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April 2017

Object Oriented Programming using Robocode!

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greater Sum, 150 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA United States
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Learn the basics of OOP while building the logic for a robot that will battle other robots! We’ll use the Robocode framework to explore object oriented principles. We’ll work in small groups so while some coding experience is useful, it’s not required. Food and drinks will be provided so please RSVP so we can make sure to have enough! You can park across the street at Classic Design (it's bordered but not enclosed by a chain link fence).  While not…

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Coderetreat – Apr 2017

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Greater Sum, 150 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324 United States
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Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time. You must register at: http://www.coderetreatatl.com/

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May 2017

The whys and hows of Test Driven Development (using Javascript)

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greater Sum, 150 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA United States
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Do you want to code with confidence, reduce the number of bugs in your code and build well designed software? Test Driven Development gives you these benefits and more! Come learn how to apply the 3 laws of TDD to code with confidence. This is a great opportunity to experience a collaborative, hands-on approach to learning. No previous Javascript knowledge necessary. Basic knowledge of programming in general is recommended. Food and drinks will be provided so please RSVP so we…

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Build a webpage using HTML, CSS and Bootstrap

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greater Sum, 150 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324 United States
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In small groups, you’ll build a simple profile page for your team and then have the chance to customize it. By the end of the evening you'll understand the basics of HTML, CSS and Bootstrap and be equipped with resources to continue learning beyond our workshop. Bring a usb drive to to take your creation home with you! Food and drinks will be provided so please RSVP so we can make sure to have enough! You can park across the…

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Strengthen your programmer mindset through tabletop games

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greater Sum, 150 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324 United States
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Programming requires computational thinking (problem analysis, algorithmic thinking, precise instructions and visualizing future possibilities). Practicing these skills develops the mindset that correspond to success as a software programmer. While it’s important to learn with real code, it’s also important to step away from the screen occasionally to learn in other ways. Certain tabletop games are ideal for developing the programmer mindset. We'll introduce you to several such games (including RoboRally). We have several copies of each to share with the…

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