TL; DR: The virtual Agile Camp Berlin 2021 Has A Job Opening
I am looking for someone (m/f/x) to support me in running the Agile Camp Berlin 2021; use the form below to apply for the job.
The virtual Agile Camp Berlin 2021
The virtual Agile Camp Berlin 2021 (ACB21) will take place from May 27 to May 29, 2021, from 1 pm to 7 pm CEST. You can find all information on the event here: Virtual Agile Camp Berlin from May 27-29, 2021.
As of 2021-04-10, we are 130-plus participants, and I expect the number to grow to probably 200. Since we are not giving away free tickets, I expect a high show rate among the attendees.
The Job Opening at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021
I am looking for someone (m/f/x) to support me in running the Agile Camp Berlin 2021. For example, your tasks would cover:
- Admitting attendees to the event
- Inviting attendees to the ACB21 Slack channel
- Pointing attendees to where they can find more information
- Updating the public schedule.
Generally, it is about addressing questions and issues that attendees might have and supporting them to have the best experience possible.
Your main working hours would be:
- May 27, 2021, from 1-7 pm CEST: Day 1 of the Agile Camp Berlin 2021.
- May 28, 2021, from 1-7 pm CEST: Day 2 of the Agile Camp Berlin 2021.
On May 27 and May 28, I will host the live-stream of the ACB21 from 2-6 pm. Hence, I won’t be able to support you full time during these sessions. (Please note: You won’t be able to attend any session on either May 27 or 28. Feel free, though, to join the sessions on May 29, 2021.)
Remuneration will be in the ballpark of USD 500/€450; our accountant is still working on the details. (For residents of Germany, we plan to go with a mini-job.)
If that sounds interesting to you, please spend five minutes on the following application form:
Visit the form directly on Google Forms.
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