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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Mentioned in this episode:

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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.

Mentioned in this episode:

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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.)

10 August 2020

19: Saturday, communication up front and splitting the group between facilitators

In this episode you learn about:
  • Is Saturday required for a Coderetreat?
  • Should we communicate about learning before the event so we get the "right" people in?
  • How to split the group between facilitators?

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

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

10: 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

09: 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

08: 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

07: 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

06: Facilitating ensemble/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 an ensemble/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

05: 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.)