Bit Heroes

BitHeroes is a 8 week summer program from June to August for high school students venturing to learn about the tech industry. Join us for a multidisciplinary learning experience where you can apply skills in coding, marketing, and business.

Deadline to Apply: Jun 19th.

Program Overview

The BitHeroes Program provides high school students a remote opportunity to gain hand-ons experience as technologists, using technical knowledge to make cutting edge tools accessible to the masses.

Why Bit? 

Build your Network

Through socials where you can meet other high school students, undergraduate college students, and professionals in the tech industry, you'll be able to build your network of connections that’ll last beyond this summer.

Mentorship

Mentors will hold work sessions to answer questions about a product or anything related to your work and curiosity. The mentors will always be ther to answer both your technical and non-technical questions.

Teamwork

In a group of 8, you’ll be exposed to diverse minds and ideas that will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. With a project manager leading the developer advocates, everyone will be learning from each other to grow in your own ways. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you will learn and work in a team.

Positions

Developer Advocates

Developing innovative solutions to make complex technologies accessible

Students will create interactive tutorials, blogs, videos, posters, and other learning experiences to make various technologies accessible to fellow students.

Project Managers

Get leadership and management experience through developing a product marketing campaign

Project managers lead a group of students making a technical program or application and creating digital content, in the form of blog posts and webinars, to advertise the final product.

Possible Projects

Serverless

Making Serverless Compute Technology Accessible

Create interactive tutorials, blogs, videos, posters, and other learning experiences to make serverless technology accessible to beginners.

API Testing

Making APIs more accessible for beginning developers

Create interactive tutorials, blogs, videos, posters, and other learning experiences to help developers integrate APIs into their projects!

Data Analysis

Using Social Network API Data to Build Social Impact Projects

Create interactive tutorials, blogs, videos, posters, and other learning experiences to help scientists use real life data in their research projects.

Application Process

Jun 19

Application Deadline

Complete the application to tell us about yourself, your experience, and your passions.

Jun 23

Receive Offer Letter

You will hear back regarding our decision. Our team will reach out via email.

Jun 27

Make the Final Decision

Choose the Project you will work on and accept/decline your offer!

Jun 29

Be a Hero!

Become a Hero! Work with our program to code and market great software!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does this program take place?

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This program takes place entirely online. Most meetings will be held through Zoom and messaging communications are executed through Slack. You can participate from anywhere as long as you have access to a reliable internet source that supports video chat. Make sure you are able to participate from a space with limited distractions to maximize your experience.

Do I need to know how to code already? At what level?

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Due to the limited time of the program, we do not have a lot of time to teach you how to code, so you will need to be proficient in at least one programming language to participate. You should have some experience working on a variety of projects using that language and feel comfortable using it to solve real-world, practical problems. However, throughout the program, you will definitely gain new coding skills and real applicable skills to apply in your future endeavors.

What are the eligibility requirements to participate?

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In order to be eligible to participate in this program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in a High School in the United States
- Able to commit (5-8) hours per week to this program
- Know how to code in at least one language
- Proficient English speaker
- Have access to a quality internet connection with video call

Does this cost money?

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This program is offered completely free to students.

What is the expected time commitment?

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You will be expected to dedicate 5-8 hours per week to this program. There will be 3 weekly meetings that you are required to attend, with additional meetings and 1:1s that you can choose to set up based on your own schedule. Depending on the week and how your tasks are delegated by your project manager, you may have to spend more than 5 to 8 hours a week.

The meeting dates and times will be a lot more flexible once school starts in the fall, and we will make sure that all students are able to attend any meetings/events held until the end of the program. Class schedules should not affect your ability to participate in the program. I would also like to add that the workload will be more front-heavy, so that should help balance your school and the program.

What kinds of projects will I be working on?

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You will be working on an Integrated Marketing Campaign (IMC) with a team of other developer advocates and a project manager in creating a live webinar as the end product. Every Friday, there will be a “Meet the Devs” work session in which you will get the chance to collaborate on the project. In this process, you will learn valuable skills in programming and marketing. You may also get the chance to work with our industry partners like Microsoft and Postman and even get the chance to interview with them!

How are students matched to projects?

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Once the decisions are out for who got into our program, students will choose what project/IMC peaks their interest the most. Project managers will choose first on June 10th and then developer advocates will choose after.

I was rejected, can I be reconsidered or apply again?

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As for now, we are currently not offering any reconsiderations to applications. We understand that this one-time decision may be frustrating and are working on providing feedback to everyone that we reject for the program. We also have hopes of running this program regularly and encourage you to apply next time.

I made a mistake on my application, can I correct it?

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Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate for mistakes on any applications. We understand that this may be frustrating but we will take in consideration the possibilities of small mistakes on applications. We encourage you to review and check your applications before submitting to avoid any misunderstandings.

Still have questions? Check the FAQ help centeror email us at info@bitproject.orgSupport@Example.com