> 42 Abu Dhabi school opens applications for the 2023 cohort to the next generation of aspiring coders

42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, has opened its doors for candidates to register for its 2023 cohort and join its upcoming intense coding boot camp called ‘Piscine’, the first of which will be held on 20 February 2023, with the aim of selecting candidates to enroll in its tuition-free coding school.

Potential applicants who are interested in joining the upcoming ‘Piscine’ may visit 42 Abu Dhabi’s official website, where they will have to complete 42 Abu Dhabi’s pre-selection ‘Game’ - an online assessment which evaluates cognitive capacity via logic and memory tests - and attend a virtual Check-in discovery session to be briefed on the Piscine and the learning methodology.

The Piscine, derived from the French word for "swimming pool," is an intense and immersive boot camp that tests candidates’ computer programming skills as well as their drive, perseverance, and devotion towards it. It is the final stage in the application process to 42 Abu Dhabi’s program, and it aims to prepare students for learning the fundamentals of programming, and is an opportunity for all coding enthusiasts to identify their areas of interest in software development while immersed in the collaborative environment that 42 Abu Dhabi promotes.

In order to pass the Piscine and enroll in 42 Abu Dhabi’s program, candidates must commit their time over the course of 25 days, in order to fully grasp the 42-Abu Dhabi learning technique. Once the candidates successfully pass the Piscine, they will be able to join 42 Abu Dhabi’s coding program and start their exceptional learning journey.

Piscine candidates will also be able to explore the disruptive peer-to-peer learning methodology of the school. They will have the opportunity to dive deep into the world of coding, which comes as a part of 42 Abu Dhabi’s efforts to bring out the passion of coding within all candidates.

Marcos Muller Habig, Acting CEO of 42 Abu Dhabi, said, "We are excited to host our upcoming piscine, which is a remarkable opportunity for us to empower our candidates and give them a feel of real professional competing experience, to enhance their critical thinking and 21st century skills. Hosting the Piscine will grant all candidates the opportunity to unleash the passion within and shape the world that they live in through technology. We are committed to opening our doors to people from all walks of life who are keen to contribute to the Emirate’s digital transformation."

While no previous coding experience or academic qualifications are required to apply for 42 Abu Dhabi, candidates must be aged 18 years old and above, and possess an innate ability to adapt and collaborate.

42 Abu Dhabi’s tuition-free model is based on a peer-to-peer learning technique that develops flexible learning pathways using a project-based, gamified approach. Students earn points as they progress through the curriculum. The school is open around the clock and seeks to foster creativity, teamwork, and self-discipline by empowering students to take ownership of their learning journey.

42 Abu Dhabi is an innovative and disruptive coding school, launched in 2020 as an initiative of ADEK and Abu Dhabi’s Ghadan 21 accelerator program, which aims to drive Abu Dhabi’s ongoing development through multi-faceted investments in business, innovation, and people.

For more information and to apply, visit www.42abudhabi.ae.