Published: August 23, 2019
When I was starting out to be part of the industry about 2 years ago.
Books, podcast, online courses and youtube videos were my sources of inspiration and education.
Where I learnt to pick up Django development and other developer practices.
At that point of time, there wasn't much developer group catered specifically towards Junior Developers in Singapore.
Who is looking to be part of the developer community in Singapore to share their struggles and grow to become a better developer.
To hopefully one day, to help to upgrade these developers to become tech leads.
To help future developers and drive technology development in our little red dot.
Sure there was 3 - 4 coding bootcamps being set up to help relieve the developer shortage and retraining of retrenched PMET to become developers.
I feel it was unable to address the needs of Junior Developers who are graduating from Universities, coding boot camps or self-taught developers.
Despite I had drawn the bulk of my technical knowledge and developer practices from online sources and books.
Who had given me hard knocks in the head & suggestions to allow me to break into the local startup ecosystem as a developer.
After the initial feedback from our pilot batch, I would like to announce on our launch of JuniorDev SG Mentoring Programme.
We conducted our first session last Wednesday at SP Digital.
Who had graciously provided us with the sponsorship of both food and venue to conduct our mentoring programme.
For the mentoring programme, the mentors had selected 6 themes during our brainstorming session.
Which we believe could help junior developers grow and level up their capabilities as a developer to build software that provides value for their users.
I hope to share more of our collective insights and understanding after each mentoring session to help future junior developers or just to provide a mentorship framework for their own junior developer around the world.