Mentoring and being mentored - tips and tricks

Steven McDonald (Developer), Driven Alliance

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We are all in the position of either learning from someone or teaching someone. I've seen too many situations where people could have had an amazing experience but because of an incorrect mindset, they either closed off their minds or quit their job.

Social and Relationships / Mentor session / Tell a story / Enabling / Beginner

Event: Johannesburg

Hashtags: #T4A_Mentoring

Best for: Anyone who is in a position of being mentored or is mentoring

Speaker country: South Africa

Questions this session will answer:

What can I do to get the most out of being mentored?
What can I do to be a better mentor to someone else?

Speaker qualifications:

I've been working as a developer for 10 years and have been mentored by some amazing people. I was a tech lead for 2 years and had the opportunity to mentor a number of people and to see how they reacted to differing mentor-ship approaches.

Supporting material:

slideshare.net/StevenMcD/…

(The video will be posted in the next few weeks, I can update that once it is up if needed). The talk got some very positive reactions, here are a few tweets:

twitter.com/RayHightower/status/…
twitter.com/kennethkalmer/status/…
twitter.com/rubyfuza/status/…
twitter.com/annua/status/…
twitter.com/code_dependant/status/…
twitter.com/rubyfuza/status/…
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