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Rich Steinmetz

Backend Developer @ WebinarGeek
Spain 5.0 (7 reviews) Active 2 months ago Usually responds in half a day


After my computer science studies, I was drawn into the wondrous world of web APIs which I'm currently also exploring full-time, helping to build the best webinar software out there. As a writer, visualizer, and teacher at richstone.io and different coding bootcamps, I'm spreading the message of the most human-friendly web programming technologies: Ruby and Rails 🥑 And how you get rolling with them in TDD and API mode 🚀

In my super-duper practical computer science course in Berlin, I was mainly focused on web apps, computer graphics, machine learning, and data engineering with the help of some almighty Python and Java technologies.

I've started working in software teams during my first semester of studies and since then I experienced a big variety of projects, team dynamics, technologies, and tech interviews.

I'm blessed to have a handful of extremely motivated long-term students, whose journey I'm allowed to accompany in full detail. I'm helping them with all sorts of things like...

- make better decisions in their code
- steer their projects in the right direction
- polish their teamwork flows and communication
- get the right mindset for getting into tech (interviews).

I'm also open for micro freelance projects and workshops/talks, e.g. 1-2 days of duration.

It might be not quite obvious from the text above, but I'm an emoji heavy-user so please bear with me 🙏 (more interpersonal stuff here: richstone.io/about)

If you need to bounce any thoughts on any of the topics, just hit me up :))

How this usually works step by step:

1. You explain your situation and motivation in detail (in writing)
2. Get to know call and potentially commitment if there’s a match
3. High-level plan and collaboration proposal
4. Decision
5. Payment
6. Detailed plan proposal
7. Regular catch-ups and intermittent support to boost your progress

(as described in richstone.io/services)

All clear and set? Then let's have a chat :))

What mentees say



5 out of 5 stars

Rich is an amazing mentor and a great person. His mentorship has been an absolute key component for me on my way towards writing better code and towards a much deeper understanding of Ruby and Ruby on Rails.



5 out of 5 stars

Had a couple of more sessions with Rich. Thanks to him I was able to get a better understanding of the inner workings of my technology stack. I feel more comfortable now to write my code and became also faster in writing. I am looking forward for some more sessions with Rich.



5 out of 5 stars

Excellent session. I had several questions on a series of technical details and Rich was able to give me thorough insight. I will definitely take another session!

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