19 July 2020

18 June 2020

15: The intro, facilitate forming pairs and difference to a Coding Dojo

This episode contains:
  • What to put into the intro for the day?
  • How to facilitate forming pairs?
  • Which are the differences between organizing a Coderetreat and a Coding Dojo night?

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

18 May 2020

14: Alex Bolboaca's Message for Coderetreat Attendees

In this episode Alex Bolboaca will answer the following questions:
  • What makes Coderetreats magical?
  • How to get the most out of a Coderetreat?

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Check out the video here:

Material in this episode: (Music from Synth Loop 1 by allpurposedw.)

11 May 2020

13: Primary job of facilitator, first session without pairing and supporting participants' learning journey

Today I talk about the following questions:
  • What is your primary job as facilitator?
  • Is it allowed to run the first session without any pairing?
  • What is Ping Pong?
  • How to support participants to continue their learning journey after the Coderetreat?

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Mentioned in this episode:

Thanks to Christian Haas for feedback on audio quality of this podcast.

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

27 April 2020

12: What to look for and ask about other than the code

In this episode my co-facilitator Oliver Spann shares some tips for non-coding facilitators:
  • What to look for during sessions (while people work) other than the code?
  • What to ask in retrospectives if you did not understand the code?

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Thank you Oliver for sharing your knowledge. You can learn more from Oliver at his blog. Related to this episode is Oliver's latest article Can you facilitate a Coderetreat as a Scrum Master?

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

31 March 2020

Coding Dojo Mindset and Game of Life is mandatory

In this episode I am answering
  • What is the Coding Dojo Mindset? (What is the core mindset of a Coderetreat?)
  • Is Game of Life mandatory?

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

15 March 2020

Constraint for first session and alternative exercises for Game of Life

In this (longer) episode I asked Sandra Parsick about
  • the best constraint for the first session and
  • alternative exercises for Game of Life.

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Thank you Sandra.

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

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.)