Collaboration and Communication during Code Reviews

In this workshop, you will learn about effective and respectful communication during code reviews. We will look at the research and psychology behind written communication, and I'll show actionable advice that you can implement from the get-go. Following the best practices shared, and equipped with the knowledge behind human behavior you can help your team to better collaborate and bond.


  • Written versus spoken languages
  • How to phrase code review feedback
  • Enabling a positive feedback culture
  • Best practices for giving and receiving feedback
  • The latest research on code reviews
  • Collaboration and team building
  • Resolving conflict

About Dr. Michaela Greiler

With a Ph.D. from the Delft University of Technology in Software Engineering and six years of experience improving software development processes at Microsoft, Dr. Michaela Greiler possesses both, thorough theoretical knowledge and extensive industry experience.

Over the last years, she conducted multiple large scale studies on code reviews, authored several articles in high-ranked scientific publications, and lead product teams to a more effective and efficient code review process. Her passion is to enable engineers to experience friction-less processes and overcome bottlenecks.

You can find out more about her work at

Date and Time

This workshop takes place on May 21, 2020, from 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM CET with a 1/2-hour break mid-way (click here for timezones).

What people say about it

"Perfect mix of theory, background, and practical. This is hard to get right!" (Dave, Senior software engineer)

"The workshop was really interesting and I learned a lot about improving communication regarding code reviews." (Nina, Software architect)

"Michaela is a great communicator and expert on the topic! I enjoyed the workshop in general, especially provided examples of good and poor code review feedback. If you are interested or want to know more about code reviews best practices I’d definitely recommend her!" (Vasily Belolapotkov, Full-stack developer)

"Code-reviews and their expected results are very subjective. Putting them into a valuable and dignified context for all participants can be difficult. This workshop offers actionable ideas and principles that can help improve them for your team and yourself."  (Jakob Oberhummer, Backend-engineer)

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