YRS Mentors

The YRS mentor community is a huge part of its success.

The role of the mentor is varied but often includes:

  • providing expertise in programming,                                                                                 
  • design,
  • presentation skills,
  • agile,
  • ideation,
  • robotics,
  • open data,
  • open government data,
  • graphics assisting in curating the room assessing skills and encouraging collaboration   


It is a gentle art of being sensitive to the needs of the YRSers at events, some will require encouragement, some will need to be left alone.

Mentors will also reach out beyond the room to people in their own networks who may be able to assist with specific challenges.

If you have any questions about being a mentor, please contact us and we will answer your questions.

(For information specific to the Festival of Code mentors, please see this page.)