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Thursday, May 13, 2010

ISO Coding Dojo

I heard about software or coding dojos (on Randall Schwartz's FLOSS weekly).

Sounds interesting.  Does anyone know of any dojos already running in thge Portland or Seattle area, that I could try out?  Failing that, is anyone interested in trying to start one?

From http://codingdojo.org/

A Coding Dojo is a meeting where a bunch of coders get together to work on a programming challenge. They are there have fun and to engage in DeliberatePractice in order to improve their skills.

The ParisDojo focuses on coding in front of others, most often something from scratch, in a very short amount of time (1 to 1.5 hours). They use various languages, various tools, various exercise formats. They consider the outcome of an exercise successful when it is completed within allocated time AND audience can repeat the exercise at home by themselves.

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I'm interested in software coding dojos, on many topics, in many languages.

I am also wondering if we could have a hardware coding dojo, in an RTL like Verilog, or with your favorite CAD tool chain.  FPGA design?  I am uncertain as to how much infrastructure is necessary to set that up, but it might be fun. Maybe we could get a CAD company like Mentor to sponsor.

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