Wanted: Volunteer Instructors for CodeFirst

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Each semester CodeFirst runs free community courses aimed to provide women with technical and digital skills.  The courses are taught by volunteer instructors all across the country and this October they are coming to the University of Manchester.

They are looking for a diverse range of enthusiastic volunteer instructors for the upcoming autumn sessions. Instructors come from a variety of cultural and coding backgrounds, and include computer science/technical postgraduates, company based professionals, freelance developers, and university staff. All instructors work on a voluntary basis.

What do you need to do?

Your role will be to help young, ambitious women learn to code. The python course is focused on general python usage as well as the development of web apps using python and Flask.

What sort of time commitment is this?

You will be needed once a week (usually in the evenings 6-8pm) over 8 weeks, for two hours per session.  Additionally there will be a small amount of preparation required ahead of the course start and in between lessons.

Instructors are not required to mark any homework, but they are asked that they allow students to contact them if they have any questions about the courses, and instructors also play a role in the student screening process. Most communication with the students is performed through Slack channels and with the help of the local ambassadors.

If you are interested in this great opportunity or have additional queries please email the lead instructor: Tania Allard.

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