After visiting my first bar camp last year, I became quite an aficionado of craftsmanship gatherings.
All very different formats, locations and price ranges as well. So I was curious what was going to happen at #bcwue.
The event took place in the building of the computer science department of the university of Würzburg on a Saturday. A very quiet place at that time, enough parking spaces as well ?
Grundgesetz vs Facebook Community Standards
The lawyer Chan-Jo Jun told us about the case Anas Modamani against Facebook.
Main takeaway: if you have a case at court where technology is involved the outcome is like flipping a coin!
Planning of Webweek Würzburg
Ute shared with us her plan to organize a web week like the Nürnberg Web Week.
The hashtag will be #wueww
Again a very inspiring session from Denis from flyeralarm. (I heard his talk at DevCamp)
Ten rules for agile retros:
- #10 – Time Boxing
- 5 min – Set the stage, start with something positive
- 25 min – Gather data
- 25 min – Generate Insights
- 30 min – Decide what to do
- 5 min – Close the retro
- #9 – A Retro always takes 90 minutes
- #8 – As a moderator have a plan B/C
- #7 – Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared
- #6 – Try always something new (start-stop-continue instead of mad-glad-sad)
- #5 – The moderator is not a participant
- #4 – Praise participants
- #3 – Even the moderator has to improve
- #2 – Solutions come from the participants only
- #1 – Don’t panic!
A book tip from Denis is Agile Retrospectives from Derby and Larsen:
Robert from Mayflower shared his experiences with Peer Reviews. At Mayflower Scrum Master get together quarterly to give and receive feedback on their main skills.
A session for founders. I shared my experience with my guitar teaching business.
Main takeaway: As a founder do not do all by yourself, hire a tax advisor. Do not overthink the need for legal counsel, invest your money in a consultant which checks your business plan.
Ute introduced us to a nice concept of design thinking. By visualizing steps of a process on single post-its and rearranging and combining them as a team, you can gather a good understanding of what actually is happening..
The feedback wall
One main issue many visitors had, was the length of the camp: many wished it would have been two days 🙂
This bar camp was small but mighty! I’m really looking forward for next year’s camp.