Episode 018: Growing Your Team and Mentorship with Cheryl Schaefer

February 6th, 2017 · 44 mins 31 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Let’s Get this Ship on the Road!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:06 – Origin Story and Mentorship

Cheryl Gore Schaefer: Grow Your Team In 90 Days @ RubyConf 2016

Empowerment Through Mentorship

11:38 – Avoiding Burnout:

“How can I show up better as a Mentee? How can you keep yourself from giving up and washing out? When you find your skills have atrophied, how do you find the resolve to try again?” ~ Ariel Spear


23:41 – The Future of Tech Education

Sarah Mei Computer Science Education Tweetstorm

Sarah Mei People Who Apply for Opportunity Scholarships Tweetstorm


Cheryl: It’s valuable to have different viewpoints represented. Also, exposing people to fundamentals of tech is valuable as well.

Astrid: The RubyConf/RailsConf Opportunity Scholarships exist! Also, advice for mentees and mentors is the same.

Sam: Making a distinction between being a TA and being a mentor and giving the mentee ownership of their learning plan.

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