Cross-posted from my blog on dev.to! Of course most of us know who the lovely friend mentioned below is.
A friend of mine was recently hired for her first developer position, and she is angling to run an educational workshop. Not only am I proud of her, but I am inspired to do something on my own that contributes to the tech community.
I am a student with a beginner’s knowledge of code. I see the vast ocean of things I still have to learn, and I know I’ve made some efforts to find support for myself in my journey. I refuse to feel like a burden, but I’d also like to give back what I can.
I have some basic ideas for how I can contribute as a student, such as participating in communities like DEV and helping them to grow just by being present! I can also help answer questions for students who are behind me in my curriculum.
Other ideas, like blogging about little things I learn along the way, don’t seem to me as though they’d be very effective. Am I wrong?
I’m looking for suggestions of overlooked ways that new and aspiring techies can give back.