Piscine: 4 weeks of immersive training

The Piscine is a totally new and immersive experience, in which only motivation, curiosity and hard work will keep you afloat. This 4-week basic training is the last step of the admissions process and a once in-a-lifetime experience!

4 weeks of coding

This is not another bootcamp. The Piscine lasts four weeks, including weekends, day and sometimes, night. You’ll be coding your heart out with other candidates, all hoping to earn the same prize: to enroll as a full-time student at Hive.

No experience required

We only ask that you can use a mouse and a keyboard. Everyone, regardless of background, will get hands-on tasks from day one, face the exact same challenges at the same time, and be pushed to collaborate with each other.

It’s not a competition

Collaboration is essential to succeed in the real world and so it is in Hive. Everyone will be in the same boat and there’s no need to compete. If everyone swims, we take everyone. If no-one swims, we take no-one. Statistically, about 1/3 of swimmers succeed.

Practical info

There are 2 Piscines scheduled in 2019: July and August. Each will consist of 150 swimmers. Due to high demand, those spots need to be reserved on our applications website on a first come first served basis. If you don't get in, don't worry! Your online test score is saved for 3 years and more Piscines will be organized in the future!

Important dates

Check-in meetings:
May 4.5. at 12:00 and 14:00 (registration opens 19.4.) Virtual check-in is on 4.5. at 9:00 EST Registration for Piscine opens:
June 2nd at 9:00, 14:00 and 20:00
First Piscine: July 8th - August 2nd Second Piscine: August 12th - September 6th School starts: October 14th 2019