Let your developers learn from the experiences of their peers and a professional coach. Give them a sneak peek into the kitchen of others.
As a company owner, I see that full-day courses are generally boring and expensive. WeCamp is an incredible opportunity for my developers to learn in a fun-filled way at a very affordable price.
WeCamp 2015 is 5-day coding retreat on a private island. Your developer will be teamed up with 4 others and a personal coach to create fantastic software. In five days time, they will go from a new software concept to the working product and experience all stages of the process.
I've learned to better recognise what I find important in a team and how I can effectively communicate with different kinds of people.
First of all, the team comes up with an idea. The next step is to specify who the product is for and what it should be doing to produce the most value to the end-user. We believe that developers can get a lot out of this part of the event. Who are we targeting? What do we want them to achieve using our product? And how will our target group incorporate our product into their existing routines?
After that, it's implementation time. Will the team work iteratively or cascading? What measures do they take to make sure their released software works as advertised? What's their best way of working together and keep everyone focused? What kind of communication does an immersive project like this require? All these choices are theirs to make. Again, with the continuous help of their personal coach!
On the very last day of WeCamp, all teams will present their working product to their peers.
As an architect helping all kinds of teams, I see a lot of skilled people staying indoors, never meeting developers from other companies and with other skillsets and experiences. There's so much to learn!
During the week on the island, the coaches will help your developer create a personal development plan, to ensure a continuing value for their attendance on the island. Additionally, about a month after WeCamp finished, there will be an online session for your developer with their coach to review how WeCamp affected their work.
On Saturday, every attendee leaves with a certificate of attendance.
Not only will they use tools they haven’t used before, but they will also learn new methods they’ve never used before. It forces them out of their comfort zone.
Help your developers
In five days time, we offer your developer a unique rollercoaster of experiences in understanding and creating business value, technical and social skills, teamwork, and project management.
WeCamp invites all developers to join and learn. In a very small setting of only 25 attendees, your developer will have plenty of time to meet with new people and see which experiences worked for them and which didn't.
And after a week of WeCamp, all this experience will be coming back with them!