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How to get the most out of a Code Retreat

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Tomorrow is the Global Day of Code Retreat 2013, or as I like to call it, the programmers’ Christmas. Every year, I think of what I can improve in the code retreat to make it even better for the attendees. Last year, I decided to start by asking them what they would like to learn and then picked the sessions accordingly (and I started a blog post that’s in draft since last...

Information and Software Development

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*by Alexandru Bolboac─â and Maria Diaconu* Software development is a young domain and thus still trying to find its ways. The truth is that we only partially understand why existing practices work (or not) as they do. We believe that one of the core questions of software development has not yet been answered. The question is: > What are we actually doing when developing software? In the following...

How to Organize A Code Retreat

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Here are some of the things we’ve learned about running a code retreat. We’ve facilitated about 10 code retreats, including one with Corey Haines.The smallest one was with two (yes, two) people and the largest with about 20. Here are some of the things we learned. ### Don’t try to convince people Many developers who took part in code retreats tried to talk to their colleagues or...

alexbolboaca.ro Reflections on design, craft and software

A new home for merging ideas about design

It is my strong belief that software design can learn a lot from other design disciplines. I wrote blog posts, a book and did talks on this topic, and it was time to group them all together. These ideas have now a new home: https://codedesigner.eu. My plan is to add more blog posts there, and to involve other people doing work in this area.