Ha Noi Coding Dojo #17

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Ha Noi Coding Dojo #17

Dear all,
the Ha Noi Coding Dojo Session #17 will be organized next saturday
(January 7)from 2pm to 4pm at CNF, Ha Noi. This will be the first
session of 2012.

More information and the location of the Coding Dojo in Ha
Noiarealways 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 basicexercices
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 theattendees.
More exotic programming languages like Haskell, Brainfuck, Scala,Lua,
... are welcome. This is not really a big deal if not all the
peopledon'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 goalis to learn how to better program not to do some
proselytism (mine language is better than yours). We need people who
knows about theselanguages in order to conduct sessions. What is also
particulary important if you want to organize a Kata or Randori, is
toknow how to write unit tests with these languages.

More information about the philosophy behind a CodingDojo are availablehere:
Serge Stinckwich
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Matsuno Laboratory, Kyoto University, Japan (until 12/2011)
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