Mentor List

Mentors willing to help you

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#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.

Reviews

  • Mark&Patti CliffordIt's All Mishegoss
    Pros: 

    Concept. Connections that help

    Cons: 

    Maybe let mentors talk about themselves

    I like this for many reasons. The major one is I am a mentor at Fresno State for their Entrepreneurship Program. I was just talking with my wife about opening a mentor consultant business since I don't see many. This would be a great way to match everyone.

    Mark&Patti Clifford has never used this product.
  • T. McGeeFunemployed.
    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.

    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.

    T. McGee has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Yvo Schaap@yvoschaap · CTO / Entrepreneur / Developer
Looks interesting. How did you acquire all these mentors? Would it also be an idea to rank them?
Ashish Kumar@ashfame · Creator
@yvoschaap Ranking would be bad / offensive (probably), classify them in leagues! 😎
Yvo Schaap@yvoschaap · CTO / Entrepreneur / Developer
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.
NahomMaker@mdnahom · 17 y.o Self-taught Programmer
@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.
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
How do you join the mentor list? Dope 🚬🚬
NahomMaker@mdnahom · 17 y.o Self-taught Programmer
@dredurr DM me on Twitter.
Merrill Efdy@merrillefdy · Looking for an iOS dev ⚡️
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!
NahomMaker@mdnahom · 17 y.o Self-taught Programmer
@merrillefdy Yes, working on it!
NahomMaker@mdnahom · 17 y.o Self-taught Programmer
@merrillefdy Update: Done!
Merrill Efdy@merrillefdy · Looking for an iOS dev ⚡️
@mdnahom That's great! Keep improving it, I think that tool has a great potential
Pete@petecodes · Made Tech Press List/Demo Details
looks good! I had a similar idea so glad someone has made it :)
NahomMaker@mdnahom · 17 y.o Self-taught Programmer
@petecodes Well, if you have any ideas to add, you're welcome to DM me.
Alexandre Mouriec@mrcalexandre · CS @ IUT Lannion | Stuffi | Argos VR
Looks really nice 👏 Thanks for making this @mdnahom 🙏 I was chatting to two classmates yesterday who were asking me how I was able to meet and discuss with mentors or professionals sometimes from across the world. I was suggesting them Twitter and Out Of Office Hours by Dustin Senos. I am happy to know that I will be able to suggest also Mentor List from now 🙌