Founded in Paris in 2013, today 42 has more than 15.000 students in 25 countries and is recognized as one of the best coding schools worldwide.
Learning at 42 is entirely free of charge and doesn’t require any academic degree or coding experience. You only have to be at least 18 years old to apply.
The school’s practical approach, based on peer-to-peer collaboration, guarantees both excellent technical training and the development of valuable soft skills, such as the ability to work in teams, problem-solving, adaptation, determination, and resilience.
Studying at 42 is 100% free. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to develop their talents and accomplish their dreams, regardless of their background or economic resources. This is possible thanks to the support of several patrons who invest in education and ensure that no fees are charged to students before, during, or after the program.
To become a student at 42, you don’t need any experience, diploma, or even coding knowledge. The only requirement is to be at least 18 years old. Of all 42 students 50% had never programmed before, and yet more than 80% received a job offer even before completing the program.
At 42, there are no teachers or books. Learning takes place collaboratively, and completing projects allows you to earn points and pass levels – as if you were playing a game. Besides learning how to code, you learn how to learn. After 12 to 18 months you’ll be ready to have your first professional experience!
There are no classes or schedules, but being on campus in person plays a heavy role in your success. The campus is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, so every student has the freedom – and responsibility – to set their own pace and work when they are most productive.
Besides learning how to code, you learn how to solve problems, overcome challenges, how to communicate and work in groups, skills required in any career you want to build. At 42, you learn by doing, by developing projects. You learn how to learn. The growing importance of technology across industries is undeniable, and so is the lack of professionals in this area.
“I founded Codam in 2018. It is a school that is everything but a school, delivering the skills and mindset of the future. Today, everything revolves around technology, and I believe we have a joint responsibility to prepare young people by making them digitally ready. Not only privileged young people but everyone with the will to learn.
I have always been passionate about innovation and technology. I want young people, irrespective of their education, economic background, or financial ability, to have a better chance of maximizing their potential.”
“Social inclusion and equal chances: these are the two fundamental values that went into the creation of 42. Our ambition: let everyone express their talent and answer the needs of the digital economy with innovation and efficiency.
Programming, networks, and security — the shortage of qualified resources has been noted everywhere in the world; tens of millions of talents are actively needed. Our ambition has always been to train the best developers in the world, but today, we are taking it one step further with greater visibility and recognition.
As we launch our international network, we are increasing our educational capacity. Our partner campuses will apply our successful methods to create a real innovation ecosystem — and that’s just the beginning!
Since the world is plural, multi-cultural, and diversified, the 42 Network will contribute to the development of an open and ethical world, without discrimination or boundaries in terms of generation, culture, or geography.”