Mentors are the lifeblood of the GPU Bootcamp and GPU Hackathon program. Mentors come from many different environments across universities, national laboratories, supercomputing centers, and industry.
Our events are very successful in large part due to the mentor process that we use. Mentors are paired with participants based on several factors, including their core competencies, skill level, expertise and work style, then work alongside their teams during each event to help and guide them towards achieving their goals.
It’s important to understand that these events are a shared community experience to collaborate--everyone benefits.
Interested in Becoming a Mentor?
As a mentor, you work with a team that intends to use a programming model—OpenACC, CUDA, OpenMP, Kokkos, or another—that you are familiar with. We typically pair two mentors per team so that both skills and learning styles are balanced.
From the beginning, mentors are provided with the guidance and support they need. Those with less experience are paired with a more seasoned mentor in order to shadow and learn coaching skills through practical application. This allows for peer-to-peer development and skill growth.
Additionally, our GPU Hackathon team also provides mentors with access to training, help resources, scheduled check-ins, and support to ensure that mentors stay on track and engaged.
Regardless of your level of expertise, these events are great opportunities to sharpen your skills, learn about the latest technologies, and collaborate with others in your community.