handThe Mentoring List

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Date addded: 9/10/2017 10:10
Subjects: SEO, UX, Data Journalism, Team Building and MGMT
Location: Raleigh, NC / remote
Name: Brian Chappell
Contact: brianc !! brianchappell com
Website: https://www.brianchappell.com/

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I have been building online businesses for over 10 years and have created several exits to date. I am a technical marketer by trade with experience managing and leading development/creative teams, having grown and sold a digital marketing agency along the way. I consult for a select few and grow my portfolio businesses. Love talking with folks and helping them navigate the sea of BS that surrounds the SEO industry.

Date addded: 9/10/2017 8:20
Subjects: Security, infosec, pentest, app security, code review, infrastructure security, vulnerability management
Location: Oxford
Name: Farik
Contact: farikonsec !! gmail com
Website:

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Will be happy to take anyone through the security related topics and help to find yourself in that area.

Date addded: 8/10/2017 5:48
Subjects: Deep Learning, Interpretability, Python
Location: United Kingdom, Bristol
Name: Emmanuel M. Smith
Contact: esmith !! projectaxil us
Website: http://mr.axilus.name/

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Second year PhD researcher working on the interpretability of Deep Learning models (such as LSTMs). Enjoys discussing anything even vaguely related to computation, philosophy, and human psychology.

Date addded: 8/10/2017 4:46
Subjects: Javascript, Angular, NodeJS
Location: Karachi, Pakistan | remote
Name: Mashhood Rastgar
Contact: mashhoodr !! recurship com
Website: http://recurship.com

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I am a technical lead and partner at a Javascript consultancy based in Karachi. Active community member and ready to help out people locally and abroad.

Date addded: 8/10/2017 0:35
Subjects: Swift, iOS, Android
Location: remote
Name: Arpan D
Contact: arpan !! mobilefirst in
Website: http://mobilefirst.in

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I am a self-taught mobile developer. Developed 20+ mobile apps, ask me anything related to apps & mobile programming.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 15:33
Subjects: JavaScript, React, Redux, CS Topics in general
Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Vasili Sviridov
Contact: vasili !! sviridov ca
Website: http://vasi.li

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I've been mentoring in a bootcamp for 3 years, so I'm used to complete beginners.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 13:21
Subjects: Laravel/PHP
Location: Remote
Name: Vishal Sancheti
Contact: vishal !! eyuva com
Website: http://eyuva.com

Details:

I am a friendly buddy who is the right choice to learn easily the hard stuff. Self-taught and well-experienced and working with EYUVA since 2015 also Freelancing on since 2013. Drop a message and lets get started.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 11:54
Subjects: Ruby
Location: New York City
Name: Camero Barker
Contact: barker cameron !! gmail com
Website:

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I've worked with Ruby and Rails for the past 4 years.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 10:40
Subjects: C, Unix kernel programming (BSD)
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Name: Larry McVoy
Contact: lm+mentor !! mcvoy com
Website:

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I thought I was retired but I'm being dragged back into hacking the FreeBSD kernel. I was mentored at Sun, I guess it's my turn to give back.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 10:39
Subjects: .Net - C# - Xamarin - Javascript
Location: Reno, NV
Name: Jeremy Daughhetee
Contact: jeremy !! weebu com
Website: https://jeremywho.com

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.Net dev professionally for 6 years. Xamarin development for about a year. I've also dabbled in Golang.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 8:50
Subjects: Python, JavaScript
Location: Remote
Name: Pramod L
Contact: pramodliv1 !! gmail com
Website: https://pramod.io

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I've been working on edtech for 4 years. See my website for more information!

Date addded: 7/10/2017 8:37
Subjects: Database, Oracle Application server, R , Statistics
Location: Bhopal, India
Name: Sunil
Contact: sunil choudhary !! gmail com
Website: http://www.onelife.in

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Implementing Technology projects for government of India

Date addded: 7/10/2017 7:20
Subjects: Python
Location: remote
Name: Balaji
Contact: balajimarisetti !! gmail com
Website:

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I teach Python

Date addded: 7/10/2017 5:56
Subjects: Non photorealistic rendering
Location: Paris
Name: Joran Bigalet
Contact: joran bigalet !! gmail com
Website: http://shady-part-of.me

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NPR researcher at 12-10e, working on Shady Part of Me, a game rendered using temporal and motion coherent hatching.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 5:37
Subjects: Android, Javascript, PHP, Security
Location: Worms, Germany
Name: Paul Kofmann
Contact: crtlib [at gmail com]
Website:

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Coding since my childhood. Tried many different IT-things. Self-learner eager to share views, tips, and ideas. FairBear.com co-founder

Date addded: 7/10/2017 5:32
Subjects: Python, Java, Object-oriented design, cloud, aws, system design
Location: Seattle, WA
Name: Jordan L McQueen
Contact: dojo3 !! uw edu
Website: https://jordanmcqueen.com

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Software engineer with experience as and engineer and mentor at AWS, taught as a TA, many 1:1 mentoring and tutoring experiences. Experience with big data and distributed system design. jordanmcqueen.com

Date addded: 7/10/2017 5:13
Subjects: python, data science
Location: London
Name: Ruby Childs
Contact: ruby childs1 at gmail dot com
Website: http://rubychilds.com/

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Can help those transitioning into data science or wanting to move into freelance. Worked as a freelance data scientist in small startups and large corporates, such as Amnesty International, Creative.ai, BAE and NowTV. Also happy to discuss all things art, design and textiles!

Date addded: 7/10/2017 4:55
Subjects: Security, Penetration Testing, Ruby, Go
Location: NYC
Name: Eric Rafaloff
Contact:
Website: https://ericrafaloff.com

Details:

I'm a security engineer interested in mentoring those looking to get into infosec. Also happy to offer mentoring around writing software (especially in Ruby and Go). Feel free to find my contact info on my blog.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 4:43
Subjects: Security, Penetration Testing, Ruby, Go
Location: NYC
Name: Eric Rafaloff
Contact:
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Date addded: 7/10/2017 4:42
Subjects: Web Scraping in Python, Laravel, PHP
Location: Remote
Name: Adnan Siddiqi
Contact: kadnan !! gmail com
Website: http://adnansiddiqi.me

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A freelance developer and consultant been developing for more than 10 years.

Date addded: 7/10/2017 18:21
Subjects: C, embedded programming
Location: Cleveland OH, or remote
Name: Eric Faehnrich
Contact: e faehnrich !! gmail com
Website: http://faehnri.ch/

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been doing this professionally for over a decade


Date addded: 25/9/2017 18:29
Subjects: Mechanical Engineering, Finite Element Analysis
Location: Bangalore, Remote
Name: Mukunda Madhava Nath
Contact: m2n037 !! gmail com
Website: https://m2n037.github.io

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Date addded: 25/9/2017 18:29
Subjects: Laravel, AngularJS, PHP, Codeigniter
Location: Munchen
Name: Stefan Izdrail
Contact: bogdan izdrail !! gmail com
Website: http://lzomedia.com

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I am a freelance web developer located in Munich available for freelance work in software development companies and web development agencies. I offer mentorship


Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: Programming, Cloud Engineer
Location: Bangalore
Name: Shebin Joseph
Contact: shebinjoseph388 !! gmail com
Website:

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Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: Programming, Clojure, APIs, Web Apps
Location: Pune
Name: Samuel Chase
Contact: samebchase !! gmail com
Website: http://samebchase.com

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Working as a software engineer with 3 years of experience. Available to mentor anyone wanting to improve their programming skills.


Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: Kivy, Python, Google App Engine
Location: remote
Name: Rodolfo Torres Jaime
Contact: rtorresware !! gmail com
Website:

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I love making desktop and mobile apps using Kivy and Python. Let me know if I can help you out with Kivy or Google App Engine


Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: C#, .net core
Location: Estonia, Tallinn
Name: Siim H
Contact:
Website: github.com/siimhs

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Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: Data Modeling, Semantics, NLP, RDF, Graph Databases, Document Databases, Software Management, Python/Jupyter
Location: Ithaca, NY (Remote)
Name: Paul Houle
Contact: paul houle !! ontology2 com
Website: http://ontology2.com

Details:

Let’s have a quick talk to get the scope of your problem and then put together a plan to solve it.


Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: Software Development (front end ui/ux, back end, database)
Location: Maryland
Name: Lansana Camara
Contact: lxc5296 !! gmail com
Website:

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I’ve built many open source libraries and other end-to-end solutions in technologies like Go, PHP (Laravel), JavaScript (ES5, ES6, TypeScript, AngularJS, Angular 2, React), MySQL, AWS, Bash, Docker. View submission


Date addded: 21/9/2017 08:51
Subjects: Haskell
Location: Cambridge
Name: David Girardo
Contact: david girardo !! mit edu
Website:

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A former scientist turned Haskell consultant. In 6 years of industry Haskell experience working with startups, large companies, and government agencies, I’ve built HPC distributed compute servers, cryptographically secure databases, compilers, and full-stack applications. Interested helping teams transition their product to Haskell, architect new projects in Haskell, or help aspiring Haskell engineers find a job in industry.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Deep Learning
Location: Boston
Name: Nick L
Contact: njl !! mit edu
Website: http://nicklocascio.com

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Founded + lectured MIT’s deep learning course (6.S191), contributing writer to O’Reilly’s Fundamentals of Deep Learning book, deep learning consultant for Fortune 500. Down to chat about and give advice about anything in the machine and deep learning space! Interested to hear what you’re working on! :)


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Programming, Architect, DevOps, Automation
Location: Bangalore
Name: Artpar
Contact: artpar !! gmail com
Website: https://github.com/artpar

Details:

I am a developer and architect, I do end to end planning and execution for all types of software (server/desktop). It’s fun. I like designing systems and bringing them to life. I can help you with backend/database/deployment/devops/architecture/future planning. my github: https://github.com/artpar


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: People management & leadership
Location: San Francisco
Name: Allen
Contact:
Website: http://allenc.com

Details:

I’ve been a software eng. manager for a couple of years now, currently a director of engineering at a mid-sized fintech company. I’ve always mentored other managers within the companies I worked in, but I’m realizing there’s plenty folks who move into mgmt. for the first time w/o much support, and even a chat or two goes a long ways to making the role transition less daunting. reply


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Marketing (especially for technical B2B products)
Location: San Francisco
Name: TR Jordan
Contact: terraljordan !! gmail com
Website:

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I used to be a developer, now I do sales and marketing. It’s fun. I like talking to people who are thinking about making the switch, or people who have found themselves trying to sell/market a technical product.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Leadership and Management
Location: Los Angeles
Name: Weston J
Contact: wes !! eagerlabs com
Website:

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For full disclosure, I am founder of a venture backed startup (eagerlabs) that does this as part of a product offering for companies. I also do mentoring on the side in LA, Boston, and really anywhere in the world, in a less formal manner, including in areas such as high scale web development, ops and automation, and more. I love to continuously give back to our community, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Scientific software development (mostly biomedical), Telecommunication software development, Computer science
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Name: Laszlo K
Contact: kocsis1977 !! gmail com
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lkocsis

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Scientific software development (mostly biomedical), Telecommunication software development, Computer science / Budapest, Hungary / Laszlo K / kocsis1977 gmail Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lkocsis


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Data science
Location: Warsaw
Name: Piotr M.
Contact:
Website: http://p.migdal.pl

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Especially - transition from academia (physics, mathematics, biology) to data science and machine learning. And: getting started with deep learning for image classification.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Software consulting
Location: Los Angeles
Name: Amit Gupta
Contact: amitgupta15 !! gmail com
Website: http://amitgupta.io

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I’ve been developing software for more than 15 years. I have worked with big and small companies. Specialize in taking a project from idea to completion. Over the years, I have learned a thing or two about talking to the clients, helping them understand their requirements and a solution that would work best for them. Happy client is the key to repeat work. Let me know if I can be of any help. reply


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Electronics, low-level programming
Location: Köln, Germany
Name: Kliment
Contact:
Website: https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=Kliment

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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: JavaScript & Web Apps
Location: Ohio
Name: Nathan Friedly
Contact: nathan !! nfriedly com
Website:

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I’ve been building websites and apps for quite a while now, and have mentored a number of people both locally and remote. I’m currently doing a lot of Node.js and React, but I’ve also worked with Angular, Ember, jQuery, etc. as well as lots of vanilla JS and other back-end languages. I have a 3-year-old son, so my time is a bit more limited these days than it used to be, but I’m still happy to provide advice and mentoring as needed.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Systems Dev, Embedded Dev, DevOps
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Name: Alex
Contact: root ctrlc !! gmail com
Website: http://allenc.com

Details:

I’ve been a developer, system administrator, co-founder, and everything in between. I have links to my GitHub and LinkedIn accounts in my profile. Here’s what I’ve been working on lately: https://github.com/CtrlC-Root/mdcs.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Product Design, UX/UI Design, Customer Empathy, Design Thinking
Location: Silicon Valley
Name: Jose B
Contact: heyitsjoseb !! gmail com
Website:

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17 years of experience in startups (including my own) and big companies https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbenavides/ Happy to give feedback and help.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Backend development, DevOps and Infrastructure, Startups
Location: Singapore
Name: Ruiwen
Contact: ruiwen+hnmentoring !! thoughtmonkeys com
Website: http://allenc.com

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Spent the nearly the last decade building startups (mostly backend/infra work, but some front-end as well). Happy to share about startup life in general, or chat about tech issues for smaller teams.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Backend Development
Location: Zurich, CH
Name: Fabian B
Contact: fabian becker !! b-it-d de
Website:

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I have actually never been mentoring anybody but would really love to. I have been writing web applications for the past 10 years, both professionally and as a hobby. Lately been digging into machine learning.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Software Defined Radio
Location: Boston
Name: Devin
Contact: dwwkelly !! fastmail fm
Website:

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I program radios professionally and I’ve taught several short courses on SDR. If there’s anyone in my area who’s interested let me know.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Web development (HTML, CSS, JS, Back-end (Ruby, Python and Elixir))
Location: Boston
Name: Adam
Contact: acconrad !! protonmail com
Website: https://www.adamconrad.me

Details:

I’m an engineering manager by trade and my portfolio can be found here: https://www.adamconrad.me Mentoring and coaching people has turned out to be one of my most rewarding activities at work, and I want to extend that to the greater community. People who are willing to work hard, stretch themselves, and have a desire to grow are people I love to work with and generally have the most success with. Looking forward to working with you!


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: .Net Software Dev/Architecture
Location: Nebraska
Name: Rusty
Contact:
Website: https://hackhands.com/osmyn/

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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: React
Location: Remote (Slack Group)
Name: 200+ people learning React themselves, but eager to help others
Contact:
Website: https://slack-the-road-to-learn-react.wieruch.com/

Details:

It is a Slack Group where people help each other to learn React. Primary it is aimed for people reading the book “The Road to learn React”, but the community is growing beyond it. Learning something by helping others can be a great way to internalize your own learnings. That’s why everyone is eager to help.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Backend Development, DevOps
Location: México City
Name: Charly Román
Contact: charly !! croman mx
Website:

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Currently Software Developer and DevOps consultant, 7 years of experience :)


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Deep Learning
Location: London
Name: Alain R
Contact: alain !! signalbox ai
Website:

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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: UX/UI Design, Product Design, UX Research
Location: San Francisco
Name: Vesna P.
Contact: vesna !! merquro com
Website: https://linkedin.com/in/vesnaplanko

Details:

Won The best design award at 2014 Launch festival with weareher.com. Startups I worked with went through YC, 500Startups, Techstars accelerators. 10+ years of experience. linkedin.com/in/vesnaplanko Need somebody to review design or any other help? Ping me.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Leadership, Software Teams and CTO Related Services
Location: London
Name: Jonathan Holloway
Contact: Jonathan holloway !! gmail com
Website: http://jonathanholloway.co.uk

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Interim CTO and software management. Mentoring for software teams and engineering management. Hiring, growth. Interested in helping companies from startups to mid size : )


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Python and architecture and languages-everywhere and software-in-general and life-as-programmer-in-general, maybe other stuff too.
Location: Bulgaria, UTC+2
Name: Svilen Dobrev
Contact:
Website: http://en.svilendobrev.com/rabota/

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i am making software for nearly 30 years… yeah all that technicals, peoples, methodology, philosophy.. and i keep doing it. Gradually became more interested in People than machines. Mentored a number of people during the years (and 1-2 right now), for last 4 years enjoyed teaching about 50 people Python. Some of them now work with me.. as best teaching is by doing. topics: python and architecture and languages-everywhere and software-in-general and life-as-programmer-in-general, maybe other stuff too. http://en.svilendobrev.com/rabota/


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: .NET
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Name: Hristo Hristov
Contact: ico135 !! abv bg
Website: https://www.codementor.io/chhristov

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.NET | Utrecht, Netherlands | ico135@abv.bg Hey, I’m doing regular mentoring and have a few clients and looking to expand! https://www.codementor.io/chhristov


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Early stage tech/marketing
Location: San Francisco
Name: Jon W
Contact: jon !! jonathannen com
Website:

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Have done tech/product at three startups now. The last now at Series C. Moved into marketing/sales side last 3 years.


Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Rust
Location: San Francisco
Name: Jimmy Cuadra
Contact: jimmy !! jimmycuadra com
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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Real Estate
Location: Orange County
Name: Graham
Contact: graham1776 !! gmail com
Website:

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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Docker
Location: Turkey
Name: Mustafa
Contact: mustafa91 !! gmail com
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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Product, Design
Location: SF Bay Area
Name: Pek Pongpaet
Contact: pek !! impekable com
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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Javascript, Python, Scheme
Location: Paris
Name: Amirouche
Contact: amirouche !! hypermove net
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Date addded: 2/9/2017 08:29
Subjects: Project Management
Location: San Jose
Name: Sid
Contact: sid !! agilezilla com
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The Mentoring List is inspired by this post on Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15148619

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