Over the weekend I was at DDD East Anglia armed with my gel pen and notebook. I’ve been attending these events for years taking the odd note here and there but recently I came across a different way of note taking called Sketchnoting. The end result is fab and one quick glance at my notes allows me to quickly recall all the important info from the talk.
Below you can find my notes from the event right after reflections from the experience.
- Get a moleskin notebook. I couldn’t use the reverse side of the paper because it was too thin and the gel ink came through.
- The big message I took from the book was to listen out for the big ideas. You can only do that when you’re not sketching so I tried my best not to be sketching all the time.
- Practise, practise and more practise. This is key to being quicker with the pen and being able to do more with it.
- DDD, CQRS and Event Sourcing... how do I actually DO it? @neilbarnwell
- Monolith to Microservices @IJohnson_TNF
- Become a MEAN developer!! @shonuzzz
- You keep using the word agile, I do not think it means what you think it means @NathanGloyn
I’m looking forward to doing this again at DDD North (24th October) and the session “Sketchnoting for Developers”.
Feel free to share any tips in the comments below and check out the recent podcast episode of the MS Dev Show on Sketchnotes with Mike Rohde for more info on, you guessed it, Sketchnoting.