Call for Applicants: raywenderlich.com Kotlin Update Team

Joe Howard

OpenCall-Android

Currently our site has over 25 free Android tutorials, and the list continues to expand.

This past spring, Google had an exciting announcement: Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language.

We’re huge fans of Kotlin at raywenderlich.com, so we’re very excited about the announcement and want to make sure we cover Kotlin + Android development in a big way moving forward.

So today, I’m very happy to announce that we’re starting up a brand new project called the “Great Kotlin Update” to update our entire collection of Android tutorials to Kotlin!

This is where you come in! We are currently looking for applicants to join this brand new team. Keep reading to find out why you might want to join, and what’s involved.

Why Join Our Team?

Here are the top reasons to join the team to help us update our Android tutorials to Kotlin:

  1. It’s a learning experience. By following along with a tutorial and updating it, you’ll be learning the concepts as you go. It’s also a great way to get up to speed on Kotlin while getting paid!
  2. Great foot in the door. We don’t recruit that often for the team; we only have call for applicants like this a couple times a year. This is a great way to get your foot in the door on our site.
  3. Become part of the community. You’ll be joining our community of writers and editors. Team members get access to opportunities not available to anyone else, such as joining our private Slack channel, contributing to our books and products, working on team projects, and much more.
  4. Personal Exposure. This site gets a lot of traffic which means your updates will be read, commented on, tweeted out, and generate feedback. You can be sure that a lot of people will notice and enjoy your hard work!
  5. Ease into writing. Updating an existing tutorial is easier than coming up with a new one from scratch, and is a much lighter time commitment too.
  6. Money! The first tutorial you update is not paid, but after that you will be paid for each update. We offer the highest rates in the industry, and basically you’ll get paid to learn :]
  7. Special Opportunities. Members of the team get access to special opportunities such as contributing to our books and products, speaking at our conference, being a guest on our podcast, working on team projects and much more.
  8. Free Stuff! And as a final bonus, by joining the team you’ll get a lot of free stuff! You’ll get a free copy of all of the products we sell on the site — over $1,000 in value!

Requirements and How to Apply

Here are the requirements:

  • You must be an experienced Android developer.
  • You should be a great writer with fluent English writing skills.
  • You should be comfortable learning brand new topics that you’ve never done before.
  • This is an informal, part-time position – you’d be updating a tutorial every 1-2 months. We do expect that when you are assigned a tutorial, that you complete the update within 1 week.

To apply, send me an e-mail. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your experience with Android development.
  • Do you have any Kotlin experience? If not, please describe your interest in Kotlin.
  • What is the best app or game you’ve ever worked on for Android? [Please include link]
  • Please link to any examples of technical writing you’ve done in the past.
  • Please include links to: your GitHub account and your Twitter account.

If your application looks promising, we’ll send you a tryout to gauge your writing and/or editing skills.

If you pass the tryout, you’re in!

What Are You Waiting For?

If this opportunity interests you, go on and send me an e-mail! I look forward to working on some great tutorials with you. :]

Joe Howard

Joe’s path to software development began in the fields of computational physics and systems engineering. He has been a mobile software developer on iOS and Android since 2009. He now lives in Boston and is Android Team Lead for raywenderlich.com.

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