Abu Dhabi, the city’s tuition-free coding school, has 800 places available for its next session this year. Students can join its 25-day coding boot camp — Piscine — the first of which will be held on February 20.
Marcos Muller Habig, acting chief executive of the school, said candidates can expect to “enhance their critical thinking and 21st century skills”.
“Hosting the Piscine will grant all candidates the opportunity to unleash the passion within and shape the world that they live in, through technology.”
Students who complete the Piscine can study at the school for a period of three to five years.
They learn all aspects of coding in a flexible curriculum at their own pace. Graduates who complete mastery and final internship levels are highly sought-after.
Between October 2020 and 2022, the school received 31,000 applications for its sought-after places. With no classrooms or teachers, students can attend the forward-thinking school free of charge.
Students sharpen their programming skills through internships, projects, games and peer-to-peer learning. The centre has attracted applicants from diverse backgrounds, including oil and gas engineers, university professors, schoolteachers, flight attendants and even a DJ.