Mentor

The Iasa Architecture Competition – Entry #2

The Iasa Architecture Competition – Entry #2

As you may (or may not) have read, I am involved in the local (Seattle) chapter of Iasa first ever IT architecture competition. In my last entry, I was guessing about how prepared the team would be and how the meeting would progress. I met the team last Friday and better understand the landscape now. There is so much I can show them that will accelerate their growth and career, and because there is so much, I may overload them.

The Iasa Architecture Competition

The Iasa Architecture Competition

Our organization supports and works closely with the local (Seattle) chapter of Iasa, and when we get the chance, with the chapter in Ireland. This week the Seattle local chapter is kicking off an architectural competition and I am honored to be a mentor for one of the teams. The competition will end in January with scheduled milestones in November and December. The website for the competition is http://www.iitarch.org. I plan to blog about the competition throughout, so stay tuned if you are interested.  

What the @#$% is a Mentor and Why Do I Need One?

What the @#$% is a Mentor and Why Do I Need One?

When Odysseus (King of Ithaca in Homer’s Odyssey) goes to fight in the Trojan War, he leaves the care of his household and instruction of his son Telemachus in the hands of the wise-old man, Mentor. Over the years in the English language, we have given this name to a person who imparts wisdom and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague. This is the what, keep reading for the why.