Karl Schmidt

Fractional CTO
Sharing 18+ years of experience | Co-Founder | Indie Game Developer | Shipped projects on 13+ platforms
Canada 5.0 (11 reviews) Active today Usually responds in a few hours


$210 / month

If you're looking for ongoing Q&A, coaching and regular video calls.

2 calls per month (30min/call)

Unlimited Q&A via chat

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After working in video games, e-commerce, and fintech, I’ve noticed that software engineers don’t get enough mentorship and guidance. We often go it alone or have managers who are excellent at building software but struggle with leading people.

Over time, I saw that mentoring the developers I worked with, managed, and hired was having a big impact on their careers, and it was really fun for me! Even a few folks who watched a talk I gave on YouTube reached out from across the globe, and we talked over email. This is why I joined MentorCruise: to continue helping with a platform dedicated to mentorship.

I have a lot of experience to share across many projects, teams, companies, platforms, stacks, and languages. Send me an inquiry or apply; let me know what your favourite programming language is; ask me questions; I’m happy to help. I will be candid with you: if I’m not a fit or can’t help you, I will tell you.

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5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

Karl consistently excels at providing timely and thoughtful responses, effectively addressing the complex issues I encounter in my project with innovative solutions. His deep professional knowledge, coupled with a profound skill set, not only enriches our discussions but also enhances the strategic approach to problem-solving.

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5 out of 5 stars

Karl consistently excels in providing timely responses and offers insightful advice, coupled with innovative solutions for the challenges I faced in my project. His profound professional experience and expertise make him an invaluable mentor.



5 out of 5 stars

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5 months

Karl was providing insightful feedback and support on the wide range of topics about engine, rendering and gamedev in general.



5 out of 5 stars

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3 months

Karl takes a practical approach and focuses on hands-on experience, which is the most important thing in a mentorship.

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