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How To Use The Mentor Pool/Program

The Signup Team are the people using the Mentor Pool. Only signup a Mentor with a Mentee if:

  • The Mentor has Active Status here in the wiki.
  • The Mentor matches zone interest with the Mentee or has a General rating.
  • Only do a match if a Mentor is present the night of the signup.
  • A Mentor is committing to handling 1 Mentee per quarter, don't sign them up with 2 in one night.
  • Currently we don't have enough Mentors to last the whole quarter, don't use them all up at once.

This will mean that until we increase the Mentor pool, some nights you will not match all your signups. You will need to manage this.

Also, please post in Slack #Guest-Policy as you match mentors, so that I can keep the ACTIVE status current and manage the pool.

Let me know in Slack if these instructions need modification. - Terry W


Current Mentor/Mentee List

Mentor Mentee Start Date End Date
Terry Wynn Vanessa Lipson 12/1/2015 3/1/2016
Greg Smith Augie Engelheart 1/23/16
Steve Nowicki Frank Arthmire 2/2/16
David Henry Amy Hang 2/2/16
Roger Slykhouse Phillip Lee 2/2/16
James O'Dell Frog 1/19/16
Andrew Meyer Ethan Piliavin 2/16/16
Charlie Rysenga Jacob Scholl 2/16/16
Leora Druckman Steve Arcangeli 2/16/16
Dave Scholl Steve Sorensen 2/16/16

Active Mentor Pool

Mentor Zone Interests Status
Terry Wynn Kiln, CNC, Laser, General Available
Roger Slykhouse Laser, General Booked Q1.
Jan Henry Craft Available
Andrew Meyer Fablab, General Booked Q1
Leora Druckman Kiln Zone, Jewelry Booked Q1
Greg Smith WoodShop, Laser, General Booked Q1.
David Henry Woodshop, General Booked Q1.
Madeleine Barkey General Available
David Scholl Woodshop Booked Q1
Jamie Burdeski Laser, Craft, Wiki Available
Charlie Rysenga Letterpress, Electronics, Laser Booked Q1
Steve Nowicki General Booked Q1.
James O'Dell Arduino, Electronics, Programming Booked Q1.
James Kemp CNC, Electronics Booked Q1.
Jody Raiford Welding Available
Joseph Baumann General Available

Mentor Instruction

  • Mentoring lasts for 90 days
  • The goal of mentoring is to ease the transition of being a new member at i3 and prevent frustration and early exit.
  • The primary activity of a mentor is answering questions or telling the newbie where to find the answer.
  • Upon signup the Mentor should immediately make contact by email with the Mentee and ping the Mentee once per week for the first 4 weeks and once per 2 weeks until 90 days are up.
  • The purpose of the email contact is simply ask for questions/problems.
  • The Mentor should also meet with the Mentee twice in the 90 day period. First, at or soon after signup. Second at the 21-35 day mark.

That's it.

During the second appointment:

  • Make sure new member can log into CRM, Google Groups, Slack, Wiki. Ask them to bring their laptop.
  • Discuss a potential improvement and encourage the new member to begin implementing it.
  • Make A Wiki member page!