WANTED - Teaching Assistant for Nashville Software School
Looking to transition into developing in Ruby on Rails?
Got solid fundamental programming skills?
Got experience using Test-Driven Development?
Got a good understanding of object-oriented programming, source code control, and database management?
Want to help grow Nashville's next generation of software developers?
looking for a developer with some combination of solid training and a
couple of years of programming experience to help train Nashville's next
generation of developers at Nashville Software School.
Your primary responsibility during April through June of
this year will be to support our students as they code solutions to
programming exercises assigned in class and as they work on Ruby and/or
Rails programming projects. You will work with our other two
instructors to understand the lessons and class material, formulate
programming assignments, and prepare solutions to class exercises. You
will mentor and assist students as they work on these coding
assignments. You may be assigned to lead discussion sessions, code
reviews and project reviews.
You will be expected to be present in our classroom
during core class hours (8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday).
However, you will be able to work on your own projects during lectures
by other instructors or during lab periods when students are coding so
long as they do not need assistance.
You'll be paid an hourly rate for those hours you spend
in the classroom. Frankly, the rate will be less than the normal rate
you might bill as a junior developer for a full-time contract project.
But, you will have the opportunity to learn Ruby on Rails; you'll have a
chance to learn from Eliza Brock, our other instructors and our
mentors, many of whom are among the most experienced software
developers in Nashville; and you'll have time available to work on
outside projects. And, you'll have a chance to help contribute to the
growth of the software development community here in Nashville by
helping us grow another crop of great junior developers. Make an
investment in your own learning and career while making a fundamental
contribution to growing the local tech community.
There is also the opportunity for this to turn into a
more permanent position. We're growing our training program and we'll
need more instructors in the second half of this year. If you enjoy
teaching and working with our students you'll have an inside track at
further teaching opportunities at Nashville Software School.
Classes start on April 8. We need you as early in the
class as possible but can be a bit flexible on the start date. Classes
end the last Friday in June.
If you are interested
in being considered for this position, please email John Wark at
Nashville Software School - email address: wark.john at gmail.com
-- John WarkNashville Software School