[EN] I’m a mentor!

I’m a mentor of one great girl – Geetika Batra. How this happen? I sent a notification for program ‘Learn IT, Girl‘, a really great idea to help young women to start their first step in programming.

What is a ‘Learn IT, Girl’
‘Learn IT, Girl’ is a metorship, international program to help young women to became a profesional software specialist. There is a few simple rules:

  • Mentor should do:
    • Give timeline and stick to it
    • Teach what tutorials don’t
    • Teach how to debug
    • Ask question to help reach a conclusion
    • Support decision
  • Mentor doesn’t have to do:
    • Don’t have to go through tutorials with mentee
    • Don’t have to stick to the original plan
  • Mentor shouldn’t do
    • Don’t work on mentee projects for them
    • Don’t spam a mentee with a lot of materials
    • Don’t tell a mentee everything at once

What’s plan for next 3 months?
Week 1 – Get to know & Git (17 Nov – 23 Nov)
Week 2 – Syntax basics and Hello world! (24 Nov – 1 Dec)
Weeks 3-5 – Code (24 Nov – 21 Dec)
Holiday (22 Dec – 4 Jan)
Week 6 – 10 – Code & finish (5 Jan – 8 Feb)

My mentee 🙂
I’m a mentor of Geetika Barta, a smart woman who want learn programming with .NET and JavaScript. The application what she will create will be a Employee Manager. She will write a web site using ASP.MVC 5 connecting with MSSQL (where will stored data).
In first week she learnt how to create application using ASP.MVC, the basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. In second week she will learn how to create a database and started working with her own project.
If you would like to see Geetika progress, please see her diary of what she learnt at her blog: http://geetikabatra.github.io/