Winter Mentor is a mentor matching programme for everyone who works in IT.

Developers, designers, testers, product owners, agile coaches, security engineers, ops, tech managers, tech executives…

You can sign up as either a mentor, or someone looking for a mentor—we call them proteges.

Meet up, online matching, then six fortnightly mentoring sessions

First-time mentors get plenty of support! We give you tips by email before each session with topics you might want to discuss, but they're just a guideline.

Winter Mentor is volunteer-run and completely free.

Be a good person

We have a Code of Conduct that we ask every mentor and protege to model while interacting with anyone in this programme.

How it works

  1. Join an open cohort and get your profile approved.
  2. Browse and bookmark the profiles of your cohort.
  3. Come to the meet up for a structured chat with all your potential mentors/proteges.
  4. Confidentially rank your potential mentors/proteges in order of preference.
  5. The system magically matches proteges to mentors.
  6. Arrange your six mentoring sessions at times that suit.