Game of Life Code Retreat for BDD by Dave King
Game of Life Code Retreat for BDD
We'll do four pair programming sessions on Conway's Game of Life.
After each session we'll have a brief retrospective. At the start of
each session, we'll start with a blank slate and a new partner.
We'll focus on Behavior Driven Development where we write a test, or
specification first then write code to pass the specification, then
write the next specification etc. This is a chance to practice
development, there will be some theory, but mostly coding.
Bring your laptop, with your favorite development environment and
testing framework setup and ready to go.
Saturday June 21st
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction, plug in laptops, set initial pairs.
Cover Rules of the Game
09:15 - 10:00 Session 0
10:15 - 10::30 Retrospective 0
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Session 1
11:30 - 11:45 Retrospective 1
11:45 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:30 Session 2
14:30 - 14:15 Retrospective 2
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 15:15 Session 3
15:15 - 15:30 Retrospective 3
15:35 - 15:40 Roll credits.
Facilitated by Dave King
Dave is a software developer, educator and mentor with nearly 20 years
of experience. He writes code and helps others write code. You can
find him on twitter: @IdeaJoy
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