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GirlGeekDinner #20: Sponsored By Nashville Software School

500 Interstate Blvd S
Nashville, TN 37210 (map)


Nashville Software School is excited to welcome you Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM for an evening of food, beverage, inspiration, and networking.

From Junior Dev to Mid-Dev :: The importance of Mentorship

Nashville Software School has been serving our tech community since June of 2012, having graduated nearly 300 individuals who are now forging a new career as software developers. With their community based non-profit mission, the Nashville Software School continues to expand and bring new programs to those who are interested in learning more in the field of software development. Being the first junior developer on a software development team can be incredibly daunting, not only for the junior developer, but also the team hiring this person.

What it's like to be the first junior developer? What to expect? The importance of finding mentorship internally or externally to your company and how to establish a relationship where you truly grow your skills. Being a leader and making the decision to bring on a junior developer comes with preparation and commitment to the process.

What goes into making the decision to hire first junior developer? What does this look like for them in terms of managing the team, delegating work, and truly incorporating juniors into the team Their commitment to mentorship and how they have supported the growth of juniors on their team and in the community Our expert panelists are eager to share their stories and experiences, as well as facilitate a highly interactive conversation. So, bring your questions!

6:00 - 6:30 Heavy Appetizers/ Networking 6:30 - 7:30 Round Table Discussions + QA 7:30 - 8:00 Networking/ Wrap Up