Back in September 2014, I started the apprenticeship program. The goal was to mentor web developers on the real projects.
The interest was higher than I expected, so instead of a single mentee, I accepted three people. Two of them are here in California, and one is in India.
As a result, in a span of three months they were able to make significant contributions such as:
- Pro Express.js website proexpressjs.com
- AnyWhereLib.com re-design
- HackHall.com enhancements
- MongoUI bug fixes
The benefits of apprenticeship for developers (mine or any other):
- Getting answers from experts when you’re stuck
- Receiving juice challenging tasks that you’re proud of when they’re done
- Collaborating with peers
- Getting help from people of your level and helping other in areas you excel more
- Getting actual experience working on open-source and Git/GitHub (Git flow)
- Participating in weekly agile-ish meetings
- Access to team chat
If you’re interested in the next apprenticeship program (which is better than leaning coding by yourself), make sure to fill this form to be notified about the next application process.
Most likely there would be some fee associated with it. This is to filter out only the most committed and serious people from slackers.
You’ll get one-on-one coaching with me, all my info products, and weekly meeting with the whole team. I will start the program only if I have enough interested and qualified people. So fill the form now.
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