- warning, long post....
After years of putting on a very successful annual Android Developer and enthusiast conference in Dallas, Texas - The +Big Android BBQ
- a small group led by +Aaron Kasten
decided to form +IDEAA
as the parent organization and expand our events across the United States...and beyond.
Our goal is to keep developers on the cutting edge through training and exposure to some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Additionally, we are dedicated to reducing the barriers to entry for all demographics by providing beginner training that encourages and incentivizes learning through a series of code challenges.
So far this year we've put on two extremely successful events: DC in April and Seattle this past weekend. We are now laser focused on executing another successful Big Android BBQ in Dallas (#6!) on October 22-23. Come November, we will also be heading to Amsterdam for our first event in Europe.
That's where YOU
come in. IDEAA is a 501c3 non-profit and needs support from talented people to continue it's success.
Please comment on this post or message me directly if you would like to help. Experience is preferred but not required. We have a lot of fun on our teams but also work very hard.
Some of our most pressing needs are:
: 1-2 creative writers to help with news updates and website content. 2 creative types that can help maintain our social networks.
Back end .NET/C Sharp developer - maintain and upgrade current .NET backend to support existing app plus requested enhancements. Experience with Azure portal a huge plus.
Go/AppEngine developer - convert existing .NET back end over to Go/App Engine and off Azure (.NET experience a plus with this one but probably not necessary)
: 2 sponsorship managers to contact and follow up with potential partners and sponsors. Sales and sponsorship experience would be a huge benefit. Industry contacts and knowledge is a must.
: 2 Assistant Project Managers to coordinate volunteer teams onsite at events and ensure proper communication flow between leaders and volunteers. Previous event volunteer management would be a big plus.
: 1 Interior/Set Designer to focus on building memorable on-theme experiences for attendees in our event spaces.
There are some great benefits to working with IDEAA: travel, SWAG, experience and possible job opportunities! (Several past volunteers have landed awesome jobs due in no small part to the experience working in this organization).
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!
**if you think this sounds familiar, it is. +Aaron Kasten
posted something similar to this yesterday and I liberally plagiarized is words :)