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Coding Dojo on Section 1.1

  • Jan 16, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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SICP is a classic programming text (even if you don't program in lisp) and the breadth and depth of the ideas in the book will certainly improve your craft.  I typically find it easier to learn such things when I'm doing it with others, hence the study group.

Each week, a few days before we meet up, we'll propose a section of the book and video lectures to cover.  When we meet, we'll hold a "coding dojo" to work through the book's problems and/or exercises from MIT's OCW materials.

In this way, we can all make consistent progress together, and it won't be a big deal if anyone has to miss a week - so long said person continues with the reading!

Coding Dojo on Section 1.1

This week we're working through the first section of the first chapter: Section 1.1: The Elements of Programming

Please read through it before coming. You may also wish to watch the Video Lecture for this section.

We'll be working on problems 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8 (and I may bring a surprise or two). Please do give me feedback on the pace and amount of material we're covering. I'm happy to move faster or slower as the group desires.

 

Please remember to bring a laptop with racket (http://racket-lang.org/) installed.

 

15 - 20min: Quick run-down of the material in the book.

40 - 60min: Working on and discussing problems from the book.

 

Hope to see you there!

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  • Nasir J.

    It was great, totally enjoyed working on the exercises and looking forward to the next one.

    January 16, 2013

  • Nico

    Very focused dojo and great atmosphere. I hope to be able to join the crew again!

    January 16, 2013

  • Matthew Eric B.

    @Fayimora central London, near Tottenham Court Rd Tube. I've added a postcode. Hope to see you there!

    January 8, 2013

  • Matthew Eric B.

    Apologies to those on the waiting list. I presume not everyone who RSVPed yes will actually show up, even so, I'm trying to ensure there's enough space for all of us.

    January 8, 2013

  • Chris T.

    @Fayimora No, it's in central London.

    January 8, 2013

    • Fayimora F.

      Hmm ok thanks. Can someone please update the location with a post code.

      January 8, 2013

  • Fayimora F.

    Just joined. Is it just my phone or this event is hosted 3hrs outside London?

    January 8, 2013

  • Matthew Eric B.

    Hey Susie, thanks for joining. We'd love to have you, half hour late or not. You can always join in for the next problem if we've already getting into something. Hope to see you there!

    January 6, 2013

  • Susie M.

    I'd like to attend the study group, but on Wednesdays I can't get there before around 7.30. Is there any plan to host an event on an alternative night or would it be ok to regularly arrive half an hour late?

    January 6, 2013

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