Help develop the next generation of Scratch at MIT Media Lab
Our group at the MIT Media Lab is looking for an experienced web developer to help develop the next generation of Scratch, the popular online community where young people (ages 8 and up) program and share interactive stories, games, and animations.
The existing Scratch website (http://scratch.mit.edu) is a vibrant community with more than a million registered members. Scratchers constantly share, remix, and comment on one another's projects – and, in the process, learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
The next generation, called Scratch 2.0, is scheduled to launch towards the end of 2012. It will be cloud-based, allowing Scratchers to create and edit projects directly in the browser. See https://vimeo.com/41683547
We are looking to hire someone (either part-time or full-time) for at least six months, through the launch of Scratch 2.0, and possibly continuing to work on future Scratch initiatives. The position is based within the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab.
- Experience writing complex web apps with python / Django / Git
- Experience writing and testing cross-browser compatible code
- Enthusiasm and interest in good UI design
- Ability to work as part of a team but also independently
- Take a lead on implementing new site features for the Scratch 2.0 website
- Work closely with other members of the Scratch design team
- Iterate design and implementation based on feedback from Scratch online community
- Contribute to design and implementation of new Scratch initiatives (such as mobile versions of Scratch)
To apply: Please submit a resume, portfolio, and descriptions of websites that you’ve worked on to the official MIT jobs website at http://bit.ly/O7epaO
If you have any questions, please write to scratch-jobsmedia [dot] mit [dot] edu