Wednesday, August 21

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

Starting a Mentorship Program Without Any Money

Hard Coded Stage

About the event

Whenever we have already started our own career in software, we forget how hard were the first steps. Some big companies have the resources to train students to work for them, paying them for their time. Still, whenever you are part of a smaller organization you don't have the funds for anything like that. That's why you need to leverage on some other aspect to help young developers have real-life experience and find their first job. In this talk, you'll learn how to set up a sustainable framework to benefit all three parts involved in the mentorship process: the apprentices, the mentors, and the community. If you want to give back, empower new colleagues or have fun with new projects, you can't miss this talk.


Lucas Videla

Lucas is a professor at two public universities in Argentina. He's also a software engineer with a 15+ years career. In 2013 he co-founded WeCode, a network of freelance software professionals whose aim is to give support to fellow colleagues. After working for several startups, he started his own to help people find their ideal dojo for practicing martial arts.