After completing the two online tests for the initial application process, you will be invited to join the Piscine. This page is dedicated to tell you about the "What", "How" and "When" of participating in the piscine.
The Piscine (from the French word for "swimming pool") is the last phase before full admission to the 42 Wolfsburg program. It's 4 weeks long, designed to gear you up to learn the basics of programming with peers like you.
The Piscine is a chance for you to discover your passion for learning software development in the context of the collaborative culture 42 Wolfsburg fosters. It's a chance for you to learn programming from scratch or dive deeper in your skillset and get a taste for whether 42 Wolfsburg is a good match for you.
It allows you to find out whether you like the 42 pedagogy and software development. On our side, it allows us to identify the most committed students that match the collaborative spirit we believe is required to grow at 42 Wolfsburg.
The Piscine is an intensive 4-week period, 7 days a week, day and night, during which you will work on various coding projects and exercises with fellow pisciners. Basically, you will learn how to learn and help others learn by giving feedback, while receiving help from others when you're stuck.
At 42 there are no teachers, no professors: instead you learn from your peers, through collaboration and discovering your own solution. Yes, this means discussion with your peers as well as spending time exploring the Googleverse and even some tutorial videos.
The next Piscine dates at 42 Wolfsburg are scheduled for February, March, and April 2021. There will be more announced in due course for those of you looking to join at later dates (likely August, September and October).
Usually learning at 42 is in-person. Under the current circumstances, we will be running the Piscine remotely. Access to the school's labs and facilities will be temporarily unavailable until further notice.
AFTER THE PISCINE
Successful pisciners will receive their invitation to officially join the 42 Wolfsburg program 2 weeks after the end of the piscine.