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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Feedback on "craftsman" activities at work...
Got some good feedback from one of the people at the office on the idea of doing after-hours randori sessions, topics to choose and the last "Craft Day" we did.
The JQuery session at craft day was his favorite. Hands-on technical stuff for specific technologies is king. More academic problems cause him to lose interest quickly.
40-and-out is very important to him. Doesn't want to do any after-hours stuff because he works very hard while he's here, and is committed to his family.
He was unpleasantly surprised that so few people understood the fundamentals of agile development, specifically of TDD.
Real-world stories in a lunch & learn, not contrived. He's thinking along lines of micro-patterns for mocking portlet behavior - problems with specific technologies that we use every day.
All of these came from one person, but were worth writing down because they're a distillation of what I have heard from other people around the office. Great food for thought.
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