martes, 28 de febrero de 2017

Hands-on Session : TDD in baby steps

Hi devs !!!!
We are not stopping at all !!!!! ( buffffffff ), now we come with an amazing workshop by Sandro Mancuso about TDD, next Wednesday March 8th.
Committing fast and often helps us focus on the behaviour of your system and allows for the design to incrementally emerge. It takes a lot of discipline to make your red-green-refactor cycles as small as possible so that you can commit often.

This exercise puts a time constraint of 2 minutes between every commit and if your tests fail when each two minute session is up then you must revert everything up to the last commit. It's guaranteed to frustrate you in the beginning, as it did frustrated us, but you'll be surprised how quickly you start getting used to it.

You'll need a version control system and language of your choice. Git is quite straightforward for this exercise but you can use your favourite. The actual Kata Problem will be introduced at the start of the session. 
We also want to mention the Open House event that Codurance will have on March 6th in its offices : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codurance-barcelona-career-open-house-tickets-32039652463  For developers who are looking for autonomy, mastery and purpose. Codurance Barcelona Open House next Monday 6th March at 18:30 at Codurance Office in Barcelona, Carrer Arago, 208 5th floor.
Sandro Mancuso, software craftsman, author, and founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC). Sandro has been coding since a very young age but only started his professional career in 1996. He has worked for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks. During his career Sandro had the opportunity to work in a good variety of projects, with different languages, technologies, and across many different industries. Sandro has a lot of experience in bringing the Software Craftsmanship ideology and Extreme Programming practices to organisations of all sizes. Sandro is internationally renowned by his work on evolving and spreading Software Craftsmanship and is frequently invited to speak in many conferences around the world. His professional aspiration is to raise the bar of the software industry by helping developers become better at and care more about their craft.
Hope to see you there !!!!!
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domingo, 12 de febrero de 2017

Code For Life, teaching kids to code ( 01/03 )

Hi devs !
We are proud to announce a collaboration with Tech & Ladies group and their original idea  presenting to you this new event about the Code For Life project , a coding teaching software for students, and the experiences of Celine Boudier as Developer, Product Owner and Team Lead in the project, next 1st of March.



The app used in Code for Life is RapidRouter , a fun and engaging education resource which includes a coding game that helps teach children the basic principles of programming.


Built on 'Blockly', an easy-to-use visual programming language that's similar to Scratch, Rapid Router enables teachers to monitor and manage individual pupil progress and identify where more support is required. 
 
Celine Boudier learnt her first coding concepts in high school when she discovered she could program her calculator in Basic. She liked it so much she graduated as an ENSTA ParisTech software engineer. 
She worked for 7 years at Aldebaran (now SoftBank  Robotics Europe) as app developer, lead developer for ASKNAO, a project for children with autism, but also team leader and product owner. Now Team Lead for Code For Life at Ocado, she keeps on the path of technology for education. Her team works with a group of volunteers on free, open source coding games to help all students learn computing.

She will talk about her experience working on projects to inspire diverse students such as Code For Life, as a developer, product owner and team lead, from Paris to London.
 Dont miss this opportunity and register in the meetup, places are limited.
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This time the event will be hosted ( giving the venue and food and beers ) in the Ocado Technology Barcelona offices, Avda Josep Tarradellas, 38, 8th.