. It is not a bootcamp and do not expect to get a job at the end. This is just the beginning :) 42 Silicon Valley runs 4-8 Basic Training sessions per year. They are all free.

42 Starfleet Academy

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42 Starfleet Academy is all 21 levels of the 42 program squeezed into 12 months where students work 50-70 hours a week - it's intensive, but it's good. 42 trains you for the digital world. You need 21st-century skills and to be prepared for the workplace today, so we've brought the workplace inside a school. 42 has no teachers, courses, or classes, because the workplace doesn't have them. Instead, we use project-based and problem-based learning along with peer-correction (like code review) to foster a tight-knit learning environment. Students learn soft skills, creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and how to work in teams. They have to give and receive correction, defend their code, and adhere to Norms. With 42 Starfleet Academy, students control when they learn and how they learn. Starfleeters have a set curriculum they must follow and complete in 12 months. The program is designed to develop strong, well-founded software engineers, particularly those who want to work at top-level tech companies. The program is intense but students form a tight-knit community with other Starfleeters. Our system is gamified through experience points, levels, and correction points. Our curriculum is skills or mastery-based, meaning you don't advance to the next level until you've displayed mastery of the skills for the level that you're on. Your software has to work and if it doesn't, you have to go back and fix it, because that's what you do in the real world. Admissions is based on merit: we don't ask for GPAs, test scores, degrees, essays, or references. You have to survive Intensive Basic Training which is a 28-day intensive coding challenge that takes place on campus. It's an intensive learning process with 12-15 hour days, but you don't need to have any priori coding experience to do well. We do not guarantee employment and we do not do job placement because 42 is about training for the real world, and in the real world, you need to learn the art of the job application process. However, 42 has strong relationships with employers and companies in the area and already has internship and hiring programs with companies specifically for 42 students. We do not provide visas and do not provide any assistance with visas. This program began in January 2018, so we don't have any graduates yet.

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How many students does this school have?

42 has over 33600 students and graduates as of 2024. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at 42?

42 offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Intensive Basic Training, 42 Starfleet Academy.

What types of programs are available at 42?

42 currently has Full-time types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by 42?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: Upfront Payments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend 42.

Where is 42 available?

42 has one campus located in Paris. If you live in or near Paris, consider visiting to get an idea of 42’s style and staff. A campus visit can help any potential...

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