[Chicago] Talk Proposal

Ross Heflin heflin.rosst at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 18:15:47 CEST 2011

On Jul 11, 2011 11:13 AM, "Brian Ray" <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey group:
> Here is the talk proposal from my secret-no-more-presenter. can I see a +1
> pls!!! I think this will be a great talk.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Paul Pagel <paul at 8thlight.com>
> Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM..
> To: Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com>
> I would like to do a code kata based talk. Katas are small algorithms that
> we do as developers to practice coding.
> I will do a live kata with one of my apprentices, I will do ruby, he
> Then I will give a brief history of code katas and why deliberate practice
> is important to the professional software developer.
> Then there will be an exercise (a kata) that we will do as a group, both
> python and in ruby.
> Finally we will show a few of the different solutions (both ruby and
> python). I want to exaggerate the difference between the languages as
> and the larger difference is how we approach problems and self improvement
> as software professionals.
> Does this work?
> Paul
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