Re: Possible dojo next Tuesday (12/21) /

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Dec 19, 2010, 11:44:29 PM12/19/10
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 16:37, Chad MILLER <> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 14:30, Marcela Errazquin <> wrote:
> Monster Media is thinking about hosting a Coding Dojo in one of our media
> labs. How is everyone's availability for next Tuesday, the 21st, around
> 7pm?

I could, perhaps, make that one.  - chad

It turns out this is the only night some close friends of mine can all meet before the new year, so I'm out.

Thanks for arranging this night, Marcela.  I love the idea of coding in person with fresh people in strange domains, and I hope I can do so with you and others in the future.

I don't think that will be Coding Dojo, though.  I think by typing and teasing out what works best, and Coding Dojo's methods don't fit mine at all.  I use tests to verify what I'm doing, not prescribe my thinking and my path.  I always plan to throw the first draft away, and if I don't break those kinds of red/green tests soon and often, then either I was omniscient at first or I'm being lazy -- probably the latter.  I don't want to practice what I wouldn't do in real life.  So: Yay TDD in general, but I think the tests are as wrong as often as the code is, in the first hour of working -- and that's all the time we have in the Dojo.

I hope to start some longer-term projects after the new year.  I'll come fishing here for cohorts in some Saturday-morning hackathons, if no one objects.

- chad

Marcela Errazquin

Dec 20, 2010, 9:44:49 AM12/20/10
Thank you for your honesty. Your presence and insights will definitely be missed.

As for Tuesday, I think we're going to have to cancel due to lack of participation. It was probably a silly idea to try to host one the week of Christmas. Hopefully, we'll all be able to get together some time in the new year.
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