What's better than solving programming puzzles? Eating pizza while solving programming puzzles!
Pair programming puzzles is a fun, coding-based meetup where you do a small coding challenge in pairs and meet new like-minded people.
We’ll get together, randomly pair up and then work on a single selected problem from hacker rank or similar platforms. Depending on the number of attendees we may or may not split the group by self-selected level of ability.
The point is to have a fun meetup that is low pressure / with no “winner” but also involves actual coding.
7:00 - 7:30 PM - Gathering, Setup with Pizza & Beer
7:30 - 8:30 PM - Solving Pair Programming Puzzles
8:30 - 9:00 PM - Sharing & Demo
This meetup is programming language agnostic. If you can find someone who wants to pair with you on the problem in your preferred language, awesome, code away! However, note that you may not be able to pair with another OCaml enthusiast :)
We’ll all be working on the same problem for about an hour and then share afterwards. We could talk about the challenge solution or also language differences or run times.
** What is Pair Programming? **
According to wikipedia: "Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one workstation. One, the driver, writes code while the other, the observer or navigator, reviews each line of code as it is typed in. The two programmers switch roles frequently."
During this meetup we'll use pair programming with another randomly matched person to solve a small programming challenge. It's a fun way to work on challenges together in a social environment.
You can read more about pair programming here: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/the-benefits-and-pitfalls-of-pair-programming-in-the-workplace-e68c3ed3c81f/
Participants should at least have enough knowledge of programming to complete an easy level hackerrank challenge, an easy level challenge from leetcode, or an easy level challenge from the daily programmer sub-reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/dailyprogrammer
Most challenges that we work on are leet code level medium or easier.
Please be on time and bring a laptop!
Please go here to RSVP: https://generalassemb.ly/education/pizza-code-pair-programming-puzzles/singapore/77051