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October 4, 2018

Those that know and work with me know that I’m an advocate of collaborative programming techniques.  Mobbing or pairing are fantastic for teams for numerous reasons that I won’t go into for this writing.  This is about a pairing station setup that I’ve been refining an...

October 25, 2017

Kata Level: 3

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: No Primitives

2° Focus: TDD By the book

Time: 60 minutes

Challenge:  I had inspiration this morning from discussions happening around me and I opted to challenge folks without using any primitives for their FizzBuzz.  So the output of...

October 18, 2017

Kata Level: 2

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: TDD By the book

Time: 60 minutes

Challenge:  After having just done a CodeRetreat the previous day I was feeling a little inspired for encouraging self-organization.  A majority of the group wanted to do TDD by the book again, with Fi...

October 3, 2017

Kata Level: 2

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: TDD By the book

Time: 60 minutes

Challenge:  Back to basics, just focus on TDD.  Started off with going over the 4 Rules of Kata.  There are some folks that are not as proficient with TDD as others, so basic TDD practice...lets make s...

July 26, 2017

Kata Level: 2

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: TDD

Time: 60 minutes

In a apprentice level kata today I observed something that showed the power of "T" shaped teammates and kata.  Two team members one a close to journeyman developer "T" and the other an experienced apprentice analy...

July 14, 2017

Kata Level: 3

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: Event based microservice

Time: 60 minutes

Challenge:  Working with a C#/Azure shop and needing to introduce them to the concepts of an serverless event based microservice ecosystem.  How better than to do it within the framework of a...

July 6, 2017

Kata Intro

Number of Participants: 16

Overall Challenges:  Only half the participants had an IDE.  3 were non-developers.  2 were Java devs, the rest were C#.  Started with everyone paired because of the IDE issue.

Session 1 

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: Learn Fi...

June 2, 2017

Kata Level: 1

Kata: FizzBuzz

1° Focus: Kata Intro

This is where it all begins.  Started with a new team, six people, who have never done katas, TDD or even pairing.  First session went well.  I went through the principles of Kata Culture:

What is a code kata...

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