HackerYou was established in 2012 as Canada’s first programming bootcamp. Founded by the team that introduced Ladies Learning Code, HackerYou offers both part-time and full-time courses for people who want to learn to build websites, become a developer or become a better developer. Our courses are hands-on and project-based and feature a small ratio of students to instructors – usually around 10:1. We’re now a registered Private Career College and we serve over 1000 students a year from our 12,000 square foot space at Queen & Spadina.
But there’s one more thing that makes our courses the best out there: they’re led by industry-leading developers. Our instructors at HackerYou are some of the very best in the industry, and we’re looking for one more to join our team, to bring the number of people on our Bootcamp Instructor team to six!
About HackerYou’s Full-Time Front-End Development Immersive:
HackerYou runs four full-time web development immersive bootcamps per year. Each bootcamp has 30-35 students, and there are three instructors dedicated to each group. Our CTO oversees each bootcamp as well as our development projects, and when not resourced to bootcamps, our two additional Lead Instructors spend their time coding. (They also grade assignments, improve curriculum and help out as needed.) Classes run Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm for nine weeks. We take a two- to five-week break between each bootcamp, which gives our entire Instructor team time to code, improve curriculum, take vacation, speak at conferences, and more!
We’re constantly revising the curriculum to ensure we’re teaching the latest and greatest. Here’s what we’re teaching, as of January 2018:
This is also generally the stack we use for HackerYou’s development projects, plus Node and MongoDB. We are also currently re-building the HackerYou website with Contentful.
We’re extremely careful about student selection (check out our Bootcamp Admissions Process at hackeryou.com/admissions) which makes teaching at HackerYou a treat. As a team, we judge ourselves based on two things: 1) Are our students happy? 2) Are our students ready for the careers they want? You can learn a bit about the students who have already graduated from our bootcamp program here.
Why This Role?
HackerYou’s Lead Instructors enjoy tons of variety in their roles – way more than the typical development position! Reporting to Ryan Christiani, HackerYou’s CTO, we work hard to ensure that our Lead Instructors are given plenty of opportunities to level up their development skills throughout the year. Combined with the fact that you’ll get lots of experience with public speaking and mentoring, this role can help prepare you for future leadership roles (and we have proof that it will, as you can see below!)
Teaching experience is not required for this role. We can get you there – we’ve done it many times!
You’ll Be in Good Company:
Here’s who makes up HackerYou’s Development Team right now:
We also have some incredible Alumni for this role – here are the folks who have held this role in the past:
Out of a 52-Week Year, Here’s How You’ll Spend Your Time:
As if the joy of changing lives wasn’t enough, here are some other benefits of this role:
There are more perks. Learn about them all on our Careers page at hackeryou.com/careers.
Start Date: We’re ready to bring on our new Lead Instructor immediately, but we are flexible.
Interested in learning more about being an instructor at HackerYou? Get in touch with us by emailing join [at] hackeryou.com and tell us a little bit about yourself!