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Monday, October 28 • 15:15 - 15:50
Mentors Make Mentors: 7 Tips For Your Open Source Mentoring - Karsten Wade, Red Hat

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If mentoring is the cornerstone of a successful open source project, how do you sustainably grow mentors? After all, mentors don't fall from trees, right? How can the hand-holding become viral? In this talk you'll learn why and how "mentors make more mentors" is a secret ingredient of the best open source project.

This mentoring method helps enable collaboration at a scale, to grow beyond a tightly-knit original contributor core. Karsten draws upon two decades in roles across open source projects and as a community architect at Red Hat to craft 7 specific tips for education and discussion. By no means all the tips and tricks one can know about, he focuses on broadly useful areas, such as: defining the role; empowering subjects; creating communities of practice; building diversity in from the start; and more!

By the end of this presentation you will have methods and resources to use for your open source community development mentoring.

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Karsten Wade

Community Architect, Red Hat
Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and working in the open source way. As a community architect in Red Hat's Open Source Program Office, he helps with community development activities. At 24 years in the IT industry, Karsten has worked as an IT manager, professional services consultant... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 15:50
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