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First Anniversary Release 1.0 Code Kata

First Anniversary – Release 1.0 Code Kata

Let’s celebrate one year of learning and exploration!

In honor of this special occasion this month’s DC F#  User Group will hold a uniquely fun event to improve your coding skills – Code Kata!! 

All are welcome at this fun and interactive exercise, bring your co-workers, bring your friends, heck…. bring your mom!  Fun for all. 

This event is designed for F# beginners who would like to learn more and as well as more experienced F# developers looking to practice their skills.  You can code in C# or F# or

During the event there will be beer, pizza and cupcakes!

If you don't know what a Code Kata is, here's the description from Wikipedia:

Code Kata is a term coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition.

You will code an algorithm against the other coders… and may the best/luckiest geek prevail!  You will earn bragging rights for a year as well as some great prizes from our sponsors!

First price $[masked] Amazon Gift card

To get the most from the session, please try and bring a laptop along with F# installed (ideally either MonoDevelop or Visual Studio Web Express/Full Edition). Check out for instructions on how to get F# ready on your machine.

Where: B-Line Medical is located 2 blocks south of the Dupont Circle metro stop (red line). Exit on dupont south and the building is at the corner of 19th and N street NW. Driving is not encouraged as parking will be extremely difficult. The building needs a key card to get in after 6pm but Riccardo and Khiem will be hanging around outside to let people in. B-Line medical is on the first floor of the building right around the corner at the end of the hallway.

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  • J. M.

    I would have enjoyed it a bit more if there had been a VS2010-compatible version of the base code (so I didn't have to fight to get things going) -- but that was my problem more than anyone else's.

    It didn't hurt that we (somewhat luckily due to random numbers) won the competition!

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • J C.

    A lot of fun!

    June 19, 2014

  • Riccardo T.

    Hi guys,

    This coming meet up will be to celebrate our first anniversary!! ... yes!! has been already 1 year!

    It will be great & fun!

    There will be pizza, beers and cup-cakes!

    I am preparing the code for the code-kata.
    I will provide an USB, that you will keep, with the source code for the competition.

    You will be able to write the code in F#, C# or VB.NET.

    ... and if you are shy, nobody will see your code!! You will be able to write code by yourself or in group.
    I will see you Thursday!!

    First prize $100 Amazon gift card


    June 16, 2014

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