The Piscine

Welcome to the ultimate guide to the 42 Kuala Lumpur Piscine. Jump into the pool and just try it!

What is the Piscine?

The last step in the application process is the Piscine. During the Piscine, ‘Pisciners’ (candidates, you!) will dive into the world of coding. By working through challenging projects and solving daily assignments alongside your peers, you are given the opportunity to figure out if 42 KL’s peer-to-peer learning method suits you.

The word Piscine means “swimming pool” in French. The idea is that everyone should learn to swim by first diving into the water.

This is our final filtering process in which you will be coding non-stop for 28 days, 7 days a week, day and night.

No prior programming knowledge is required; you will be starting from the basics before moving on to more complex coding exercises.

You will meet new friends, build long-lasting connections, and make powerful contributions to our knowledge-sharing ecosystem.

 

You will try and fail, repeatedly. But this trial-and-error period is a learning process which builds stamina, determination, creativity and problem-solving skills.

The Piscine takes place in our campus and must be completed in-person. It is a demanding, yet unforgettable, incredibly rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

the piscine impact

Technical Skills

You will learn to code starting from the very basics, and gain C programming skills which provides a foundation to other programming languages.

Soft Skills

You will sharpen valuable interpersonal and management skills, through discussions and evaluation sessions with your peers.

 

Industry-Ready

Ultimately, you will develop lifelong learning habits as well as the agility to adapt to industry trends, which will equip you for a rewarding career.

Pisciners' Testimonial

Anwar Zaid
Nabil Anwar Zaid, 21 - Student Web Developer

"The Piscine has taught me that not everything can be solved alone. And no matter what kind of problem that may come, there will always be a solution for the said problem. Heck, if it doesn't exist, that's our call in inventing a new one."

"The Piscine has taught me that not everything can be solved alone. And no matter what kind of problem that may come, there will always be a solution for the said problem. Heck, if it doesn't exist, that's our call in inventing a new one."

Kimberley Tiong
Kimberley Tiong, 18 - Student

"I was home-schooled since young, so I did not get to interact much with people. This Piscine gave me an opportunity to interact with others while collaboratively working together."

"I was home-schooled since young, so I did not get to interact much with people. This Piscine gave me an opportunity to interact with others while collaboratively working together."

Hyun Zhe
Hoo Hyun Zhe, 18 - Student

"All the knowledge is out there, the key is your willingness to find out about them."

"All the knowledge is out there, the key is your willingness to find out about them."

Nabihah
Nabihah Md Zaid, 29

“No matter how scared you are, just give it a go, because at the end of the day, it’s you and your experience that matters.”

“No matter how scared you are, just give it a go, because at the end of the day, it’s you and your experience that matters.”

Hans Hazairi
Hans Hazairi, 26 - Former Civil Engineer

“The Piscine bootcamp at 42KL really changed the way I learn. I learn new things faster now and I just like how everyone at 42KL has the same spirit of learning."

“The Piscine bootcamp at 42KL really changed the way I learn. I learn new things faster now and I just like how everyone at 42KL has the same spirit of learning."

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Piscine: Year 2022

There will be a total of four Piscines for the year 2022. Mark these dates in
your calendar and start your application process as and when you are ready.