25 February 2021

29: Setup and facilitation of a remote MobRetreat

This is the second episode with Harald Reingruber about Mob Programming:
  • What is your setup for remote mob- or ensemble programming?
  • How to facilitate several remote mobs at once?
  • Are you changing people from the mobs during the MobRetreat?

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Harald is available at his Twitter for further discussion. Thank you Harald.

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27 January 2021

28: How to keep schedule, including junior facilitators and TDD

In this episode I will answer the following questions:
  • A Coderetreat is very busy. How do you keep the schedule?
  • How to include a supporting or junior facilitator, e.g. from the hosting company?
  • What is Test Driven Development? (Not really answering that ;-)

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3 January 2021

27: What is a MobRetreat

Happy new year! In this episode Harald Reingruber explains the new format of MobRetreat:
  • What is a MobRetreat?
  • What is the difference to a regular Coderetreat?

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Thank you Harald. You can reach Harald at his Twitter for further discussion.

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28 November 2020

26: Coderetreat with progressive sessions without deleting the code

In this episode I am describing an experimental Coderetreat format I used in one of my last retreats. The goal was to have progressive sessions without deleting the code, a bit like product development. I am talking about:
  • Options to work on progressive sessions during the day in general.
  • Validation of the Coderetreat principles for the taken option.
  • Actual kata used and its requirement changes.
  • Sessions run during the day and what to focus on as facilitator.
  • Conclusion including feedback from participants.

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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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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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