Take a New Web Developer Under Your Wing
help them master their craft and achieve their dreams.
How it works
- Our code mentors take a student under their wing for 21 weeks, pair program with them for one-hour per week and guide them towards their personal coding goal.
- Throughout each week, students work on building several web applications (think Yelp and Udemy clones), solve real-world coding challenges, starting from FizzBuzz all the way to Reversing Linked Lists, Depth First and Breadth First Search. Students then build a chess game web app using TDD as a team.
Get Serious Karma Points
Get endless karma points by leading motivated minds through our web development curriculum, designed to teach every student the necessary skills to be a full stack web developer.
As a Firehose Project mentor you will pair program, teach students how to build additional features on existing applications, help fix error messages, explain coding concepts and discuss best practices with your student.
We expect you to meet with each student for one hour per week for a total duration of 21 weeks.
Put Your Awesome Skills to Good Use
We know you’re really good at web development. Here’s what we place the most value on:
- You’ve trained junior web developers before, love giving advice and feel good when you’re teaching somebody something new
- Empathy for beginning web developers
- You can ship a web app using Ruby, Rails and SQL with your eyes closed
- You know ActiveRecord Relations in depth, understand OOP and can write algorithms
Get Something in Return
Being a role model and getting the eternal gratitude from countless Firehose Project students that graduated under your guidance is its very special and own reward, but a little bit of extra spending money in your pocket can’t hurt either.
Firehose Project mentors are paid generously on a per student fee for every hour long mentorship session.
Interested? Here's the next step...
First, send us an email with a link to your github account and we'll reach out to you with details about the next steps.
Our Expert Mentors
Marco & Ken, the founders of Firehose Project, are active code mentors and seasoned technical educators. Together they taught hundreds of students how to code and build applications at places like Harvard Business School, Carnegie Mellon, Babson College, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Punahou School and 'Iolani School.
At Firehose Project, they combined a real world coding curriculum with world class mentors to give you professional grade coding skills.
World Class Mentors With Experience from Amazing Companies
Matthew is the former head of product and technology at Flickr & Bitly. He created a number of popular open source projects, including lolcommits and emojitracker.
Bob Breznak is an adjunct professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the VP of Engineering at an early stage startup, after being one of the leading web developers at EverTrue - a TechStars company.
Ian is a senior member of the technical staff at Salesforce. Previously, he was VP of Engineering at CarePort, a TechStars company. He also worked as a senior engineer at PayPal and WHERE.com - which was acquired by PayPal for $130M.
Travis is a reliability engineer at ZEFR. In addition to helping build the infrastructure, he supports multiple web apps using technologies like Mesos, Flask, Lettuce, and AngularJS.
James is a full-stack developer helping the world make better decisions at Loomio - an open source project empowering communities to turn discussion into action
Marco is a web developer and User Experience product manager. He consulted Fortune 500 companies like P&G and John Deere, won Boston's biggest Hackathon (Angelhack) and most recently led the user experience for peerTransfer, building a $800M/year international tuition payment platform. In an earlier life, he travelled around the world on $25/day for an entire year.
Mike is a developer at ProductHunt and an accomplished author of the Heroku Cookbook. Previously, he's built and scaled web applications at Gazelle and was a co-founder of Taskk.
Tyler sold his first company for 5-figures in high-school and was the youngest founder to be admitted into Y-Combinator. Currently he's a software developer at Teespring - a Y-Combinator company.
Michael is a senior web developer at Liaison International and brings 10+ years of senior web development experience to the table. Next to building applications for leading tech companies he also freelances and works on several side projects.
Sean is a full-stack web developer and entrepreneur who contributed to the source code of Ruby on Rails and other open source projects, used by thousands of developers.
Ken Mazaika is a web developer and Ruby on Rails contributor. Previously he was a tech lead at WHERE.com (acquired by PayPal) and a member of the PayPal/eBay development team in Boston. In a previous life he turned a health insurance quotes generator from a $400/day web application into a $40,000/day business.
Ahmad is a full-stack web developer, working at IBM and living in Toronto, Canada.