Practice instead of theory. Teamwork not egoism. Flexibility rather than rigid rules. We are open - offering a modern way to learn coding. The best thing about it - everyone is welcome!


Press Release 10.06.2021
Learn. Code. Repeat - Programmierschule 42 Heilbronn startet

Press Release 02.09.2020
International erfolgreiche Coding School startet in Heilbronn

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42 Heilbronn is a private coding school that is entirely free and stands for coding excellence. The innovative educational concept is committed to project-based peer learning – without books, classes, or teachers. Our hands-on educational model is accessible to everyone, independent of their educational and socio-economical background or diplomas. On a 42 campus, students learn and work within a gamified project environment and at their own pace. Further down their journey, depending on personal interests, students focus on different expertise fields of their choice. Besides coding, our education model fosters critical thinking and helps students develop teamwork skills. Alumni are working in much sought after industries as AI specialists, software developers, IT security experts, video game developers, or web developers.  

42 Heilbronn is part of the international 42 network and is sponsored by the Dieter-Schwarz-Stiftung. The non-profit coding school exists as an addition to the higher education landscape and aims to help secure our country's digital future. 


The first 42 campus was founded in 2013 in Paris with a goal to establish a modern education in coding. The network is growing continuously – the current figures are regularly updated here. The curriculum is continuously developed further to be up to date with current and future requirements of the tech world. In addition to the campus in Heilbronn, there are also locations in Wolfsburg and Berlin in Germany.

Thomas Bornheim

Thomas Bornheim, born in 1975, joined 42 Heilbronn as CEO in August 2020. Before coming to Heilbronn, he worked at Google for 14 years in different positions ranging from product to teams and business development in Mountain View, California, Ireland, and India. At Google Engineering, his primary focus for seven years was on emerging markets and data privacy protection. He was also responsible for conferences and course design for Google’s peer-to-peer program. Before working for Google, Thomas worked for consulting agency Simon Kucher & Partners in Germany, Great Britain, and the USA. He started his career working in PR and media relations for ARD and British BBC. Thomas Bornheim studied comparative literature, history, and philosophy in Berlin.


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