GGS VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: Developer Coach for Coding Workshop & Hackathons (Blockchain)

Developer Coach for Coding Workshop & Hackathons (Blockchain)

Up to 6 people needed for 3 half day events, and adhoc online support over a period of 6 weeks.
Purpose: To lead a “student” team of up to 3 beginner and intermediate developers, in learning some basic coding skills, and to support them to develop a short project as part of a Coding Workshop and Hackathon on Blockchain.

We can pay (reasonable) expenses for this role for anyone who is travelling from outside of Edinburgh.

About Blockchain
Blockchain and the Scottish Economy

  • Support Workshop Lead with prep and on the ground logistics
  • Identify useful resources to support learning Blockchain or Chain Core and associated languages
  • Be able to work through some basic tutorials with students
  • Support the conceptualisation and planning of development for a project brief
  • Be able to help students fix and debug code
  • Offer adhoc online support over a 6 week period in Feb & March 2017 (dates tbc)

Must have good communication skills and a strong interest in supporting under-represented people in technology. An ability to learn new coding languages, and to help others in their learning, is essential!

Strong experience in Java/ Python/ C++ or another general purpose language. The focus will be on creating web or mobile apps, so front end skills that fit with Blockchain or Chain such as java (android) or swift (apple), or (for web apps) javascript/html/css/php/json will be useful. Some previous knowledge of Blockchain, Chain Core or other languages are a bonus – but not required. (Chain is an API developed specifically for the Financial Industry – see for more info).
** Please let us know if you have a preferred suite.

Will be a good fit for people who hold a qualification in computer science, or who work as professional developers. We are particularly keen to get applications from people with experience teaching or coaching!

To find out how to apply visit our Volunteer page.

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