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Mentoring in Programming Series: Part 3 – “Why?”

In which we ask our panels of mentors, students and teachers for their advice on having a good mentoring relationship in the programming world.

Throughout this series I'll be explaining what I believe the "What", "Why", and "How"'s are to being a good mentor.

Check out ***Part 1 What, Why and How Series, and Part 2 "What" - 11 Steps to Mentoring Success of the series.

In this edition of Mentoring in Programming Series we ask our panels of mentors, students, and teachers, for their advice on why it is important to have a mentor and why someone should choose to mentor.


Web Developer, Programmer, Professional Nerd - whatever you want to call the job, it is a deceptively difficult career to get started in. While there are many online resources for learning how to program, there is a steep learning curve between making a program that repeats ‘Hello World’ and working on an application used daily by thousands of users. You can learn a language from a book, but it’s much harder to learn how to be a good citizen of programming.

This is where the concept of mentoring comes in.

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Mentoring in Programming Series: Part 2 – “What?” – 11 Steps to Success

Throughout this series I'll be explaining what I believe the "What", "Why", and "How"'s are to being a good mentor.

Check Out Part 1 "What is Mentoring" of the series.

In this edition of Mentoring in Programming Series we ask our panels of mentors, students, and teachers, for their advice on having a good mentoring relationship in the programming world.


Web Developer, Programmer, Professional Nerd - whatever you want to call the job, it is a deceptively difficult career to get started in. While there are many online resources for learning how to program, there is a steep learning curve between making a program that repeats ‘Hello World’ and working on an application used daily by thousands of users. You can learn a language from a book, but it’s much harder to learn how to be a good citizen of programming.

This is where the concept of mentoring comes in.

Read More

Mentoring in Programming: What, Why and How Series

Throughout this series I'll explain what I believe the "What", "Why", and "How"'s are to being a good mentor.


Web Developer, Programmer, Professional Nerd - whatever you want to call the job, it is a deceptively difficult career to get started in. While there are many online resources for learning how to program, there is a steep learning curve between making a program that repeats ‘Hello World’ and working on an application used daily by thousands of users. You can learn a language from a book, but it’s much harder to learn how to be a good citizen of programming.

This is where the concept of mentoring comes in.

Read More