Kickstart your software engineering career
Welcome to Blackbird’s Virtual Experience Program! We are so excited to have you here!
We are a venture capital fund based in Australia and New Zealand. We invest in every type of technology and are unified by wild ambitions. This program is an embodiment of what we value the most as a company and will allow you to explore the compelling work that startups do all over the world.
During this program, you will gain valuable insight into what it’s like to be a software engineer in a startup environment. You will also get the opportunity to practice practical skills such as how to build and verify code, assess cloud infrastructure, and more! The best part? After completing each module, you will have the opportunity to compare your work with real work sample answers from experts working at some of Blackbird’s portfolio companies. This will give you the chance to learn from their process and improve in the future. Upon completing the program you will also earn a certificate that can help you stand out during your job search!
We hope that this program will be an interactive and valuable resource for you as you explore the world of startups and build skills for your future career!
Please note: to complete this program and earn your completion certificate, you will need to submit only 3 out of 6 tasks.
Lilypad: The place our startups hire great talent from. 🙌
The Lilypad is an exclusive hiring platform for Blackbird’s 90+ portfolio companies, helping you get in front of startups and leapfrog into your dream job. It’s free and takes less than five minutes to create a profile and fill out your career preferences, where you’ll then get introduced directly to our founders and operators.
Sign up here.
This program is self-paced. It takes approximately 5-10 hours to complete.
Collaborate Using GitHub with Propeller
Manage your repo using GitHub CLI
Build And Verify Your Code with Harrison.Ai
Write input validation and unit & integration tests for React application
- Unit Testing
Find Product/Market Fit with Forage
Propose new feature to undergo A/B Testing
- A/B Testing
- Product Analytics
Contribute To A Sprint Retro with Baraja
Acknowledging wins and losses and how to improve
- Project Management
Utilise An Open Source Project with Morse Micro
Create temperature warning system using Arduino microcontroller
Assess Cloud Infrastructure with Forage
Architect low-cost high performance system using AWS products
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Blackbird Australia