A community of developers helping each other master software craftsmanship

Mentor the next generation of developers

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Give or receive 1 hour of coding help

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One Hour. It may not seem like a lot. But together, we can make a difference.


Noteworthy Signatories

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Scott Hanselman
Author of multiple books on programming
CEO, InfoQ
Tom Chi
Co-created Google Glass
Fabien Potencier
Invented Symfony PHP framework
Alex Gaynor
Director, Python Software Foundation
Invented Bittorrent
Chris Richardson
Original Cloud Foundry founder
Rebecca Parsons
CTO, Thoughtworks
Salil Deshpande
Open Source Investing Titan
Wium Le
Invented CSS
Jon Skeet
#1 answerer on Stack Overflow for all topics
Ryan Bubinski
Founder of Codecademy
Janet Wiener
Software engineering at Facebook
Brian Fox
Invented GNU Bash Shell, maintained Emacs
Yehuda Katz
Core contributor to Ember.js/JQuery/Rails. Invented Handlebars
Chad Fowler
CTO, Wunderlist, well-known educator and blogger
Grady Booch
Created the Unified Modeling Language
CEO, Pluralsight
Kimber Lockhart
VP of Engineering at One Medical Group
Matei Zaharia
Invented Apache Spark
Java Champion
CEO, Appcelerator
CEO, Heroku
David Heinemeier Hansson
Creator, Ruby on Rails
Jay Garcia
Author of Sencha Touch In Action, and ExtJS in Action.
Grgur Grisogono
Co-author Ext JS in Action, Invented Flyleaf framework
Derek Collison
Founder and CEO of Apcera
Kushal Das
Python Software Foundation Director
Gloria Willadsen
CTO of iMentor

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To receive a free hour of mentoring, all we ask is help spreading the word on social media. This:

  • Helps us find mentors to help you
  • Builds the hack.pledge() community
  • Makes your commitment real - most resolutions fail if they’re not public

Thanks for pledging to mentor! You’ll receive an email with more information about how to fulfill your pledge, once we’re ready to match mentors with mentees!

In the meantime, would you be willing to help us spread the word? This will:

  • Help us find mentors
  • Build the hack.pledge() community
  • Make your commitment real - most resolutions fail if they’re not public

Developers who pledge to receive mentoring are automatically put on a waitlist to be paired with an appropriate mentor.

Pluralsight will be subsidizing the infrastructure costs and contributing its technology to the initiative to allow for this connectivity.

Developers who wish for a face-to-face connection are also welcome to fulfill the pledge manually in their own local community without the use of technology (Note: there won’t be a way to track your progress fulfilling the pledge, automatically connect you with a mentee, or receive a mentoring session for yourself this way)

You’ll receive an email with more information then.

Until then, congratulations on making your pledge!