10 Tips for Beginner Developers -or- What I learned from Mentoring Interns

Kethmar Salumets
Mar 31 · 5 min read
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Mentors & Mentees getting some much needed relaxation

1. Don’t try to learn everything all at once

2. Take it slowly! Instead of rushing, slow down and try to understand what you’re actually doing

3. Don’t copy and paste the code. If you find a solution online, try to understand it, play around with it and rewrite it!

4. Timebox yourself

5. Make a plan before jumping in

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6. Have a side project that uses the technologies you’re using at work

7. Be humble!

8. Keep a journal of what you’re doing

9. Get away from the computer

10. Have a rest! You’ll be more productive and remember things better that way

Pipedrive Engineering

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Kethmar Salumets

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Developer at Pipedrive. Interested in web tech. Creator of DeveloperHabits — a Youtube channel for developers interested in growth mindset.

Pipedrive Engineering

Stories from the developers at Pipedrive and developers who work with Pipedrive

Kethmar Salumets

Written by

Developer at Pipedrive. Interested in web tech. Creator of DeveloperHabits — a Youtube channel for developers interested in growth mindset.

Pipedrive Engineering

Stories from the developers at Pipedrive and developers who work with Pipedrive

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