Mentor Spotlight: Qifan Xi and His Early Learnings

Lessons learned in his first years as a software dev and the value of mentorship

Entering the tech workforce for the first time as a software developer comes with both excitement and unease. You’ve done the prep work--picked up the code, learned about the industry, talked with experts in the field to get a good grasp of what software development is all about. But working in teams and understanding architecture setups in a company...the workplace isn’t as straightforward as you might find!

Well today, a veteran from the software industry is here to give a reminder that there is no one absolute way to do things, no one defined path to succeed. It’s a big reason why he’s decided to join Co.Lab as a discipline mentor in the Winter 2021 cohort. 

Qifan actually went down a more traditional…

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That being said, there are four more weeks left to go until all 21 teams present their product on Demo Day. Head over and sign up to watch what these brilliant individuals have in mind on March 27th.

The countdown begins!


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