Hacks/Hackers Chicago Message Board › Seeking front-end developer to coach/teach entrepreneurial journalism studen
Anyone interested should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's some background:
* These are master's students in journalism, 22-28 years old, typically. They will be working all summer (four full days a week from mid-June to late August) in 3-5 entrepreneurial teams, each of which will implement a web/mobile site or app focusing on a particular content/audience niche. We’re looking for someone who thinks it would be fun to help students realize their vision. We estimate this is will require 12-16 hours per week, some in person (working elbow to elbow with the students) and some remotely.
Each team will have at least one member with reasonably good HTML/CSS skills, and WordPress implementation experience. So they have a foundation of skills to start with. But I suspect each team will likely need some kind of help to implement their design vision. That help could consist of coaching, teaching or even in some cases doing some hands-on work.
The class is being sponsored by Wrapports (corporate owners of the Sun-Times). So one benefit of working on this project is the potential to develop a relationship with that company that might extend beyond the class.
Let me know what you think!