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ClojureBridge NYC July 2016: Volunteer

By Stuart Sierra

When and where

Date and time

July 22, 2016 · 6:30pm - July 23, 2016 · 6pm EDT


Originate 60 Madison Avenue Penthouse floor New York, NY 10010


Spread the word about this workshop to women you know who might be interested in learning Clojure: workshop attendees RSVP here.

The second ClojureBridge NYC is taking place July 22–23, and we need your help!

We are seeking volunteers to serve as coaches, TA's, and general helpers. See below for a description of the roles we need to fill.

ClojureBridge aims to increase diversity within the Clojure community by offering free, beginner-friendly Clojure programming workshops for women. Read more at

ClojureBridge is open to women and all trans*, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people. Men are also welcome as guests of women who are attending. Anyone may volunteer to teach or assist.

We are also seeking sponsors for catering and supplies — contact the organizers for more information.

Event Details


  • Friday install-fest: July 22, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday workshop: July 23, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Meals included:

  • Friday evening: pizza
  • Saturday morning: coffee and bagels
  • Saturday lunch: sandwiches
  • Saturday after-party: drinks and snacks

Volunteer Roles

Here are the volunteer roles we need to fill, with an estimate of how many people will be needed for each. After you RSVP, we will contact you to ask which roles you are interested in.

Teaching assistant (TA): 10–20 volunteers needed

As a TA, you will work closely with attendees in small groups to answer questions and help with lab exercises.

You don't have to be a Clojure expert! If you have prior programming experience in another language, or just started learning Clojure yourself, you can be a TA. Have a look at the ClojureBridge curriculum.

Coaches and TA's will attend a teacher training session one evening before the event, date TBA.

Coach: 2–4 volunteers needed

As a coach you will teach Clojure and fundamental programming principles to a group of attendees. You can help to start new careers in tech!

Prior experience with Clojure is recommended, but all teaching materials are provided for you in the ClojureBridge curriculum.

Coaching is an awesome experience. It helps you understand Clojure better and to practice your explaining skills which is also useful for work.

Coaches and TA's will attend a teacher training session one evening before the event, date TBA.

Catering: 1–2 volunteers needed

We will serve a total of 4 meals over the course of the 2-day workshop. As a volunteer, you will be responsible for finding local vendors, collecting estimates, placing orders, and coordinating billing or reimbursement with our sponsors.

Floor managers, greeters, and supplies: 2–4 volunteers needed

We will need several people to help set up the event space and make sure it is tidy before we leave. We will also need someone to be responsible for getting non-food supplies to the workshop and coordinating billing or reimbursement with our sponsors.

As a greeter, you will greet people as they come in, check off attendee lists, and hand out name tags.

About the organizer

Organized by
Stuart Sierra
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