[python-uk] 2nd London Python Dojo - 18:30 15 October 2009 at Fry-IT

Nicholas Tollervey ntoll at ntoll.org
Mon Sep 28 12:55:13 CEST 2009


Thanks for the feedback!

By shared learning outcome I'm assuming you mean a specific skill or  
item of knowledge that has been explained and practiced/exercised  
during the dojo? If so, then the honest answer is no, we don't have  
specific learning outcomes defined.

I suspect this is due to the way in which the tic-tac-toe problem was  
arrived at during the plenary at the end of the last dojo. Thinking  
back, it strikes me we were evaluating suggestions in terms of their  
difficulty (or lack thereof) and "fun". Activities and problems were  
suggested and a consensus arrived at. I don't think this lack of  
learning focus is a problem as I believe learning will emerge from the  
general chaos that will ensue.

Nevertheless Paul, you have prompted a question: how do we decide what  
to do next..?

At the end of the next meeting we (as a group) could do two things:  
choose an activity on its own merit (fun, skill level,  
"interestingness", whatever) as we did last time *or* choose an  
activity because of its usefulness in exploring a "deeper" problem,  
skill or topic (for example, finding out about binary search trees  
with a "20 questions" game).

Perhaps something to think about before next time..? Bonus points for  
suggestions and examples. ;-)

Finally, http://www.pythonchallenge.com/ has always struck me as a fun  
thing to do in a group with the simple aim of expanding one's  
knowledge of Python's capabilities and libraries. Perhaps something  
fun for a Xmas "special"..?

As always, comments, suggestions, feedback and ideas most welcome.

Best wishes,


On 27 Sep 2009, at 22:29, Paul Nasrat wrote:

> 2009/9/24 Bruce Durling <bld at otfrom.com>:
>> We all enjoyed the last dojo so much we decided to have another one.
>> Fry-IT are hosting again.
>> There is a sign up and information page here:
>> http://ldnpydojo.eventwax.com/2nd-london-python-dojo
>> We're doing tic-tac-toe (noughts and crosses) with and AI opponent.
> I've looked through the skeletal code on github and that looks like a
> good start.
> Do we have a shared objective for what we are trying to get out of the
> dojo in terms of learning?
> Paul
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