Last year, I started to contribute on Exercism. For those who do not know what is Exercism, in a few words it’s
Exercism aims to provide opportunity for people of all backgrounds by helping them develop their programming skills through practice and mentorship. We provide thousands of exercises spread across over 50 language tracks, and offer both automated and human mentoring.
In the past year, I’ve helped about 25 students in both C# and F# by reviewing their code while they were trying to solve code problems. This year, I want to do more to help the .NET community. I shall continue to help the students on the platform and I will help the platform to transition to its v3.
Something to know about Exercism.
Exercism is 100% free. It is entirely open source and relies on the contributions of thousands of volunteers. Our platform is designed to be fun and friendly, and we place a strong emphasis on empathetic communication.
Like you can see in the quote, it’s 100% free and a lot of work being done there is made on a voluntary basis. Recently, I’ve received an email from a senior developer of Exercism who saw I was a mentor on both C# and F#. They’re putting in the work to move to v3 but they’ll require help from a lot of volunteers!
I’m going to put some of my personal time aside to either help mentor students or help to design the tracks for C# and F# and/or reviewing PRs on Github 🙂
My motivation this year, for those who already know, to get practical experience of ML but I also want to give back and this feels like a great way to do so! For those who are interested in participating in this effort, I welcome you take a glance at this post! 🙂