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Having trouble getting started with Rails? Need a little extra help with that latest Rails feature? Find yourself a mentor here and meet up with them virtually or physically.
Then use what you've learned to help others.
Mentoring someone is extremely rewarding, and we only ask for a few hours of your time. If you know one of the topics well enough that you could teach it to someone else, get involved today.
Joshua Lippiner - United States (Charlotte, North Carolina)
I started my first company right out of college that I sold (twice actually) to another dotcom and eventually to Gartner Group (NYSE: IT). I wrote most of that original code myself in .NET since this was pre-Ruby and went on to build, grow and sell a bunch of other companies, including Lowfares.com.
After Lowfares I swore off coding until I discovered RoR about 3 years ago. Through RailsMentors, I met Wayne Seguin, the greatest mentor I know. Over the years Wayne has guided me from a complete newbie to a full rails developer creating complete eCommerce sites (http://www.thedmvtest.com) to slick next-gen todo sites (http://www.todopia.com) to fancy open-source gems (see Tickle on github).
I feel it’s time to give back. Im indirectly helping a bunch of people but would love to find some other crazy passionate newbie, like I was, looking to get going.
I personally love business people who also code their own shit as it makes for a better match.
If you are serious and have the drive, let me know what you want to accomplish and I’ll try to help.
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