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Bug fix for PlatformMay 19, 2019
Bug fixes in careers

Hey everyone! It has been a little while but we are getting caught up with new features and bug fixes. Today we released some small bug fixes but hope to have more updates soon!

David Simpson
Announcement for CareersApril 04, 2018
Our Career Board is now in beta!

There are still many areas of the platform that have yet to be built. We wanted to use these zero-states to share with everyone our vision for some of the basic ideas behind each area, and communicate where they are in the process (In Review, Design, Development, etc...).

If you would like to be part of helping research, design or build any of the different products, please let us know at [email protected]

David Simpson
Update for NetworkingOctober 15, 2017
Adding new profile attribute, "Languages" now available for all users
As we have grown quickly, we have seen a big increase in users all over the world. In order to provide the best experience to our international community, we have added a language attribute to make sure we serve users of all languages. Mentors and mentees can now add up to five spoken languages to their profile for filtering.
David Simpson
Update for NetworkingOctober 13, 2017
Adding new profile attribute, "Time Zone" now available for all users
Based on feedback we have received, we wanted to provide additional ways for mentees and mentors to connect that are available at the same time. This doesn't always mean you are geographically close, however if you are in the same time zone that allows for easy planning and scheduling to connect. Mentors and mentees can now add up to three time zones to their profile for filtering. We see you traveling nomads.
David Simpson
Update for NetworkingSeptember 25, 2017
Our New Tagging System is Live!

One of the biggest pieces of feedback (and complaints) was the unstable topic tagging system. While it occasionally worked, it was frustrating and somewhat confusing to many users and we heard you (and agreed it wasn't good enough).

We are excited to announce that we have launched a whole new tagging system for the platform. This new system is running more consistently and we are already hearing positive feedback. If you are having any issues editing your experience in your profile or filtering by topics in the networking section please contact us to take a look.

David Simpson
Announcement for PlatformSeptember 19, 2017
Launch of the new Updates section
We are excited to announce that we have released a new version of our updates area that is live for all users. This section will allow for the Design Mentors team to communicate about changes, new features, bugs, and many other things to the app community in one dedicated place.
David Simpson
Update for NetworkingSeptember 18, 2017
New location filtering released for Mentors!

Filtering by continent was never a good idea, it lacked any real connection with location-based search. We have updated the location filtering to a new mechanism that alllows you to start by filtering for Country, State / Province / Region, and lastly city. This will allow everyone a much easier way to drill down and find a mentor near you.

It is exciting to see we already have mentors in over 31 countries even at this early stage of our growth. We can't thank everyone enough for helping us build a network of talented mentors to help inspire and support other designers around the world

David Simpson
Bug fix for NetworkingSeptember 17, 2017
New mentors not showing in results
We discovered an issue where new mentor accounts that had been approved by an admin were not displayed in the mentor results. This issue has been resolved and all new mentor profiles in queue can be processed moving forward.
David Simpson
Bug fix for PlatformSeptember 16, 2017
Fixes to the experience tag filter component

There have been a number of reoccurring issues with the control we are using in the Mentor Edit Experience page for associating topics of interest with your profile. We have pushed another set of fixes that have solved the duplicate tag topics, tags actually adding, as well as the issues around saving your profile from that page.

We are in the process of implementing new, more stable controls so mentors will be able to easily and quickly tag topics of interest.

David Simpson
Bug fix for PlatformSeptember 14, 2017
Fixing email and username conflicts
We discovered a bug that was missing checks to ensure that username and email addresses always remain unique, a fix has been released and this is no longer an issue. We have also introduced a four character minimum on user names in the system.
David Simpson
Update for PlatformSeptember 12, 2017
New zero-states for products not built

There are still many areas of the platform that have yet to be built. We wanted to use these zero-states to share with everyone our vision for some of the basic ideas behind each area, and communicate where they are in the process (In Review, Design, Development, etc...).

If you would like to be part of helping research, design or build any of the different products, please let us know at [email protected]

David Simpson
New feature for NetworkingSeptember 09, 2017
Implementing approval process
We have implemented an approval workflow for new mentors applying to the platform. After creating an account, all mentor accounts will be placed in a queue for admin review. If a mentor account is not filled out in entirety, someone from Design Mentors will reach out for more info. This new workflow will help control the quality of live profiles to ensure mentees have a positive experience finding someone they are interested to learn from.
David Simpson
Update for PlatformSeptember 07, 2017
Splitting name information
In order to better organize and manage our user data, we have split our name field to first name and last name. This will allow for future personalization and other feature improvements.
David Simpson
Bug fix for PlatformSeptember 05, 2017
Fixing login in Safari
We have corrected the bugs relating to being unable to login from Safari for Mac, and Safari for iOS devices. If you have any issues please email [email protected]
David Simpson
Update for NetworkingSeptember 05, 2017
New Filters for Mentors, Random and Last Updated
We have introduced new filters to the Networking with Mentors page. The new default sort order will be "Random" to shuffle the mentor profiles and make sure you don't always see the same group. You can still filter your results a number of ways by using the left filter panel.
David Simpson
Announcement for PlatformSeptember 01, 2017
Beta of Design Mentors is Live!

We are really excited to share with everyone all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes. The beta of the Design Mentors app is has been released and registration is open to create new accounts.

This is just the beginning, please keep checking back as we are working hard to add new features.

David Simpson