[python-uk] The London Python Dojo is this Thursday

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Fri Jul 12 14:03:56 CEST 2013

On 12/07/2013 12:18, a.grandi at gmail.com wrote:
> If I'm in a team where other people are way more expert than me, I
> will never want to take the keyboard and start coding something.
> I think they would be bored by my slowness and by my level. My slow
> speed in coding could affect also the whole result (considering also
> that we have a stric time to respect)

Hmmm. Perhaps there's a perception issue here. Speaking for myself, but
-- I believe -- channelling the other organisers, I would say that we're
far more interested in people having a go than in what the team's
finished product is like. Again: a lot depends on who's in your team.

Certainly I have no problem with watching someone code slowly and trying
to get a hold of what's going on, maybe learning a bit. Likewise I have
no problem with someone choosing to observe rather than code in the hope
of seeing how other (perhaps more experienced) people do things.

I would guess that, for any given Dojo, at least one and sometimes two
teams don't actually produce a finished product, but it's always fun to
see where they've gone and what they tried and what doesn't work. (And
there's always the excitement of a live debugging session when they
suddenly spot the issue and try to fix it in situ).

> Another person could simply say: mmm... interesting but... not for my
> level. And stop coming. Do you really want this?

When all's said and done, if someone doesn't think it's for them, then
it's not for them. We can try to be as accommodating as possible, but
you can't please all the people all the time.


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