I was recently laid off due to covid stuff and I find myself with approximately 40 extra hours per week. Let the funemployment begin!
With (some of) that extra time I’d like to help out other folks who are getting started with coding and development in general. Whether you intend it as a hobby or looking to get a job in the field, if you think you’d like some kind of mentorship, let me know! Doesn’t have to be anything formal, we can figure it out as we go.
What’s the catch? Aside from dealing with my occasional typos: Nothing really. I had a lot of help from more experienced people when I first started (and still do today!) so this is my small way of “paying it forward”. I’ve had mentees (in person) in the past, but with covid it’s harder to meet with people in person.
A little about me: I have 10 years of professional development experience and an additional 3 as an engineering manager. I’ve worked at a biotech company of 30 people and also at a huge company, Amazon, and a few somewhere in between. I’ve interviewed many people and even hired a few of them
If anyone is curious about getting into the tech industry, or getting promoted within it, or really whatever, feel free to shoot me a message. I’m happy to share my knowledge.
Edit: I’ve gotten more responses than I expected. This is good! Don’t worry about being “too late” or stuff like that. If I get overwhelmed I’ll edit the post again to say so. One thing I’ll say is that if you’re looking for advice on a specific tool or language, there are much better resources than me out there Use the FCC forums! Use Google, stack over flow, etc. If you’re worried about asking a “silly” question publicly, make it a personal challenge for yourself to ask it anyway. A little discomfort will pay off in the long run. Plus, I’ve noticed people are super nice on this forum!
Edit 2: Still happy to answer questions, etc, but do ask something specific. Also, to re-iterate, please use other resources for technology specific questions (“How do I get my XXX to work?” or “Can you help me fix this bug?”).
Also, direct messaging is totally fine.