Code Review Workshops
Code Reviews: Superpower or Expensive Bottlenecks
Code Reviews are either a team’s superpower or an expensive bottleneck. Through my code review workshops, your team gets to fast and effective code reviews, and improves their collaboration and communication.
All workshops happen in small groups, are very interactive and filled with hands-on exercise.
Company Internal Workshops
My specialty is leading company internal code review trainings and coaching sessions. The code review workshop is customized and adjusted to meet the requirements of your organization and team. This way, I provide your engineers with actionable knowledge and best practices specific to the code review pitfalls they experience and help them overcome their code review bottlenecks.
The costs for an internal code review workshop vary depending on the length of the training. To give you an idea, you can expect the costs for 6 hours of workshop (split in four 1,5h sessions over 2 to 4 weeks) to be ~3900 Euro excl. VAT for up to 8 participants. Additional participants can be added for ~450 Euro, up to a maximum of 25 participants per workshop. For larger groups, I offer group discounts.
Upcoming Public Code Review Trainings
Besides company internal code review training, I also offer code review workshops you can book individually. In these code review workshops, you work together with engineers from other companies to improve your code review practices. This workshop is great for smaller teams, or individuals that want to boost their code review capabilities independent from their team.
Fast & Effective Code Reviews: 3-Sessions Practice Workshop
In this highly interactive code review workshop, I show you the most essential aspects of how to get to fast, yet effective code reviews. I reveal actionable strategies to overcome major pain points such as slow review turn-around times and low feedback quality.
Another area that we will touch on is how to give respectful and constructive code review feedback, and I teach you a highly effective method to handle and resolve conflicts. This code review training series is dedicated to developers, product managers, engineering leads, and other folks actively participating in the code review process.
- How does code review speed impact review quality?
- How to increase code review speed
- How to increase feedback quality
- Latest code review research and best practices
- How do Google, Microsoft, Facebook review code
- Respectful, constructive code review feedback
- Positively resolving conflicts during code reviews
Let's make your code reviews rock.
What people say about the workshop
Before the code review training, I hadn’t given much thought about how to go about code reviews even though I knew its inherent value. The workshop resulted in me being more mindful of every aspect of code reviews starting from the language used for communication to the aspects of code to pay more attention to. I now take more time to clearly articulate the reasoning behind some of my comments clearly. This has resulted in a healthy exchange of ideas and then led to much better code created by the team in subsequent changes. That means, one good code review pays multiple times in the future allowing me to scale better. In other words, it is definitely a superpower."
About Dr. Greiler
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Michaela Greiler extensively researched and developed test, build, and code review techniques and tools that boost the effectiveness and efficiency of engineering teams. She worked with all major product teams at Microsoft, such as Office, Windows, and Visual Studio to overcome pitfalls during code reviews.
Since 2018, she also helps companies outside of Microsoft boost their code review practices.
She has a Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology in Software Engineering and received the Google Techmaker Award. She also runs the Software Engineering Unlocked podcast. Her research is published in several high-ranked scientific journals.
What you can expect
Interactive and Hands-on
The code review workshops are packed with hands-on exercises, interactive discussions, little games, and equip the participants with actionable know-how.
Play and Impactful
The code review trainings are playful, yet lead to tangible outcomes. Depending on the workshop, participants will be able to increase code review tum-around times, feedback quality, or collaboration.
The code review workshops are held in a fully remote set-up via video conference tools such as Zoom. Participants need access to their own codebase and their code reviews.
Research and Best Practices
The code review training is led by the leading code review expert, Dr. Michaela Greiler. Participants learn practices from industry leaders such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and all advice is based on the latest research findings.
Superpower or Expensive Bottlenecks. You Decide!
FAQ about the Code Review Workshops
What happens during a Code Review Workshop?
The code review workshops are highly interactive, and contain several hands-on exercises for the participants.
Why are Code Review Workshops Needed?
Code reviews drastically reduce the productivity of an engineering team, while yielding to questionable or mediocre code improvements at best.
What is the Outcome of the Code Review Training?
After these code review workshops, engineers know how to implement a high-impact code review strategy, increase code review turn-around times, improve feedback quality, and how to respectfully communicate and collaborate within the team.
Who Benefits from this Code Review Training?
These code review workshops are for engineers that want to improve their code review experience. Whether the experience slow code review turn-around times, low feedback quality, unclear guidelines or toxic environments.
Let's make your code reviews rock.
Read about Code Reviews
Code Reviews At Microsoft
Learn from one of the largest software companies how to use code reviews to drive software quality. Read more.
Code Reviews at Google
Learn how Google reviews code much faster than other companies by enforcing company-wide policies. Read more.
How to Give Great Code Review Feedback
The benefits of code reviews rise and fall with the review feedback. Learn what developers consider valuable feedback. Read more.
Proven Code Review Best Practices
Learn about best practices to overcome bottlenecks, friction and other pitfalls that slow your team down. Read more.
Code Review Pitfalls
How to Decide on a Coding Standard
Learn how to make effective and efficient group-decisions with the DACI decision-making framework. Read more.
Developing Conflict Competence
Learn how to boost your conflict competence in order to increase your teamwork, collaboration and the effectiveness of your code reviews. Read more.
Fast and Effective Code Reviews
We all strive for fast and effective code reviews, but can both goals be achieved at the same time? Read more.
Don’t Teach during Code Reviews
Actively teaching during code reviews is a common pitfall. This is surprising to you, right? Read more.
Don’t criticize my code!
Learn how to better handle and tolerate critique from others by understanding your body’s natural reactions. Read more.
A Code Review Checklist
Interview on SE Radio
In this SE Radio interview, I talk about the importance of code reviews, and how to get better at them. Read more.