January 2013

January 15, 2013

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Code Kata: Roman Numerals

At our last meeting we talked about doing some hands-on coding sessions in 2013. We're going to kick off the new year with the classic Roman Numerals code kata.

What a code kata? According to Wikipedia, a code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition.

Bring your computer or plan to pair up with someone else. We'll be working on test-driving code to convert decimal numbers to Roman Numerals. For example, 2013 is MMXIII. More details on the kata are available here.

This is a relatively easy kata which many people should be able to complete during the meeting. Of course, there are many ways to solve it and you may want to experiment with alternative solutions.

You're welcome to work in any language(s) you want, but Ruby is a good fit for this kata.

Pizza Sponsor

Thanks to Merchants Bonding Company for providing pizza for this meeting.

Meeting Location

218 1/2 5th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265

This is in the heart of Valley Junction. The front door is usually locked during our meeting times, so park behind (west of) the building and enter there. The back door is at the top of the steps and has the address printed on it.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Btw, according to Levi, the only venue dictated rule is: Don't set your ass, beer, or pizza on the pool table.