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Padawan and Master
https://joind.in/8172Feedback is Lovely
Explaining the metaphor
Leave Family
Learn the basics togetherInitiate (Youngling)
Work with me herePadawan (Apprentice)
But never stop learningBecome a Knight
Finally become a master
Or if that doesn’t work, take over
What exactly IS this strange thing?
Take someone with raw potential…
And turn them into something useful
Your definition of useful may vary
Facets to a relationship
Formal or Informal
Professional or Personal
Long or ShortTerm
Group or Peer
Personal Rewards
Technology moves FASTInformation
We all need a heroRole Modeling
No man(or woman.. or little green thing) is an island.Advice
To get to where you need to go, find the folks you need to knowNetworking
Humans (well and others) are social animalsInteraction
You get more than you give
Once I was the student, now I am the masterLearning
What your apprentice does reflects on youRecognition
You might be surprised at what your apprentice can do for youNetworking
Sometimes you just want to give back what you’ve been givenReciprocation
We like to do things that make us feel goodIntangibles
The one learning really holds the reins
1.Personality2.Skills3.Availability4.DriveApprentice, find a mentor
1. Ongoing process2. Both sides together, never a one way street3. Goals will evolve with circumstances4. Goals should be ...
1. Interaction is the key to good mentorship2. Online is never quite as good as face-to-face, but farbetter than nothing3....
1.Change the goals2.Change the nature of therelationship3.Say Goodbye4.Run away screamingExit Strategy
People Change, Relationships too
Mismatch in expectationsMismatch in personalityBreaches of trustLack of focusWhen things go wrong…
Remember: It takes two
Failure is good!
Driving Learning forward
1.Everyone needs to decide this isimportant2.This can’t be “after hours” or “when thework is done” – make it a (paid) prio...
1. Make a list of specific, measurable goals theorganization wants to accomplish2. Outsource or insource potential mentors...
1.Take responsibility for career goals2.Listen and share3.Incorporate feedback given4.Make time for interaction5.Have real...
1.Trust and Respect2.Listen3.Help apprentice define and achieve goals4.Offer advice, references, resources,CONSTRUCTIVE fe...
Anecdotes stick around
Beginning Developer
1. Try to find it on your own first2. Ask questions, lots of questions, but never theSAME questions3. Don’t be afraid to q...
Intermediate Developer
1. Branch out beyond what you think you need toknow into new areas2. Have faith that the support you need will bethere whe...
Advanced Developer
1.Your mentorship relationship is morepeer to peer, more give and take2.Have respect for those who mentor you,but realize ...
Advanced Developer
1.Support and encouragement2.Feedback loops for coding improvements3.A shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, andless help ...
Some day that boy is gonna get me killedIntermediate Developer
1.Stretching of their coding boundaries2.Networking connections andintroductions to others3.Encouragement to leave the com...
Beginning Developer
1.Best Practices2.Positive Feedback3.Resources for their own research4.NO SPOONFEEDINGWhat does a beginner need from a men...
They grow up too soon…
About Me http://emsmith.net auroraeosrose@gmail.com IRC – freenode – auroraeosrose #php-gtk #coapp and others
Questions?http://phpmentoring.orghttp://phpwomen.orgMore mentorship organizations?
Resources:http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_70.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentorhttp://www.iop.org/career...
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Mentoring developers

  1. 1. Padawan and Master
  2. 2. https://joind.in/8172Feedback is Lovely
  3. 3. Explaining the metaphor
  4. 4. Leave Family
  5. 5. Learn the basics togetherInitiate (Youngling)
  6. 6. Work with me herePadawan (Apprentice)
  7. 7. But never stop learningBecome a Knight
  8. 8. Finally become a master
  9. 9. Or if that doesn’t work, take over
  10. 10. What exactly IS this strange thing?
  11. 11. Take someone with raw potential…
  12. 12. And turn them into something useful
  13. 13. Your definition of useful may vary
  14. 14. Facets to a relationship
  15. 15. Formal or Informal
  16. 16. Professional or Personal
  17. 17. Long or ShortTerm
  18. 18. Group or Peer
  19. 19. Personal Rewards
  20. 20. Technology moves FASTInformation
  21. 21. We all need a heroRole Modeling
  22. 22. No man(or woman.. or little green thing) is an island.Advice
  23. 23. To get to where you need to go, find the folks you need to knowNetworking
  24. 24. Humans (well and others) are social animalsInteraction
  25. 25. You get more than you give
  26. 26. Once I was the student, now I am the masterLearning
  27. 27. What your apprentice does reflects on youRecognition
  28. 28. You might be surprised at what your apprentice can do for youNetworking
  29. 29. Sometimes you just want to give back what you’ve been givenReciprocation
  30. 30. We like to do things that make us feel goodIntangibles
  31. 31. The one learning really holds the reins
  32. 32. 1.Personality2.Skills3.Availability4.DriveApprentice, find a mentor
  33. 33. 1. Ongoing process2. Both sides together, never a one way street3. Goals will evolve with circumstances4. Goals should be specific enough to clearly defineprogressDecide on goals
  34. 34. 1. Interaction is the key to good mentorship2. Online is never quite as good as face-to-face, but farbetter than nothing3. Use the tech tools available4. No one is ever “too busy”Communicate
  35. 35. 1.Change the goals2.Change the nature of therelationship3.Say Goodbye4.Run away screamingExit Strategy
  36. 36. People Change, Relationships too
  37. 37. Mismatch in expectationsMismatch in personalityBreaches of trustLack of focusWhen things go wrong…
  38. 38. Remember: It takes two
  39. 39. Failure is good!
  40. 40. Driving Learning forward
  41. 41. 1.Everyone needs to decide this isimportant2.This can’t be “after hours” or “when thework is done” – make it a (paid) priority orit won’t happen3.Let the apprentice choose the mentor ifpossible, more than one mentor forgroups greater than 2 is more effectiveCommit as an organization
  42. 42. 1. Make a list of specific, measurable goals theorganization wants to accomplish2. Outsource or insource potential mentors, and makesure they understand what you want them to teach3. Sit down with potential apprentices and make suretheir goals mesh4. Set aside time for the mentorship – don’t interrupt itwith anything!Organize, organize, organize
  43. 43. 1.Take responsibility for career goals2.Listen and share3.Incorporate feedback given4.Make time for interaction5.Have realistic expectations and approachthe relationship with honestyRules of an Apprentice
  44. 44. 1.Trust and Respect2.Listen3.Help apprentice define and achieve goals4.Offer advice, references, resources,CONSTRUCTIVE feedback5.Give support when apprentice succeeds,and when they failRules of a Mentor
  45. 45. Anecdotes stick around
  46. 46. Beginning Developer
  47. 47. 1. Try to find it on your own first2. Ask questions, lots of questions, but never theSAME questions3. Don’t be afraid to question “why?” but also beopen to the answers – show respect4. You will be pushed outside your comfort zoneWhat is expected of a beginning apprentice?
  48. 48. Intermediate Developer
  49. 49. 1. Branch out beyond what you think you need toknow into new areas2. Have faith that the support you need will bethere when you ask for it3. Continue to reach out in new directions to newpeople, but keep your older contacts close aswell4. Remember that failure breeds successWhat is expected of an intermediateapprentice?
  50. 50. Advanced Developer
  51. 51. 1.Your mentorship relationship is morepeer to peer, more give and take2.Have respect for those who mentor you,but realize they are just people too3.Sometimes real life gets in the way4.Never stop learning and growing5.Give back (time to get your ownapprentice)What is expected of an advancedapprentice?
  52. 52. Advanced Developer
  53. 53. 1.Support and encouragement2.Feedback loops for coding improvements3.A shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, andless help with fixing things4.Help with those steps out of the comfortzoneWhat does an advanced dev need from amentor?
  54. 54. Some day that boy is gonna get me killedIntermediate Developer
  55. 55. 1.Stretching of their coding boundaries2.Networking connections andintroductions to others3.Encouragement to leave the comfortzone4.Positive role model for moving aheadWhat does an Intermediate dev needfrom a mentor?
  56. 56. Beginning Developer
  57. 57. 1.Best Practices2.Positive Feedback3.Resources for their own research4.NO SPOONFEEDINGWhat does a beginner need from a mentor?
  58. 58. They grow up too soon…
  59. 59. About Me http://emsmith.net auroraeosrose@gmail.com IRC – freenode – auroraeosrose #php-gtk #coapp and others
  60. 60. Questions?http://phpmentoring.orghttp://phpwomen.orgMore mentorship organizations?
  61. 61. Resources:http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_70.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentorhttp://www.iop.org/careers/mentoring/benefits/page_38864.htmlhttp://www.mentorscout.com/about/mentor-benefits.cfmhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327809jls0603_2http://www.mindflash.com/blog/2011/07/mentoring-2-0-why-gen-y-demands-a-new-approach/

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