I am a somewhat new programmer looking for a mentor. I recently separated from the US Navy after 12 years of service as an Intelligence Specialist. I'm currently working as a contractor supporting the Army in the same field.
I've always been interested in programming, but haven't had time to devote to learning until I separated from the Navy. I'm 35 years old and am feeling way behind the curve now that I'm diving in. While, I know the basics of programming I haven't actually coded a real project.
I was hoping to find a mentor that I could talk with and meet with once a week or every couple of weeks. I recently read the book, Apprenticeship Patterns by Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye, and one of the patterns mentioned multiple times was "Find a Mentor". I can't imagine a better way to learn than to be able to connect with someone that actually works in the field.
If anyone is interested contact would have to be via email for a couple of months. I'm currently deployed (to Afghanistan for the 13th time), but am halfway through.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post,