Haskell Coding Dojo

Let's close the exam period (or welcome the new year, take your pick) with a little collaborative coding.

What's this about?

We'll take turns writing code at a single computer to solve a well-known, but not completely trivial problem. This means the session will be much more interactive than the previous meetups, giving us a chance to have conversations around a (more or less) real problem. Most of the time we should only write code once everyone understands and agrees with the approach taken.

What's in it for me?

If you're new to Haskell, this is a great opportunity to see and take part in building something from scratch. There may be a lot of new concepts, so don't worry too much if you don't grok everything the first time. We'll try to find the right balance between learning and speed.

If you're a Haskell veteran, it's a good chance to both have interesting conversations, and to help others get started. Yes, this means there may be times when we spend time explaining something that's obvious for you - again, we'll have to try to find the right balance.

Maybe the biggest value is seeing how others approach problems, and how they translate it to code.

Hope to see you soon!

This is an English speaking event.

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  • Zoltán N.

    Thank you all for coming, it was a great experience. The result of the dojo is now up (https://github.com/abesto/bphug-dojo), feel free to play around with it. We're definitely planning to do more dojos, improved by the great feedback and ideas we got. Thanks again!

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • Máté K.

    That sure was a fun way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Thanks guys! :]

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Máté K.

    How long is the event? (I'll have to be somewhere else at 7:30 pm, but I'd return if it's still going after an hour or so.)

    January 31, 2014

    • Johannes S.

      Hey! I was thinking of something like 1,5 hours. If everyone is very enthusiastic, we can always stay longer, but that's hard to tell in advance. I hope this helps your planning :)

      January 31, 2014

    • Máté K.

      In that case, I'll probably stay for an hour, and show up for the other thing 30 mins late. :]

      January 31, 2014

  • Joel B.

    Sounds like a lot of fun. However, I'm afraid I've already got plans for Friday 31st. One vote for more coding sessions in the future though!

    January 23, 2014

    • Zoltán N.

      Sorry you can't make it. If it works, we'll definitely do more of it :)

      January 31, 2014

  • Johannes S.

    We'll be meeting in Prezi's new House of Ideas. It's on the ground floor and you can enter from the courtyard.

    January 30, 2014

  • Johannes S.

    As a little teaser, we'd like to already let you know about the Kata (programming exercise) we'll be working with tomorrow. You may find it here: https://github.com/abesto/bphug-dojo

    January 30, 2014

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