The day has arrived! Today, the second edition of “Learn IT, Girl” has started! We are excited imagining all the wonderful projects you will create, the friendships you will make and the experience you will accumulate. We want this journey to be a wonderful experience for all of you, which is why we have put together some dos and don’ts for mentors and mentees that we hope will help you getting started.
This week you should have your first mentor/mentee meeting over Skype or Hangouts to start getting to know each other and think about which topics excite you for the project. By the end of the week you should have updated your project proposal on the websiteto the final proposal you have worked on with your mentor. You also need to start defining your roadmap and create weekly tasks on your dashboard to keep track of your work.
This week you should also create a Github repository and update the link in our website. Make sure you put a link to the repository you will be working with and not your Github profile! Feel like brushing up Git a little bit? You can check our learning materials or this two-hour course. Remember that you can always check the timeline to see what will happen every week.
But the most important thing is for you to learn. Your mentor is here to help you through this journey, so don’t be shy if you have a doubt. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Every week you will make some steps and, no matter how big or small, these will help you reach your goal. Celebrate every step together with your mentor!
As always, we are here to help, so feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The “Learn IT, Girl” team