Week 18 Retrospective
What went well:
I gave some responses to our GIR PM who’s preparing our debrief this week. I think I’ll be leading an energizer as well as help plan a game night! That sounds fun, yay for human interaction!
Students shared their mocks, and I really enjoyed seeing them and giving feedback. Still excited to see what these apps turn into!
What could have been improved:
I gave a talk on Firebase using my standard deck, and I realized a lot of it might’ve gone over their heads. I also think a lot of the talk was a pitch for Firebase products, but it’s probably also important to know and talk about why it’s built the way it is and add in some crucial information about general problems these products try to solve aside from providing the service they’re providing.
Some of my students are falling very behind in their incomplete work. It’s a bit bad, and I foresee my needing to work beyond the end of this year to accommodate them. I’m still trying to decide whether I want to do that (I don’t), and there’s also no guarantee that they’ll actually get work done by then either despite my efforts. I’m thinking about whether I need to set up daily meetings with all of these students to actually micro-manage, but that just sounds like a bad time for me.