Next month, Saturday, November 14th, I’ll be facilitating Global Day of CodeRetreat 2015 in Mumbai. In case you are interested in attending, please register on http://coderetreat.org/events/global-day-of-coderetreat-2015-mumbai-india. Thanks to Direction Software Solutions for sponsoring this.
Last Saturday was the Global Day of CodeRetreat and I really enjoyed facilitating it. This was the 4th CodeRetreat that I facilitated. Thanks to Corey Haines for such a wonderful idea and the CodeRetreat team for organizing it ( Jim Hurne, Alissa Conaty, Adi Bolboaca, and Martin Klose.)
All in all, there were 25 participants and took to the usual Conway’s Game of Life, and this time my agenda was to nudge people gently towards functional programming. First session was pretty much a warm-up and second session was more warm-up with TDD with folks wrapping their head around the problem.
Third session onwards, I started introducing constraints:
- Session 3 – No Boolean Operators – No Conjunction (and), no Disjunction (or) or no Negation (not) operators
- Session 4 – No Loops – no ‘for’, ‘while’, ‘do’…’while’, or ‘repeat’…’until’ constructs
- Session 5 – No Instance Variables
People really enjoyed it. At the end of each session, they shared what they observed and learnt. Here are the links to some pictures.
Thanks to EqualExperts for sponsoring the event in Pune.