In need of more hands

Part-time WordPress Contractor / Junior Developer

MIGHTYminnow Web Studio & School is looking for a part-time to full-time contract Junior WordPress Developer! If you are a motivated, reliable developer with a passion for CSS and WordPress, read on. . .

The Work – what you’ll be doing:

  • Lots of WordPress theming (using comps to write CSS, sometimes winging the design with your awesome design-eye)
  • Some basic WordPress site assembly / coding
  • Working tightly with the close-knit MIGHTYminnow team

The Position – what and how:

  • Hours: as needed – full time to part time
  • Hourly pay (based on skill, experience, etc)
  • Flexible on days/times/scheduling, great for folks who need a *flexible* schedule. Parents, part time freelancers, etc.

Us – all about MIGHTYminnow:

  • Builders of awesome WordPress websites
  • “Do Good” company – emphasis on non-profits, social enterprises, local companies, entrepreneurism, empowering business owners through our Website Weekend
  • Looking for folks who strike us as minnows. Small but strong. Shiny. Bright!

You – the skills/traits we’re looking for:

  • Excellent fluency with CSS, including CSS3 and the latest trends/techniques – this is definitely the #1 thing we’re looking for
  • Proficiency with WordPress (the more experience, the better)
  • Eager/quick learner – bonus points to those who can, and will, learn quickly (our Senior Developers will support you on this, just as we were/are supported!)
  • Bay Area local – we need someone who can make it into our downtown Oakland office pretty consistently
  • Reliable – someone who would help us win a tug-o-war (we’re really trying not to use cliches and say “team player”, but someone who isn’t afraid of HARD WORK and who is helpful)
  • Good communicator – desire to help train students in our Website Weekend program is a plus
  • PHP is a plus, jQuery is a plus

Next Steps – moving forward:

Excited? Want to know more? Think we might be like to learn more about you?
If so, please:

  • Contact Senior Developer, Mickey Kay, at
  • Tell us a bit more about yourself and why you’re interested in working with us
  • Share some links to your work/portfolio – if it’s not totally obvious, please tell us what exactly your role was in the work
  • Anything else we should know? Now’s your time to share / shine!
  • Contact details – what’s the best way we can get a hold of you?
  • Availability and Expectations: Keeping in mind that we are a small, grassroots agency, tell us a bit about what you would expect to give and what you would expect to get in return?

Mixer Madness!

MIGHTYminnow hosted the Oakland Chamber of CommerceAfter 5 Mixer” last night. It was great fun connecting with other local business people, enjoying delicious Urban Legend Cellars wine (our favorite!), and generally learning about what’s going on in Oakland.

Thanks to everyone who attended, to the Vegetarian Gourmet for the yummy food, to Urban Legend Cellars for the wine and to the Chamber for putting it together!




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Contortionist on BART

Unrelated to work or web, we saw (and captured video of) these amazing performers on BART last night. While not everyone seems to enjoy having the BART car they are riding in transformed into a performance art space, we have to admit, we do. Especially when the performance is this impressive.

The SFWeekly’s Snitch (Erin Sherbert) even picked it up!

If anyone know who these fellas are, let us know so that we can give them credit. And yes, of course, we tipped them.