February 2010: Coding Dojo

A Coding Dojo is a place where programmers come to improve their skills, by following a pattern similar to the martial arts dojo.

Participants meet a a prearranged time in a room that has one computer attached to a screen. A programming challenge is posed for each session. During the session, the group spends a preset amount of time developing a solution to the challenge. At the end of the session the code is discarded (though it may be archived for future reference and study). The amount of time spent on the problem is fixed. Regardless of the state of the solution, when the time expires, the session is done.

This month the programming topic was the domain logic for the well-known "Game of Life" cellular automaton.

For more details see http://www.wellington-coding-dojo.co.nz.

Facilitator

John Smart is principal consultant at Wakaleo Consulting http://www.wakaleo.com, a company that provides consulting, training and mentoring services in Enterprise Java and Agile Development.

John is well known in the Java community for his many published articles, and as the author of Java Power Tools. John helps organisations to optimize their Java development processes and infrastructures and provides training and mentoring in open source technologies, SDLC tools, and agile development process

When

Tuesday, February 2: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Tuesday, 2nd.
February, 2010

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Venue:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington