Dodge Disasters and March to Triumph as a Mentor

Location: Salon E
April 11th, 2016
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Good engineers write good code, but the best engineers raise the skills of their junior colleagues, too. If you're a senior engineer, you must learn to mentor new hires. Especially if you’re committed to diversity: mentorship is critical to the careers of women and minorities in tech. I have failed at mentoring, then succeeded. I distinguished five warning signs that a mentorship will fail, and five prerequisites that make a mentorship very likely to succeed. Learn from me, and march to mentorship triumph. A. Jesse's talk is now available on the Chariot Solutions site. Slides Screencast

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Staff Engineer, MongoDB