Oct 23rd P2P – Deliberate Practice – Becoming a Great Programmer

When?: Tuesday Oct 23rd, 2012 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Where?: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles St. W., Suite 100, The Tannery, (Matrix & Atlas Rooms), Kitchener, Ontario

What?: Have you ever wondered how to improve your programming skills and learn new techniques? Work doesn’t always provide a great environment for stretching your abilities to do better work. Learn some ways to practice, and the difference between programming and deliberately practicing programming. Hear stories of applying deliberate practice to teams and how little time you need to gain benefits from deliberate practice. Learn how developers at all skill levels can greatly benefit from practice. Experience deliberate practice hands-on in the session. Leave the session with the tools needed to start your journey. Participants will not need a laptop to join in. Volunteers will be given a chance to practice Test Drive development through a coding kata using Java and Eclipse IDE. Will also demonstrate an alternation to basic coding katas that allow you to practice Object Orient Design.

Who?:Alex Aitken, Consultant, Thoughtcorp:
Since entering the industry in 2004, Alex has gained an appreciation for the demands and discipline of good software development. He has found XP engineering practices paired with creating high levels of engagement and satisfaction at work prove most effective at delivering high value software. As a Consultant at Thoughtcorp, Alex is known to be passionately involved in creating opportunities for developers to improve their skills regularly using games and playful work to raise team engagement.

To register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=auyxwfdab&oeidk=a07e6hqgxw00fbc659f

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