Mentors and Mentees wanted: Another Speed Mentoring event is coming up...

19 Aug 2010 - 3:18pm
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Jeff Kraemer
2009

IxDA Toronto is planning another Speed Mentoring event for September 20th, after a very successful night last year. If you're interested in taking part, please contact @jeffkraemer on Twitter or email jeff.kraemer at Gmail.

Speed Mentoring is like Speed Dating. You'll meet several people for a few minutes each, and get a quick sense of who your "matches" are--whose needs and interests and commitment level match yours. If you're a mentor, for example, maybe you don't care to look at portfolios, but you like to talk about career planning--you can (and should) be up front about that. The commitment is flexible--you decide how much time you can commit, and whether it's face-to-face, or strictly by phone or online. And. It's. FUN.


Why mentor? You'll learn by teaching. You can expand your practice by giving advice to another IxD'er, whether it's about what books to read, or what their next career move should be, or the best place for labels on forms.


Why seek a mentor? You'll learn from someone who's been there. You'll develop connections in the UX community. You'll have someone to bounce questions off of who's probably already answered them themselves.

Contact: @jeffkraemer

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24 Aug 2010 - 3:46pm
Jeff Kraemer
2009

Just an update--we've settled on Sept. 20th as the date.

8 Sep 2010 - 1:01pm
Jeff Kraemer
2009

... annnnnnd here's the ticket information for our Speed Mentoring session on Sept. 20th. Tickets are limited!

http://guestlistapp.com/events/30666

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