Sometimes you really get a sense that things are going well from your staff. Today was one of those days.
I’ve been sending some of my more senior developers to conferences with the plan to expand their vision of software development. Sort of you don’t know what you don’t know until you’re exposed to it.
Coming back from one of those conferences one tech lead got very excited about design patterns. It took a while since he had quite a workload, but he just helped run a 3 hour session with another developer introducing design patterns and covering Strategy and Factory Method.
The initial session went off pretty well. They’ll probably refactor the format a bit, possibly going to more of a study group versus lecture/lab style, but it is immensely satisfying to watch people grow the team.