Lean Poker

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Lean Poker is a day long coding challenge that's not only fun, but also provides a safe environment in which you can practice continuous deployment and fast delivery of valuable software.


This is how it works: You and a small group of strangers are going to develop a bot in a language of your choice, that plays poker against other bots. The bots start playing at the same time as teams start coding. From that point on the teams aim is to deliver improvements to their bot in tiny iterations to make sure that their robot is always just a tiny bit better then that of other teams. Points are collected through the day by each team, and at the end we will have a winner.

Networking starts at 9:30 AM, the event will run from 10:00 AM.

The event is sponsored by Pantheon and GitLab

Please check out http://leanpoker.org (http://leanpoker.org/) for more information.

Things you should know:

Do I need to be a good poker player?

No, not at all! If you don't know the rules of poker at all, you can watch a short 4 minute video describing the rules (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnm_V7A-G6c). If you have time you can also try to play in fake money (http://www.247freepoker.com/) online before the Lean Poker event.

Is real money involved?

Definitely NOT! The event is free, and the bots play in virtual chips.

What should I bring to the event?

If you can, please take your laptop. It's not an issue if not everyone has a laptop with them, but most of you should have one.

If you take your laptop please take a few minutes to make sure that your development environment is set up properly for each of the languages you might want to use.

Do I need to register with a team?

NO! Just come to the event, we will create the teams in the beginning of the event based on language preferences.

What programming languages are supported?

Clojure, C++, C#, Elixir, Go, Groovy, Haskell, Java, Node.js, Kotlin, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala are all supported, but you can implement the necessary scaffold for any other language! Please feel free to contact us (http://leanpoker.org/send-email), if you need help with that!