New cohorts every month New cohorts matched at the beginning of every month.
A space to ask questions about starting a career as a Ruby/Rails software engineer
A space for you to ask questions
Volunteer, experienced, developers from the Ruby community will answer your questions and welcome you into our community.
Whether you’re looking for programming advice, interview practice, or just trying to work your way into your new career.
5 minutes is all you need
There’s a brief, but thorough questionnaire to complete and then we’ll get back to you with a match at the start of next month.
Probably. Primarily this is for folks working toward, looking for, or even in their first Ruby/Rails job. We welcome folks who are self-taught, bootcampers, and college graduates.
You should ask whatever you want. Bear in mind your mentor may not know the answer (we’re just people too) or have their own take.
No. This isn’t training. The mentor is contributing their time, and in exchange you’re contributing the effort necessary to decide and communicate what you want to get out of being mentored. A list of questions is fine!
There’s no point in doing this if you aren’t going to be honest.
You can, no need for it to be a secret. You may have a mentor or buddy, as well as a line manager in your workplace. Think of this as another useful viewpoint.
I’ll be shipping cohorts of matches at the beginning of each month for the folks who submitted applications the month before. It'll be first-come, first-served, but I’ll prioritise those from under-represented groups.
We’re expecting half-hour long monthly calls, for six months. If you (in agreement with your mentor) want to go for longer or shorter, or meet more often, go for it. But the base expectation is six half-hour calls over six months.
Primarily I’d expect folks to meet using Zoom, Google Meet, Tuple or FaceTime. There might be cases where in person meetings might be possible, but distinctly not required.
We’ll take a couple of factors into account including your preferences. Primarily we’ll want to understand what you are looking for plus we’ll try to keep you together geographically.
We’ll be sending out reminders to both parties so hopefully this won't happen. If it does, never fear, you can get in touch with me and we’ll sort it out.
Sometimes you just don’t gel with someone new. That’s OK and either party can stop the process at any time.
In theory, yes, but that's on you. You’re only gonna get one here!
Right now this is the operation of one volunteer managing the administration and spreadsheets and (hopefully) many other mentors across the Ruby community.
An email explaining a Ruby/Rails technique every two weeks.
A single-day, single track ruby conference on the south coast of the UK.
Andy Croll, the bloke who made this thing.
A podcast between a cupboard in Portland, USA, and a spare bedroom in Brighton, UK.