I believe we grow more by being around like-minds. Also being a part of communities has tremendously helped in my growth that all I can think now is how to give back to the community. Hence, I mentor and offer career advice to newbies in web development and tech in general. I am an active member of the following communities :
Developers Circle (DevC) Port Harcourt
Developer Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas, and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. Developer Circles empowers a diverse range of technical talent to improve their skills and offers them accessibility to the information they need.
She Codes Africa
She Codes Africa is all about celebrating and empowering Women in Tech across Africa with a mission to build a community that embodies technical growth, networking, mentorship and visibility amongst all level career roles in Technology.
Her Tech Trail
HerTechTrail is a non profit organization whose aims is to ensure ladies sustain a career in tech via trainings and access to job opportunities.
In my role as a mentor, I guide beginners as they go through their journey in web development and other tech areas. This involves keeping up with their progress and helping them out whenever they encounter blockers.
Andela Learning Community (ALC)
The Andela Learning Community is a network of technologists and tech enthusiasts across Africa dedicated to learning how to use technology to solve humanity’s problems. It's goal is to provide an ever-growing population of technologists with the resources and environments they need to become world-class problem solvers.
Google Developer Group (GDG) Port Harcourt
As a member of the Google Developer Group, you'll have the opportunity to meet local developers with similar interests in technology. A GDG meetup event includes talks on a wide range of technical topics where you can learn new skills through hands-on workshops. The community prides itself on being an inclusive environment where everyone and anyone interested in tech - from beginner developers to experienced professionals - all are welcome to join.