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The best mentors I had were the people at the company where I started working.

I was doing my master thesis, bored like hell writing about someone else's idea. I decided to drop out and do a 10 week apprenticeship at this company. They had been my mentors in a university project and thought it would be nice to see what I could learn from them. I wasn't wrong.

During that time they taught me Ruby, JavaScript, Angular, Node and Git. They taught me about coding standards and how to write better, more maintainable code. They inspired me to keep learning and also to share my knowledge. In the end I didn't stay there, but they helped me get my first real job.

If it weren't for those 10 weeks my career would have been a lot different. I wouldn't be the developer I am today without them and I'm forever grateful.

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    "They taught me about coding standards and how to write better, more maintainable code."

    This is what I am looking for in a mentor. You just cannot learn this stuff properly on your own.

    It is like learning a spoken language, you can never get pronunciation right until speaking continuously with a native.
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    @Bitwise I'd be happy to send you some code reviews. I'll write you an email.
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