23 Feb '14, 5pm

[New Post] On Mentoring in Startups and Corporates inspired by a conversation with @jfdiasia last Frid…

For any intern I have mentored, I actually plan what they would do in my startup or the work environment that I am in. I would relate my experience in Chalkboard because I have trained not just one but at least five successful interns (and I won’t name them). I typically start them with a simple problem which we were trying to solve in our company, and then progressed from there. Every problem I gave was related to a bigger picture that would fit together in the future. Of course, some of them excelled in the simple problems and progressed while others failed. I gradually put them in front of my customers and get them to work on more challenging technology problems. There was an occasion where our APIs were severely hammered by multiple apps which we are serving. An emergency meeting between the engineering team and interns led us to split the solution to our problem in th...

Full article: http://www.bernardleong.com/2014/02/23/mentoring-startups...

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