Recently I made a post about becoming a WordPress mentor and the feedback has been really great so far. With that, I figured why not give this little initiative it’s own home?
I know a lot of us are super helpful on Twitter and in the .org forums, but perhaps we can move the needle a bit further by working one on one. I know that I’ve found great success and satisfaction mentoring students at my local community college, so I think the same can be achieved here.
So let’s see how WP Mentor does when it stands on it’s own two legs.
Don’t be scared
If you’re looking to become a mentee, but you’re afraid to put yourself out there, crush that fear right now.
Hell, I’m looking for a mentor, so what are you waiting for?
This doesn’t have to carry a lot of overhead.
I’ll let you decide how you want to work with one another, but I don’t think this has to carry a lot of overhead. In fact, it will be more effective if it doesn’t. I’m planning on dedicating an hour or so a month to a small startup team that’s looking for some pointers. You could do an hour a day if you wanted to, but I’ll leave that up to you.
Same goes for folks looking to be a mentee, don’t expect 100% access to your mentor — unless she says so.
The great thing is, this can be whatever you want it to be. I don’t know where this is going, I’m just a fan of testing little projects to see what they become.
Post your mentorship
I’m using Mike Jolley’s WP Job Manager to power the site for now. It seemed like the quickest way for me to put something together with little overhead. It looks like it will do the trick, but I’m open to feedback.
There’s 2 “job” categories: Mentor & Mentee
Once you satisfy your posting, you can log back in and say that the job is “filled” — should be pretty snazzy. Feel free to fill out as much or as little as the info needed per listing.
Merry Christmas everyone — thanks for making 2013 a great year for me and my team!