FRC Team 3309 the Friarbots are happy to announce an all new web utility designed for both mentors and teams: MentorMaps! (URL is http://www.mentormaps.net/)
What is MentorMaps?
MentorMaps is a website to search for specific mentors based on what type of skills their team needs from a database of mentors who use the program to find teams close to them.
How does that work?
When teams or mentors register, they have the opportunity to specify what type of mentor they are by selecting from a list of skill sets (i.e. electrical engineering, business, scouting, CAD, etc.). This thereby guarantees that teams can find mentors to fill a necessary niche.
Finding mentors right now is a bit of a pain. It takes connections, determination and lots of research! MentorMaps makes it simple by bridging the gap between potential mentors and the students that need the guidance to become future engineers.
Our team created MentorMaps to make it easier on both teams and mentors to connect without the mystery. MentorMaps clears the fog, letting both groups find each other.
**Can I have a list of features? **
Well, I’m glad you asked, kind stranger.
Here you go:
Dashboard with all of the teams/mentors you are interested in.
Google Map API so that you can easily see what teams/mentors are in your area.
Customizable search settings so that you can find exactly what type of team/mentor you are looking for.
Driving Directions on the Map page to find out how easy/hard of a commute it is to get to a team of interest.
Account-free Access to see what the UI and the service is like.
More to be added later.
Anything Else I Need to Know?
Yes, just a few more small details:
Adults 18 or older are allowed to sign up with MentorMaps
When it comes down to it, MentorMaps is a social media website in that it only functions when people are using the service. If you are upset that you didn’t find the ideal team/mentor right away, don’t be. This is a new tool and it will still take some determination from both parties to utilize MentorMaps to it’s fullest potential.
There will be new features coming out soon, so be on the lookout!
Feel free to ask by replying to this thread! We’d love to answer them.
Make sure to check your spam folders for your verification email. It seems that some people are getting their verification emails sent to their spam folders. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are working on a fix right now and will hopefully be rolling it out soon!