For our March event we returned to Cyber-Dojo and discovered a very useful feature on Emily Bache's Refactoring Katas on Github. Way down at the bottom of each kata's explanation is a set of links (one for each of several languages) that create a new…Continue
Added by Bob Allen @CuriousAgilist on March 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
For the first of our monthly code retreats, we had 6 brave soles who were not deterred by snowmagedon. At this event, we experimented with a Randori fish-bowl for the first time. Here's what we did:
Three chairs are setup at a small table with a shared laptop connected to the overhead projector. After an initial pair volunteered to start us off, the remainder of…Continue
Added by Bob Allen @CuriousAgilist on February 24, 2014 at 2:54am — No Comments
The Global Day of Coderetreat concluded on 14 December 2013. Programming communities all over the world have managed to set a new record – this year’s workshops were concurrently held in 180 cities! And how did the Wroclaw edition look like in comparison? Find out in our small summary.
“Thirty coders walk into a room” – this sounds almost like a beginning of a joke. But in reality, it was a beginning of the free Coderetreat workshop that has happened last…Continue
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Why does the Global Day of Coderetreat matter?
Seriously. Oh sure, today, thousands of developers in hundreds of cities across almost every continent are practicing writing code together. That is cool and all, but why should anyone care?
Because practicing our craft is important. We write the software that runs the world. Literally. We need to be good at what we do. The world depends on it. Coderetreat has…
Added by Jim Hurne on December 13, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
In 2012, Emily Bache started a collection on GitHub of three katas specifically selected for use in a Legacy Code Retreat (Tennis, Yahtzee, and Gilded Rose) and invited others to contribute, and contribute they did. The result, in at least 5 languages, can be found here. Although that work included links over to Cyber-Dojo, those links no longer work.
So, I re-ported the work over to Cyber-Dojo, added…Continue
Added by Jim Hurne on September 11, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
A Day Like No Other, Global Day of Coderetreat
I'm happy to announce this year's Global Day of Coderetreat will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2013!
Last year, on December 8th, 2012, over 2000 developers in 150 cities through 20 time zones dedicated the day to practicing their craft during the Global Day of Coderetreat 2012. Video calls traversed the globe as groups linked to say hello to other cities and…Continue
Last year I was thinking about a session during which attendees would learn how to focus on refactoring. I had some thoughts about this: we would need a list of coding smells, and have some cards to give the attendees that had that coding smells in their code. Now the obvious question was: how can you have coding smells if you do not have a code base? I thought about it, and then I figured it out: during coderetreats I anyway see legacy code after 10-15 minutes. So if this session would take…Continue
Added by Adi Bolboaca on May 17, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments
I wrote a post on the history of Taking Baby Steps, you can read it here.
Now I would like to tell you more about the workshop and the technique itself. While coding, for me it is very important to be focused on one idea. Why? Because this is how programmer mistakes appear in the code; some people tell them bugs. The other thing I am interested in is to have an undo button…Continue
Added by Adi Bolboaca on March 11, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments
I wrote a blog post on my company site:
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Let me tell you a story on how I thought about teaching other programmers how to take small steps to help them minimize the mistakes by focusing on a small thought.
A couple of years ago I was working on a legacy project, meaning I did not know anything about the business, and it was written in Delphi .Net which was totally unknown to me. I needed to translate this medium-sized code-base from Delphi .Net into .Net / Silverlight.
All the team was using a centralized source…Continue
Added by Adi Bolboaca on January 16, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
cross-posted from here
Global day of code retreat took place worldwide in 154 locations on Saturday 8th December. Over 36 hours, from New Zealand to Hawaii, almost 2000 developers came together to practice their craft.
Me and …
Added by Gonçalo Silva on January 5, 2013 at 11:27pm — No Comments
cross-posted from here
My first contact with a…Continue
Added by Florin Coros on December 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
You can find the original blog post here.
Added by Ryan Castillo on December 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
You can find the original blog post here.
Last Saturday I hosted and facilitated Global Day Of Coderetreat event in Skopje (Macedonia). It is second year I'm doing that, you can read the notes from last year here …Continue
Added by Dalibor Nasevic on December 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
On Saturday I hosted and facilitated Global Day of Code Retreat – Minneapolis. My employer BloomHealth sponsored the event at our office in downtown Minneapolis. We had 16 people come in on a Saturday in the snow during the Holidays…Continue
Added by Kyle Boon on December 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Facilitating a code retreat, amsterdam edition
Marc Evers and me facilitated the Amsterdam code retreat hosted by Mirabeau and put together by devnology last saturday. More importantly, Rob Westgeest facilitated the kids track together with Freek Leemhuis.…Continue
Added by Willem van den Ende on December 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As last year I helped the coderetreat first-time facilitators to jump-in and organize their first coderetreat. I had some training sessions on Google Hangout during which I talked with a lot of passionate professionals from all over the world. Together with me Jim Hurne had done the same effort to spread his knowledge about the way he facilitates a coderetreat.
Jim has done a lot of work for the Global Day, he added the sessions on the…Continue
Added by Adi Bolboaca on December 11, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments