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Review for Getmagic Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I’ve been vested in the MAGIC program as a mentor the past few years and this year, I got an opportunity to experience another side of it. My daughter, Kamna, a seventh grader, was accepted into the program and was mentored by the founder of the program Ms.Ira Pramanick. I cannot express my appreciation enough for the program and Ms. Pramanick as I watched my daughter transform from an individual ‘looking in’ on software development to someone fully participating in it. With her mentor’s patient tutelage, Kamna grew increasingly comfortable with the technology she was working with, and gained confidence in coding by learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Kamna and her mentor discussed her interest in architecture and developed an interactive website to showcase models that Kamna built using Google SketchUp. Her mentor suggested the use of GitHub for source control and hosting. All this was accomplished meeting weekly and remotely over Google Hangout. Thanks to the amazing mentoring by Ms.Pramanick, Kamna has a better understanding of software and a new and exciting world opened to her.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Getmagic Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Get Magic is an amazing organization that pairs up girls interesting in coding with women in the computer industry. As a first year mentor the experience was immensely rewarding. It was fun working with my very motivated and bright, remote mentee. We explored together a project using Raspberry pi, web servers, IoT, Python programming, optical switches and basic electronics. Being part of the mentor community is very enriching. There are many opportunities for sharing ideas on projects, new technologies to use, information on tech conference and summer camps etc. The mentorship program is very well coordinated with expectations communicated to both the mentor and the mentee and one on one checkins throughout the year.

Role:  Volunteer