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SmallTalk @ FP

I’ve just had a group introduction to Smalltalk. Piers was visiting Brighton and decided to teach us all about the roots of OO programming. In lieu of the usual 5-minute-on-keyboard sessions, Piers gave us a walk through of developing kata 4 in smalltalk. This was a superb way to learn the language. There was more […]

Skillswap: Intro to Rails

Last night I presented a skillswap, “Introduction to Rails”. This was meant to be a fairly quick overview for people who’ve done some web development before, but are completely new to Rails (and Ruby). The event was presented in two parts. First, a set of slides about what Rails is, why it works and a […]

Coding Dojo Tonight

Tonight was the latest Coding Dojo. We were picking up the mantle from the previous time. This evening was peculiarly intense, thanks to Piers dropping in. Despite not completing the task (as per usual!), I learned an enourmous amount from the interaction this evening. It felt really humbling to be amongst people who knew so […]

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I’ve fairly recently gotten turned on to my local library. They have graphic novels. Lots of graphic novels. Yum. This is good, because it helps limit my expenditure on such things. So I’ve been going through them at a rate of knots. When I’m reading, I tend to use business cards as bookmarks. $WORK purchased […]

Coding Dojo 9

I’m just back from Dojo#9. We attempted Kata 4 again, but in Ruby this time. Even though I was the only one with much Ruby experience behind me, it still wasn’t much of a problem in practise. I did some cheat sheets, but they didn’t seem to be used much. Exactly the same as the […]

SkillSwap on Typography

Last Thursday evening, Richard Rutter gave us a talk on Web Typography Sucks. It was a hugely successful event. It turned out that there were nearly 17 of us in the small room. Richard’s talk was essentially a preview of his SXSW talk, so if you can catch it there, I really recommend it. Richard […]

Dojo IX

Last night was the latest Coding Dojo. It was an astonishing success. Not only did we all manage to enjoy ourselves, we actually produced some working code! We were attempting Kata Four (data munging), which is split into three parts. Admittedly, we only finished the first part, but it still felt like a real achievement. […]

Skillswap is back!

I’m pleased to announce that Skillswap is back. Our first event is Web Typography Sucks by Richard Rutter. For too long typographic style has been overlooked on the Web. This SkillSwap will show how new technology demands that websites receive the refinement that has been applied in print for centuries. The session will examine what […]

Dojo VIII

Last night was the 8th Coding Dojo. Joh kindly allowed myself and Jay to try out one based on Ruby instead of the usual Java. Sadly, Jay was ill and couldn’t make it. Get well soon, Jay. We started late because I was installing all the necessary bits (ruby + eclipse) on Joh’s laptop… Having […]

Brighton SkillSwap

SkillSwap is a really neat idea set up some time ago by Andy Budd. It’s all about getting the local web design community together to provide free training for each other. I managed to get into it fairly late on, and gave a presentation on subversion. Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, Andy’s been […]