Mentoring for Czechitas

In spring 2022 I started collaborating with Czechitas as a mentor for their Digital academy.

I wanted to try this role as something completely new yet something I am familiar with as I was supervising many dissertation theses during my years as a post-graduate at Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics.

Spring 2022

Mentees: Lucia Otiepková and Michaela Szilvásová

The project was to analyse articles before and after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The final write-up from Lucka and Michaela.

An article mentioning the results.

Autumn 2022

Mentees: Kateřina Fafílková, Jana Hrbačáková

The mentor-mentees matching call was wild. We parked in Cortina d’Ampezzo and I hoped for the battery in my wife’s laptop to hold since our main LiFePo4 battery1 was broken. Unfortunately, in the middle of the call, the battery failed and I had to switch to my mobile phone.

Eventually, I’ve been matched with Katka and Jana ↑. They’ve chosen to work with a dataset of messages from Instagram for non-profit Konsent.

We prepared the dataset in advance before the hackathon where we tried to label the data (messages on IG) with sentiment and categories.

I couldn’t make it to the second hackathon on Faculty of Informatics so we did our own in a tearoom and then another, online via Google Meet.

The final write-up.

  1. AlzaPower Station Poseidon ~1,200 Wh. No longer sold by Alza. I guess because of the high unreliability of the products. ↩︎

first published: 2022-11-28
last modified: 2023-01-21