“Always take notes, and research your potential mentor thoughtfully and thoroughly. If they say yes, your first priority is to ask thoughtful questions!” – Martha Girdler, Uber software engineer & Hackbright Academy mentorBy Angie Chang (Director of Growth, Hackbright Academy)
We asked our Mentors at Hackbright Academy for their thoughts and advice on finding mentors for software engineers. Here’s what 8 of them had to say:
Uber software engineer Martha Girdler on “politely and unobtrusively” asking for mentorship:
Pinterest engineer Dave Dash on asking for help and not being flaky about it:
Box DevOps engineer Benjamin VanEvery on seeking the right situations for mentorship:
Google security engineer Chris Palmer on finding mentors among co-workers:
Couchsurfing senior iOS developer Gemma Barlow on making “office hours” work:
Framed Data CEO Thomson Nguyen on emailing for help:
Medium CTO Don Neufeld on maintaining a successful mentee/mentor relationship:
O’Reilly author Tom Croucher on *not* being intimidated:
What have you learned about mentorship?
Got advice for Mentees and/or Mentors? What would you tell your younger self?
Share your advice in the comments below – thanks!