I am a researcher working in academia in bioinformatics and computational biology.
I have several ideas for small pet projects (open source, of course) where I could be a mentor to a less experienced developer. I would happily collaborate with people all around the world and teach them, just for fun. These are not at all job positions, nor internships. No money involved either. Where should I advertise my offers? Is there a well-known community for mentoring in research? Is it on any of the Stack Exchange sites?

  • Not really, now I only know that I should not ask on any StackExchange sites. But I still don't know where should I. Is there a platform to match people for mentoring?
    – maciek
    Aug 3 '21 at 16:30
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    this is not the place to learn about what else is there outside in the internet, sorry. This site is for questions about Stack Exchange network, see help center
    – gnat
    Aug 3 '21 at 16:35
  • Yes, I think so, thanks! People there say to ask at academia.stackexchange.com, but this is a StackExchange site... I think I will try nonetheless...
    – maciek
    Aug 3 '21 at 18:02
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    you may have better luck asking in chat over there. Chat doesn't have such strict scope limitations as main / meta sites
    – gnat
    Aug 3 '21 at 18:26

Stack Exchange is not the place for any of these kinds of requests. You may want to try universities or institutions of higher education instead, as they probably have a workflow for requests like this already.

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