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Neo Apprentices

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May 01, 2013
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Neo Apprentices

My experience with the Neo Apprentice program and opportunities for improvement.

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Aly Fluckey

May 01, 2013
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  1. Neo Apprentices By: An Apprentice JK, it’s really me, Aly

    Wednesday, May 1, 13
  2. My Experience Wednesday, May 1, 13

  3. ALL THE THINGS! Wednesday, May 1, 13

  4. What worked for me • Viewabill • Ruby Koans and

    Greed Game • Conferences • CodeMash • KalamazooX • Girl Develop It • Took the Javascript Class • TAing for the Rails Girls workshop at Metro HS Wednesday, May 1, 13
  5. The Little Things Wednesday, May 1, 13

  6. Wednesday, May 1, 13

  7. The People Wednesday, May 1, 13

  8. Wednesday, May 1, 13

  9. So what can we do to make it better? Wednesday,

    May 1, 13
  10. What didn’t really work • One-on-ones not frequent enough •

    No clear direction, especially starting out • Communication • Unclear regarding which things were my responsibility vs. management’s/mentors’, etc. Wednesday, May 1, 13
  11. Opportunities for Improvement • More lava lamps • Dedicated mentor

    assigned to each apprentice • Weekly one-on-ones with both their mentor and Mike • List of resources • Direction and expectations clearly defined Wednesday, May 1, 13
  12. Survey says! • Dedicated Mentor(s) • Constant Feedback • Structure

    without being too detailed to allow for change Other ideas... • Review code and have their code reviewed • Small assignments/projects Wednesday, May 1, 13
  13. Apprentice Guide (coming soon) • purpose of the program •

    your first day • your first two weeks • your project • mentors • equipment • One-on-Ones • office logistics (dishes, food, etc) • Neo resources • performance feedback • tools we use • making the jump Wednesday, May 1, 13
  14. Thank You aly@neo.com WTFluckey Wednesday, May 1, 13