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BIT BY BIT CODING

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Our leadership team is now accepting applications! Bit by Bit is a student-run organization dedicated to providing low-cost and no-cost programs to teach and encourage the next generation to code, lead, and improve their understanding of the world. We are looking for someone who has the drive, determination, commitment, and organizational skills to co-lead our marketing team, expand our services, further our mission, and build connections.


We want to give other students the project management experience that they may struggle to find elsewhere. We especially welcome high-schoolers to apply ⁠- we know that many of you may be worried you do not have the experience to qualify, but that is why a large part of Bit by Bit is giving teenagers the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. However, if you do not think that you are willing to make the commitment to leadership for now, feel free to apply as a standard volunteer!

For more detailed information and to apply, please go to: https://bitbybitcoding.org/teamleadinfo.

Software Engineer Team Responsibilities

The software engineer team is the brains behind creative interactive demos and making sure our behind-the-scenes software can run efficiently. Like all the other teams in BxB Central, the team is small, but also extremely effective. There are currently around 3 team members, but that number fluctuates depending on where volunteers are needed most urgently.

  • Code fun, interactive demo sites for Form and Function
    • These will be sites that demonstrate HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts in an intuitive and understandable fashion
    • Work with Form and Function curriculum team to make demos that align with the program
  • Maintain servers and/or other necessary software, automating processes that need to be automated and making our overall online actions more efficient
Team Co-Lead Responsibilities

Although leading a team is often a complex and difficult process, there are a few key responsibilities that we focus on. Team co-leads have a large say in the direction of their team, so their largest responsibility is setting long-term goals and organizing members so they can achieve those goals. From there, the goals should be broken down into understandable tasks that are delegated to each team member to carry out effectively. Team co-leads should also be checking in with members on progress updates and communicating with other leadership constantly.

Other responsibilities:

  • Recruit and train new members for each team
  • Keep team organized and directed towards a set goal
  • Manage meetings and administrative work
  • Attend weekly leadership meetings to give updates and discuss how things can be improved
  • Have weekly meetings to update the team on progress, and make announcements, assign tasks, and discuss future goals

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About BIT BY BIT CODING

Location:

11445 SW WOODLEE HEIGHTS CT, PORTLAND, OR 97219, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to diversify the community of ponderers and creators by equipping the next generation with the tools of technology, thinking, and leadership to improve the world, bit by bit.

Description

We strive for low-cost programs to teach and encourage students, especially girls and other underrepresented youths in the STEM community, to code, to examine the world, and to lead. We currently offer three programs: Hello World, Form and Function, and Uncommon Sense. Hello World is a summer camp aimed at teaching middle school girls the inner workings of websites. Form and Function is a free after-school program empowering middle schoolers with the tools web development. Uncommon Sense allows high schoolers to examine the world critically and see things with a skeptical eye. For our paid programs, we ensure that scholarships are readily available to ensure all can enjoy our programs. In addition to sharing the gift of code and knowledge, we train student volunteers through hands-on learning to adopt the responsibility, initiative, and dedication critical to strong leadership. We started as a summer camp to teach middle school girls how to code, and the following year, we expanded to clubs for middle schools and high schools. In 2020, we also incorporated critical thinking as one of our services.

Board Development
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Website Programming
  • Web Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Development

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • There are weekly leadership meetings that you will be expected to prepare for. Although there are no set time requirements, expect to put in around 6-10 hours a week.
  • You must have some form of previous leadership experience, but it does not have to be formal. You also need thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and GitHub. In the application, you will submit previous projects and an informal reference.

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