Find a snippet of code that interests you. Bring it out and share it with the group. Any language. Up to 10 minutes per snippet, but you only have to give a brief introduction. The rest of the time is for discussion. At 10 minutes per snippet we only have room for five or six snippets, so please post a comment if you can contribute. Pete was afraid there wouldn't be enough contributions, but we have so many bright members I don't think it will be a problem.
Here are some ideas if you don't know where to start finding a snippet:
- Step through a page load using your favorite framework. See anything especially clever?
- Poke around somewhere more foreign: PHP source, Apache source, even the Linux Kernel
- Look at the pull requests for some of your favorite github repos.
- Explore a new language - how do they retrieve rows from a database in node.js? What about Haskell? What the hell is a monad anyway?
You don't need to bring the answers, just the interesting code. I'd like us to focus on good stuff and avoid examples of 'bad' code.
I thought it would be fun if everyone brought a toonie as a reward for the contributor of their favorite snippet, but this is up to you.
Great news regarding the location: JobSpring Partners has stepped up and offered us use of their office, just steps away from Osgoode station. We will be going back to the first Tuesday of the month in March.