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 —
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 —
Added by Aki Salmi on March 7, 2013 at 7:49pm —
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 —
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. Continue
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Added by Gonçalo Silva on January 5, 2013 at 11:27pm —
cross-posted from here
On December the 8th, we had the Global Day of Code Retreat in Cluj-Napoca. We have joined the other 150 cities all over the world in a great global event.
My first contact with a… Continue
Added by Florin Coros on December 17, 2012 at 8:30pm —
You can find the original blog post here.
Bootstrap Hero, xTuple and the 757 Creative Space
My thanks to our food sponsors xTuple and BootStrap Hero as well as to the 757 Creative Space for letting us host… Continue
Added by Ryan Castillo on December 17, 2012 at 3:30pm —
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 —
Original post at: http://kyleboon.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/global-day-of-code-retreat-minneapolis-edition/
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 —
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 —
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 —
(originally posted at http://mikedebo.ca/toronto-global-day-of-coderetreat-2012/)
My first coderetreat experience was in 2009. I became involved in the Software Craftsmanship community through an effort called the Wandering Book, in which a little Moleskine journal was physically… Continue
Added by Michael DiBernardo on December 11, 2012 at 4:09pm —
Added by Pablo Lischinsky on December 11, 2012 at 11:30am —
When Umeå Java User Group participated in GDCR2012, it was our third Code Retreat setup. This time we feel we have got the hang of it!
There were twelve participants with quite diverse programming backgrounds, and during the day we got to stretch our minds to identify the weak and strong spots of our individual crafts.
At the last retrospective we discussed a number of more or less personal insights gained during the day.
- The craft of programming is not only…
Added by Markus Örebrand on December 10, 2012 at 9:33pm —
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Added by Toni Tassani on December 10, 2012 at 11:50am —
This post is cross-posted from http://blog.thesoftwarecraft.com
Yesterday, Saturday December 8th, the Global Day of Coderetreat 2012 was finally there. As facilitator of the event in Haarlem (The Netherlands) I was quite excited about this event, and think we it was great and much fun.
Even though we had an event with only 5 people,… Continue
Added by Bart Bakker on December 9, 2012 at 11:30pm —
Code Retreat Cambridge
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a Global Day of Code Retreat event held at Red Gate, Cambridge hosted by the local software craftsmanship group.
The format of the day is to solve the same problem a number of times with different constraints each time. Each problem is solved as a pair and generally uses test-driven development. After the end of each session, the code was thrown away. Although this might seem a little strange, it meant you couldn't… Continue
Added by Jeff Foster on December 9, 2012 at 7:25pm —
Yesterday I traveled through the cold over icy pavements to the office of Mirabeau in Amsterdam to join my fellow coding enthusiasts for a day of mad coding. There I was joined by about twenty others and even eight children. The younger children set out to learn the Scratch programming language, while the older ‘kids’ went off to play with the game of life. For them (including me) the day was divided into iterations of about 45 minutes. In our first iteration we attempted…
Added by Linda van der Pal on December 9, 2012 at 2:08pm —
On September 22nd Andreas Simon (@ndrssmn) and I (@janernsting) hosted the very first coderetreat in Münster, Germany. After quite some preparations for the event, we were very happy to welcome all participants on Saturday morning. Since they all decided to spend their free time with us, we prepared some breakfast, including rolls, coffee, and tea.
Andreas set… Continue
Added by Jan Ernsting on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm —