Introducing our first workshop: iOS Code Katas, organized by the team at Connected Lab!

Connected Lab runs a bi-weekly code kata series, focusing on topics such as TDD, FRP, UI animation/transition and many others. Code katas are small coding exercises which help developers hone their skills in problem-solving, familiarize themselves with APIs and develop instincts for detecting code smells.

They are opening up our code katas to the iOS developer community in Toronto to complement tacow’s technical speaker series. The first kata will be held on February 20, 2018 at Connected Lab office at 370 King St West and will be covering TDD and UI animation.

What to expect

Connected Lab runs katas in two general formats. In the first format we pair up two attendees and ask them to collaborate on a coding problem. The pair gets in the front of the crowd, and tackle a list of sub-problems under the guidance of two facilitators. A new collaborator is swapped into the pair when a sub-problem is finished. We keep iterating this process until all the sub-problems are solved.

The second format resembles a mini hackathon: the pair begins by brainstorming and evaluating solutions, and proceed to implement the solution and further refactor for conciseness to complete the kata.

The session will last approximately 90 minutes and will use both formats if time permits. At the end of the session we hope that you will have improved your skills in both TDD and UI animation

What to bring

  • Please bring your own MacBooks with XCode installed. Connected Lab will provide everything else, including refreshments.

Important to know

  • Attendance is limited to 25 people, so please honour your commitment if you RSVP and update it if you can no longer attend.

February 20 @ 18:30
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

370 King Street West, Connected Lab, ON, Suite 300 · Toronto