I am a statistician who is working at my first "good" job. Since I am new to this environment, I asked if I could be assigned a mentor.
My company doesn't have that many statisticians so I was assigned a very senior engineer.
I want to get the most out of the session and learn a lot about software development from this person since I deal with a large amount of engineering challenges in my job. However, I don't want to waste this person's time with questions that I can look up online.
This question is more for senior developers or statisticians/analysts: How should I optimize my time by asking intelligent questions that don't seem like something I could just look up?
I have had a lot of struggles with writing test driven code and combining various data structures. Are these valid things to bring up? Should I go over my latest code with this person? Should we keep the conversation to a meta level?