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BxB Central - Team Lead

What: A position as a co-lead of one of our teams: website and software engineer. Website codes, updates, and maintains our website and software engineer codes demo sites, automates online processes, and more!

Who: Someone who is committed to furthering our mission and dedicated to improving our organization with the organizational, leadership, and communication skills needed. There is more information on the different prerequisites and responsibilities for each position provided below.

When: Co-leads are expected to attend the biweekly BxB Central meetings, a weekly leadership meeting, and a weekly team meeting. The total amount of time and work committed, however, fluctuates depending on the current ongoings of the organization.

Benefits: As a leadership member, we are committed to giving you the tools needed to get the most out of your experience at Bit by Bit! Gain invaluable leadership and project management experience, collaborate with others, plan the future of our organization, sharpen your public speaking skills, and more.

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BxB Central - Standard Volunteer

What: BxB HQ, the central organization that is the brains behind marketing, fundraising, and more!

Who: Anybody that wants to contribute to our mission and be the support behind our programs. There are several teams within BxB Central with a wide range of responsibilities, so no matter what your skill set is, we will have a task for you!

When: Unlike the programs, there is no set time and we are much more flexible with meetings and work.

Benefits: Join a community of supportive, dedicated volunteers while gaining invaluable experience in whichever team you decide to join and collaborate with others on long-term projects!

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Form and Function - Leadership

What: Lead the Form and Function program as you inspire the next generation of coders.

Who: Someone who is dedicated to our mission and wants to improve Form and Function. An ideal candidate should have both coding and leadership skills. There is more information on the prerequisites and responsibilities for each position provided below.

When: The Form and Function Director will put in 15 hours a week while the Form and Function Assistant Director will do 10 hours a week. You will set the meeting times!

Benefits: As a leadership of one of our programs, we are committed to giving you the tools needed to get the most out of your experience at Bit by Bit! Gain invaluable leadership and project management experience, collaborate with others, sharpen your communication skills, and plan the future of the program.

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Form and Function - Standard Volunteer

Note: No current spaces available but please check back.

What: Form and Function, an online afterschool program that teaches middle schoolers how to code an interactive website in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Bit by bit, students will learn to code!

Who: You! We’re looking for volunteers who know the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A little programming experience is required but we are happy to teach more! We provide free training for coding instructors. Volunteers teach, write curriculum, and have fun.

When: There are three sessions for Form and Function: Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm PT, Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:45pm PT, and Fridays from 4:45 to 5:45pm PT. Volunteer for all three days or only one. Either way we would love to have you! Form and Function will run from the week of the 27th of September through the week of the 23rd of May. There are optional meetings after every other Thursday from 6:00 to 6:30pm PT.

Benefits: Gain loads of volunteer hours, join a group of individuals and introduce middle schoolers to the power of code. We’ll teach you coding, communication, and instructional skills so you can gain invaluable experience in these fields!

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Hello World

Note: Volunteer applications will close May 22nd.

What: Hello World is our web development summer camp that teaches middle school girls and non-binary youth how to code an interactive website in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Bit by bit, students will learn to code!

Who: We’re looking for volunteers who know the basics of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. A little programming experience is required, but we are happy to teach more! We offer free training for coding instructors. Volunteers teach, write curriculum, and have fun.

When: Hello World occurs from 2pm to 5pm PT, Monday through Friday. Session 1 is July 5th-9th and July 12th-16th. Session 2 is July 19th-23th and July 26th-30th. We ask that our volunteers sign up for 1 session at minimum. There will also be volunteer trainings in the weeks leading up the camp.

Benefits: Gain loads of volunteer hours, join a group of programmers, and introduce middle school girls and non-binary youth to the power of code. We’ll teach you coding, communication, and instructional skills so you can gain invaluable experience in these fields!

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Neural Logical

Note: Volunteer applications will close May 22nd.

What: Neural Logical is a two-week summer camp that teaches highschoolers the intricacies of neural networks. Bit by bit, students will learn to code their very own feedforward and convolutional neural network in Keras! We will teach the mathematics of linear algebra and backpropagation to students who are advanced in math, and focus on a conceptual, high-level understanding of gradient descent for those who do not yet know calculus. All students will practice using datasets from Kaggle and learn the basics of Keras and Tensorflow.

Who: We’re looking for volunteers who know Python and the basics of deep learning/neural networks. Ideally, this includes familiarity with Pandas and Tensorflow/Keras, but if you know something else (eg PyTorch) that is also acceptable. Teaching experience is not needed but would be appreciated.

When: Volunteers who wish to teach will volunteer during the weeks of August 2nd and/or 9th, from 3 to 5:30pm PT. Volunteers who wish to create curriculum will attend bi-weekly meetings every other Tuesday at 5pm PT.

Benefits: Gain loads of volunteer hours, join a group of programmers, and introduce highschoolers to the wonders of neural nets. We’ll teach you communication and instructional skills so you can gain invaluable experience in these fields!

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Uncommon Sense

What: Do you want to learn about the world? Question your beliefs? Help teach others to do the same? Volunteer for Uncommon Sense, a critical thinking program for high schoolers.

Who: Anyone with experience with rationality, cognitive science, probability theory, decision theory, etc. Or anyone willing to learn about these subjects. You should be intrinsically motivated to seek the truth, unafraid to be proven wrong, and skeptical of your beliefs.
Naturally, don’t volunteer if you would counterfactually spend your time on something that generated more utility.

When: Meetings from 3:30-5:15pm Pacific Time Wednesdays, as well as additional sporadic meetings.

Benefits: Sharpen your thinking skills, learn about rationality, and help build the next generation of critical thinkers ready to improve the world!

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