I’m the newest Rails Support Engineer to join Ninefold and a big advocate of developer bootcamps. Her talk sounded like it would be perfect for where I am in my career.
An excellent point that Kate made was that you shouldn’t only rely on your senior developers to teach your junior ones. As the common saying goes, “you don’t know something until you teach it.” The last person who was taught should be doing the teaching. This will definitely cut down on the amount of cynicism that can interfere with the learning process.
Kate broke down the four phases of onboarding for a new developer:
Read about the 4 phases of onboarding a Junior dev.