The pool. A 26 consecutive day challenge that takes place on the 42 Madrid campus and serves as the final step in the academy's selection process. Daily projects that provide an opportunity for candidates to gain a solid foundation in the C language while learning to work alongside their peers. Programming 7 days a week, day and night, along with many other people in the same situation of uncertainty.
This is one of the top questions that arrive in the mailbox of 42 Madrid and the answer is always the same: It depends solely on the students themselves. The 42 methodology is based on them managing their own time, putting them at the centre of learning. Each person chooses when to study and at what pace.
When Douglas Adams wrote "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", he did not see the relevance of one of the innumerable occurrences that the reader can find in its pages. After more than seven million years processing a question, a supercomputer of gigantic dimensions ends up answering that "the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything else is 42."
In less than a week the first pool of the year begins with 42 Madrid Fundación Telefónica and the messages that we receive from the next pool dealers breathe the same uncertainty that we perceived before celebrating the first in our history last September. Diving into programming for 26 uninterrupted days, with strangers and with such an innovative methodology is for the brave. Whether you are one of the lucky people with a place for the next pool or if you are considering participating in one, the advice of David, Sandra and Roberto will be very useful.
Motivation is a powerful but elusive factor. Sometimes, we feel it with an enormous power and we see ourselves capable of achieving everything. Shortly thereafter, it may simply disappear, leaving us with no strength and a strange feeling of emptiness. The most common reason? We forget our objectives. We invite you to read a short story about motivation that took place at 42 Madrid.
it seems we came to the end...:)