Hailing from the salt-mountained marshlands of Newark, California, I eventually skipped over to UC Berkeley to study abstract puzzle solving — or at least that was my experience majoring in Philosophy and Pure Mathematics. After graduating, I felt compelled to share my passion for math, so I pursued a Masters degree in Education and began teaching some awesome 10th graders as a founding member of an experimental math-themed school in Brooklyn.
42 is a non-profit, project-based computer science school focused on software fundamentals, collaboration, and technical rigor. It is 100% free, and there are no teachers, as learning is peer-to-peer. Students organize small groups for multi-week immersions in topics including the C Language, Computer Graphics, Algorithm Design and Analysis, C++, PHP and Web Development, Operating Systems, and Machine Learning. These skills are then applied to projects that must be rigorously defended before moving on to new topics.
"My God is 42 impressive. This is not another programming bootcamp. It's another MIT."
"42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education."
"The way that the students talk about learning there, you feel like its nothing that's ever been created before."
I'm a great big fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors. I'm in the process of setting an unofficial sock-related world record. I owned the same Nokia brick cell phone from 2006 to 2016. My dream is to someday be a contestant on Survivor. I have two cats, Mooj and Chalupa Supreme. My favorite food is a vegetarian roti from Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop.