Welcome to the Piscine.

We challenged you, and you proved that you were among the best of the best. The next step? A life-changing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network, learn and grow. Welcome to the Piscine on the Åland Islands!

Coding knowledge

Regardless of what level of coding experience you started with, your Piscine journey will leave you with programming skills you’ll be comfortable flexing in front of your peers and future employers.

Network for life

Embrace your inner extrovert! During the Piscine, you’ll connect with like-minded, inspiring people from all across the globe and expand your personal and professional networks.

Proof of completion

After completing the 4 weeks, 12 quests, 4 exams, 3 raids and 1 hackathon, you’ll have gained foundational knowledge in the programming language Go. You’ll also receive proof of completion.

Modern spaces, new technology and experiences you won’t forget.

Open workspaces in our modern office facilities - latest iMacs in Åland colors

How you'll live

We want you to be able to fully focus on recharging and preparing for the Piscine, which is why accommodation is taken care of and completely free of charge. You’ll be sharing a room with one other grit:lab student at the Strandnäs Hotel, located just 1 km from the grit:lab campus. You’ll need to cover travel and personal expenses (such as groceries and insurances). On campus, you’ll be using one of our brand new iMacs so you won’t need to bring your own laptop or gear.

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Newly renovated twin room with bathroom at Strandnäs Hotell
Pentry and storage options
Towels, sheets and linen
Shared kitchen and communal area with WIFI
2 communal saunas and small gym
Utility room with washer & tumble dryer
Rentable bicycles
Piscine 1, Hotel check-in / check-out: April 3rd - April 29th 2022
Piscine 2, Hotel check-in / check-out: May 8th - June 3rd 2022

Travel to Åland

The Åland Islands are located in the middle of the Baltic Sea, midway between Stockholm and Helsinki. There are daily connections to Åland from Finland and Sweden and you can choose to travel by ferry or by plane. You can fly from Vantaa Airport in Helsinki or Arlanda in Sweden – these are the fastest routes to Åland and take around half an hour. The shortest ferry connection from Sweden is the one from Grisslehamn with Eckerö Linjen or from Kapellskär with Viking Line. Both ferries take two hours.

Travel to Åland tips

Pre-order Taxi: Mariehamns Taxi App Store or Google Play (download app to pre-order)

Travel tips

Åland: inspiring, challenging, gorgeous.

Let yourself be swept away by the stunning nature and powerfully wild seascapes surrounding Åland that have inspired many an artist’s work. During the Piscine, you’ll explore Åland and participate in exciting, hand-picked activities on the regular.

The grit:lab team

Introducing: the grit:lab team.

Anna-Lena Svenblad

Co-director, grit:lab
anna-lena@gritlab.ax

Francois Maugis

Co-director, grit:lab
francois@gritlab.ax

Jenny Schauman-Linevik

Social Media, grit:lab
jenny@gritlab.ax

Ludvig Winberg

PR, grit:lab
ludvig@gritlab.ax

Le Viet

Technical Tutor, grit:lab
le@gritlab.ax

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