Thoughts On Mentorship In Tech

Mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes

Where do I find someone to mentor?

Remember: Mentorship is scary for everyone

Don’t help too much

  1. Give them the basic knowledge and idea and show them an example. Maybe walk through the first time they apply this new technique or skill.
  2. After that, do not help until they REALLY need it. They might ask you for help very quickly, but give them a while to try to figure it out on their own.
  3. If they can’t figure it out on their own, tell them where to look, give them a hint, and stand back.
  4. If #3 fails, gently and patiently go back to #1 and work with them.

Patience and empathy

Point out when you learn something from your understudy

Celebrate their victories!

Protect and guide them

NEVER, EVER pretend to know something you don’t

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have fun!

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RxJS Lead. Views are my own

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