Hungry Academy @ LivingSocial

From: Jeff C.
Sent on: Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:53 AM
BMore on Rails,

I hope you're surviving the winter chill in Club Swami. I look forward
to catching up with you soon, but now that Nick has joined Jumpstart
Lab, I feel like we're at least represented.

Let me cut to the chase, I want to talk to you about Hungry Academy.

"Hungry What?"

In March we're starting a five month training program to teach you
Ruby and Rails. You're paid during the program, then afterwards you
"may" be offered a job on the LivingSocial engineering team. If you
bring passion and intensity, I promise you'll be ready. Slack off, and
the job is not guaranteed. It's all based in DC.

"Paid?"

If you have zero dev experience you're looking at a $50K annualized
rate during the five months and $80K annualized once you join the
team. If you have dev experience, each of those can go up.
LivingSocial pays great salaries IMO. With the course, the only extra
requirement is that you stick around 18 months, so including the five
month training it's a two-year commitment.

"Did you just recruit me?"

Kinda, but I hope this doesn't offend. It's not just a job. There are
already many members of the dev team coming down from Baltimore, and
hope that we can continue to support the growth of Baltimore tech. In
a few years, when the people from this program all decide to start
their own companies, I think Bmore will be a really appealing place to
incubate.

Also, one of the program's core values is "Learning Out Loud," and if
you aren't in the program you'll still benefit from all the open
content we're putting out, special events at LS, etc. I'd love to find
other ways that we can support what you all are doing, maybe coming up
for some "field trips" to the Beehive, etc. Let me know if you have
ideas.

And, lastly, I don't get paid extra if you signup. So I ain't no
recruiter -- I'm a word-spreader :)

"Dog, I already know Ruby. Are you trying to Ruby in my Ruby?"

If you're already a skilled dev then I'm sure you have those friends
and family who you know would make great developers, they just haven't
taken the time to learn on their own. This is the opportunity.

"Ok ok, wrap it up"

http://hungryacad...­ or email me [address removed]. If you
apply, start with this link so it's tagged "bmoreonrails" and I'll
give you a careful review:
http://www.living...­

Thanks,
Jeff

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Jeff Casimir
Jumpstart Lab by Casimir Creative, LLC
http://jumpstartl...­
@jumpstartlab on twitter

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