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Be(Come) A Mentor! Help Others Succeed!

Be(Come) A Mentor! Help Others Succeed!

There is always something new to learn in technology. We are always experts in one and beginners in another field. In order to learn successfully it’s important to have a mentor but it’s equally important to learn how to be a good mentor. In my talk we’ll explore what a mentor is, why we should all be(come) mentors, tips and tricks of mentorship, and concrete ways you can get involved as a mentor.

Anna Ossowski

March 22, 2017

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  1. About me...

  2. Be(come) A Mentor! Help Others Succeed! Anna Ossowski @OssAnna16 PyCon

    Italy 2017
  3. Mentor Like Yoda!

  4. mentor noun | men·tor | \ˈmen-ˌtȯr, -tər\ Latin, from Greek

    Mentōr : someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person : a trusted counselor or guide
  5. Myth #1: You have to be an expert in order

    to be a good mentor.
  6. Myth #2: Only in-person-mentoring is good mentoring.

  7. Myth #3: Mentoring takes up a ton of time.

  8. What’s your job?

  9. Why be(come) a mentor?

  10. Because helping others succeed is one of the best things

    in the world! :)
  11. “Always pass on what you have learned.”

  12. What makes a good Jedi Master?

  13. • What are your goals? • What do you want

    to work on together? • What will the time commitment be? • How are you going to communicate?
  14. “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”

  15. Don’t assume. Ask!

  16. Show your flaws!

  17. Be available!

  18. “Already know you that which you need.”

  19. “Do or do not. There is no try.”

  20. “Many of the truths that we cling to depend on

    our point of view.”
  21. “If you end your training now — if you choose

    the quick and easy path as Vader did — you will become an agent of evil. “
  22. “Control, control, you must learn control!”

  23. “Size matters not.”

  24. “Decide you must, how to serve them best.”

  25. “Nothing more will I teach you today, clear your mind

    of questions. “
  26. Don’t touch a Jedi’s lightsaber!

  27. What not to do like Yoda

  28. Luke: “I can’t believe it.” Yoda: “That is why you

  29. “Much to learn you still have, my old Padawan. This

    is just the beginning!”
  30. Tools

  31. None
  32. None
  33. How can you help?

  34. None
  35. How do you find a Mentor?

  36. Go and be Yoda to someone!

  37. http://remote.pyladies.com @PyLadiesRemote

  38. http://bit.ly/anna-resume

  39. May the force be with you!