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Jonathan (Jon) Sowl
Jonathan (Jon) Sowl

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Black Devs & Mentorships ⁠⠀

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(although I dislike Race-based situations) There’s an increasing number of black people who look like me in the CompSci Industry, but those numbers still aren’t what I would love to see. It can be important to have mentors that understand and can really relate to what you are experiencing. It was nearly impossible for me to find that kind of person; someone that looks like me that I can see myself in.

So, I really want to be that person for others.⁠⠀
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For those young, black aspiring professionals -if you message me, I’ll get back to you right away and answer any of your questions about anything and everything that I can share. Hit me up!

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Deni

Getting a feeling that Dev.to became a place for people with little professional experience to post they're ready to be seniors and mentors for younger devs (highschool students I guess), and a place to keep bringing up the gender/race card. Out of 10 posts, 9 of them will be about a war for some kind of equality. At least people will try to make it sound like that although they'll use ironic sentences like "... someone that looks like me that I can see myself in.". In a world where equality is a solved problem, you don't need sentences like that. When you command confidence in yourself and the community, you don't need sentences like that. That sentence proliferates division, and that's not what we should be aiming for and I'm sure you'll agree with me. Feel comfortable to talk about anyone about mentorship.

I also praise your willingness to be a mentor. A mentor for anyone I hope.

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Taylor Chaney

Hey, I sent you a DM to you ig page. I'm not sure if that's the best way to get in contact with you since I couldn't find your email.

Take a look at this:

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