Mozilla seeks Product Manager for Hackasaurus. Help kids hack.
April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
Another great new job posting at Mozilla. The Hackasaurus project is seeking a visionary Product Manager to help Hackasaurus scale up and go on a global digital literacy rampage. Create software and experiences that teach kids HTML and the building blocks of the web. But more importantly, teach them to think like hackers. More below. Apply here.
Product Manager, Hackasaurus
- Wake up every morning focused on making Hackasaurus awesome.
- Build a strategy and product requirements for new Hackasaurus features, focused on user experience and learning. Ensure that the tool and curriculum development are tied to real learning outcomes.
- Own the overall Hackasaurus user experience. Ensure Hackasaurus “customers” and partners are well served. Create a finished product on the web that people — especially youth — want to use.
- Manage the overall development roadmap for Hackasaurus tools (like X-Ray Goggles, HTMLpad, etc.). Work closely with the Technical Lead.
- Constantly incorporate testing and feedback from learners and users in the field.
- Provide project management and support to the Creative and Technical Leads.
- Enable participation and co-building. Empower communities to help develop the tools and curriculum together. Work in the open and follow open source development processes.
- Drive links to other Mozilla education projects like School of Webcraft and badges.
- Help this grow into one of Mozilla’s biggest and most successful global projects. Change the way kids learn the web. Create something on the same level of scope and ambition as the “Boys and Girl Scouts of the web.”
- Has a mix of technical and educational / curriculum experience.
- Is passionate about digital literacy and empowering youth.
- Able to communicate and work with partners, especially Learning Networks.
- Manage a growing and geographically distributed team.
- Evangelize for the project and Mozilla’s larger vision for open education and digital literacy.
- Understand the Mozilla / open source ethos around “hacking” and why teaching youth hacker habits is important
Hackasaurus helps youth hack. Hackasaurus tools, events and online experiences make it easy for youth to uncover and mess around with the building blocks that make up the web — empowering them to move from digital consumers to active producers, and see the web as a space they can shape, remix and make better.
Learners make use of youth-friendly tools — like “X-Ray Goggles” and “HTMLpad” — that help them uncover, remix and start creating and sharing on the web in seconds. Youth can also participate in “hack jam” events around the world that make hacking and digital literacy accessible, social and fun.
Learners come away with fundamentals like HTML and CSS skills, safe browsing habits, iterative design, and an understanding the web’s conceptual building blocks. More importantly, they gain hacker habits and the combination of technical and social skills they need to become active co-creators, shape their online environments, and take charge of their own learning.