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Ha Noi Coding Dojo Session #25



Dear all,

the Ha Noi Coding Dojo Session #25 will be organized next saturday (March 10th)
from 2pm to 4pm at CNF, Ha Noi. This session is a special session for
beginners who want to have some fun
by practicing Test Driven Development.

More information and the location of the Coding Dojo in Ha Noi are
always available here: http://hanoicodingdojo.github.com/

# What is a coding Dojo ?
CodingDojo session was first invented in Paris in 2004 by the
XP(eXtreme Programming) community. The aim of these sessions is to
enhance the coding skills of attendees by doing some very small
exercices in a funny atmosphere. This is like when you want to
practice a sport like Judo, you need to practice some basic
exercices with some judo masters before doing serious business like
competitions. There is usually two styles of exercices : 1) Kata
prepared by someone before the session and executed in front of the
public or 2) Randori, a more exploratory form of a Kata where the
whole group participates.

More information are available here: http://www.codingdojo.org/

Program of the CodingDojo session (we will follow the same format than
the CodingDojo from Paris):
* 5 min: Do a retrospective of the previous session (what went
well,what was interesting, what was frustrating)
* 10 min: Decide on a topic for this session
* 40 min: code (Kata or Randori)
* 5-10 min: Mid-session break to discuss how things are going
* 40 min: code (Kata or Randori)

The sessions will be completely language agnostic. The programming
languages chosen at each session will depend of the attendees.

More exotic programming languages like Haskell, Brainfuck, Scala, Lua,
... are welcome. This is not really a big deal if not all the people
don't know the programming language of the session, but you may notice
that a CodingDojo is not a good place to learn a new language.The goal
is to learn how to better program not to do some proselytism (mine
language is better than yours). We need people who knows about these
languages in order to conduct sessions. What is also particulary
important if you want to organize a Kata or Randori, is to
know how to write unit tests with these languages.

More information about the philosophy behind a CodingDojo are available
here:
http://www.slideshare.net/ntoll/organise-a-code-dojo
and
here:
http://www.slideshare.net/caikesouza/coding-dojo-2879242

Regards,

-- 
Serge Stinckwich
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk
http://doesnotunderstand.org/