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PyRochesterMN: Gentlefolks, Start your Pythons

  • Grand Rounds Brew Pub 4 3rd Street Southwest Rochester, MN, 55902 United States (map)
  • We'll be in one of the quieter 'private hire' rooms

  • Hi fellow Pythonistas,

    This month I'd like us to try something a little different.

    As a group, we'll select a simple kata exercise (I'll bring some suggestions), and then we can complete it as a co-operative group. We'll each take turns to create a failing test, then making the minimal change to make that test pass. This is a great exercise for stimulating discussion about why, not just how, we do things. 

    I want to foster an encouraging atmosphere, to make the activity unintimidating and fun, even for anyone still getting up to speed with Python. I think establishing this atmosphere first is the best foundation to allow us to then explore more advanced ideas together, and try competitive activities, without alienating people.