Week 3 begins

July 16, 2018 16:58 UTC Team Barcelona Duo (Exercism) [2018]Subscribe to this teams's activities

Week three begins

We were both a bit tired today after our trip to Brighton, but we did manage to learn quite a bit of important things today.

We started the day with our daily standup and briefed our coaches on what we managed to accomplish in Brighton. While we weren't able to help with the launch, we did manage to speak with Nicole, Katrina, and Jeremy during our stay and we did come back with a better idea of what our contribution will be. Since all of our coaches could not attend our standup this morning, we drafted a document that outlined what we will be working on in the next couple of weeks.

We needed to catch up with some admin work for RGSoC and spent some time fixing a few issues with our blog post for the main RGSoC site and we also had our first call with Sophia our supervisor. We spent some time brainstorming what analysis we wanted to do so that we could ask for the data that we needed from the Exercism team.

In the afternoon we had a quick meeting with our coach Maikha to discuss our proposal and discussed how a retrospective could improve our work processes. We also met with our coach David and discussed additional ways to improve the experience for mentors on the exercism site. We also brainstormed further what data we needed in order to start our analysis.

We ended the day by checking in with the Exercism team to see how we could access the data we need. Hopefully, we will receive the data in the next couple of days and we can start the analysis.

Noncoding related, but still fun:
We sometimes feel that we are progressing very slowly. Our coaches do remind us that we know so much more than we did two weeks ago. Eventually, things will start to click. Brighton was such a great bonding experience. We feel very bonded with our coaches in Barcelona because we have been working very closely with them. The trip to Brighton helped us bond with the Exercism team and with one another. We now feel that as a team, we are working towards a common goal, and we know that no matter what, we will help each other grow. The trip was great for this.


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