There is always something new to learn in technology. Even if we are experts in one field, we’re beginners in another. In fact, everyone starts out as a beginner—if it wasn’t for the help of others who shared their knowledge with us, lent a hand, and guided us, we probably wouldn’t be where we are today. It’s important to have a mentor to learn successfully, but it’s equally important to learn how to be a good mentor. Anna Ossowski explores what makes a mentor “good” and shares the tips and tricks of mentorship and concrete ways you can get involved as a mentor. Start giving back and help others succeed.
Anna loves working at the intersection of tech and people and currently works for Elastic in developer relations. She is a former director of the Python Software Foundation, PyCon US staff member, DjangoCon US Diversity Chair, Django Girls organizer, and group leader of the PyLadies Remote group. In her free time she loves speaking at conferences and mentoring future speakers. Anna is very passionate about diversity and community outreach and wants to encourage more women to learn programming because it’s awesome!
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