Sep 20 – 24, 2021
US/Pacific timezone

Mentoring at scale: Acknowledging Implicit Mentoring

Sep 24, 2021, 9:00 AM
Microconference4/Virtual-Room (LPC Virtual)


LPC Virtual



Dr Anita Sarma (Oregon State University)


Mentoring is crucial for knowledge transfer in open source. But traditional dyadic mentoring formats between an expert and novice are hard to scale. In this talk, I will present the different types of mentoring in open source and focus on implicit mentoring---mentoring taking place in everyday development activities like code-reviews. I will show how implicit mentoring can be automatically identified, how widespread it is, who participates, and how to achieve mentoring at scale by building an appreciative project culture.

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