Entreprenurial Developer: Interest in Foreign Languages

Company Name LanguageTwin
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted Mar 15, 2012
Category Developer
Listing Type Jobs


What is LanguageTwin?
LanguageTwin introduces the conversational element to the foreign language classroom like never before by connecting students from all over the world studying each others' native languages, via our proprietary video chat medium. Conversations take place on LanguageTwin through a system that allows educators to structure and evaluate the oral progress and performance of their students.

Where is LanguageTwin in its Development?
LanguageTwin is currently operating in over 20 universities from the US, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, and Colombia, including notables such as Princeton University, UCLA, and the Université de Montréal.

What Applications is LanguageTwin Currently Using?
• Drupal
• Mysql
• Flash (video chat) We are interested in open source options for future iterations.

How Can I Help?
In preparation for the third iteration of LanguageTwin, we are in search of an experienced, entrepreneurial, and versatile individual to join our team as the Chief LanguageTwin Developer. The post will entail between 10 - 15 hours a week from April to December 2013 at which point, the position will become full-time. Tasks include:
• Product research
• Development team management
• Q/A Testing
• Debugging
• Deployment
• Communication between the rest of team and the outside world.

What’s in it for me?
Along with a monthly stipend and an equity stake in the company, this is an opportunity to change how foreign language is learned in the classroom on a global scale. Our diverse and talented team is passionate about making a difference in the language learning world and is excited to work with a technical specialist who shares this passion.


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