DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY POSTPONED.
IT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JAN 26th 2011!
We did it last year and everyone who came really enjoyed it. In fact, it was the session that's been most requested to be repeated again. So...
We're having anothoer CodeFest!
It works like this:
Everyone gets a couple of hours to implement a player for a simple game. We then have each persons 'player' compete against each other in a knock-out competition.
Don't worry if this sounds complicated, it will only involve implementing an interface containing 3 (possibly 4) methods (and one of them just returns your name!). The logic therein can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. It will be practical to achieve something good in the time frame available and plenty of examples will be provided to get you started.
Want to show how you can write really good code using TDD - show us!
Want to show how you can write code in VB that's just as good as any written in C# - go ahead!
Got some cool little coding tricks up your sleeve - wow us!
Able to write great code without all the latest tricks and tools - we'd love to see it!
You will need a laptop with a copy of VisualStudio 2010. Everything else will be provided. Feel free to work in pairs if you wish but more than that working together may be counter productive.
Of course if you want to come but really don't want to to write code you'll be welcome but be aware that this event will be different to normal.
It doesn't matter what kind of development you are used to, you just need to be happy writing C# or VB.Net. (If we're feeling really ambitious we may even have an example in IronRuby - no promises though.) You won't need any particular experience with either web or desktop development. All the code you write will be methods which will act upon objects in memory. So, no database/ORM familiarity issues there either.
Regardless of your abilities, you will be able to create something that works in the time available.
Matt did a write-up of the event last year. Have a read to get an idea of the sort of thing to expect.
When & Where
A very informal evening held at a local pub with presentations given by .net developers on any topic they wish to talk about followed by a pint & tasty meal.
Presentations are given by a mixture of DevEvening members and professional speakers.