Hey everyone 👋
Welcome to #iamfreeCodeCamp, a movement to raise awareness for the open source community!!
Are you looking for a mentor or to provide FREE mentorship?
Join us in our Discord channel and let's have a chat!
If you've arrived to this page and you don't know what
freeCodeCamp is, HOLD FAST!
Sign-up to freeCodeCamp and start learning to code today!
It's FREE as in FREEDOM!
Don't forget to follow us on twitter and to request a meeting with a mentor just to give you an overview or to walk you through the first GROWING PAINS!
There are no dumb questions! We're here to support you!
When we started this quest in February 2021, we presented it as a triple challenge in the form of: "Donate, mentor and meet".
As time has passed by, we've started to put more emphasis on mentoring, as it's our best outcome.
If you're curious about our story, here's theblog postthat originated this idea.
In spite of that we still want to encourage you to donate to freeCodeCamp non-profit or to get to know one another! We also want you to have FUN and mingle with the community!!!
Quincy and the freeCodeCamp team, surrounded by all freeCodeCamp's amazing community have been doing a great job raising donations!
freeCodeCamp is building a Data Science Curriculum with Advanced Mathematics and Machine Learning. Check the article here if you're interested in finding out more about it!
You choose if you want to donate $5, $50 or $500. What's really important here is that you keep donating every month in a consistent way.
Tweet monthly about your donation and about the importance of being freeCodeCamp
This way we can motivate more and more people to do it with us. Every penny counts, so no matter how much you donate, it's making that contribution that counts.
🧑🏫 Mentor Students
Make yourself available to mentor a student via a one-to-one meeting for an hour every other week.
You choose if you want to mentor one or more students. What's important here is to provide some guidance and answer in a more intimate way questions students might have, whether it be about learning to code, changing careers, jobs, skills or age related.
You can share your stories, prescribe a good book, a good talk.
Motivate people, make them fly!
Tweet monthly about it! We want to know about your mentoring experience and about your students' progress! Above all, be positive!
This way, we can provide more personal support to help people overcome the growing pains of learning to code.
🙃 Meet alumni
Make yourself available to meet other alumni.
Maybe together you might come up with great ideas, projects, a job for a student. Networking is fun and when people are still locked down because of the pandemic, it's the perfect alternative to the water cooler.
Tweet about it! Give a shout-out to your new friend and always be thankful for the amazing opportunity!!