Code Reviews: Superpower or Expensive Bottlenecks
Code Reviews are either a team’s superpower or an expensive bottleneck. With my code review workshops, I help teams all around the world to get to fast and effective code reviews, as well as to improve and increase their collaboration and communication.
All workshops happen in small groups, are very interactive and filled with hands-on exercise.
Upcoming Open Workshops
In addition to company internal training, I also offer code review workshops that can be booked on an individual basis. In these workshops, you work together with engineers from other companies to improve your code review practices. This workshop is suited for smaller teams, or individuals that want to boost their code review capabilities independent from their team.
An Impactful Code Review Strategy: 2-Day Leadership Workshop
In this special workshop for engineering leaders, we work on designing an impactful code review strategy, including a clear and actionable code review policy. The goal of the workshop is to understand how your team’s code review goals can be effectively achieved on an organizational level through a solid and goal-oriented code review strategy.
This workshop is interactive and hands-on and designed primarily for engineering leaders responsible for leading engineers, teams, and organizations towards a high-performing code review practice.
Fast & Effective Code Reviews: 1-Day Practice Workshop
In this highly interactive 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 workshop is dedicated to developers, product managers, engineering leads, and other folks actively participating in the code review process.
Secure Code Reviews 101 Workshop
In this secure code review workshop, you learn all you need to know to check for security vulnerabilities and security flaws in your application.
This workshop is interactive and hands-on and designed to get developers equipped with actionable knowledge about the most common security vulnerabilities and teaches them how to find them during their code reviews so they can boost their bug finding capabilities.
- How to assess the risks associated with your application
- Getting started with threat modeling
- Learning about the top 10 Security vulnerabilities
- Detecting common security vulnerabilities in real code
- Learning about secure coding principles
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Company Internal Training
My specialty is leading company internal code review workshops. The workshops are 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 bottlenecks.
The costs for internal code review workshops vary depending on the length of the workshop and the number of participants. To give you an idea, you can expect a seat for one participant for a 2-day code review workshop to cost ~590 Euro excl. VAT. The minimum number of participants for company internal workshops is six.
What people say about the workshop
Before the workshop, 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 workshops are packed with hands-on exercises, interactive discussions, little games, and equip the participants with actionable know-how.
Play and Impactful
The workshops 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 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 workshops are 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.
FAQ about the 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.
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Superpower or Expensive Bottlenecks. You Decide!
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