t's winter, cold, but get ready for a different and cozy session at Dutch Media Lab!

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Fantastic Feedback
Workshop by Jelrik van Hal (1 hour, 15 minutes)

For me personally, receiving feedback has been one of the hardest things to do in my professional career. As a product of that, giving someone else feedback has been complex as well, as I could only imagine what the other party would experience when hearing me tell them what I thought. In our role as software engineers -or actually: as people- we communicate. Whether we’re discussing our weekends, or we’re peer reviewing our colleagues code. Whether we’re writing documentation (we all do, right?), or we’re in our sprint retrospective. Whether it’s verbally when we talk to others, or when we’re not using words by responding to a question that annoys us with a deep sigh before answering. Even when explicitly not interacting with someone, that is a form of communication. It sends out a very clear message of something being the matter between the two of you. In this workshop, I will be helping you explore the concept of feedback and how you can use it to make the environment in which you work and live more effective, and most importantly, more fun to be in. We’ll get some handles on “how to do feedback”, and we will have plenty of time experimenting with giving feedback to others and receiving feedback from them as well.