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Thursday, October 27 • 3:25pm - 4:00pm
Mentor-Mentee Framework To Build the Next Generation Of Cloud Native - Kunal Kushwaha & Mark Boost, Civo

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The CNCF Students community has been around for a few months now. There have been various initiatives by the CNCF to get more young folks involved in the ecosystem. Some of the challenges faced by the community include finding contributors willing to get involved for a more extended period. In this talk, Kunal and Mark will cover a framework that proves mentor-mentee interactions to be productive in the long run. They’ve decided to share the learnings that led Kunal, a student, to start the CNCF Students community and scale it to thousands; student track at KubeCon with the help of mentors in the CNCF. Mark will share his experience and insights regarding being a great mentor to upskill the next generation. The talk starts with what the mentee is looking to accomplish from having a mentor and how they can find one in the CNCF community. Then, the framework will cover topics such as setting goals, asking the right questions, reviewing progress, assigning tasks to create a roadmap, and more, including advice for both mentors and mentees to make the most out of their journey. Last but not least, how contributors and students mentored can pay it forward to keep the cycle going.

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Kunal Kushwaha

Developer Relations Manager, Civo
Kunal is empowering communities via open-source and education. He finds passion in teaching and has taught thousands of folks online and in person. He is a developer relations manager at Civo, CNCF Ambassador, TEDx speaker and a GitHub Star. He is the founder of WeMakeDevs and al... Read More →
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Mark Boost

CEO, Civo
Mark Boost is the CEO and Co-Founder of Civo.com. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Bulletproof (Cyber Security) and ServerChoice.

Thursday October 27, 2022 3:25pm - 4:00pm EDT
Portside Ballroom (Room 260)