Interns are often regarded as a source of cheap labor or a resource drain on otherwise productive staff engineers. In this session, I’ll share how to make internship programs beneficial to both the student and the organization, and how this affects the future of DevOps.
In many companies, interns are simply viewed as cheap or free labor with no regard for the intern’s education. In other organizations, interns are regarded as a time drain on staff engineers who must dedicate extra hours for training at the loss of productivity.
In this session, I’ll share the evolution of Datadog’s internship program, and discuss how mentoring will shape the future of DevOps and your own organization.