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khanacademy.org - Mountain View, CA - remote is a possibility

Hiring full-time devs and dev interns. Non-profit trying to change education. Backed by Gates Foundation and Google.

ben+HN@khanacademy.org for more info

Sounds exciting. What kind of work would the dev be doing?

Building everything from an educational badging system (http://bjk5.com/post/2426884194/khan-academy-now-has-badges) to an improved practice UI based on student behavior (http://bjk5.com/post/2071068737/khan-academy-in-the-classroo...) to better individual student analytics (http://bjk5.com/post/2783333652/students-need-better-self-as...) to basic UX improvements all over the place.

(Sorry for self-promotional-looking links...they're legit sources of information for this question.)

I am an MBA(General) student at St. Bonaventure University. I like the motto of Khan Academy very much and would love to be a part of the organization. I am constrained area wise but if there is anything(Marketing, Human Resources) in "work-from-home" mode, I am all yours!

You don't happen to need a part-time (2-3 days a week) designer/front-end developer as well do you?

If your front-end dev work includes JS experience and you're interested in/passionate about math, our part-time contributors are currently focused on building out our JS-powered library of math practice exercises, and we would love help.

The not-for-profit I do work for has a lot of similar-sounding exercises. They're all written in Java (right now), but I'm working with our devs to get lots of them converted to JS/HTML5.


Drop me a line; I'd be interested in what you all are working on.

Not that good at JS yet. My background is in design and crafting enjoyable user experiences. I am very passionate about education though.

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