Next Chat: Sept 18, 9PM EST

Game Developers

This week's mentors are all game developers. Search for the #MentorMonday hashtag on Twitter or follow @CodeNewbies at 9PM EST and join in the chat! Get your questions ready for our mentors!

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Overview

A bi-weekly mentorship program connecting mentors and potential mentees for more efficient knowledge sharing and relationship building in hopes of creating a more accessible source of mentorship. Brought to you by Stephanie Hurlburt and CodeNewbie.

This week's mentors

The topic is "Game Developers" and we have three featured mentors excited to connect with you!

Alice Ching

She's a lead engineer at Funomena, making fun games like Wattam. She has a background in game engines and computer science.

Let's talk about: anything from rendering to physics to collaboration and teamwork!

Technologies: C, C++, C#, Android Java, shader languages, game engines (consoles, handhelds and PC), physics, performance and optimization

Liv Erickson

Liv is the engineering team lead for content and prototyping at High Fidelity, working on open source social VR!

Let's talk about: design and development of immersive technologies, 3D art, avatar and identity representation in digital spaces, and growing communities

Technologies: C#, JavaScript, C++, VR design and development, AR, voice recognition services, natural language processing, OSS

Dustin Land

Dustin is a senior engineer at id software, where he's worked for the last nine years to help ship at at least 6 game related products.

Let's talk about: career development, project management, contracting, startup vs corp life, as well as technology topics ranging from software-as-a-service to game engine systems to quantum information

Technologies: C++, Python, Vulkan, Game Engines, Multiplatform Development, SaaS, Multiplayer, Networking

FAQs

What does a mentor do?

Mentors sign up for five days of mentorship, agree to adhere to our Code of Conduct, and carry out the following three responsibilities:

  • Participate in the #MentorMonday Twitter chat 9PM EST and answer questions from the community.
  • Keep their DMs open for that week and answer questions and connect with people on Twitter.
  • Write a reflection for the Friday blog with a key piece of advice and the answer to the week's most popular question.

I'm a mentee, how can I participate?

There are three ways you can participate!

  • Join us for the chat every other Monday at 9PM EST.
  • Reach out to our three featured mentors during the week via Twitter. Their DMs will be open.
  • Subscribe to our Friday newsletter for advice, highlights, and reflections from our mentors.

What's the Code of Conduct?

Mentors should abide by the CodeNewbies' Code of Conduct, and should in addition abide by the following:

The basics: Treat this as a professional relationship, and remember the power dynamic at play. The person you speak to might not be comfortable telling you when they’re uncomfortable, so keep your personal distance. Do not follow the person on all social media accounts, for instance. Never, under any circumstances, act in a romantic/sexual manner, even if you think the mentee is interested. This is not the place or context for that.

If a mentor seems to violate this Code of Conduct, please message Saron (@saronyitbarek or @CodeNewbies) or Stephanie (@sehurlburt). When a report is received against a mentor, that mentor will be immediately banned from communicating with any other mentees for the duration of the week (though they will still be able to contribute to the blog post) and will not be invited back to mentor.

How can I be a mentor?

If you're interested in being a mentor, fill out this form here!

Contact Info

You can email Stephanie or Saron at mentormonday@codenewbie.org

Next Chat: Sept 18, 9PM EST

Game Developers

This week's mentors are all game developers. Search for the #MentorMonday hashtag on Twitter or follow @CodeNewbies at 9PM EST and join in the chat! Get your questions ready for our mentors!

Subscribe to the Mentor Monday newsletter to get advice and reflections from our featured mentors every other Friday.

Subscribe