French Coding Academy Comes to the U.S.

May 19, 2016

The French coding academy 42 is coming to Silicon Valley with a goal of teaching 10,000 students how to code over the next five years, TechCrunch reported. Established in Paris in 2013, 42 is backed by a $100 million investment from the French entrepreneur Xavier Niel. The coding academy does not employ faculty members -- it uses project-based and peer-to-peer learning -- nor does it charge students tuition fees.

Registration opened on Tuesday, and the first students will begin studying in November after a summer of testing their coding skills. The campus will be located in Fremont, Calif.

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