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Alexander Marek replied to Pontus Bergöö's discussion Perfect Code in the group Facilitators
"Haha! Sounds reasonable - I'll give the "better code" approach a try ;-) Thanks"
Nov 20, 2012
Alexander Marek replied to Pontus Bergöö's discussion Perfect Code in the group Facilitators
"no that is a misunderstanding. we use to change pairs each session. However, you get a feeling about the skill level of your participants when you watch them during their sessions. When you see, that some pair is ready for more interesting…"
Nov 1, 2012
Alexander Marek replied to Pontus Bergöö's discussion Perfect Code in the group Facilitators
"Nobody writes perfect code. And I am with you when you say you don't want to prepare testcases or a GUI as this definitely would hinder creativity. In my retreats, I do not give any exercises in the first lesson, but only tell them to solve the…"
Oct 25, 2012
Alexander Marek replied to Pontus Bergöö's discussion Verbs instead of Nouns in the group Facilitators
"Hi! I am not a Scala guru at all nor a functional programming hero. So I might have rather the object oriented view on this subject. But for me "Verbs instead of Nouns" has a very clear learning target, which is that when you write code…"
Oct 24, 2012
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Global Day of Code Retreat - Vienna

In Vienna, we had 15 participants (of the 25 that registered).In the first session, we did not induce any challanges, as expected. But, although I had a very clear plan about which exercises should be done in which session, I needed to change it for the simple reason, that the skill level of the participants varied a lot:While some still had a problem in understanding GoL after the second session, others already ping-pong'ed in the first one. Additionally, they used a variety of different…See More
Dec 9, 2011
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Dec 9, 2011

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Global Day of Code Retreat - Vienna

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 7:08am 0 Comments

In Vienna, we had 15 participants (of the 25 that registered).

In the first session, we did not induce any challanges, as expected. But, although I had a very clear plan about which exercises should be done in which session, I needed to change it for the simple reason, that the skill level of the participants varied a lot:

While some still had a problem in understanding GoL after the second

session, others already ping-pong'ed in the first one. Additionally,

they used…

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