May 2016 Dojo

As summer starts to roll in, time to warm up with a Python Dojo! Practice your coding skills in a fun, laid-back environment and get to know your fellow Python programmers!

The normal schedule is as follows:

6:30 - 7:30 Arrive, eat pizza, socialize
7:00ish Vote on a coding challenge for the evening and divide into teams
7:15 - 9:00 Work in teams to find a solution to the night's problem
9:00ish Show & Tell

P.S. You probably want to bring a laptop along for this. Don't worry if you don't have Python installed -- folks at the dojo will be able to help!


Additional Information

We're a "London Rules" Python Dojo in DC -- a chance for coders to get together and work on a programming challenge in small groups.

What it is:

• A place to learn and experiment

• A safe place to fail, pick yourself up, and try again

• A time to enjoy coding outside of work / school

What it isn't:

• A place for only expert programmers -- all levels welcome!

• A place to take yourself too seriously

• A chance to get help on a specific problem you've been working on (but do come to the DC Python / Django District Project Nights for that!)

We'll start with food, drinks, and socializing, when we'll brainstorm ideas for projects and vote on one to work on. We'll randomly divide ourselves into small groups and furious coding will commence! An hour and a half later we'll gather again for show and tell.

Past dojo projects have included PyGame demo scenes, Slack bots, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and scripts that Tweet in the style of Donald Trump.

If you'd like to know more about the "London Rules" dojo, here's a couple of links:

Please note this event is not organized or operated through or in association with DC Python / ZPUGDC Inc