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This was a talk delivered at Lead Developer London 2018, on Thurs 28/6/18.
Talk title: "Teaching New Tricks – How to enhance the skills of experienced developers"
Blurb:
It’s easy to forget what it felt like when you were a beginner. This lively dog-based* talk is about the rewards and pitfalls involved in introducing pair programming, TDD and an agile development approach to experienced developers who are used to working in a different way. It includes several practical suggestions of how to help and convince less agile-experienced colleagues.

Based on my experience as a consultant technical lead, the aim is to help you to move your team members to a state of childlike fearlessness where learning is fun; is embedded in everything you do; and applies to all team members regardless of experience.

*It turns out that images of dogs can be used to illustrate an astonishing variety of concepts!

About Clare Sudbery
Clare Sudbery is a lead consultant developer with ThoughtWorks. She is a maths graduate with 18 years of software engineering experience, and a particular interest in teaching and mentoring; encouraging more women into IT; and banishing impostor syndrome.

Seven years ago she returned to IT with a sigh of relief after a few years as a secondary school maths teacher. Since then she has embraced all things XP. She is on a mission to awaken the inner geek in clever women (and men) everywhere.

Clare is a published novelist, and regularly blogs at https://medium.com/a-woman-in-technology and https://insimpleterms.blog/. She loves her job.

This was a talk delivered at Lead Developer London 2018, on Thurs 28/6/18.
Talk title: "Teaching New Tricks – How to enhance the skills of experienced developers"
Blurb:
It’s easy to forget what it felt like when you were a beginner. This lively dog-based* talk is about the rewards and pitfalls involved in introducing pair programming, TDD and an agile development approach to experienced developers who are used to working in a different way. It includes several practical suggestions of how to help and convince less agile-experienced colleagues.

Based on my experience as a consultant technical lead, the aim is to help you to move your team members to a state of childlike fearlessness where learning is fun; is embedded in everything you do; and applies to all team members regardless of experience.

*It turns out that images of dogs can be used to illustrate an astonishing variety of concepts!

About Clare Sudbery
Clare Sudbery is a lead consultant developer with ThoughtWorks. She is a maths graduate with 18 years of software engineering experience, and a particular interest in teaching and mentoring; encouraging more women into IT; and banishing impostor syndrome.

Seven years ago she returned to IT with a sigh of relief after a few years as a secondary school maths teacher. Since then she has embraced all things XP. She is on a mission to awaken the inner geek in clever women (and men) everywhere.

Clare is a published novelist, and regularly blogs at https://medium.com/a-woman-in-technology and https://insimpleterms.blog/. She loves her job.

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Lead dev claresudbery-teachingnewtricks-v02

  1. 1. Teaching New Tricks @claresudbery Can you Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?
  2. 2. NOT PERFECT
  3. 3. WE ARE ALL TEACHERS
  4. 4. NO ELITISM
  5. 5. EMPATHY
  6. 6. DIVERSITY
  7. 7. Strategies
  8. 8. Pairing
  9. 9. The Workshop
  10. 10. Group Learning
  11. 11. Don’t Overload
  12. 12. Learn by Teaching
  13. 13. Lunch & Learn
  14. 14. Ask Questions
  15. 15. All the brilliant minds…
  16. 16. Deep Dive
  17. 17. Safety & Security
  18. 18. Highlight Good Examples
  19. 19. Nobody Knows Everything (not even you)
  20. 20. Let the team take ownership Retros Feedback
  21. 21. Be Open to Change
  22. 22. LEARNING IS FUN
  23. 23. THANK YOU @ClareSudbery

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