Our Spaceship in Wolfsburg
42 Wolfsburg is a coding ecosystem for innovators, go-getters, and visionaries. It’s our duty to provide our students with the tools and spaces they need to succeed in their learning journeys.
Located in the heart of Wolfsburg, our campus is a brand new space designed to inspire creativity, comfort and collaboration. The campus cradles 4 exciting spaces for students to explore their passion for coding and tech — a video lab, a social media lab, an AR/VR lab and the infamous FabLab are all open 24/7, 365 days a year to all attending students. There’s more: our campus is equipped with all amenities to make you feel at home. This includes a board game and gaming space, a kitchen, a place to hang out, an event space, a space to rest and even showers.
The FabLab is an open maker space where students can learn about using all sorts of prototyping tools and specialized development. Besides working on their coding tasks, students can also visit the FabLab to work with 3D printers and laser cutters; they get to create prototypes with sensors, controllers, engines, dashboards; and the list goes on. With a focus on projects in the automotive and mobility industries, this is the place to bring cutting edge ideas to life.
The VR/AR lab is home to a place for students to work on all sorts of VR and AR applications. It’s equipped with:
- 5 VR glasses
- 1 Microsoft Hololens 2
- 2 server stations for app development and rendering
- a green screen for tracking fields
- sensors for the HTC glasses
VIDEO & SOCIAL MEDIA LAB
The Video and Social Media labs are fully equipped with the tools you’ll need to create video content for projects, conduct experiments for social media tools and even make use of the podcast booth. Here’s a list of the equipment students have access in these labs:
- a Sony camera system video recordings
- Microphones, headsets and a Rodecaster Pro for the integrated podcast booth
- 3 stationary 360 degree Panansonic camera
- A tricaster (videomic mixer system)
- 5 microphone radio links
- Various room microphones
- An audio mixer
- Spotlights and lighting mixer
- A dedicated presentation computer for the green screen
- Video controllers to use for streams via Skype, Zoom, etc.
- Fiber optic internet connection
MANUAL FOR HAPPY SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
We are working diligently to set up a physical library space inside our campus which will include a curated collection of books and learning resources meant to optimally represent a wide variety of knowledge areas. The physical library is also meant to be supplemented by an online knowledge base, where our community will share their impressions, comments, and questions about the resources.
At the same time, we will be running a regular book-recommendation series on our social media platforms and podcasts to further ignite interest in high-quality reading. To establish our library we ask experts and thought leaders to identify the top books they would recommend budding software engineers to read. In their selection, we encourage them to choose books that have a particularly long half-life — meaning those that continue to be relevant for 10–20–50 years. Hence we are looking to build a collection of the most valuable books on the wide spectrum of subjects relevant for the #nextGenerationSoftwareEngineers.
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