Our fourth BBQ (invitation post) had the most participants so far, almost 20 people were here to talk shop, exchange ideas and brave the unfortunately slightly rainy weather (the grilled goods were delicious regardless). We’re especially glad that the ratio of gocept people to guests was only about 50% this time, and we’re hoping it will go down further. 🙂
The sessions in the Open Space were about diverse subjects, ranging from “Deploying lots of Rasperry Pi’s” over “Gamification in a business context” to “Why is there no slim and simple CMS yet?”. In several sessions we didn’t find a satisfactory solution to the problem, but sometimes sharing your frustrations with others who have similar experiences is helpful in itself.
Since the session about code katas was very well liked, we’re thinking about maybe doing a Code Retreat instead of a classic Open Space for the next BBQ, so stay tuned.