Welcome to the Washington DC Software Craftsmanship User Group!

This group is for software developers in the Washington DC area that care about the quality of their work and want to practice and improve their programming skills, share what they know and learn new things from others.

This is a hands-on coding user group with no presentations. Each meeting will be a dojo where we will go through a challenging software exercise that focuses on clean code, test-driven development, design patterns, and refactoring. We will pair up and practice on a kata in order to learn and apply the values, principles, and disciplines of well crafted software.

We will generally meet on the last Monday of the Month. Come with your laptop equipped with your favorite programming and automated unit testing environment. Be prepared to pair up, learn, share and have fun!

Sponsors:

Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizzas and drinks.

Excella is hiring. Checkout the open job opportunities page.

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Recent Meetups

  • April 27 · 6:00 PM

    Bank OCR Kata

    9 Developers | 5.00

    Join us for our next dojo. This month we will go through the BankOCR kata and focus on solving the exercise using pair programming, test-driven development, clean code... Learn more
  • March 30 · 6:00 PM

    Mine Fields Kata

    13 Developers

    Join us for our next dojo. This month we will go through the mine fields kata and focus on solving the exercise using pair programming, test-driven development, clean... Learn more
  • February 23 · 6:00 PM

    Soundex Kata

    12 Developers | 5.00

    Join us for our next dojo. This month we will go through the Soundex kata and focus on solving the exercise using pair programming, test-driven development, clean code... Learn more
  • November 15, 2014 · 9:00 AM

    Global Day of Coderetreat

    59 Developers | 4.50 | 2 Photos

    It's that time of the year again! The DC and Baltimore Software Craftsmanship user groups are joining forces and hosting the 2014 Global Day of Coderetreat at Excella... Learn more
  • September 29, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    September Kata

    11 Developers | 5.00

    Join us for our next dojo. This month we will go through the TBD kata and focus on solving the exercise using pair programming, test-driven development, clean code and... Learn more
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