French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University ’42′
15 Feb, 2017
Xavier Niel, a French entrepreneur of France’s second-largest Internet service provider built a free program design school USA called  in Fremont, near Silicon Valley, California in July 2016. The school does not ask for academic qualifications, does not charge any tuition fee, no professor, no diploma, only the learning content. Neil plans to reach 10,000 students in five years.
Neil has been hoping to close the gap between industry demand and talent, so we can continue to help the community and the Internet community to move forward together. ” 42 ” The idea is for those with different backgrounds, different economic potential of talent to create an opportunity, so that they can be properly educated, have a new way of thinking. Most importantly, innovation is the need for all people to think in different ways.
The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, where 42 is the answer to “the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.”
How it Works?
First, applicants need to register on the school’s website and take an online aptitude test. No coding experience required. The best 3,000+ students will then have to come on-site to complete a 4-week intensive coding bootcamp; 7 days a week and between 10 to 15 hours a day. Even if you don’t know programming, you will learn it by the end of the bootcamp, if you are motivated of course, or you will drown, figuratively speaking of course.
Peers learn from each other
The unorthodox curriculum is project-based and students must be physically present on campus to foster teamwork and collaboration between peers. “42 offers an ideal learning and working environment that allows talent to thrive. It’s open 24/7, with the very best in technology, with more than 2,000 new iMacs, high speed Internet or large capacity storage servers.”
Source : Forbes
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