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Energiser

Every CYF session begins with an energiser. Usually there’s a rota showing who will lead the energiser. We have some CYF favourite games you can play if you are stuck.

  1. Traffic Jam: re-order the cars to unblock yourself
  2. Telephone: draw the words and write the pictures
  3. Popcorn show and tell: popcorn around the room and show one nearby object or something in your pocket or bag and explain what it means to you.

Failing Fast πŸ”—

Learning Objectives

Preparation

You must have done the prep work

Introduction

These exercises will help you understanding the failing fast concept in practice.

Solving a problem as fast as you can

🎯 Goal: Practice trying new ideas and iterating through them, gathering feedback and making improvements until you are happy with the outcome. (30 minutes)

In pairs, you will work on two different problems

  1. Each individual will pick a problem to solve from the list below.
  2. Take no more than 5 minutes to come up with a way to solve it. There is no silly solution so don’t be afraid to come up with something that may even sound funny. The idea is to do this as quickly as possible.
  3. Then share the solution with each other and spend no more than 5 minutes gathering feedback. Remember, your partner will be the user of your solution so walk through the journey a user would go through when using it. What is good and what is not so good about it? What’s missing? How could it be better?Β 
  4. Refine your solution using the feedback collected. Again, do not spend more than 5 minutes.Β 
  5. Share it again to gather further feedback, repeating step 3
  6. Do this process as many times as you can during 25 minutes.
  7. Finally, spend 5 minutes discussing your experience following this process.

Problems

  • Problem 1: A company called SuperShoes is trying to find new revenue streams. They sell their shoes in brick stores as well as online. One idea they are exploring is the ability for customers to customise their shoes online when ordering them. Your job is to either further develop this idea or come up with a totally new one. Feel free to draw your vision on a piece of paper if you think that will help you explain it to your partner when gathering feedback.Β 
  • Problem 2: A social media company called SuperSocial runs a site that aims to show events and news happenings in neighborhoods. Recently they are noticing a drop in user engagement. Users are not visiting the site as often and when they do, they are not spending much time on it. The company is trying to look for ways to keep users entertained for longer. Your job is to look into new things that could keep users engaged. It could be a new type of content, maybe adding games or maybe creating a new rewards program based on users’ interactions and contributions on the site. Feel free to draw your vision on a piece of paper if you think that will help you explain it to your partner when gathering feedback.

Practice idea generation

🎯 Goal: Learn how to generate many ideas in a very short period of time by following the β€œCrazy 8’s” Design Sprint method. (30 minutes)

Form groups of 4 or 5 people. Chose one of the problems below and follow these steps. If you have time do a second round with the other problem.

  1. Grab a piece of paper
  2. Each team member folds their piece of paper and fold it into eight sections
  3. Set a timer for eight minutes
  4. Individually, each team member sketches one idea in each rectangle, trying their best until all sections are filled
  5. When the timer goes off, everyone puts their pens down
  6. Each person now presents their top two or three ideas, out of their whole Crazy Eight matrix, to the group.
  7. Now everybody votes for their two favourite ideas (do not vote for your own).
  8. Pick the top idea with the most votes and discuss as a group for 5 minutes how to make it even better.
  9. Finally, discuss as a group your experience through this process.

Problem 1

Your team need to design a user interface for an employee directory for your company. The user story: As an employee, I can find out who is who in my organisation so I know who to contact about particular projects or topics. Generate lots of different designs for what this might look like.

Problem 2

Your child has a new hamster that is very acrobatic and gymnastic. For her birthday, you want to build a hamster gym. The user story: As a 10 year old, I want some fun obstacles that my hamster can play with so I can make TikTok video. Generate lots of designs for inexpensive hamster play equipment.

It’s important to remember that the ideas do not have to be great. This exercise is about quieting the inner critic and giving our creative impulses space to flourish. Weird, impossible, and impractical ideas often give way to truly inspired ones. It’s called Crazy 8’s for a reason.

Morning Break

A quick break of fifteen minutes so we can all concentrate on the next piece of work.

πŸ” Explore arrays πŸ”—

Instructions

This workshop aims to check your understanding.

Each task will explain whether or not you should run the code.

For each task, you can use JS2 week 1 prep
to help you with the questions.
You can also use documentation to look up any functions that are unfamiliar.
Don’t use ChatGPT or any other AI tool to help you.

🧰 Setup

  1. Get into pairs or groups of up to three.
  2. Make sure you have a clone of the CYF-Workshops repository on your local machine

This workshop can be found here πŸ‘‰ https://github.com/CodeYourFuture/CYF-Workshops/tree/main/arrays
In this workshop, each file contains a different problem at a particular level.

You should start this project at Level 100 and then move through the levels in ascending order, level 200, 300 etc.

➑️ Go to Level 100

Community Lunch

Every Saturday at CYF we cook and eat together. We share our food and our stories. We learn about each other and the world. We build community.

This is everyone’s responsibility, so help with what is needed to make this happen, for example, organising the food, setting up the table, washing up, tidying up, etc. You can do something different every week. You don’t need to be constantly responsible for the same task.

Study Group

What are we doing now?

You’re going to use this time to work through coursework. Your cohort will collectively self-organise to work through the coursework together in your own way. Sort yourselves into groups that work for you.

Use this time wisely

You will have study time in almost every class day. Don’t waste it. Use it to:

  • work through the coursework
  • ask questions and get unblocked
  • give and receive code review
  • work on your portfolio
  • develop your own projects

πŸ›ŽοΈ Code waiting for review πŸ”—

Below are trainee coursework Pull Requests that need to be reviewed by volunteers.

NW-6 | Zeliha Pala | JS2| [TECH ED] Slideshow| WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW6 | Fikret Ellek | JS2 Module | [TECH ED] Build todo-list app | WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW-6 | Fikret Ellek | JS2| [TECH ED] Slideshow-Extra| WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW-6 | Fikret Ellek | JS2| [TECH ED] Slideshow| WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW6 | Zeliha Pala | JS2 Module | [TECH ED] Build todo-list app | Week 4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
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Afternoon Break

Please feel comfortable and welcome to pray at this time if this is part of your religion.

If you are breastfeeding and would like a private space, please let us know.

Study Group

What are we doing now?

You’re going to use this time to work through coursework. Your cohort will collectively self-organise to work through the coursework together in your own way. Sort yourselves into groups that work for you.

Use this time wisely

You will have study time in almost every class day. Don’t waste it. Use it to:

  • work through the coursework
  • ask questions and get unblocked
  • give and receive code review
  • work on your portfolio
  • develop your own projects

πŸ›ŽοΈ Code waiting for review πŸ”—

Below are trainee coursework Pull Requests that need to be reviewed by volunteers.

NW-6 | Zeliha Pala | JS2| [TECH ED] Slideshow| WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW6 | Fikret Ellek | JS2 Module | [TECH ED] Build todo-list app | WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW-6 | Fikret Ellek | JS2| [TECH ED] Slideshow-Extra| WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW-6 | Fikret Ellek | JS2| [TECH ED] Slideshow| WEEK-4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
NW6 | Zeliha Pala | JS2 Module | [TECH ED] Build todo-list app | Week 4 πŸ”—

Learners, PR Template

Self checklist

  • I have committed my files one by one, on purpose, and for a reason
  • I have titled my PR with COHORT_NAME | FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME | REPO_NAME | WEEK
  • I have tested my changes
  • My changes follow the style guide
  • My changes meet the requirements of this task

Changelist

Briefly explain your PR.

Questions

Ask any questions you have for your reviewer.

Start a review
See more pull requests

Retro: Start / Stop / Continue

Retro (20 minutes)

A retro is a chance to reflect on this past sprint. You can do this on a Jamboard (make sure someone clicks “Make a copy” before you start, and you work on that together) or on sticky notes on a wall.

  1. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
  2. Write down as many things as you can think of that you’d like to start, stop, and continue doing next sprint.
  3. Write one point per note and keep it short.
  4. When the timer goes off, one person should set a timer for 1 minute and group the notes into themes.
  5. Next, set a timer for 2 minutes and all vote on the most important themes by adding a dot or a +1 to the note.
  6. Finally, set a timer for 8 minutes and all discuss the top three themes.