The Masai School Glossary
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|/help-desk||The way to contact the Masai School staff with non-classwork related queries. Help Desk serves as the main point of contact to receive feedback, ask general questions, and to reach out for any assistance.|
|20 Minute Rule||If a student stuck is on a particular thing for 20 minutes or more, he or she should immediately ask for help.|
|@channel||The Slack command that is to be used only by Instructors and Staff. The @channel command notifies everyone in the channel and sends an alert to a user’s desktop, and often, the personal cell phone.|
|Async||The policy at Masai School that ensures that a student develops full mastery over the content. If a student is asynced, he or she will repeat the entire unit’s content.|
|Codetalker||Presentations and Sessions on special topics, delivered by Industry leaders. These can be found on Slack or Cliq in #codetalker.|
|Construct Week||The project week with a duration of 7 days, to be completed by students in collaboration with their peers.|
|DS and Algo||Often used to refer to Data Structures and Algorithms.|
|FSWD||Often used to refer to the Full Stack Web Development track.|
|Pay After Placement(PAP)||PAP is the way to pay your Masai School tuition fee. The Masai PAP is a contract under which you agree to pay a percentage of your salary after graduating from Masai school, for a set number of months. The PAP is activated only once you start earning more than INR 5LPA. It is capped at a maximum repayment amount, which means you will not have to pay more than this cap under any circumstances.|
|Industry Mentor||Students are matched 1:1 with software professionals who currently work in the tech industry and will meet virtually once in every week for a total of 8 weeks.|
|Instructional Associate (IA)||IAs are aligned as the most important support system for students and their learning during their time at Masai. Each IA will be working with about 35-40 students and helps them in resolving doubts and problem solving classes, code reviews, and standups.|
|IWY Loop||The acronym for ‘I do. We do. You do.’ The standard teaching process for how Masai facilitates student learning.|
|LO (Learning Objective)||Each LO consists of several micro objectives a student needs to master and also generates a one-day assignment for the student to work on.|
|Masai Accreditation||A process through which Masai School certifies a student as fully career-ready and ready to graduate.|
|Masai Launch||The orientation process for new students that is designed to welcome them and set them up for success at Masai School.|
|PSC (Problem Solving Classes)||Classes conducted by Masai School’s IAs or Instructors to help with the assignments not solved by majority of the students.|
|Scrum||Morning Scrum session conducted by Masai School’s CTO to discuss the topics to be covered for the day. It starts at 9 AM sharp, every day.|
|Slack/Cliq||The main communication tools for all the students, staff and instructors.|
|Sprint||Each sprint consists of four LOs and one sprint evaluation. A sprint is equivalent to one entire week in the full-time program.|
|Sprint Evaluation (SE)||An assessment tool that happens at the end of each sprint, which is intended to measure whether or not a student has mastered the objectives for that particular sprint.|
|Student Operations||A dedicated team from the Masai School team who will solely focus on supporting the students through their Masai journey.|
|Thrive Program||A comprehensive program facilitated by Masai School instructors once the students graduate and are ready for placements. Thrive is fundamentally an ongoing revision plan till the time students get a job offer or more.|
|Unit||1 Unit = 4 Sprints + 1 Construct Week|
|Zoom||One of the primary video communication tools for all the students, staff, and instructors. Zoom is video conferencing software.|
|Standup||Evening scrum by the IAs to go over the challenges faced by students within the assignment for the day. It happens at 7pm daily.|