Mentor List

Mentors willing to help you

#5 Product of the DaySeptember 14, 2017

Mentor List is a searchable database of professionals willing to help anyone who wants to learn about their field.

The idea came from my college friends struggling to find a professional who can help them get into the career they want.

My vision for this product is to create the largest mentor-mentee network.

Discussion
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There's a few reasons why I think having a "Seeking mentor" section would be helpful. First off, some people might be a bit apprehensive or shy about contacting a mentor, but if there were a section for people seeking mentors, where the mentors contact the person personally, that would help the problem. Also, what if the mentor has someone requesting a heavy amount of help? Again, "seeking mentor" section would give an idea to the mentors what they might get themselves into. Finally, and this is based on my problem, what if you are lost and need advice/mentoring in many areas? I'd much rather have the option to post something like "seeking mentor with experience in ___ and ____ and/or _____, to help me figure out what the ____ I'm doing."

I hope this made sense. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a stellar idea. But I really wish that those who are seeking mentors had a place, a voice, too.

Pros:

It's a friggin mentor list! Finally I don't have to awkwardly wait for fate to send me my teacher!

Cons:

It's mentor-focused only; there's no place for those whom are *seeking* mentors to write a blurb about what they need help with.

Looks interesting. How did you acquire all these mentors? Would it also be an idea to rank them?
@yvoschaap Ranking would be bad / offensive (probably), classify them in leagues! 😎
To answer my own question regarding the source of the mentors, it seems these mentors replied to a tweet by @sehurlburt and these are crawled+listed by "Mentor List". E.g. https://github.com/ishansharma/t... is even a repo that builds this exact list it seems.
Maker
@yvoschaap Yes. Other people also had a list like @sehurlburt, so I combined them into a searchable database. I'm working on features like categorizing by profession, applying to be a mentor etc.
How do you join the mentor list? Dope 🚬🚬
Maker
@dredurr DM me on Twitter.
Looks really cool and useful! Maybe It would be practical to be able to classify mentors by tags like for example : Web designer, Amazon, Mobile iOS, Animation, etc... Well done!
Maker
@merrillefdy Yes, working on it!
Maker
@merrillefdy Update: Done!
@mdnahom That's great! Keep improving it, I think that tool has a great potential
looks good! I had a similar idea so glad someone has made it :)
Maker
@petecodes Well, if you have any ideas to add, you're welcome to DM me.