16 February 2020

Why pair program, finish the Game of Life and how many facilitators do we need

In this episode:
  • Why do we pair program the whole Coderetreat?
  • Is it possible to finish the Game of Life assignment in a single session?
  • How many facilitators do we need and when do we need more than one?

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

3 February 2020

Deleting the code, questions that people ask and single participant staying alone

In this episode I answer these questions:
  • Why do we delete the code after each session?
  • How many questions do people ask?
  • What about a single participant staying alone?

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

20 January 2020

Facilitating mob programming and choosing your pair facilitator

This is the second part of my discussion with Lisi Hocke. (The first part is here.) This time we talked about:
  • How to facilitate a mob programming session?
  • What to look for in your pair facilitator?

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Thank you Lisi for visiting the Coderetreat Facilitation podcast. You can reach Lisi at @lisihocke.

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

9 January 2020

Day structure, facilitation styles and non developers showing up

In this episode I am talking about
  • Coderetreat Day Structure,
  • the best way to facilitate and
  • non developers participating.

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Mentioned in this episode: Structure of a Coderetreat

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

23 December 2019

What is a Coderetreat, organisers participating in coding and answering questions

In this episode:
  • What is a Coderetreat?
  • Should organizers participate in coding?
  • How much should a facilitator answer questions from participants?

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Thanks to David Tanzer and Markus Decke for feedback on this podcast.

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

21 December 2019

About This Podcast

I regularly facilitate Coderetreats - as part of my work as Code Cop and for the local Software Crafters community. To support people organising events in other cities, I run Coderetreat facilitation trainings each year, especially in the months before the Global Day (of Coderetreat). Based on the feedback I get, e.g. Thanks for the training today! Very helpful! I see that these trainings are helpful for people who want to run Coderetreats. Often people ask the same questions, so I decided to record the most common questions. I will publish the recordings as I create them in this podcast.

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In this podcast I am answering questions about Coderetreat hosting, facilitation and participation. It will help you run Coderetreats, Coding Dojos, hands on meetups and even classic training. Each episode covers two to three questions and takes up to 10 minutes. From time to time I will invite guest facilitators to discuss with me. In the first few episodes I will also cover basic questions about the Coderetreat itself, e.g. What is a Coderetreat?

As each episode is short, I plan to release at least two each month. While I am too late for #GDCR19, there should be around 30 questions and answers ready for people who want to help organising the next #GDCR20. That would be like three hours facilitation training. That would be great. Let's see how far I get.

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.

8 December 2019

Most important about workshops and benefits of pair facilitation

In this episode I am asking MIATPP Lisi Hocke the following questions:
  • What is the most important thing when running workshops?
  • Are there any book recommendations for running hands-on workshops?
  • What are the benefits of pair facilitation?

Download it here: MP3 (9 minutes - 6.3 Mb)

Lisi, thank you for sharing your experience. You can reach Lisi for further discussions at @lisihocke. Earlier this year, Lisi has been awarded the MIATPP, short for the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2019. Congratulations!

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