We had a fun activity today as a team at O.C. Tanner. Every Friday we try to take an opportunity to train as a team. Sometimes we train individually with screencast sites like Code School. Lately we’ve been taking turns researching a topic and then teaching it to the others (like “An In Depth Intro to Arrays” or “SQL Tips”). Today, we tried a different activity — we did a training on pull requests by each submitting a pull request to cfdocs.org.
cfdocs.org is an open source website dedicated to quick access to cross-platform docs on cfml tags and functions. Highly recommended.
This isn’t a blog post about submitting pull requests (though you can read a great one here or here). This is to promote the idea that you can both (1) train your team and (2) give back to the community at the same time. I have found that my programming skills have grown in leaps and bounds even in the short time since I started really involving myself in the cfml community. Now the same can be said for our team.
The activity was a great success. Seven (7) pull requests total. Try it with your team today.