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Code Retreat @ Bento Miso

Welcome to Code Retreat Toronto!

The event is for software developers from different paradigms to learn new techniques, languages, and practices from each other by pairing to solve a pre-determined problem. Participants must choose a new partner for each session and new programatic constraints will be introduced with each session.

The format is as follows:

6:00pm - 6:15pm: Introductions

6:15pm - 7:00pm: Session 1

7:00pm - 7:15pm: Session 1 Review

7:15pm - 8:00pm: Session 2

8:00pm - 8:15pm: Session 2 Review

8:15pm - 9:00pm: Session 3

9:00pm - 9:15pm: Session 3 Review


Make sure to bring a laptop and have your development environment ready for the type of coding you'd like to be doing.


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  • Eric

    Thank you for the fun session. I enjoyed it and will definitely continue to attend.

    March 22, 2013

  • Helen

    Sorry, it's snowing really bad in Concord. Won't be able to make it. Have fun, guys!

    March 21, 2013

  • Bonnie W.

    Sorry can't make it with this weather

    March 21, 2013

  • J I.

    Sorry, I need to work tonight :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Sabeer

    Sorry can't make it this time - had to choose between this and the HTML5 meetup. On the bright side, I guess this will bring it to an even number for you pair programmers! Hope to definitely make it to the next retreat!

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    office meetings... can't make it again...

    March 20, 2013

  • dann

    Hey gang,

    This time around we'll be tackling the Mandelbrot set. I'm personally interested in exploring some parallelization techniques with this, as it falls squarely into the class of "embarrassingly parallel" problems. Go, Erlang, and Clojure come to mind. WebGL might be interesting. Could try it in APL, J, or CUDA if anyone is feeling particularly feisty.

    I suspect this will also be interesting for those practicing TDD, as while the algorithm itself is fairly straightforward there's a number of small but important modeling decisions that need to be made. There's also many interesting extensions -- we could try the quaternion version in four dimensions, if the complex plane proves too pedestrian.

    (The wiki page has a "for programmers" section which spells out a pseudocode algorithm -- numerically it's rather simple, allowing us to focus on the modeling and language details.)

    March 18, 2013

  • Eric

    It's my first time attending. What should I prepare on my computer?

    March 17, 2013

    • Kyle H.

      Bring a machine with a working Dev environment, hopefully with a test framework would be nice. :)

      March 17, 2013

    • Kyle H.

      That said, just show up. As long as half the people bring laptops we are golden.

      March 17, 2013

  • Tasveer S.

    Giving a talk at HTML5 Toronto that night :(

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learning to write Android Apps...

    March 15, 2013

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