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CodePath Mobile Mentor Training - 2020

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October 24, 2020

CodePath Mobile Mentor Training - 2020

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Caren

October 24, 2020
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  1. While we wait to start… Take a few minutes to

    write down… 1. How would you describe the role of a mentor? 2. What are some situations where having a mentor really helped you or when were times when you wish you had a mentor?
  2. Mobile Mentor
 Prep Session

  3. • Stay on mute to minimize chaos • Feel free

    to type / discuss in chat • Make sure your displayed name is correct so we know who’s here Guidelines for the session
  4. • 5,400 students have taken a free CodePath course (44%

    underrepresented minority, 51% first-gen college)
 • 85% of students who have taken a CodePath course are employed a year after graduation
 • In 2019, 588 CodePath students received an internship / full time offer
 • Goal of reaching 50% more students year over year (100,000 by 2026)
  5. What students have built • A read-only movie browsing app

    similar to Rotten Tomatoes • A read-write twitter client that allows users to view and compose tweets using the Twitter API • A read-write Instagram-style app built from the ground up using a custom configured backend
  6. Week 1 : App idea with basic outline of features

    Week 2: Creating product spec + wireframes Week 3: API / Scheme design Week 4: Sprint 1 Week 5: Sprint 2 Week 6: Final sprint + preparing for demos
 Demo Day! December 19 Class is on Saturday, deliverables are due next Friday Group Project Expectations
  7. Take a few minutes to write down… 1. How would

    you describe the role of a mentor? 2. What are some situations where having a mentor really helped you or when were times when you wish you had a mentor? Breakout rooms - 10 minutes
  8. Roles of a Mentor

  9. Roles of a Mentor • Establish a postive relationship with

    students
 • Keep students accountable by helping them set realistic goals
 • Help students develop their software engineering skills with feedback and validation • Help broaden their understanding of the mobile world by sharing helpful resources

  10. NON-roles of a Mentor

  11. NON-roles of a Mentor • Helping students build their apps

    • Answering all of students technical questions (we have TAs for that!)
 • Helping students debug their code
 • Recommending students for a role at your company
 • Conducting mock interviews for students
  12. Think of one or two people you trust. What are

    the qualities that make you trust them?
  13. Building Trust Commitment - My mentor seems committed to helping

    me achieve my best. Vulnerability - My mentor shares similar struggles they’ve been through Care - My mentor shows interest in me and my concerns Control - My mentor allows me to guide our sessions and gives me time and space to address my questions
  14. Common Mistakes • Not having a concrete plan from the

    beginning
 • Overly ambitious goals for project
 • Not delegating tasks equally
 • Underestimating tasks
 • Not communicating with each other
  15. You’re not alone in this! • Slack channel for mentors


    • Weekly emails as guidance
 • Students have TAs to help with technical support
  16. Next Steps • Access to course portal - see materials

    students are going through • Slack invite for CodePath • Email with group matching(s) • Schedule first meeting with students • First class is 10/31, 10am-12pm (Pacific time)
  17. Questions?

  18. Thank you all for helping out!