Today marks the soft launch of a project I've been working on with some friends called Mentorthing. I work on a lot of side projects for fun and for a technical challenge, but this one I'm really hoping can make a difference for a few people.
The idea behind Mentorthing is to create an open platform where anyone can put themselves out there as a mentor, and anyone else can seek their help as a mentee. No vetting process or exclusivity whatsoever.
I don't need to tell you how valuable a good mentor can be in any sort of education, but the problem is access to mentors. The current avenues that students and learners have for finding a mentor are often exclusive and antiquated, like alumni or corporate mentorship programs.
Mentorthing hopes to be an inclusive platform, where knowledgeable people can declare to the world that they're willing to help, and anyone has the ability to strike up a conversation and see if they could benefit. It's a system that I really hope can help a few people achieve their goals.
We're a small community that's just starting out, so if this sounds interesting to you, I encourage you to sign up and check it out. No pressure, you're totally able to just put in your info and wait and see if anyone is interested in talking to you. It's a work in progress, so feel free to reach out to me personally with suggestions or other ways to get involved.