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United Arab Emirates: Do you want to learn to code for free? Applications open for February boot camp in Abu Dhabi – News

Published: Monday, January 22, 2024, 8:26 am

Abu Dhabi’s innovative and disruptive coding school has opened applications for candidates to register and join its boot camp called ‘Piscine’, which starts on February 5. Students who succeed in this intense 25-day training camp will be eligible to join the tuition. Free coding school, using a unique gamified and peer-to-peer learning methodology.

“Over the past two years, we have witnessed hundreds of our students grow from aspiring coders to digital leaders who have successfully landed positions in key entities operating in vital fields across Abu Dhabi,” said Marcos Muller Habig, Director acting executive of 42 Abu Dhabi. .

Students joining 42 Abu Dhabi will be able to take advantage of the school’s network of strategic partners with leading organizations and companies across different industries and sectors, such as Mubadala Investment Company, Department of Energy Abu Dhabi, Department of Government Enablement, Microsoft and Beacon Red. Through its strategic network of partners, 42 Abu Dhabi offers Emirati talent sponsorship opportunities and offers stipends for every UAE national who joins 42 Abu Dhabi. All students who complete the school’s Common Core, four additional modules and a six-month internship are eligible to receive a diploma in software development recognized by the National Qualification Center (NQC) of the United Arab Emirates.

758 students and counting

Since its launch, 42 Abu Dhabi has enrolled 758 students, including 213 Emirati students.

“As we start the year, we are excited to open another Piscine, welcoming new students who are eager to take their coding skills to new heights and meet the ever-increasing demands of the digital economy. “We are also proud to open our doors to people from all walks of life and offer them the opportunity to unlock their coding potential and contribute to Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation.”

How to apply

La Piscine, derived from the French word meaning “pool,” tests candidates’ computer programming skills, as well as their drive, perseverance, and devotion to it.

Prospective applicants who are interested in joining the camp can visit the official website of 42 Abu Dhabi, where they will have to complete a pre-screening ‘Game’ (an online assessment that tests cognitive ability through logic and memory tests) and attend an in-person session. Discovery session at check-in to receive information about the pool and learning methodology. Once candidates successfully pass Piscine, they will be able to join 42 Abu Dhabi’s coding program.

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

The coding school was launched in 2020 as an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK). For more information and to apply, visit

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