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mkdev is a mentorship
What is Mentorship?
The whole page describing what Mentorship is, what it is not and all benefits of this learning approach.Read
You will study under the full (though remote) control of your mentor. Mentor's job is to define and direct your study program, avoiding all unnecessary things and focusing on important ones. Mentorship is an individual approach to each student, collaborative study goal-setting, constant feedback, proper real-work-like code review, support in organising learning process, finding a job and motivational kicks and friendly 1 on 1 chats.
mkdev is a self-education
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mkdev is a knowledge library
We have a plenty of articles about programming in general and separate technologies in particular. We write guides and reviews, tips and tricks, sharing our experience; and we keep this database constantly updated since we are confident that the learning is the never-ending process. We write both for newbies and well-being programmers. Most of the articles are based on ours production experience.
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mkdev is our alumni
I was wanting to take Ruby on Rails for beginners course for a long time now, since I wasn't certain about my knowledge level. Also, an experienced person who could guide me was needed. Ivan has a very good articles here on mkdev.me, which explain how everything works in accessible and simple manner. That's why this mentor was an obvious choice for me. During learning process Ivan was always well coaching, giving directions and hints whenever I was stuck. He was suggesting to try solve the task in a different, more simple and efficient way, which was forcing me to dig deeper, read the documentation and, eventually, understand more.I'm glad that Ivan became a mentor of mine.
Alexandr Zutikov, Tbilisi. Github
First of all, thanks to Kirill for a quick help. He really answers quickly to all messages and approaches every question individually. For example, I need to find a mentor urgently (!), who would help me with my test task. In the evening I've sent a message to Kirill, and next day I already started studying with Denis.
Looking ahead, I need to say that test task was completed (actually it was even over-done) and I got the job, and I was not fired after first week (like a guy before me). And, before starting mentorship with Dan, I estimated my knowledge at 40% from task task requirements. Also nice: my salary doubled compared to previous job and I got a chance to work with new and fancy technologies.
Now about mentorship! Three main points:
- Dan explains in simple, easy to understand manner
- He pays attention to critical moments, digging deep into the task, and not just answering direct questions
- He expands knowledge of a student in all technologies involve, helps to develop further, knows what employer needs etc.
In general, I believe I was very lucky go get this mentor.Thanks, Denis!
I've completed Rails for Beginners course and Rails for brave Juniors. On both courses Anton Cherepanov was my mentor. Anton always forced me to make my code perfect and that's a habit I learned from him. Patient and responsive. Always fast at doinng reviews, always answers quick on Gitter. Also he is a fun interlocutor. I recommend Anton as a great mentor.
Alexander Ulizko, Kiev, Ukraine, Github
Before mkdev.me I was learning Ruby on Rails by myself (youtube, books, articles). Before that I only knew HTML/CSS. Initially I wanted to start React and Rails 5 course, but Anton recommended be to start with beginners course. I agreed and never did regret it, because it helped me to find many things I missed in basic stuff.
The form of study, for me personally, is perfect: there is no limition in speed, no deadlines. At the moment I don't have any experience of work in IT, but I assume the process of working in real life is very close to the one used at mkdev. It makes you get used to finding solutions yourself, and imo thats the best way to approach learning. Anton motivates and gives useful comments almost any time of the day :)
At the moment I am finishing the second course "Ruby on Rails for brave juniors" and I am getting ready to start the one I wanted to do initially (Rails 5 + React). I am also looking for a job.
In general I can say, that mkdev courses and mentorship of Anton in particular gave what I always needed: confidence in myself to solve future tasks in RoR and to develop myself further.
Oleg, St. Petersburg, Github
I went through Rails for beginners under Ivan's guidance. I must point out that Ivan is a very good instructor for whom crucial that you understood and remember everything correctly. There were moments during studying when after asking a seem ordinary question, I've received a detailed response and couple of links in addition. Ivan focuses on a small but important things. Even when I submit a working code for review, he points on a slippery slope and explain what's wrong with it and how to improve it. But when I was working with this part of the code, I didn't notice this part and definitely would have missed it if I hadn't have a mentor alongside with me.
The studying process was very flexible, sometimes we skipped some parts then returned to them later and vice versa, did some parts beforehand in order to make further tasks a bit easier. I would totally recommend Ivan as a mentor to everyone.
mkdev is us
We are the group of developers and enthusiasts, working and living in a different places around the globe. In out of the duty time (and sometimes instead of it) we develop mkdev and develop ourselves along with the project. A few people are working on the project on a permanent basis.
The main crew consists of Kirill Shirinkin, author of the project, mentor and the tech lead; and Leonid Suschev, co-author, designer and marketing officer. Also, various friendly programmers help us with code and materials for articles.
The project is constantly expanding, we have lots of plans, so if you would like to help, then be confident and message to us! We are always looking for talented developers who are able to share his knowledge through mentorship or articles.