31 October 2020

25: Top 3 most important facts about Coderetreat facilitation

This episode marks one year of the Coderetreat Facilitation podcast. To celebrate the anniversary - and to prepare for the upcoming GDCR20 I will recap my top 3 most important facts about Coderetreat facilitation:
  • What is the Coding Dojo Mindset? (from episode 10)
  • What is your primary job as facilitator? (from episode 13)
  • Focus on pairing (from episode 15)
  • What is the best way to facilitate? (from episode 5)
  • Why are there four questions when I said "top 3"? ;-)

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Thank you all for staying with me for the last year.

(Music from Party horn by audiosmedia, Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw and Gong 001 by tec_studio.)

18 October 2020

24: Teaching elements in a Coderetreat, learning goals and how to adapt to the group

This is the second episode with Technical Agile Coach Emily Bache on how to take the Coderetreat to the next level:
  • Which teaching elements could we add to a Coderetreat?
  • What about learning goals?
  • How to adapt the (learning) material to the group?

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Thank you Emily for sharing your knowledge about teaching. You can reach Emily on her Twitter for further discussion.

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(Music from Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw and Gong 001 by tec_studio.)

11 October 2020

23: All first time participants, facilitators knowing Game of Life and supporting the global event

In this episode I am answering Lars' questions:
  • Any problems when all participants are first-time Coderetreat participants?
  • Any problems when all participants have never heard of the Game of Life?
  • Is it required to solve the Game of Life before facilitating a Coderetreat?
  • During (pre Covid) Global Day of Coderetreat, which activities support the global event?

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(Music from Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw and Gong 001 by tec_studio.)

28 September 2020

22: The Coding Dojo, using Coding Dojo exercises and are constraints overrated

In this episode I talking with Technical Agile Coach Emily Bache about her Coding Dojo Handbook and bits of the Coding Dojo can we use in a Coderetreat:
  • What is a Coding Dojo?
  • What is Emily's Handbook about?
  • How can we use smaller exercises in a Coderetreat?
  • Are constraints overrated?

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Thank you Emily for sharing your knowledge about Coding Dojos. You can reach Emily on her Twitter for further discussion.

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(Music from Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw and Gong 001 by tec_studio.)

22 September 2020

21: Participants not getting TDD, increase participation in inhouse Coderetreats and questions in session retro

This episode was inspired by SoCraTes Day Switzerland:
  • What if participants don't "get" TDD?
  • How to increase participation in inhouse Coderetreats?
  • What questions do you ask in the session retro?

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(Music from Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw and Gong 001 by tec_studio.)

27 August 2020

New RSS Feed

TL;DR: Feed URL has changed - you need to unsubscribe and subscribe again to this podcast: https://www.code-cop.org/podcast/rss_feed.php.

When I started this podcast last year, I wanted to get it done quickly. I did not think much about Podcast hosting services. I decided to use Google Blogger (again), mainly because I was familiar with it. The Google FeedBurner service worked well to convert the Blogger feed into a podcast one. I was able to subscribe to the feed using my podcast catcher on Android. All was well.

Then people kept asking me if I could put the podcast on iTunes, e.g. Steve Korzinetzki asked Peter, is there a chance to find your podcast on iTunes Podcasts in the near future? :) I considered it a sign of success of the show and had a look. That was five months ago. I faced some technical difficulties and was not sure I could make my feed Apple compliant. FeedBurner allowed only limited customisation. In the end I had to roll my own RSS. While I had not wanted to do that in the beginning, I accepted the need after half a year of podcasting. Further there was no time pressure as the podcast was already life. By creating my own feed, I was able to add extra meta data, e.g. derive the episode number from the file name of the audio file. Win.

So if you subscribed to the podcast here on my website before August 27th 2020, you need to unsubscribe and subscribe again for the new feed URL to be used. The new feed is https://www.code-cop.org/podcast/rss_feed.php.

Thank you all for encouraging me to do this. Now you can find the podcast listed on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, too.

As always, if you have any questions regarding your Coderetreat, Coding Dojo or hands-on workshop, please send me an email or leave a comment. I will answer the question in one of the next episodes.

26 August 2020

20: Dealing with distractions and support of coding setup

In this episode I talk with my co-facilitator Oliver Spann about:
  • How to deal with distractions and negative surprises?
  • How to support people with their coding setup?

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Thank you Oliver for sharing your knowledge. Read more from Oliver at his blog.

Coding setup mentioned in this episode: (Music from Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw and Gong 001 by tec_studio.)