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Mentoring in Programming Series: Part 4 – How to Get Started

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, Part 2 "What" - 11 Steps to Mentoring Success& Part 3 Why Mentor? of the series.

In this edition of Mentoring in Programming Series we get some resources and advice on exactly how to get started as a mentor or a mentee in the programming world and some good 'mentoring-lite' options!


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 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.

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Meet the Team: QLer Meeka

As we add more people to our Meet the Team series, we're excited to introduce one of the newest QLers Meeka! Meeka is a full-stack developer and reformed Luddite, who came to Colorado to attend the gSchool program. Prior to her career in tech, she worked in the solar energy field, which was one of many career choices that has utilized her Anthropology and Spanish degrees extensively. She is currently certified to give CPR, administer diabetes injections, notarize documents (in Pennsylvania), train others in ladder safety, teach English as a second language, serve alcoholic beverages, and lead a kayak trip. What does she do in her spare time (when she has it?). You just have to keep reading.

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