LSug Scala coding dojo - relocated

A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month.  The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of YouDevise.

Please dont go to Thoughtworks as no one will let you in 

Schedule
6.30pm Socialise, eat pizza, discuss this evenings problem
7.00pm Split into groups and start the dojo proper
8.30pm Show and tell - discuss what was learnt
9.00pm Pub - The Telegraph 


Our approach to the dojo

The coding dojo spilts everyone up into groups of 3 to 5 people, grouping more experience users with those starting out to ensure everyone is able to take part and achieve something. 

The session runs until 9pm, stoping around 8.30pm to allow each group to talk about their ideas and approaches to solving the set problem.  A problem is chosen on the night of each event by the group, usually from a list of ideas the group suggested.

If you can, please bring a laptop with you with a Scala development environment ready to use.

Project information and code is being hosted on the Assembla.com site (a bit like bitbucket, github, etc). You can view more information about lsug-dojo and the projects being tackled and also get a copy of the dojo code from the assembla git repository.

If you have any comments, please add them on the meetup.com site. If you want to discuss things in more detail you can start a thread in the messages tab of the lsug-dojo site.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sure. Just to be exact - found a dark blue "Tresspass" jacket with a silver patch. If it's not yours, you can always rummage through the office on Monday.

    July 22, 2011

  • Andrew G.

    Thanks Pawel et al - good pizza and great company. Spent most of the night trying to come up with a nice solution on gridgain.

    July 22, 2011

  • Andrew G.

    Coat is mine - plz can you stuff unceremoniously in a corner till Monday when I'll collect. Sorry can't make before then.

    July 22, 2011

  • Patrice

    My second time there and the biggest crowd so far.
    Plenty of potential.
    If one thing, I would have it twice a month as it seems like the task is never finished.
    Maybe using Git will improve things.

    July 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a chance to use some nice scala / functional FooBar. I realized I forgot how to do depth first search which was ideal for brute force approach to the problem. Not solving the problem bugged me so much I had to crack it at home. :)

    July 22, 2011

  • Peter E.

    Great fun, good for beginners

    July 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great night of coding, discussing, learning and pizza. Thanks to YouDevise for hosting the event and supplying the food and drink.

    July 22, 2011

  • Damian H.

    .. (as usual for scala) these java bits turned into scala one-liners. Which was very satisfying :-)

    July 22, 2011

  • Damian H.

    Thanks guys for organising & hosting the evening. One of the things I realised last night was that my interest in learning Lift has been at the expense of mastering the language fundamentals. I found myself being a bit frustrated with not having the basics at my finger tips (e.g the syntax for using a yield with a for loop) and so under pressure parts of our solution resembled 'java written in scala'. On the train home I had another go at rewriting our solution in more idomatic scala :-s and ..

    July 22, 2011

  • Peter P.

    Thank you all very much Andy, John and Pawel for a organising and running great Dojo event.

    July 22, 2011

  • Peter E.

    Great evening, thanks guys

    July 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone left their jacket at YouDevise (we found one), you can pick it up tomorrow.

    July 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I could run a lean code session if you're interested.
    What is it? Talk to me at the pizza time and I'll tell you.

    July 21, 2011

  • mark h.

    I got stuck at problem #28...

    July 20, 2011

  • Patrice

    Ever looked at Prolog?
    What follows is a link to a list of 99 Prolog exercises in Scala (some with solutions), others waiting for one.
    http://aperiodic.net/phil/scala/s-99/

    July 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any ideas for this week's session?

    July 20, 2011

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