Past Meetup

Learn to Network with Speed Mentoring

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George Washington University, Room B1270

800 22nd St NW Washington, DC 20052 · Washington, DC

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ACM DC and ACM GW are hosting a get together to kick off the school year right! Join Robbie Holmes from USDS as he shares his actionable tips on how to network, and Janice Omedeke, founder of the Mentor Method, who will facilitate a 'speed mentoring' game. Food and drink will be provided by ACM DC.

We invite students looking to learn what exactly networking IS and how can you make the most of it? We also extend an invitation to professors and working tech folks to serve as mentors during the speed mentoring session - help give quick tips and feedback to students and those beginning their technical careers!

Robbie has 20+ years of varied experience across all industries, from government (NYS at the Department of Social Services, NYC at the Human Resources Administration and now Department of Veterans Affairs as part of the USDS) to large scale enterprise (Sony Music, Zagat Survey, Google, JnJ, IDT,...). He wouldn't be where he was without the many open source communities he has been a part of as either a member or a community organizer.

The Mentor Method (http://www.thementormethod.com/) is the leading platform helping companies create inclusive workplace cultures through people-focused mentoring. Recently highlighted in Entrepreneur (https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/298449) and the Washington Business Journal (https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/07/17/struggling-with-workplacediversity-this-startup-is.html), our process focuses on people and value-fit first, to foster authentic, lasting connections. The result is stronger teams and inclusive workplace cultures. We started The Mentor Method because we wanted to create a world where minorities and women in tech are viewed as assets, not a way to check a box.

**B1270 is basement (B1) level. To get there, take the elevator to B1, take a left until you reach the stairs, and then take a right. Keep walking to the end of the hall, past the auditorium (on your right) and B1270 will be the second room on your right.