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Apprenticeship 8 28

  1. 1. Agile Apprenticeship Carl Shotwell Twitter: @carl_talks
  2. 2. What’s going on? ● About me ● What is agile apprenticeship? ● My experiences so far ● How to make a better apprentice program? ○ Discussion ● LeanCoffee
  3. 3. Me! ● BS Computer Science and Engineering ○ The Ohio State University, May 2013 ● Joined LeanDog as Software Apprentice in June, 2013
  4. 4. My problem? School doesn’t teach me how to make software! Really, if anything, it teaches how to get by.
  5. 5. What’s all this about?
  6. 6. What is apprenticeship? ● Internship: ○ “A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training.” -freedictionary.com ● Co-op: ○ “structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience.” -wikipedia.org
  7. 7. What is apprenticeship? "Apprenticeship makes a difference because it instills a lifelong passion to master the craft. It instills a passion for perpetual learning and, in the process, enables the apprentice to become a great developer. -Pete McBreen, Software Craftsmanship" Q: How to nurture a passion for Software Craftsmanship?
  8. 8. Values to Strive For ● Growth Mindset ● A need to be adapting to feedback ● Pragmatic vs Dogmatic ● Desire to share knowledge ● Willingness to experiment ● Desire to take control of destiny ● Focus on individual ● Inclusivity ● Skill-centric rather than process ● Preference for situated learning *As defined in Apprenticeship Patterns by David Hoover and Adewale Oshineye
  9. 9. What am I doing to achieve these values? ● Work closely with a mentor on real world problems. ● Break some stuff! ● Collaborate! "You can't do anything really well unless you love it, and if you love to hack you'll inevitably be working on projects of your own." -Paul Graham, Hackers and Painters
  10. 10. Making a better agile apprentice? Discussion time! ● How does one inspire passion? ● How to make a better (insert trade here)? ● How to make a better agilista? ● How to make a better member of the community? ● How is the experience kept exciting and fresh?

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