IETF Mentoring Program
The goal of the IETF Mentoring Program is to match experienced IETF participants with newcomers in order to aid their integration into the IETF community through advice, help, and collected wisdom. The guidance provided by the mentors should speed up the time it takes for newcomers to become active, contributing members of the IETF.
Please note that this is separate from the ISOC Fellowship program.
To Become a Mentor:
A mentor plays the role of advisor, coach, teacher, and guide, providing the guidance needed to assist program participants in developing the skills needed to participate effectively within the IETF standards process. For more information on the skills required, please see the FAQ for potential mentors.
To Request a Mentor:
The Mentoring Program focuses on mentoring participants who are newcomers to the IETF, but is open to all. For more information, please review the FAQ for potential participants.
You may wish to contact mentors in your own region in addition to the IETF-wide mentoring team. These people may be able to provide assistance and guidance specific to your region.
We currently have the following people serving as regional mentors:
IETF 96 Mentor Program Schedule:
A selection of long-time IETF participants have volunteered to help coordinate the mentoring program. They are: