Growing your interns
I consider this topic very important for everyone working in IT and even those that are currently interns, because eventually you will become Senior Developers and will need to nurture your own interns.
There are few things in the world of software development that have such a huge ROI as nurturing your interns to be the best possible engineers possible. While this goal is not achieved with every intern, I think it is the job of the manager (or the Team Lead) to bring out the best qualities in them and improve those qualities.
Over the years, I’ve had some interns that exceeded my expectation as well as those that didn’t due to being unmotivated. Usually the main difference between those two types was, that the former type had some sort of passion towards programming. And that’s currently my rule of thumb - if I see that a person lights-up when he’s talking about programming (e.g...
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