You're sold on non-traditional developers but now that you've hired someone, how do you ensure that these novice software engineers are productive, happy team memebers without wasting time or talent? With experiences pulled from managers of non-traditional developers as well as the bootcamp grads themselves, you'll leave this session with a deeper understanding of the challenges and risks of onboarding bootcamp graduates. We'll also go over strategies for managers, lead developers, & mentors on how to cultivate your new hire and grow a culture that ensures everyone on the team thrives.
This talk will cover:
- Beyond Day One: The basics of on boarding
- Structure & Guidance: How to guide your new developer into being a self-sufficient contributor
- Mentoring: For all the skills not taught at the bootcamp
- Team Dynamics & Culture: Ensuring that the team provides a healthy, welcoming environment in which the new developer can succeed