Open source community mentors: Thank you!
As a front-end developer, I’ve never had a mentor; at least not a face to face mentor. The closest I’ve had to a coding mentor was my ActionScript instructor, Liza Brown from Inkling, when I was in design school. Like many other front-end developers, I’ve learned through books, blogs, studying the code of others, experimenting and of course through doing — tackling the problems I come across as I work.
In a profession that is full of the self-taught, mentors and teachers are important. Mentors and teachers play a significant role in passing on the collected wisdom and knowledge of the community — to the community.
The past weeks, I’ve been reflecting on my development as a front-end developer, and I wanted to stop and say thank you to three people who have inspired me and served as my mentors along the way without knowing it: Michael Hartl, Addy Osmani and Rebecca Murphey. Through...
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