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Tuesday, August 23 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Building Mentorship Opportunities at Your Open-source Organizations - Harsh Bardhan Mishra, LocalStack [Presented in English]

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Mentoring and training new contributors within your open-source organization is a tough job and a shared struggle between maintainers and upcoming contributors. The organizations always find it tough to involve new contributors who can actively contribute to the community and make it widely inclusive and a safe space for everyone to learn and grow. This talk focuses on how you can build the right mentorship opportunities within your open-source organization and tackle some of the toughest challenges around it. The attendees will be taking away the following from the talk: 1. Identifying the pain points in bringing new contributors 2. Finding relevant mentorship opportunities for new contributors 3. Build a mentorship working group within your community 4. Bridging the gap between mentors and new contributors 5. Best practices while organizing mentoring initiatives We will discuss how you can approach various mentoring initiatives, allocate bandwidth and mentors, and even host your own mentorship program! Finally will cover Harsh's experience being an administrator & mentor for various mentorship opportunities and how opportunities can be dynamically shaped to build the right skills & enthusiasm among contributors, while tackling some of the toughest challenges around it.

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Harsh Bardhan

Open-Source Engineer, LocalStack
I am an engineer at LocalStack working at improving the developer experience of engineers developing/testing cloud applications. I am also a Community manager at moja global, an initiative under the Linux Foundation where I coordinate & build projects focus on land use planning, climate... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2022 3:30pm - 4:10pm EDT
  Community Leadership Conference
  • Language English
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes