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How to Get Started on Codementor: What you need to know before your first session

Ariel Fuggini
Dec 08, 2014
<p>Welcome to Codementor! Here you'll be able to get 1:1 help from expert developers.</p><p>If you are new to Codementor, here's a guide that will help you get started.</p><p><span style="color:#000000"><strong><span style="font-size:24px">What you need to get started</span></strong></span></p><ol><li>Setting up your Audio and Video</li><li>A payment method</li></ol><p><span style="color:#000000"><strong><span style="font-size:24px">Setting up your Audio and Video</span></strong></span></p><p>In order to be able to talk to and be seen by the developer during a session, you will need to set your audio and video settings properly. Codementor uses Zoom as the primary option for Audio/Video support and screen sharing. In order to set it up, simply start by joining a test session clicking the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.codementor.io/session">Try a Test Session Now</a></p><p>You will be looking at what a Codementor session looks like, only with nobody on the other side.</p><p>In order to download Zoom and setup your Audio/Video, click <strong>Start Audio/Video</strong> and follow the instructions.</p><p>Once Zoom in installed and running, it should ask you for your name, and then display a green button saying <strong>Join Audio Conference via Mic &amp; Speaker</strong>.  That will start an audio and video conference.</p><p>If you encounter any problems during this process, feel free to contact support through the Contact Support tab on the bottom left corner of the website or simply <a title="[GMCP] Compose a new mail to send an email" rel="noreferrer" href="mailto:support@codementor.io">send an email</a>.</p><p><span style="color:#000000"><strong><span style="font-size:24px">Setting Up a Payment Method</span></strong></span></p><p>Before you can join a session with a mentor you need to add a payment method to your profile. You can either <strong>pay as you go</strong>, or <strong>buy prepaid credit and get a discount</strong>. Choose your preferred payment method by clicking the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.codementor.io/users/buy_credit">Buy Codementor Credit Here</a></p><p><span style="color:#000000"><strong><span style="font-size:24px">You are now ready! What's next?</span></strong></span></p><p>Now that you are all set up you are ready to get help by expert mentors. Here are some of your options:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.codementor.io/experts">Contact an expert mentor with the skills you require</a></li><li><a href="https://www.codementor.io/questions/new">Post a request for help or a long-term mentorship request</a> and get contacted by mentors</li><li><a href="https://www.codementor.io/afuggini">Check out my profile</a> and contact me for orientation, no strings attached.</li></ul><p><span style="color:#000000"><strong><span style="font-size:24px">About Me</span></strong></span></p><p>I am a Full-Stack Web Developer and Expert UI/UX Designer, with 14+ years of experience in the field.</p><p>I would love to be your mentor. I can help you with all of the following:</p><ul><li>Front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Grunt)</li><li>Back-end development (Meteor, Node.js, WordPress, PHP)</li><li>Design (Graphics, UI/UX)</li><li>Code review</li><li>Pair programming</li><li>Debugging</li><li>Consulting</li></ul><p><a href="https://www.codementor.io/afuggini">Visit my expert profile</a> and let's get in touch!</p><p><strong><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-size:24px">Useful Links</span></span></strong></p><p><a href="https://www.codementor.io/faq">Codementor FAQ</a></p>

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