Last April, in the darkness of the early pandemic, we were looking for ways to reconnect socially, and to keep our learning flourishing despite tricky conditions.
In this post you'll learn about what a Code Reading Club is, the benefits they bring, and how you can start exploring this technique and improving your own team's learning culture.
In essence a Code Reading Club is a bit like a book club, and a bit like a lighthearted kick-about in the park.
A small group meet regularly to read and discuss short pieces of code. Each session is facilitated by a member of the group who has selected the code sample for the occasion, and who guides the group through a series of exploratory exercises. Over time the group improves its technique through practice and by exploring new approaches through different exercises.
While the structure is simple and the risk and investment are low we've found the benefits to be astounding.
If we've piqued your interest you can self-start your own journey using the resources at https://code-reading.org. If you'd like help with a guided approach why not get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org?
In closing we'd like to congratulate Dr Felienne Hermans on winning the Dutch Prize for ICT research 2021. We note with surprise that sometimes the value of her work has been challenged. We are here to confirm the business, educational and personal value which it generates. Thanks Felienne!
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