Part of a distributed mentoring movement.
My inbox is always open, and I’d love to learn more about you. These three questions, tried and true, could give us a place to begin. You can send as many words as you’d like to firstname.lastname@example.org—I’ll read every last one.
- Tell me about yourself. How did you come to be who you are, and who do you want to become?
- What’s the hardest decision you’re facing right now?
- What’s the best thing you’ve read, watched, or listened to lately?
In my experience, mentoring is about listening hard. It starts with an email exchange, often continues with a (very futuristic!) video chat, and sometimes even moves into collaborating on projects. If you’d like to answer a fourth question, too—what do you hope to learn from this mentoring relationship?—I promise to respond in one way or another within two weeks, no matter what.
And for good measure, here are a few experiences I’ve had that I’d love to share with you:
- I co-founded ROFLCon, an academic celebration of internet culture, in 2007
- I started techbookclub, a friendly pillar of the tech world in San Francisco and New York City
- I’m an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School as a member of the class of 2013, admitted through 2+2
- I made the leap from the liberal arts (my degree is in history) to the tech industry. I worked on the PowerPoint team at Microsoft as a program manager and have gotten deep into programming.
- I interned at 826michigan in 2005
I look forward to learning, together.