Dat Jawn Update #9
Recruiting New Cohort for Mentorship Project
We're recruiting a new set of participants for the Dat Jawn Mentorship Project. Enrollment is open until 9/27. Tell your friends!
This project has three main purposes:
- Create open source software
- Provide mentorship in computer science and software development
- Give people experience creating software on teams
What We're Creating
We will be creating software that deals with distributed version control for datasets, which is a pretty advanced topic. We’ve framed the work so that it’s connecting with two established open-source projects: noms and ipfs. Those projects do most of the heavy lifting so we can focus on learning about the concepts involved.
- Enrollment (8/30–9/27): meet us, set up your dev environment, start learning Go-lang
- Workshops (10/4–11/22, just before Thanksgiving)
- Transitioning to development (11/29–12/6)
- Development sprints (12/13 through mid-February)
Who Can Join the Cohort
- You must provide your own laptop.
- You must commit to attending at least the 8 weeks of workshops.
- You must be prepared to work hard at collaborating with a team and dealing with complex computer science topics
Why You Should Join
Get experience with…
- Working on teams: using Agile processes, writing tests, documenting code, using version control
- Looking underneath the hood of version control systems
- Creating and sharing data in distributed systems
- Applying user-centered design practices
- Coding in the Go programming language
How to Get Involved
- Join the
#dat-jawnchannel on the Code for Philly Slack
- Come find us at one of the scheduled Code for Philly open house, workshop, or hack nights. Just ask for the dat jawn people.