Rails Mentors helps you find people who are willing to help you learn Rails through physical or virtual means.


How do I find a mentor?

You can search for mentors by topic. Once you've found someone you think might be able to help you, you should sign up for an account. You can then send them a mentorship request by clicking the link from their profile page. You'll tell them a little bit about your project and your problem, and the site will forward that to your potential mentor. If they think you're a good fit, they'll agree to mentor you.

How much does this cost?

The mentors on this site are doing this on a volunteer basis. There are no fees for any services offered from this site. However, one way you can help support this effort is by becoming a mentor yourself.

I know my stuff. How do I become a mentor?

First, sign up and complete your profile. Then, from your dashboard, request to become a mentor. You'll tell us about your experience, tell us why you rock, and then we'll review it. Once you're accepted, you'll select your topics of expertise so people can find you.

How do I work with my mentor?

We leave that up to you and your mentor. Once you're accepted, we release your mentor's email address so you can set up arrangements. When you send a mentoring request, you can specify whether you'd like to meet virtually or physically.

Do I get to evaluate my mentor?

No, but you can create a testimonial if you think they helped you. The mentor can then choose to place that testimonial on their profile page.

Do I get to evaluate my students?

We're discussing how this might work but we don't have anything done yet.

What do I do if I've requested mentoring and haven't received a response?

First, immediately let us know. We want this project to be successful and if we have mentors that aren't answering requests, we'd like to know.

Second, don't wait. Select another mentor.

How do I suggest a feature or report a bug?

If you see something that could use improvement, don't hesitate to let us know using the Contact Form so that others can see the request. We'll act on things that get enough similar requests.

Who is running this project?

Rails Mentors is a part of Rails Bridge and is sponsored by New Auburn Personal Computer Services LLC

Contact Brian Hogan ( for all inquiries

Is the code for this site available anywhere?

No. This is currently a closed-source operation. We donate our time and resources to support operating this effort and welcome your involvement through becoming a mentor and helping others get better at Rails.

What should I do if my question isn't answered here?

If you have specific questions on the project itself, contact Brian Hogan (bphogan at gmail).

RailsMentors is completely free and volunteer-run. If you find it useful, please make a donation to RailsBridge to support its efforts in fostering an inclusive and friendly Ruby on Rails community.

Thank you for your support.