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Chutes and Ladders

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

Come with your laptop equipped with your favorite programming and unit testing environment. Be prepared to pair up, code, learn, share and have fun!


When: April 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm (see agenda below)

Where: Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201


Thank you to our sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizzas and drinks. Check out Excella's Agile training courses.

Excella voted Best Place to Work by WBJ! Check out the open job opportunities page.



6:00 – 6:20 Arrive, mingle, network and setup (20 minutes)

6:20 – 6:30 Welcome and instructions (10 minutes)

6:30 – 8:00 Kata (90 minutes)

8:00 – 8:30 Review and discussion (30 minutes)

8:30 - Wrap-up



Metro Rail:

Take the orange line to Courthouse Metro Station.

Take the Wilson Blvd exit (on your left).

Walk 2 blocks W (or turn left) on Wilson/Clarendon Blvd to 2300 Wilson Blvd.



On-site garage parking: $5.00 for first hour, $10.00 per day.

Metered street parking: $1.00 per hour, Free after 6:00pm.

Free parking garage: 6:00 pm or later weekdays at 2200 Clarendon Blvd.

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  • Camille B.

    FYI Found we were interpreting the rule of Chutes and Ladders incorrectly (at least my partner and I were). One starts the game off the board (effectively square 0) not on square 1. Square 1 is the bottom of a ladder.

    May 4, 2013

  • Camille B.

    New interesting people and a great Kata. Had so much fun, I found myself continuing to work on the Kata today.

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup but not the last!
    Great opportunity to know nice people and learn a lot.

    April 30, 2013

  • Sahil T.

    A slightly different scenario than usual types of katas - it was great!
    It was also nice to see so many new faces; we also had a substantially different crowd than the usual.

    April 29, 2013

  • Vlad K.

    Great as usual.

    April 29, 2013

  • Sy F.

    I'll definitely be there.

    April 29, 2013

  • Fadi S.

    We'll be playing chutes and Ladders tonight! Please update your rsvp by 2 pm so I can get a head count for the pizza

    April 29, 2013

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