Join IxDA on June 20th as we spend the first half of our event learning about mentorship in the user experience design community. Dave Hoover (@redsquirrel) from Groupon and lead mentor at Code Academy, followed by Kelly Stickel (@kstickel) from Acquity Group and founder of Remodista, May BaMaung from Critical Mass, Mark Baldino from Fuzzy Math and Judi Wunderlich (@JudiWunderlich) from Wunderland, will share their experiences, insights and advice as mentors/mentees.
Speakers will share:
Toward the end of the evening, attendees will have a chance to pair as mentors and mentees in a speed-mentoring fashion. Each pair will have about 10 minutes to chat and then we will ask the group to rotate, giving every member about 5 pairings.
What is speed-mentoring?
Building off of the typical concept of speed-dating, speed-mentoring allows students and design professionals to meet each other for a short-time to see if they can support each other’s needs around timing, guidance, and other logistics which may effect a good mentorship experience. We will collect feedback after the quick speed meeting sessions on the event night so that interested mentors and mentees can follow-up with one another.
A mentor is a coach, guide, tutor, facilitator, counselor and trusted advisor. A mentor is someone willing to spend his or her time and expertise to guide the development of another person.
A mentee is a student, protege, apprentice and eager learner. A mentee is someone who wants to learn from someone who knows and seeks their valuable advice in order to grow personally and/or professionally.
An observer is someone who has decided if mentorship is something they are interested in. An observer does not necessarily fit into either category of a mentor or mentee, but is willing to learn about the process.