May this note find you well.
When it comes to Atom / Electron – what is
https://discuss.atom.io/ to you?
Is it a place to…?
- …get usage questions answered.
- …talk to developers about buggy behaviour.
- …learn and share experience.
Maybe it is a mix of all of the above but I would hope we are aiming to achieve option 3 more often. I have been here a month - this has been a learning experience!
I would like to believe a community is what you shape it to be. Within our community we have unimaginable talent and potential that can change the landscape of the coding interface. How about having this community engage in a type of mentorship program?
I am proposing we discuss a way to link up
(a) knowledgeable people with project ideas, willing to be mentors.
(b) willing ‘students’ that want to learn by doing.
The persons willing to stand in as mentors should have a clear idea on what is required to get the project done. The mentor is the project leader, but should have a passive / supportive role.
The student should be willing to teach himself / herself as they go. There will be a minimum skill level that will be required even before starting the project. It is open to the student to choose a mentor-with-project.
The purpose of this suggestion:
- Build and strengthen new talent.
- Expand the reach of talented senior coders.
- Keeping Atom active community driven.
This proposal was inspired by this conversation.