What we're about

Pykonik is Kraków Python User Group. As Pykonik we create a place in time and space for AFK meetings.

Our target audience consists of professionals, hobbysts, and people just starting their adventure in the world of programming. Our goals are as various as our diverse our community is. The ones that drive us are experiences exchange, Python community integration, and developin and spreading good words abouty Python and Python libraries.

How to achieve those? With passion and energy of Pythonistas from Kraków!

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Pykonik Coding Dojo #15

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After five, long years we're coming back with an old format we've all been waiting for! Coding Dojo's here.

So what is a Coding Dojo?

tl;dr: We invite you to come and learn Python by coding with us!

A Coding Dojo is a place / meeting for programmers to engage together ondeliberate practice of their craft. Expect to do Test Driven Development, PairProgramming and other practices well known from Agile development methodologiestogether with other people.

It’s meant to be fun and to help everyone improve their coding skills.

All skill levels are welcome.

In the very first minutes we will give a brief introduction explaining how the process work, with very few rules, and then we start coding.

Do not bring your computer, you don’t need it, and it would be just one more distraction in the era of smartphones and everyone always connected...

Important things to keep in mind: Continuous learning, Safe environment, No competition, Collaboration, Inclusive, Failure and redundancy, Baby steps

Objectives: Practice, Learn, Teach, Discuss based on actual code (avoid abstract conversations)

What NOT to do: Rush to finish the problem, Work on somebody’s "real life" problem, Flamewars, Compete with other participants, Have anyone in the session lost in understanding the current state of the code base

At the end of the session we conduct a retrospective to understand collectively what we’ve learned, what did we like, what could be better, etc. And after that, it’s common to spend more time together and socialize.

A bit of context

It all began with the question "why programmers do not practice?" If you look at high performance athletes, you’ll realize that they practice everyday in order to stay sharp at what they do. Think about runners, swimmers, fighters, and even chess players.

Communities of coding dojos have been formed around the world. A well known group started meeting in Paris in 2004.

Sponsors

Printbox (http://getprintbox.com/) kindly offers us their office space for avenue.

Printbox is an enterprise photo product software provider which helps businesses worldwide be ahead of the game. The complete solution includes highly personalized editors to design photo products, a powerful RWD and mobile package, and built-in e-commerce. We are partners of well-known stores and photo business beginners in over 50 countries.

JetBrains - During this meetup we will draw four free year subscription of any single JetBrains Toolbox product - presumably PyCharm Professional.

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Pykonik #56 Tech Talks Meetup

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