We’re looking for trans women and non-binary people who work with Python and are able to dedicate just an hour a week for six months to help raise our peers out of systemic homelessness and poverty.
We were all young programmers once, with those first few steps being hardest to take. The best way to succeed in making those steps is a positive and safe community with good mentorship — mentorship like yours. You can make a real impact in someone’s life. It may be hard to imagine, but your donation of just one hour a week will make a significant difference in their life, giving them the confidence and support they need to succeed.
With your help, we’ll be able to provide a career path and a solid resume to impoverished or homeless people who experience transmisogyny. You can empower them to contribute to the Free and Open Source community for the first time and to begin building a portfolio of work.
We are looking for mentors of all skill levels, to help out at every step of your mentee’s journey. Even if you’ve only been programming for a year, your expertise and knowledge is still valuable, and you will be able to help someone overcome the struggles you overcame. Unique challenges are present at every step of the way, and others are struggling with the same things as you. The knowledge you will be able to share is valuable.
We recognize that being a mentor is a huge step, with impostor syndrome being difficult to overcome. By mentoring with Hypatia you will be a welcome part of our supportive and nurturing community. We will give you all the assistance you need to feel sure of yourself and your abilities. We will also match you with a mentee who will benefit most from your unique skills and knowledge and who will grow through contributions that only you can make.