DESCRIPTION Our externship program offers students an opportunity to go beyond the classroom to develop skills and gain meaningful hands-on experience working as part of a testing team with a world-class software product. Additionally, students will have the ability to work on upcoming features, create bugs, and work in an agile driven environment. In small teams, you will be instructed by the founder of the company guiding you along the path to success.
CONFIDENTIALITY We will be discussing things that are confidential and should not be discussed with others outside of the classroom. Students will have access to our staging environment where we prototype upcoming features. This privileged information should be used for educational purposes only.
RESPONSIBILITIES – hands-on experience testing upcoming features for upcoming deployments. – Opportunity to create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases. – Access staging environment, Jira, Confluence, and internal communication tool. – Learn to communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across all levels of the organization. – Gain Agile methodology practices.
ATTENDANCE Attendance is crucial to this course. When you are ill, please send the instructor a Slack message or email and let him know that you will not be in class (or send me an email soon after you are well enough to do so). You may miss up to three classes for illness or other emergencies. If you are absent, you are still responsible for knowing the material and for turning in any assignments for the week. I recommend that you create a group with several classmates so that you can keep up.
CLASS PARTICIPATION This will not be a lecture-based course. Its success depends upon your informed participation in our class discussions. I expect you to come to class prepared to seriously and respectfully engage with each other and each other’s work. I expect you to come to class prepared to ask and respond to challenging questions about the work at hand. Perfect attendance and attentive listening will earn you a passing score, but a better than passing score requires that you make valuable contributions to virtually every class discussion. Articulate and insightful contributions will earn the most credit, especially if they emerge as part of an actual discussion in which you are listening to and responding to your classmates.
DO ALL THE ASSIGNED WORK for a given week as well as you can. Bring questions. We will not be able to discuss all the work but you are responsible for all of it.
INTELLECTUAL HONESTY Do not represent someone else’s work as your own. Bear in mind that plagiarism, even when unintentional, is a serious offense with serious consequences.
CODE OF CONDUCT
- Classroom attendance is a necessary part of this course. You are allowed no more than 3 number of unexcused absences.
- Classroom participation is a part of your grade in this course. To participate you must attend class having prepared the materials for the week. Questions and comments must be relevant to the topic at hand.
- You are expected to be on time. Class starts 5 minutes past the hour. You should be on your computer and ready to begin class at this time.
- Raise your hand to be recognized.
- Classroom discussion should be civilized and respectful to everyone and relevant to the topic we are discussing. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Classroom discussion is meant to allow us to hear a variety of viewpoints. This can only happen if we respect each other and our differences.
- Any discussion from class that continues on any listserv or class discussion list, should adhere to these same rules and expectations.
- Any continued disruption of class will result in removal from the program. After one warning, if the disruption continues, you will be asked to leave the classroom for the remainder of class.
- You are expected to do your own work. Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
- What you can expect from me: I will be prepared for class, on time, I will not leave early, I will be respectful of you and your opinions.
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- Use your Amazon account to make the payment (follow our shopping prompt, choose Amazon Pay at Checkout)
- Pay with the Zelle app (make a transfer from your Zelle account)
- Mail us a check (make checks payable to “Portnov Computer School”, mail to 4966 El Camino Real, #123, Los Altos, CA 94022)