Empathic Mentoring for Developers


A conference talk about how to empathically mentor other developers.

Conferences
TDC Future 2021 JavaZone 2022

Intended audience Everybody.

Summary
This talk will share with you proven techniques for helping developers succeed. You will learn about the speakers experiences of mentoring developers from underrepresented groups of the IT-industry and how they succeed landing jobs and trainees positions after just a year and a half of mentoring. Learn about challenges along the way, and the prerequisites needed before mentoring others. Becoming a mentor requires you to face your biases and inner demons. It requires you to believe that all people, no matter background, are unique and skilled. You must relearn what trust and empathy really is in practice. Being a mentor elevates your career, your personality, and it can even save lives.

Language English

Video JavaZone 2022

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