42 Coding School with Brittany Bir
42 is tuition-free developer school for students from 18-30. It was started by Xavier Niel, a French billionaire who wanted to encourage a new model of software education. 42 has campuses in France and Silicon Valley.
42 has very high standards for the students it admits, because the students that get in are not paying tuition, but they have 24/7 access to high quality computers and a beautiful campus. Unlike coding bootcamps, 42 lasts 3-5 years. Students who graduate are equipped with both computer science theory and the practical ability to see projects through on their own.
Brittany Bir is the chief operating officer of 42 Coding School in Silicon Valley. She joins the show to talk about how 42 works and the future of programming education. At 42, the focus is on peer-to-peer learning. Students complete projects of their own choosing, and are also required to take on internships and get real world work experience.
Stay tuned at the end of the episode for Jeff Meyerson’s tip about building your brand brought to you by Indeed Prime.
If you like listening to this podcast, download the Software Engineering Daily app for iOS and Android to hear all of our old episodes, and easily discover new topics that might interest you. You can upvote the episodes you like and get recommendations based on your listening history. With 600 episodes, it is hard to find the episodes that appeal to you, and we hope the app helps with that. If you don’t like this episode, you can easily find something more interesting by looking at the recommendations in the app.
The mobile apps are open sourced at github.com/softwareengineeringdaily. If you are looking for an open source project to hack on, we would love to get your help! The Software Engineering Daily open source community is building a new way to consume software engineering content. We have the Android app, the iOS app, a recommendation system, and a web frontend. If you are interested in contributing, check out github.com/softwareengineeringdaily–or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org