I am a professional software developer that has a dream of building his own project, that will bring value to people. Some time ago my friend and I got a idea of a project, that connects junior developers, mentors, and people who may have an idea of an awesome non-profit project, but don't have any resources to implement it.
Following the best traditions of "startup from engineers" we immediately started to write the code, without any market research. At the moment we have a kind of prototype, that is available in opensource. And finally I decided to ask people, what do they think about the concept of our project?
What do we offer people:
For junior developers, we offer code reviews, an experience of team collaboration and work on real-world projects.
For mentors we offer an experience in mentoring, leading the team and product, ability to grow and hire the best performing teammates for your company.
For anyone with an idea of a valuable project we offer development teams staffed with junior developers and mentors, that can implement your idea for free.
The only limitation is that all projects should be open-sourced, until the author gets some money and is ready to give some donation to the platform. Those donations will cover our project's full-time team members salaries and will be also spread between mentors, as an additional encourage.
I'm really interested what do you think about such idea? Would you like to join this project in any role?
Throughout the last year, I have worked part-time as a working student and also studied at the university. I was not the first and not the last one who has combined that during their studies, but the problem for me was, that at the end of the day I have felt absolutely exhausted mentally and physically. That caused problems with my health and motivation to continue working on my goals or anything. (yeah, “goals,” I wish I had something more specific at that time).