TDD with C# and a Robot
Not long ago, there was a story on the radio where a high school student explained how his Math teacher routinely 'tricked' her students into learning by throwing away the textbooks and replacing them with engaging and collaborative hands-on classroom exercises. That's our goal with this session -- to 'trick' ourselves into learning something new about Test-Driven Design/Development. Rather than writing some code to control a website login form, we will write some C# to give a Lego Mindstorms robot artificial intelligence. Along the way, we will also touch on refactoring, mocking and dependency injection. Not interested in learning about TDD? Come out and see how easy and fun it is to write code to control a robot.
As technology enthusiast, software developer, and general tinkerer, Bobby Dineen has been working with computers since age 12. Bobby earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dakota State University, and then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Dakota State as well. He is very passionate about his work and strives each day to improve his skills and learn how to do things “right”.
Mitch Lake is a Partner and Consultant at Wildebeest Software. He has been focused on .Net development since the early days of the framework and has spent the last several years as a coach of software engineering practices. Mitch has served in various roles on teams within companies large and small. Mitch is passionate about continuing to learn and sharing what he has learned with others.
Meeting Location : Gravitate
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM: Free Pizza & Soda / Announcements
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM: Presentation
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Drawings & Giveaways
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