23 Sept Presentation: Coding Right, Coding Together

Llewellyn Falco will be on campus 23 September to lead the workshop titled: "Coding Right, Coding Together". The workshop is focused on helping you write code more purposefully and with better teamwork through strong pairing.

On Pair Programming:

This style of programming is all about increasing communication and collaboration. Verbally communicating code and editor commands is a skill like anything else but it is one that many people have not developed yet. Don't worry, it's pretty easy to gain and most people pick it up the basics in a few hours.

On Unit Testing:

Come try out a koan (puzzles for learning). A koan is a set of failing unit tests. Learning by doing with koan puzzles is fun, engaging, and produces remarkably quick results. This session will challenge you to work in a pair to complete these puzzles to get the unit tests to pass. After you decode the puzzle, we will reflect on what and how you have learned. Finally we will look into how to create your own koans for your particular testing needs.

When: Tuesday, September 23 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: EB 2150
Free – register at EventBright

Speaker Bio

Llewellyn Falco Llewellyn is a Senior Agile Consultant for DevelopMentor. He routinely finds himself working with companies undergoing transformations in which they need to improve their employees’ ability to deal with messy, orphaned, and otherwise ugly code.

As a seasoned software developer, Llewellyn specializes in Agile development and has been an Agile Coach for the past 2 years. Focusing on Java and C# he is the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests which simplifies the testing of complex GUIs, Databases, and objects. When he’s not working with clients, Llewellyn continues to develop ApprovalTests and regularity speaks at local user groups. Llewellyn is the author of DevelopMentor’s “Test Driven Development for C# Programmers” course.

Llewellyn learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. Llewellyn attributes his success to the large amount of caffeine he has consumed, and enjoys computer programming in his spare time.