We’d like to try an experiment in a distributed “marketplace” for webmaking. The idea is simple: **use the hashtag #teachtheweb to ask for and offer help.**
# Asking for Help
It works like this:
A community is monitoring the tag, who can amplify the request or answer it themselves:
>”I can help! When’s the event? #teachtheweb.”
**The hashtag isn’t just for events, either.** It can be applied to anything that helps teach the web — with a focus on asking for and offering help on specific things.
# Offering Help
In this way, you can also use the tag to share things that you can help with. You could say, for example:
> “I work with youth at my hackerspace and am happy to share activities they like. #teachtheweb”
> “I speak Spanish and would love to help translate learning materials about webmaking. #teachtheweb”
> “I’ve run a hive Pop-Up in my city and can help coach new organizers. #teachtheweb”
**Since this is an experiment, we can’t anticipate how well the tag will work.**
But the hope is that with some decent traffic and an active group of people monitoring it, **the hashtag will be a simple yet powerful way to connect Webmaker Mentors and others who care about teaching the web.**
We encourage you to give it a try and to let us know what you think! If you’re interested in helping monitor and field requests, **please dive in and start replying.** You can also check out our newly launched [webmaker.org/teach](https://webmaker.org/en-US/teach/) for more resources and ways to connect.
If you successfully team up with someone, tell the world about it: **#webmakerwin!**