I’ve had several interested friends ask about “how the precompiler” went. As the acting Iteration Manager I can say that it exceeded my every expectation but what does that “mean”. Well I’m going to be compiling the information that was collected from the event and putting it into a case study for a team of 50 developers, whom only half of which were familiar with the tools and process methodology, working from scratch on an application.
What did we learn?
What did we succeed at?
What did we fail at?
Those at the retrospective probably know some of those answers because we discussed them as a group and I made notes about how I may present this workshop in the future. (possibly at CodeMash again next year?)
But I wanted to let everyone know that we did complete most of the app to make it fully functional. In fact, in the afternoon we were already looking to refactor the architecture of the application and that is where it is right now. So, Cory Flanigan’s group at set out to do just that. Cory and I will seek to complete the touches and push out to http://symposiast.com.
So, stay tuned and if you’re interested in seeing where we ended up check out the code that was committed and merged into master at http://github.com/fallenrogue/CodeMash-2010-Precompiler-Application.