For our September meetup, we're going to do a Code Kata (or two). A Coda Kata is simply coding practice. You take a small straight-forward problem, and work through it in your programming language of choice. This is a fun exercise to do as a group, especially if you would like to try one in a language you are new at. All that you need for this activity is a laptop that can run your program. If you'd just like to "spectate," that's fine as well. Pair programming is certainly welcome. I will set a rough time limit at an hour.
Beverages will be provided.
For more on Code Kata, check out http://codekata.com. We'll probably pull one of the problems from there.
Here's an example of Jim Weirich doing a Code Kata. The audio is pretty mediocre, but it is still fun.
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