• Mob Programming to Learn a New Programming Language in an Hour

    Attending: 59
    Start Time:

    Mar 27, 2019 6:00 PM

    End Time:

    Mar 27, 2019 8:30 PM

    Location:
    Chewy
    343 Congress St Boston MA 02210
    91 Spots available


    Speaker: Richard Kasperowski

    Learning a new programming language doesn’t have to be hard. Sure, there’s a lot of new stuff to wrap your head around: syntax, keywords and symbols, conventions, how to define variables and methods, arrays, and the list go on and on! But what if there were a technique and toolkit you could use to master a new language fast?

    In this session, Richard Kasperowski introduces mob programming and code koans. Mobbing is about getting all the best minds working on the same computer at the same time. Code koans are a series of micro-puzzles that teach you the new language in little chunks, using test-driven development. We’ll mob together on a set of code koans to learn a new language. Even better, we’ll decide on the language together! Current choices include C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby.

    Who should attend? Anyone who wants to learn about mob programming and how to learn a new language.

     

    We would like to thank our event host Chewy.com for all the support for making this event possible in Downtown Boston. 

     

     

    Speaker Biography

    Richard Kasperowski is an author, teacher, speaker, and coach focused on high-performance teams. Richard is the author of the new book, High-Performance Teams: The Foundations, as well as The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. He leads clients in building and maintaining high-performance teams that get great results using the Core ProtocolsAgile, and Open Space Technology. Richard created and teaches the course Agile Software Development at Harvard University. Learn more and subscribe to Richard’s newsletter at www.kasperowski.com




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