Mentoring Humans and Engineers
Track: Creating CultureLocation:Abstract:
This year Artsy, a 60-person startup, has introduced our first formal fellowship program for seniors. We went out to many US colleges to recruit some of the best and brightest. From thousands of applications we’ve selected a dozen people that have joined the arts and tech teams over the course of a summer. Some have received full time job offers at the end, others went back to finish school. Each fellow was assigned a mentor. For many, this was a very first experience as a manager.
In this talk we'll discuss about what it means to be a mentor, how to structure a mentorship program, talk risks, costs and rewards. We'll use the material sourced from the fellow members of the New York CTO Club, a group that combines several generations of management experience.