Category: Dojo

Code Dojo VII: Return of the JTanks

In early December we held another Code Dojo. We wanted to build on the successes of the last dojo and to make a few small improvements and changes. It seems that staying away from randori style is much more liked by everyone, so we didn’t want to move too far […]

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Code Dojo VI

We held our 6th code dojo a few weeks ago and this time we decided to break the pattern and try something different. There are two documented types of code dojo. Prepared Kata where a presenter takes the participants through a worked solution to a problem. We’ve never tried this […]

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Code dojo!

I’ve been wanting to do one for quite a while, but I finally got around to holding our first code dojo. It is where coders get together and engage in deliberate practice in order to improve their skills. I’d never been to one before, and I wasn’t entirely sure how […]

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Code Dojo II – New Rules

We finally had our second code dojo here at yD. In short, it was another great success! I’m going to split this up into two posts, first off discussing the new rules we implemented, and second discussing the results of the evening. For those unfamiliar with the term, a code […]

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Coding Dojo – Kata Calculator Story Cards

For our last two code dojos, we have done Kata Calculator. We structured it such that the coders got one requirement at a time, broken into multiple groups. Here are the story cards. White cards Calculator should be able to multiply two numbers (10 * 8 = 80) Calculator should […]

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How to start a code dojo

Ivan, one of our guests in a previous code dojo, wrote an insightful post on how to start a code dojo. It is worth a read.

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Coding Dojo V

Recently we had our fifth coding dojo. The format is similar to our previous dojos with the addition of applying the Extreme OO rules. The challenge was to implement Tic-tac-toe/3D Tic-tac-toe. Here are the story cards. Click to zoom in. What Went Well The challenge was good because it lead […]

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Coding Dojo @ MX Telecom

Last week Joel and I went to a coding dojo at MX Telecom. The dojo was in the Randoori Kata style with 7 people participating. The Setup The dojo was held in a board room with a big plasma TV for the audience and a monitor for the computer pair. […]

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