Technical Curriculum Developer Education | Contractor | Anywhere

Major League Hacking (MLH) is looking for a Technical Curriculum Developer to help us educate and empower our community. Every year, thousands of developers, designers, and makers attend MLH events where they learn new skills and develop a deep passion for technology. As a Technical Curriculum Developer, you’ll be responsible for writing & designing the presentations that teach cutting edge technologies to our attendees.

Cool existing modules include Intro to GraphQL powered by Shopify (check out the snake game used in this module) and Building Scalable Apps featuring CockroachDB (check out this website that displays Star Trek quotes used in this module). As a Technical Curriculum Developer, you’ll work closely with one of our developers to turn a cool sample application into a visual presentation that teaches participants a new skill. These modules are the launchpad into new technologies for our hackers. This role is an opportunity to inspire hackers to use all sorts of new technologies and is an excellent role for an aspiring developer evangelist!

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create visually-appealing presentations that detail the step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the sample application associated with the workshop and convey important background information.
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of the sample application provided to you by the Sample Application Developer. Translate that knowledge into step-by-step instructions on how to update/improve the app based on a detailed outline provided to you by the Product Manager.
  • Identify & explain the essence of technology, API, or framework. Your explanations must be as concise and understandable as possible. Communicate how the sample application works and how it shows off the technology.
  • Iterate over the presentations you write based on feedback provided to your from the Product Manager or other MLH team members.
  • Inspire hackers! The presentations that you develop will be many of our hackers’ first introductions to the technology taught in the workshop - thousands of hackers each year will learn from and build off of what you create.

Requirements

  • Ability to read code that is written by others and explain its functionality and purpose in a clear, concise manner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to design attractive, easy-to-follow presentations following a style guide.
  • Responsiveness - we’ll be iterating over your work quickly.
  • Ability and desire to familiarize yourself with new platforms, APIs, and frameworks quickly. You won’t need a working understanding of them before you start, but you should be able to explain what they do to a complete beginner by the end.
  • Experience working with Python, JavaScript, HTML, & CSS is preferred.

About MLH

Major League Hacking's (MLH) mission is to empower hackers. Each year over 65,000 young technologists and innovators around the world attend MLH events and join our community. Our events provide a self-driven environment where community members learn from each other outside the confines of traditional academia. The MLH team grew out of this movement and is dedicated to making it accessible to the entire world.

  • We’re a team of 12 people based in midtown Manhattan.
  • Our co-founders, Swift and Jon, were recognized for their work in education by Forbes in the 2017 30 Under 30 list.
  • We work with some of the top technology brands like Dell, Oculus, and Amazon to help them reach our community and get the latest and greatest tools into their hands.
  • We have a group of world-class investors including General Catalyst, Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jeff Lawson (Twilio), and Sundance DiGiovanni (Major League Gaming).
  • We are a mission driven B Corp, committed to responsibly serving the world and our community.
  • The hacker movement is taking off! Since we started in 2013, we’ve powered nearly 450 weekend-long invention marathons (called hackathons). About 50% of those happened in 2016 alone.