[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin development / hacking mentoring program

steve caturan scaturan at negimaki.com
Fri Oct 20 21:43:21 GMT 2006

perhaps in the immediate future, the WordPress project should consider
taking part in SoC sponsored by Google. :)

On 10/20/06, Kirk Montgomery <clarke1866 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've written a number of plugins for wordpress and I'd like to write
> more.  Everything I've learned I've picked up via the web having never
> taken a programming course in High School or University.  I'm certain
> that the code I write is not very efficient or well thought out, and,
> although it does get the job done I think I'm reaching the end of
> things I can learn on my own.
> So I'm looking for a mentor, someone (or someones) who can answer a
> question or two once and awhile and point me in the right direction,
> look over my work, and generally tutor me and keep me on the straight
> and narrow.  While WP-hackers is a great resource to turn to for
> questions and advice, but there is no 'overall plan' and the
> questioner really dictates their own learning.  A mentor would be able
> to provide the guidance needed to grow and already know what the
> mentoree needs to learn.
> I'd really enjoy the opportunity of working with someone (or a group
> of people together) on making plugins / WordPress improvements /
> tinkering for the benefit of the whole of the WordPress community.  As
> I see it, the main benefit of being a mentorer would be the
> satisfaction of helping someone grow and watching that person help
> others.
> What do you think, are there people out there in the WP community
> willing to help out others in this manner?  Is this a good idea?
> Kirk Montgomery
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