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More than 1000 Macintosh computer screens light up 42's open work spaces, where students are given assignments, but zero instruction. Students must work in groups to solve the assigned coding tasks.

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Gerry Hadden

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    Student Theo Hunerblaes punches in his security code before entering 42. The school is also monitored with cameras to protect the millions of dollars worth of computer equipment inside.

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    Gerry Hadden

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    One of 42's "teachers" sits on the floor and gives out students' next assignment. At 42 there are no traditional classes or classrooms.

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    Gerry Hadden

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    Teachers at 42 are not without a sense of humor.

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    Gerry Hadden

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    Students mill around outside France's new revolutionary coding school, 42. 70,000 people applied for about 1,000 slots. 42 is free and you don't even need a high school diploma to get in. You do need brains and a lot of creativity.

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    Gerry Hadden