Mustafa Varank

42 Kocaeli software schools were opened, providing teacherless software training

The second address in Turkey of the global network of software schools Ekol 42, which uses a learning-based method among students, was opened in 42 Kocaeli, Informatics Valley.

There’s a “game” in this

Ekol 42, where almost all of its graduates find jobs, is based on the principle that students discover their limits in the field of software by using the gamification method without a teacher.

42 Kocaeli’s official opening in Turkey’s technology and innovation base, Informatics Valley, was held by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank.

Next generation coding journey

The first branch of Ekol 42 schools in Turkey, which stands out with its internationally innovative teaching model in the field of software, 42 Istanbul was opened in Vadi Istanbul at the beginning of September. Ekol 42’s second school, which is included in the global network from Turkey, was inaugurated with a ceremony held in 42 Kocaeli, IT Valley.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank

172 people signed up

Open Source Platform 42 Kocaeli, run by Informatics Valley, will provide training 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in an area of 1155 square meters with a capacity of 339 computers. In the software school, which received more than three thousand applications from all over Turkey, 172 people registered for the first pool training. 42 Students who will study in Kocaeli will have the opportunity to receive education at the IT Valley campus, right in the heart of the technology ecosystem.

Industry and Technology Strategy

Turkey Open Source Platform 42 Kocaeli Software School was implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, under the direction of Informatics Valley, in partnership with TÜBİTAK TÜSSIDE, with the support of Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA), East Marmara Development Agency (MARKA) and Gebze Chamber of Commerce.

27 million Turkish Lira support from agencies

Established with the partnership of ISTKA and MARKA with 27 million Turkish Liras of guided project support, the schools provide free education 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ekol 42 schools work with a model based on learning among students rather than student-teacher relationships. In this model, it is aimed to develop the critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills of the participants. A team also guides the curriculum.

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank is chatting with young people

Innovative curriculum

In the Ekol 42 curriculum, first of all, students learn basic programming concepts and the basics of the C language. The curriculum goes deep for students starting UNIX, graphics programming and web programming. In the next stages, students can work in areas that require expertise such as Object Managed Programming, Mobile, Functional Programming, Web Security, Reverse Engineering, Malicious Code, Core Programming, Network Programming, Artificial Intelligence, 3D.

Kocaeli Governor Seddar Yavuz and Informatics Valley General Manager Serdar İbrahimcioğlu

Paradigm shift

An international brand with 36 campuses in 23 countries, Ekol 42 is among the best coding schools in the world. These schools, which are expected to provide a paradigm shift in software education, are aimed to increase Turkey’s international competitiveness in this field, which will raise the software developer potential of Turkey to higher levels.

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