I have always had an interest in helping people get into software engineering. I am entirely self taught, and feel like had I had a good mentor I would have been able to progress a lot more quickly. I take joy and pride in knowing I helped someone else further their career. I'm a polyglot linguist (develop in multiple languages), and I try and take the opportunity to learn new ones whenever I find the time. I find that through mentoring I can also learn new concepts and practices.