A quick log of the events I visited/held/participated in to continuously get a better programmer in 2017.
Benjamin (@dataduke) invited me to this meetup to present my Git Internals talk. Thanks to KeywebAG for hosting us, great location and service.
All in all great evening. Location, organization and moderation, the entire package. Amazing how much work Benjamin, Jonas, Carsten and the team put into these events, and it paid off. The room was literally bursting at the seams.
Together with Urs Metz, I again facilitated the Global Day of Code Retreat in Karlsruhe. Thanks to @petfic for hosting us at FiduciaGAD.
A room full of coders, makes me eager to code. Next year, I'm gonna participate and code!
As part of my continuous learning efforts I finished this MOOC course. Sketching seamed like a neat little skill to have. Again a great, but shallow introduction (with a rather random sidetrack on responsive design).
Learning and following some basic rules is a great way to get started on sketching. But more important is constant doing and trying!
Certificate: Record of AchievementOct 13, 2017
Two full days of open space in Rückersbach (near Aschaffenburg) Friday and Saturday. Lightning Talks to start things of on Thursday.
Awesome group and energy! First time I managed to make particular use of the "open" part of the OpenSpace, spending the whole Saturday afternoon on my reducer implementation, totally unplanned. Thanks Nicole!
Takeaways: My Takeaways from Busconf 2017Aug 03, 2017
The C++ User Group in Karlsruhe asked me to present my Git Internals talk at one of their upcoming events.
There is always something new to learn, this time was all destruction. So for example create a circular dependency with tree objects pointing at each other. And don't forget: "xxd - make a hexdump or do the reverse."
I volunteered to help the review process. The XP Days programm committees target is to have all proposed sessions reviewed at least twice.
This time around I moderated the Softwerkskammer track, Monday afternoon, three sessions. Other than that, the typicall mix of sessions with spectactular names but shallow content and the other way around.
Again a great way to connect with the community, colleagues and friends.
As part of my continuous learning efforts I finished this MOOC course. User-Experience wasn't a big part of my studies and this course provided for a great, but shallow, introduction to this topic.
The practical design challenge was a great assignment to actually apply what we learned in the weeks before. The peer review was rather random though.
Certificate: Record of AchievementApr 17, 2017