Meeting Cancelled ... but lets meet on Google Hangouts!
Watch on twitter @austinrb for the url tonight!
Install the screen sharing app ScreenHero and we will still do a kata
We do katas after most meetings, but what about doing them on your own? Nola Stowe will speak on how to do katas on your own and what kinds of techniques you can use to mix it up. She will also talk about some other tools and techniques for practing code!
After, we will try a new kind of kata as group. It is called a Randori. We will have one computer hooked up to the projector and two volunteers to kick it off. One is the Driver and the other is the Navigator. The Driver is typing while the Navigator is assisting and thinking outloud. If neither has any ideas how to proceed they can ask for help from the group. After 7 minutes, the Navigator is the driver and a new Navigator steps up.
Nola blogs at blog.rubygeek.com and recently started two new sites www.iheartruby.com and www.kataclub.com. She does ruby at Apartments.com and moonlighting on weekends helping teams firm up their test suites. She mentors developers and is a co-founder of www.devchix.com. She spends any free time on learning clojure.
Beers and socialization practice to follow at HandleBar on 5th street.
Thanks again to Capital Factory for providing the space for this month’s meeting! You can find them on the 16th floor of the Austin Centre business tower, downtown at 701 Brazos Street.
We’ll see y’all there!