2 Years as a Codementor
The last two years have been amazing. Codementor and my mentees were part of making them so. Here's why. 👀
I've been skeptical in the beginning, but it turned out to be good. Today is the day when I reached 1000 sessions, 666 reviews and 888 ratings on Codementor. 🎉
Some of those requests were easy, others quite challenging. Some sessions were very short (e.g. 3 minutes), others took me up to 6-7 hours.
One special thing I like about Codementor is the flexibility to work wherever, whenever and how much I want.
I tried to not make the place a blocker issue, instead to value it: on a hill, or between the hills using an improvised & experimental technology (aka antenna—but literally a long stick of wood brought from the forest to put my iPhone on top of it 😇) to get a little bit of signal from the cell tower... 🗼
...or even climbing a tree and having an experimental session with a mentee who had just signed up (I did warn him that I'm going to test that—if my iPhone can sit on a tree, why couldn't I?!). During the session he added his coworker in the call—I'm sure it was purely for job-related reasons. 😀 It turned out his coworker's grandpa was from my country. We were so happy!
...or sitting on the grass and being surrounded by a crowd of sheep coming from nowhere
...or explaining pieces of code waiting to cross the road on the congested streets of New Delhi—in fact, waiting for what?!
I realized that Codementor does provide a great way for mentors and mentees to work together, but it's more than that: it connects people on so many levels. People from different parts of the world, with different backgrounds and cultures. Real people. Real people you can meet.
Scripture tells us: Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. (Proverbs 9:9). Learning is
a lifelong an eternal process. Mentor and mentee are in the end just titles. They are interchangeable. A mentor will learn a lot of things from these beautiful people.
If you'll ever need help with something I can do, let me know!
Thanks for making Codementor amazing! 💖