Pykonik Coding Dojo #14

Pykonik, Kraków Python User Group
Pykonik, Kraków Python User Group
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Rynek Główny 17 · Kraków

How to find us

Head to Cafe Czekolada in the yard of Hetmańska tenement. At the entrance you will find a staircase, we are on the 3rd floor.

Location image of event venue


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 introductionexplaining 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 moredistraction 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 collectivelywhat we’ve learned, what did we like, what could be better, etc. And afterthat, 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 lookat high performance athletes, you’ll realize that they practice everyday inorder 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 knowngroup started meeting in Paris in 2004.


Printbox ( kindly offers us their office space for avenue and provides snacks.

Printbox is the simplest and the most effective way to run your own photoproduct business.

Printbox allows you to sell customizable photo products. It is a completepackage containing ready-to-go eCommerce on your domain with your branding,beautiful editor filled with photo product templates and high quality PDF filegenerator. Each component is focused on conversion and has been tailored toaccommodate specific needs for small and enterprise businesses.

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